UAB piano teacher Tatiana Kasman inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame – News



Kasman is one of 44 piano teachers who were selected, and his name is now displayed on the memorial wall at the Steinway & Sons factory.

Tatiana kasmanTatiana Kasman has been selected to be inducted into the Steinway & Sons Teacher Hall of Fame for 2021, one of 44 selected piano teachers.

Kasman is an Auxiliary Piano Ensemble, a Private Piano and Class Piano Professor for the University of Alabama Music Department at the Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences. It also has a private piano studio. Its students regularly win numerous local, state and regional competitions.

Educators from across the United States were inducted September 29-30 in New York City. The names of inductees are now displayed on the Memorial Wall at the Steinway & Sons Factory.

Steinway carries a more than 160 year tradition of the best quality and reputation in the world of classical music and beyond. Steinway was an instrument of choice for the world’s greatest pianists Rachmaninoff, Horowitz and Rubinstein, Kasman says.

Steinway has been a part of Kasman’s life for a long time. Her husband is artist Steinway Yakov Kasman, DMA, renowned concert pianist and distinguished UAB piano teacher. She teaches in the music department at UAB, the first All-Steinway school in Alabama, and works closely with the Alabama Piano Gallery, Birmingham’s local Steinway store, through the Music Teacher Organization. Birmingham Metro Music Forum.

“I am very proud to be associated with Steinway, and it has been a great honor for me to be recognized among some of the best piano teachers in America, including such famous names as John Perry, Rebecca Penneys and others. “Kasman said. “I look forward to continuing my rewarding collaboration with Steinway.

Kasman graduated from the Tchaikovsky State Conservatory in Moscow, Russia and has been teaching piano for over 30 years. She has been active in the classical music scene of Huntsville and Birmingham and is passionate about music in the community, performing for music groups, giving lectures and hosting student recitals at various venues including houses of retirement and charities.

She co-directs with her husband her favorite event: UAB’s annual polyphonic festival for pre-university students “Bach and Friends”, which brings together pre-university students and teachers – polyphonic music enthusiasts – and the promotes as a necessary element of pre-university piano education. Kasman has collaborated with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra performing demanding piano parts in several concerts, including Gershwin’s “Porgy and Bess”. In 2019, she was named Teacher of the Year by the Alabama Music Teachers Association. Kasman is active in many music associations, including the Music Teachers National Association, the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs, and the Birmingham Music Teachers Association.



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