Saskatoon Talent EducationSaskatoon Talent Education


My Commitment.....

TO NURTURE, GUIDE & Inspire Each Student through respect, postitive reinforcement & Knowledge          


Now Booking for the 2016/2017 Term!


"Without music life would be a mistake".....
Friedrich Nietzsche




My name is Zane Hrynewich and I'm the owner/teacher at S.T.E. (Saskatoon Talent Education). I have worked with thousands of students in Saskatoon, since I began teaching piano in 1973. Read more about me here.....

I am a musician, a teacher, and a graphics and Internet designer with a passion for photography. I wanted this site to not only feature my company, Saskatoon Talent Education, but also to present me on a personal level.

My goal as a teacher is to produce well-rounded, well-versed musicians with practical musical skills. This includes technique, tone, development of the ear, expanding the mind, knowledge of various genres, the ability to improvise, and a deep knowledge of the elements of music. I also offer instruction in digital recording.
If you are looking for a piano teacher for yourself or your child, I would be pleased to discuss your options with you. Please contact me for more information.
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Over four decades of teaching experience - Embracing the educational philosophies of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
Emphasis on Practical Musical Education - Multi-Genre Instruction - Digital Recording Classes


Forty-third year of teaching winding down – Have I Seen IT ALL? Forty-three years…... WOW! Millions of Twinkles, billions of wrong fingers, counting… read more.....
Gillian Pinder - Baby Girl

News from the Studio - September, 2015

Another summer has come and gone and once again I find myself preparing for an exciting year in my piano studio, working with the coolest students in… read more.....
Gillian Pinder - Baby Girl

Gillian Pinder - Shadows

September 04, 2015 It's an exciting time for my friend, Gillian Pinder! Two weeks ago, she got on a plane and flew off to Scotland to be with her… read more.....
Gillian Pinder - Baby Girl

Gillian Pinder - Place to Land

May 20, 2015 Even though Gillian and I both live in Saskatoon, we hadn't seen each other in person for a couple of months, communicating mostly via… read more.....
Naomi's Wave

Naomi's Wave - Looking Good!

May 06, 2014 The Naomi Project (read about it here), has been riddled with delays and unforeseen setbacks, but almost two years after the initial… read more.....
Gillian Pinder - Baby Girl

Gillian Pinder - Baby Girl

May 05, 2015 Gillian Pinder is back! This time with a gentle, heartfelt song written for her mother. When you mix a song, you listen to it repeatedly… read more.....
Leonard, Burns & Dell

New Friends - Leonard, Burns & Dell

April 20, 2015 I am vey pleased to be working with three talented ladies, Sue Leonard, Brennagh Burns and Cindy Dell to help them launch and promote… read more.....

Naomi's Wave Update

November 5, 2014 The Naomi Project dedicated to Naomi Grace Heffler, has stalled on several occassions for a number of unforeseen reasons. If you are… read more.....
Gillian Pinder - My Dream

Gillian Pinder - My Dream

October 31, 2014 It's always great seeing Gillian Pinder. We have known each other for around twelve years and I feel as if we have a special bond… read more.....
A Gift from Dr. Shinichi Suzuki

An Amazing Gift

October 2, 2014 In 1987, I had the good fortune to attend the International Suzuki Music Conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Thousands of musicians from… read more.....

Profiling Musical Potential in Small Children.....Really?

September 02, 2014 I received a phone call the other day from a somewhat distraught mother. She had been shopping for a piano teacher for her… read more.....

Naomi's Wave - A Year Later - Overcoming Hurdles

August 24, 2014 One year after starting The Naomi project with my friend, Sue Leonard, it remains uncompleted. Why?...... bad luck, a lack of funds,… read more.....

Gillian Pinder's First Solo Concert

August 8, 2014 Gillian Pinder Live! On August 5, 2014, Gillian took a major step in her musical career. She performed her first solo concert at… read more.....

Fintan Quinn - Prince of Perseverance

June 20, 2014 I had the good fortune of bumping into my old student and friend, Fintan Quinn today. In fact, almost the whole family was there - his… read more.....


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676 East Place - Saskatoon - SK - S7J 2Z5
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