Preferred Pronouns: She/Her
Rosana Hurtado Klaus is a passionate teacher and avid learner of music. She completed her
Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Pedagogy in 2021 at California State University Northridge
where she studied privately under Dr. Dmitry Rachmanov, studied Chamber Music with Dr.
Ming Tsu, and was mentored pedagogically by Dr. Gayle Kowalchyk. Rosana aspires to instill
independence in her students through carefully teaching not only the basics of piano, but also
useful practice methods. She strongly believes that an independent learner is a happy and
Rosana first began studying classical piano at the age of five, under her grandmother Rosemary
Carswell. She spent her formative years competing all over the San Fernando Valley,
participating in National Piano Guild Auditions, completing Certificate of Merit Evaluations, and
later moving onto Panel Auditions. She studied at Moorpark Community College with Mona Wu
DeCesare where she was invited to perform Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy in 2015.
After completing her Bachelor of Music in Piano Pedagogy, Rosana moved to Portland, Oregon
where she currently resides as she completes her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano. At
PSU, Rosana serves as Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Collaborative Piano Area under Dr.
Chuck Dillard. She will graduate in the summer of 2023. As Graduate Teaching Assistant, Rosana
plays for vocal studios, accompanies juries at the end of each term, serves as the pianist for the
Advanced Treble Choir, plays with other instrumentalists such as string and wind players, and
most recently served as a rehearsal pianist for the PSU opera production of The Merry Wives of
Rosana hopes to move onto a Doctorate of Music degree shortly after completing her Master’s.
She will continue teaching and performing as she moves through life.