Klaverenga Guitar & Piano Studio - Classes Lafayette IN

PHONE: 765-742-6336

Mid-North Indiana's Largest Selection Of Guitars

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Our talented teachers are professional musicians with over 60 years of teaching experience.

 

Official contact site for Chaconne Klaverenga: www.chaconneklaverenga.com

 

Want to know more about the talented teachers at Klaverenga Guitar & Piano Studio in Lafayette?

Just call us at 765-742-6336.

Guitar teacher, James Klaverenga:

  • I have many favorite players; Segovia, Bream, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, Doyle Dykes, to name just a few. (It depends on my mood)

  • We had a Siamese cat named Segovia - great cat!

  • Not a surprise - I’m really proud of my daughter Chaconne’s playing!

  • Over the years, I have played in over 130 locations in Lafayette, West Lafayette, and Tippecanoe Co.

  • My favorite food is dark chocolate. That is a food right? Right??

  • I started playing guitar at age 16, performing at 18 and I opened my store in 1985

  • I’m a life member of the Indianapolis Musicians Union, and a member of Who’s Who

  • I have had many students win full and partial scholarships to study guitar in college

  • Favorite place to play ever? Elliott Hall of Music

Guitar teacher, Chaconne Klaverenga:

Ms. Klaverenga is available for 1-hour master classes for classical guitar students, all levels, by appointment only when she is in Lafayette and not touring or recording.  Please call the store for available dates/times.  Her website is www.chaconneklaverenga.com for more personal information.

Piano & voice teacher, Julia Klaverenga:

  • I'm from a very musical family, and had great teachers growing up. My mom had an advanced degree in Musical Education and my great aunt sang with and retired from the Metropolitan Opera in NYC.

  • I am a member of the Indianapolis Musician's Union.

  • I spent a dozen years with the US Air Force and have lived in Illinois, Missouri, Mississippi, Texas, Indiana and Germany.

  • I'm half Comanche Indian and half German.

  • I was a horse racing jockey in SW Missouri throughout my teen years.

  • I know 31 dishes to make with venison (deer meat). All very tasty!

  • I own a Steinway Crown Jewel Limited Edition Bubinga Mahogany Grand Piano!

  • I can make jerky & homemade soap.

  • I learned to read piano music at age 3, so music is my first written language.

  • I began classical piano competitions at age 9.

  • I'm Jim's wife and Chaconne's mom, which are my greatest accomplishments!

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Baritone Uke Teacher Andrew Sittley:

  • Born and Raised in South Bend, Indiana.

  • Degrees in Spanish and Psychology from Purdue

  • Eagle Scout

  • Taught and trained martial arts for 6 years before becoming a music instructor

  • Love to swim in the mornings to keep in shape

  • Favorite food: Sushi!

  • Plays lead guitar in the band Mucklo

  • Lived in Cuernavaca, Mexico and in Vancouver, BC.

  • Used to be a breakdancer