About us

Piano Magic School founded in 2006 by Rita Schaefer Artunova, Anthem Henderson, NV offers Anthem, Seven Hills and surrounding areas professional private music lessons to beginning through advance levels (earliest age 4).

Instructor: Rita Schaefer, D.M.A.

Doctor of Musical Arts: Music Performance and Pedagogy (Russian Conservatory 1983)

Soloist, highly qualified professional music teacher for 30+ years, concert pianist, composer, and arranger.

Vice President of State of Nevada Music Teachers Association as well as a member of National MTA


Music theory and history


Sight reading

Ear training, listening skills

Hand, finger- wrist technique


Performance skills, etiquette

Piano Ensemble and more


Rita Schaefer (Arutunova)

Music instructor with extensive experience and education in music appreciation, stage performance, composition, music arrangements classical/pop fusion, music score and program editorials as well as music show production.

Doctor of Musical Arts, MM Pedagogy, Performance, Music Theory, Concertmaster, Russian Conservatory (1983)

Pedagogical genealogy stretches back to Emil Gilels, Lilia D. Magomedova, 1965-1977, Rauf Atakishiev 1977-1983

Child protege (4 y.o), first public debut at the age 8. Began Piano studies at the Azerbaijan Preconservatory School, 1965

2006 – current: Music Instructor and Producer at Piano Magic School, Henderson, Nevada

  • Teach beginning to advance levels: Piano performance, Ensemble, Music theory, Music show production
  • Prepare students for annual Musicianship Exams, Competitions and Biannual Piano Magic School Recitals

1993-2003 Concert Piano Soloist at Temple Square Concert series, Assembly Hall, Joseph Smith’s Memorial, LDS Conference Center, University of Utah

1993 – Music Faculty, Salt Lake City Community College, Salt Lake City, UT

1983-1988 Director of Concert Department, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic

1983-1986 Music Professor at Azerbaijan College of Music

  • Graduates of Piano Music School were accepted in following Colleges:
  • Manhattan School of Music NY,
  • Azusa University CA (scholarship),
  • CSUN Northridge College of music (full scholarship),
  • BYU UT

Adjudicator at annual Silver State competition,

Scholarship Bolognini competition

Musicianship exams, UNLV

Adjudicator Golden Dream International Talent show, 2/2018 and 7/2018;

Member of LVMTA and National MTA since 2006;

VP of State of Nevada Music Teachers Association, 2007-2011;

Clark County School District Registered Music Teacher;

  • Stage/Music Show Productions
  • Opportunity Village, Xmas show, December 2016
  • Caesar Palace, Holiday, December 2010
  • UNLV, 5 Piano (Quintet) show, October 2009
  • Galleria Mall, December 2008 and December 2007