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Develop the skills to play songs by ear! Improvise a solo! Learn what it takes to play in a band! Or simply gain the basic skills on keyboard to begin your musical journey. Let Cheri be your guide! With many years of study and performing/teaching experience, she has the tools. Shes trained classically and in contemporary styles. She recently helped write a curriculum on popular styles for the Minnesota Music Teachers Association; she leads and arranges for a 5-piece r&b band, and is a busy solo performer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.BONUS! Cheri is a longtime instructor in folk-rock guitar as well. Quickly learn to play your favorite songs, employing finger picking, blues, and rock techniques. Learn to play by ear and understand guitar theory. It's fun!Master Certified by the Minnesota Music Teachers Association, in 2008 she founded the Sykes Keyboard Studio. Cheri holds a Bachelor of Arts in Piano from UW-Eau Claire and a Masters in Sacred Music/Organ from Emory University in Atlanta. A career highlight was playing for Garrison Keillor's birthday in 2011! Cheri also presents programs on Historical Jazz Piano: ragtime, boogie woogie, and stride.