Mike & Tabitha Kaminski are a husband and wife team dedicated to teaching the piano through their passion to provide quality instruction and music education. Together with their experience as both instructors and performers, they strive to inspire every student to be creative and expressive while building life skills such as self-discipline, self-confidence and the ability to learn new skills. Mike & Tabitha believe that music lessons greatly enrich the development of children, and they love helping students achieve their goals on their quest to become accomplished pianists and share in the joy of making music!
Mike & Tabitha began teaching out of their home in 2006. In 2011, they founded East Valley School of Music, and in 2013, they moved into a retail location in Chandler, AZ. Within the first 5 years, the music school quickly grew to over 550 students and 30 instructors. In addition to piano lessons, East Valley School of Music offers private and group lessons for guitar, ukulele, voice, strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion.
Mike Kaminski began playing piano at the age of 10. When he was 13, Mike began performing regularly at church. For the next 8 years, he performed in church and played keyboards in the rock band, Rezound, which toured both nationally and internationally. While Mike’s performance is focused on improvisation and jazz, he also has a strong foundation in playing traditional classical music. During his first year in college, Mike studied classical and jazz music at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, and he later graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Mike owns and operates East Valley School of Music with his wife, Tabitha, where he continues to teach piano. He loves to see the smile on students’ faces as they learn and grow musically.
Tabitha Kaminski was classically trained in piano since the age of 9. Tabitha performed and competed extensively around Western New York and was a special guest on Tri-State Christian Television’s live show “Celebrate,” where she performed an original composition. At the age of 15, Tabitha began teaching piano in her home studio. After moving to Arizona and marrying her husband, Mike, she started teaching fulltime and became a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) through the Music Teachers National Association. In 2013, Tabitha completed her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at Grand Canyon University. She has composed many pieces and has worked with hundreds of students of all ages and levels.