Mrs. Flonta- Randall is a well-versed pianist and piano teacher. She started specializing in piano at the age of 7. She attended the Sigismund Toduta Music School for grades 1-12 and continued with her Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance at the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In 2011, she moved to the U.S., where she earned her Certificate and Master's Degree in Piano Performance on a full tuition scholarship at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, where she studied with Dr. Laura Melton.
Ioana has built a vast performing experience as a soloist, accompanist, and chamber music player. She has performed numerous recitals in Europe and the US, and earned prizes at competitions in Europe and the US. Her experience includes collaborations with strings (violin, viola, cello), singers (solo and choir), wood-winds (flute, bassoon, tuba), and ensembles (piano at 4 hands, violin group, church band). During the Covid-19 pandemic, Ioana has performed remote solo recitals for the patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital, as a member of The Volunteer Musicians for the Arts, Inc.
In her 15+ years of teaching experience, Mrs. Flonta-Randall has taught more than 200+ students of all ages and levels. At the age of 19, Ioana began teaching individual private piano lessons to children and adults. Also, while attaining her Master's degree, she taught group piano lessons for college level music majors. Since 2014, when she relocated to the Boston area, she has been teaching piano full time to students of all levels, ranging from preschool to adults, both in-person and remotely. Mrs. Flonta-Randall's approach to teaching is creating a curriculum that covers all the aspects needed in developing a strong foundation: technique that develops healthy habits; lesson material that introduces new concepts at every lesson; theory that reinforces the concepts learned in the lesson though writing; and fun songs that are chosen by the student in order to motivate them learn the songs they love. Moreover, Mrs. Flonta-Randall strongly believes that the art of music goes beyond just playing the notes correctly and with the correct rhythm. Therefore, her students are taught from very early on about creating different "musical colors" through dynamic and articulation variety, as well as phrasing and pedal use.
Mrs. Flonta-Randall's students’ achievements include earning 1st and 2nd prizes along with Honorable mentions at the Judged Festival organized by the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association (MMTA); obtaining outstanding results at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) practical exams, including First Class Honors with Distinction; and performing at the renown Carnegie Hall in New York.
- Youth (7-17)
- Adults (18+)
- Young Children (under 7)
- At own home
- At own studio
- At student home