Piano Compass

Tanya Fridman, M.Mus.

Founder & Author, Piano Compass

President & CEO, Alberta Music Academy Inc.

Tanya Fridman has been teaching piano to students of all levels and various ages for three decades. Many of her students have continued learning piano with her for 12-13 years, often starting as toddlers and advancing to become professional musicians.

Passionate about making music a part of the younger generations’ lives, in 2002 she co-founded Alberta Music Academy Inc.

Tanya is the creator of a brand very popular among her youngest students - “TUNEimals™” (educational toys for learning piano) – and the author of the “Discover Music” Program & Books for piano beginners. She is a recognized scholar on musical education for young children, and has been consulting and advising professional piano teachers for 18 years on how to teach music successfully.

In 2020 she founded Piano Compass, an online source of practical, prescriptive, educational content for parents interested in activating their child's interest in piano and music.

Fridman holds a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance & Piano Pedagogy from one of the most prestigious Musical Universities in Europe - the St. Petersburg State Conservatoire in Russia.

Today, she remains wholly dedicated to helping young people with their piano education and making music a part of their lives.

She lives with her family in Edmonton, Canada and teaches at the Alberta Music Academy.