- Title Group Piano Program Instructor
Kaarin Fasse holds a Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Wartburg College with piano as her primary instrument and flute as her secondary instrument. While at Wartburg, Kaarin studied piano with Dr. Suzanne Torkelson and was a member of the Wartburg Wind Ensemble when the group made its Carnegie Hall debut.
Kaarin has taught group piano classes, private piano and flute lessons since moving to the Des Moines area. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm for music with all her students. Kaarin has been an adjudicator for the Southwest Iowa Fine Arts Faire for many years. She also plays piano for her church’s worship services. Kaarin is married to Bradley and enjoys watching her two daughters, Hannah & Emma, grow up with a love of music.
How I got started playing my instrument
I started taking piano lessons in first grade. I'm from a musical family, so it was a given that I was going to take piano lessons at least until I graduated from high school.
Favorite solo piece
Brahms' Klavierstucke, Op. 76
Other than classical music _____ is on my iPod
Jazz, country, bluegrass, rock, christian music, songs from Broadway musicals and kids music (thanks to my daughters).