Dr. Rinna Saun is a Piano Teacher at Gray School of Music
Rinna Saun began piano lessons at the age of 5 in Seoul, South Korea.
She has had the good fortune to know and train with some of the best teachers in the US. Her major teachers include, Dr. Nelita True, Richard Goode, Robert Helps, and Dr. Pamela Paul. A deep gratitude goes to her high school piano teacher, Dr. Janet Martin Swanzy, whose guidance she especially treasures.
She is nationally certified as a teacher of piano by the Music Teachers National Association.
The Tampa Tribune has described her as a “gifted” pianist, and her playing filled with “technical assurance and spunk.” She has received first prize from the New York Korea Times Competition , and the International American Music Scholarship Association Competition. Her playing has been featured on NPR and she was a guest of Nancy Brunson on the WRR 101.1 FM, show, Girl Power. Dr. Rinna Saun is a firm believer in a natural piano technique, and has training in the techniques of Dorothy Taubman and Abby Whiteside. She learned the Whiteside technique from Whiteside’s protege, the late Robert Helps.
She regularly performs piano concerts with members of the Plano Symphony in special programs at Christ United Methodist Church. In April 2017, she will perform Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto.
She recently played the Schumann Piano Concerto with her Gray School colleague, Amy Mitani. She is an active member of the Plano Music Teachers Association, and chairs the Teachers Performance and Study Group. Dr. Rinna Saun is available for early afternoon lessons at the Gray School of Music.