Elise Roginiel began her musical training at the age of seven with a convent sister. She participated in the annual Piano Student Auditions and was the first student musician to receive the special High School Diploma in Music in the agricultural county of Ventura, California. Continuing her musical studies at the University of San Francisco, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. Ms. Roginiel has taught classical and jazz piano for over thirty years. She is a member of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), the Phoenix Music Teachers Association (PMTA), and the National Guild of Piano Teachers (NGPT). Over the years, many students have been motivated to pursue a professional career in the field of music. For others, their piano studies have contributed to winning scholarships toward college in the areas of engineering, law, and other professional majors. Her primary focus of piano studies is the students' musical enjoyment. Equally important to many students and parents is meeting the artistic requirements for college entrance. At Piano Arts, Ms. Roginiel offers comprehensive courses in classical and jazz piano. She incorporates midi technology to accelerate learning and enhance the art of piano performance. Currently accepting placements for beginning/elementary students. For further information, or to speak with Elise directly, please call 602.971.8898.