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KYU BUTLER PIANO STUDIO

 
Classical Piano

Piano Lesson

Welcome to Kyu Butler Piano Studio.

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Kyu has had extensive performing experience in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Kyu has also trained with legendary pianists throughout the world. Kyu is a Co-Vice President of the Missouri Music Teachers Association and chair of Young Artist Competition. When combined with her doctoral education, Kyu has acquired plenty of experience teaching young pianists. Kyu's students have competed in, and been successful in competitions, festivals, and auditions in US and abroad. Kyu is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music in Piano and Elementary Specialist from Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada .

Kyu's teaching focus is on Artistic Musicianship, Technical Development, and Enjoyment. She welcomes students in advanced level as well as intermediate level. 

  

Lessons are available for 45, or 60 minutes, using a Steinway & Sons grand piano. Feel free to contact Kyu for an interview (Free of charge). For more information, please click "Policy" at the bottom of this page.

Kyu Butler Piano Studio is located in the Rock Hill (Ladue) area near Manchester & McKnight.

*COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Kyu is offering hybrid (online and in-person) lessons from April, 2021.

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Student Achievements

2021

RCM Piano Exam

John Bergmann - First Class Honors with Distinction

Jonah Meyer - First Class Honors

Alexander Chong - First Class Honors with Distinction

Vidur Kothur - First Class Honors with Distinction 

Anthony Polesel - First Class Honors

Grace Meyer - First Class Honors with Distinction

George Barnidge Jr. - First Class Honors with Distinction


2021 RCM Theory Exams

Vidur Kothur - First Class Honors with Distinction

John Bergmann - First Class Honors


2020 

Federation Festival (March)

Superior - highest prize

Piano Exam

Azam Bhutto

Enkh-Ujin Chinchuluun

Maeta Christian

Thomas Kane

Caspar Koelz

Amelia Polito (Superior+)

Adam Yu


Theory Exam

Amelia Polito - Superior

RCM Piano Exam (June & July)

Sienna Barnidge - First Class Honors

Natalie Chen - First Class Honors

Jonah Meyer - First Class Honors

Amelia Polito - First Class Honors with Distinction (State Winner)

Seamus Smith - First Class Honors (State Winner)

RCM Theory Exam (May)

Robert Quan -  First Class Honors with Distinction

MMTA District Auditions (Sep)

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Zayna Ali

George Barnidge

Sienna Barnidge

Fiona Bell

Lachlan Bell

John Bermann

Azam Bhutto

Zaib Bhutto

Enkh-Ujin Chinchuluun

Siyona Chanda

Maeta Christian

Lucy George

Vidur Kothur

David Lin

Grace Meyer

Jonah Meyer

Anthony Polesel

Amelia Polito

Robert Quan

Seamus Smith

Andy Smull

Carson Walsh

MMTA State Honors Auditions (Oct)

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George Barnidge

Sienna Barnidge

Fiona Bell

Lachlan Bell

John Bermann

Azam Bhutto

Zaib Bhutto

Enkh-Ujin Chinchuluun

Siyona Chanda

Maeta Christian

Vidur Kothur

David Lin

Amelia Polito

Robert Quan

Seamus Smith

Andy Smull

Carson Walsh

RCM Piano Exam (Nov)

Robert Quan - First Class Honors

Andy Smull - First Class Honors

Siyona Chanda - First Class Honors

RCM Winners' Recital (Dec.)

Amelia Polito

Seamus Smith


Amateur Piano Competition

1st Place - Seung Yeop Lee

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2019

Sonatina Festival (March)

Superior - highest award

Maeta Christian

Kaylee Dillingham

Jonah Meyer

The Federation of Music Clubs(March)

Chloe Babel: Superior-

Natalie Chen: Superior

Caspar Koelz: Superior

Milo Nickelson: Superior+

Ayansa Samarasinghe: Superior

Yuma Samarasinghe: Superior

Emily Simmons: Superior

Gideon Weinberg: Superior+​

RCM Piano Exam (May)

Ana Casares:Passed - First Class Honors

received an award "Center Certificate of Excellence"  

Robert Quan:Passed -First Class Honors with Distinction

received awards "State Certificate of Excellence" and "Center Certificate of Excellence" 

Seamus Smith:Passed - First Class Honors

Thomas Kane :Passed - Honors

Jonah Meyer:Passed - First Class Honors

received awards "State Certificate of Excellence" and "Center Certificate of Excellence" 

Chloe Cheng:Passed - Honors

RCM Theory Exam (August)

Jan Riet: passed level 7

Robert Quan: passed level 8

MMTA District Audition (September)

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Azam Bhutto

Natalie Chen

Maeta Christian

Vidur Kother

Jonah Meyer

Amelia Polito

Robert Quan

Emily Simmons

Seamus Smith

Andew Smull

Adam Yu​

Arch Cup (Oct)

Gold Medal

Anthony Polesel

Rachel Kurz

Thomas Kane

Robert Quan

Sienna Barnidge

Ayansa Samarasinghe

Yuma Samarasinghe

Seamus Smith

Fiona Bell

Lachlan Bell

Caspar Koelz

Louis Morrison

Everett Morrison

Teddy Williamson

Grace Meyer

Enkh-Ujin Chinchuluun 

MMTA State Auditions (Nov)

Honorable Mention (3rd prize)

 

Studio Policy

Kyu Butler Piano Studio

With a love of all things music and performance, Kyu Butler Piano Studio seeks to continually develop, create, and share her musical artistry with the world.
Studio Policy is included in the Information Packet.