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Dr. Yanet Bermudez

Dr. Yanet Bermudez holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Arts in Havana, Cuba, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature from the James Madison University. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the Origins and Developments of the Danzas Cubanas for the piano in the works by Cervantes, Lecuona, and Gisela Hernandez.

She has been awarded first prize in several piano solo and chamber music competitions, including the IV Concurso Iberoamericano de Piano, the XVII Musicalia International Competition, and the Cubadisco Grand Prize 2008 for her participation in the DVD Mozart in Havana commemorating Mozart's 250 Anniversary.

Dr. Bermudez has a passion for collaborating with instrumental and vocal soloists. She has been featured in the United States, Cuba, and Venezuela. In Cuba, she collaborated with soprano Johana Simon and saxophonist Aliet Errasti. In Venezuela, she served as a collaborative pianist for the LatinoAmerican Academy of Violoncello from Fundacion Musical Simon Bolivar. In the United States, she served as a collaborative pianist in the cello and viola studios at the University of Knoxville, Tennessee, and in the voice studios of Dr. Dorothy Maddison at James Madison University.

Dr. Bermudez served as teacher assistant at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and James Madison University in the group piano teaching labs, music education, and music appreciation classes. In addition, as an independent music and piano teacher, she has taught private and group classes at the Mount Olive Music Academy, the International School of Music, the Preparatory Music program at the Eastern Mennonite University, the K-12 school Web of Wisdom K12 school, and for the past three years at the New Tampa Piano and Pedagogy Academy.

As an instructor, Dr. Bermudez admires and supports Frances Clark's pedagogical approach and shares her favorite quote: "My primary goal as a piano teacher is to create a climate in which my students can experience continual musical, intellectual, and emotional growth, and to become increasingly dispensable to them in the process. Therefore, everything I do as a teacher, and every other teaching goal, relates directly to the first, most basic objective – to help my students grow by and for themselves."

Email: Yanet@NewTampaPPA.com

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