Bonnie Sorensen-Ernst is the owner and operator of Saint Germain Music Studio.  She is a sought-after piano teacher, performer, and adjudicator based in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Bonnie graduated with a master’s degree in piano performance and pedagogy from Southern Methodist University where she studied piano pedagogy with Dr. Samuel Holland and piano performance with Alfred Mouledous, the long-serving pianist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She has served as adjunct faculty at St. Cloud State University and Southern Methodist University where she has taught class piano and music appreciation, and supervised graduate piano pedagogy students. She has been refining the art of private piano teaching since 1988.

Bonnie has taught in the piano preparatory programs at St. Cloud State University, Southern Methodist University, and Butler University. She has created Saint Germain Music Studio with a vision for making piano music come to life for all ages and stages. Her goal is to keep students interested and actively participating in making music throughout their lifetime. She strives to create a climate in which students can experience continuous musical, intellectual, and emotional growth. In this process of growth, it is her goal for students to become independent learners. She emphasizes joy, creativity, and perseverance with long-view goals that focus on each person as a collection of strengths. Bonnie feels privileged to share the joy of music making with her students.

  • B.M., Piano Pedagogy, St. Cloud State University
  • M.M., Piano Performance and Pedagogy, Southern Methodist University
  • Active Member, Music Teachers National Association
  • Active Member, Minnesota Music Teachers Association
  • Active Member, National Federation of Music Clubs