Meet Dr. Hynes
Faculty Profile by Daniel Mollenkamp
Photography by Emily Jordan
Professional bio for programs and publications
Her piano also became her passport to the world, as she’s performed and lectured around the United States and beyond, including on NPR’s classical music show Performance Today, at the prestigious Library of Congress, at United Nations headquarters, at Steinway Hall in New York, and at the European Piano Teachers Convention in Serbia, to name but a few venues.
Most piano students have one or two teachers before college. Mia had more like twenty. And the thing she noticed about them, apart from the fact that she admired them, was that they all wanted the same thing, just from different angles. She wasn’t only learning how to perform, she was learning how to teach, with a mental flexibility that allows for as many approaches as there are students.
Mia knows that studying music is a great way to develop your potential, regardless of the field in which you eventually end up. And she knows it brings wonderful people into your life. For Dr. Hynes those people have been other amazing musicians from around the world, including her colleagues, her students, and her husband, who is also a pianist.
Mia enjoys helping students experience life at a higher state of intensity. The intensity that comes from understanding. The intensity that comes from performing. The intensity that comes when you don’t just like the music, you don’t just love the music…you live the music. Dr. Mia Hynes lives the music.