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Popular Piano Teachers Near Rancho Santa Fe

Nahal D.

San Diego, CA
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Yelena D.

San Diego, CA
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Ayanna H.

Solana Beach, CA
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Nahal D. San Diego, CA

About Nahal

Music is the food for the soul. It inspires and influences people whether they are musicians or not.

I started playing the piano when I was 10. My parents took me for piano lessons to introduce me to music and see whether I’d like it. Well, I loved it! I have been playing since then and music has become part of my life. I have been taking piano lessons with 3 different private instructors. My recent private piano teacher is a student of Iran’s most well-known pianist and composer, Emanuel Malek Aslanian. My focus area is classical piano music. Some of my favorite composers include Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert and Bach. However, I enjoy music from all over the globe and love discovering new musical styles and pieces I can play !

I have been teaching ...

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Katherine S. September 29, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Nahal has been a great teacher for my eleven year old daughter. She is very patient and makes the process of learning a new instrument fun and stress-free which is important in order to inspire young people to continue playing. I hope that she will continue to teach for many more years!
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DianeH1 May 29, 2012
Nahal is very knowledgable and patient. She enjoys teaching music. I've learned a lot just starting out.
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CherylR July 12, 2011
Doing a great job! Ruby loves her and she is making piano fun!
Yelena D. San Diego, CA

About Yelena

Profile: Classically trained Piano teacher with over 25 years of experience in professional level piano. Excellent teaching skills, with successful experience working with all levels and ages, particularly well with children.
Possesses excellent communication skills in English and Russian. Deep and thorough knowledge of music literature, theory of music. Teaching elements of composing based on Berkley College theory.

Music Focus:
Russian School of study through European Composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, Shubert, Gurlitt, Czerny, Delibes, Brahms. Worked out with Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky. As well American school of study like Alfred, Bastein, Thompson.
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Ayanna H. Solana Beach, CA

About Ayanna

PROFESSIONAL SINGER, Ayanna has been teaching private voice & piano lessons as well as facilitating group vocal labs & workshops, seminar presentations and lectures since 1991. She has received a BA in Metaphysical Sciences, is currently working on her Masters in Metaphysical Sciences with an emphasis on healing arts utilizing vibrational frequencies & sound, in particular the human voice. She is currently writing articles and a book about the techniques and psychology of performing arts as well as finding ones' "true" voice for singers, speakers and pure everyday enjoyment of life.

Students can expect to have fun learning in a sensitive, relaxed and supportive environment with Ayanna. She encourages students to explore and develop their creative styles ...

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Nechel B. October 12, 2014
Speaking Voice · In home
Verified Student
Ayanna is a "natural" teacher. Intuitive, she helped me remove obstacles to reveal my authentic voice by meeting me where I was and providing generous feedback on multiple aspects of my process. The space in her home is professional, comfortable and flows with good energy. I highly recommend her services!
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Nancy C. August 1, 2014
Singing · In studio
Verified Student
Ayanna has been a wonderful teacher for my 10 year old daughter! She has a calming presence and is a kind and gentle teacher, while also motivating and encouraging my daughter. My daughter's singing has significantly improved working with her!
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Ernest M. November 1, 2013
Music Performance
Verified Student
Best Teaching Experience Ever

Ayanna greeted me at the door and welcomed me into her studio for our lesson last Wednesday, late morning. I was immediately put at ease with her welcoming, and serene yet competent demeanor.

The lesson progressed and I was present in mind body and spirit. I was very much willing to become an avid student with Ayanna at the helm. Her technical knowledge was reassuring.

That was over a week ago and I'm still doing my homework in anticipation of seeing Ayanna next week. She may very well be the only teacher to successfully motivate me to do homework willingly....lol.

Namaste Ayanna

Corby S.

San Diego, CA
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Emily S.

San Diego, CA
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Sarah W.

Carlsbad, CA
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Corby S. San Diego, CA

About Corby

I grew up in Southern CA and played piano all my life beginning with classical studies at age 6. I moved to the east coast and obtained my music degree from NYU in 1995 and began teaching in Greenwich Village NYC in 1999. All the while I taught I continued to take lessons from some of the world's greatest musicians living in NYC.

I was classically trained, but ventured into jazz and pop studies after college. I played many jazz solo gigs in New York City as well as accompanied singers, performed and sang my own material at songwriter venues, accompanied rock bands on keyboards and performed classical music in the recital galas I hosted for my students.

I've played and taught all styles and have a passion for teaching and learning! I encourage students to play what they ...

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Zenka S. November 8, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Learning with Corby has been a great experience. She does a great job of making sure I'm learning scales, piano theory, as well as songs I enjoy playing. Practicing on a grand piano has been a wonderful experience as well.
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Ann I. October 2, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
Comfortable, friendly and highly skilled in instructing/playing

Corby is a phenomenal piano instructor. Her passion for playing and teaching the piano shines through in every aspect of her lessons with me. She does so much more than simply teach you how to play an instrument. She has a knack for making you understand the theory, the timing, reading notes, playing, understanding the pieces you're playing... and she seems to be able to tailor her teaching to each individual. She challenges me and its so refreshing. Her expertise in the piano as a whole is so apparent in everything she does during a lesson.
Her level of accountability and responsibility to her students has raised the bar with my own level of responsibility for practicing and learning. I want to practice not just for my own growth, but also because she seems to hold a standard of her own that I want to reciprocate. And the environment is fun, comfortable and non-intimidating.
Learning to play piano with Corby has been so beyond what I thought learning an instrument could be. I highly recommend her to anyone, any level. I've been playing for three months and I'm so much further along in my practice than I ever thought imaginable.
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Hilal H. May 8, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
The Best

When I signed up for lessons, I honestly did not know the fundamentals of playing the piano. Corby carefully helped me learn from the ground up. Her kind compliance helped me ignite more and more ambition each week, and now I am understanding and playing with much more confidence. Not only does she teach you how to play the piano, but she teaches you the theory behind the music as well, so that you're a STUDENT of the instrument, rather than just a musician that plays the notes. She's articulate and remarkably organized. If you're interested in the piano, I would be baffled if you didn't sign up with Corby.
Emily S. San Diego, CA

Piano lessons consist of four main parts:
1. Technique - This includes scales, chords, arpeggios, and other fingering exercises to properly warm up the hands and improve muscle memory and help students recognize common patterns in music.
2. Repertoire - Students will play the pieces they have been practicing. This may include memorizing pieces and performing them in recitals.
3. Lesson - Students will learn new material and may receive a new piece to practice.
4. Music Theory - All piano students are required to learn music theory, which consists of one or more pages of homework to reinforce what the student has learned.

About Emily

When I was little, I begged my mom to let me play the piano. At age 5, I started taking lessons at my school. As my passion for music grew, I began composing and at age 11. I wrote my first complete song. Continuing to study and compose music, I completed nine years of California'™s Certificate of Merit music program, and for several consecutive years, I was selected by the Certificate of Merit judges to perform in multiple honors recitals. I have also been singing all my life and have been formally trained in voice. Being able to sing and accompany myself on the piano has been very rewarding, and I hope to help others to do the same! In addition, I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology with concentrations in Ballet and Literature from the University of California, ...

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Lori R. February 18, 2014
Piano
Verified Student
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Emily is very sweet and knowledgable. She is a great teacher and keeps my son interested. She is accommadating and encouarging. She offer a lot of positive reinforcement and praise which goes a long way in my son wanting to learn piano.
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Emily S. January 30, 2014
Piano
Wonderful Teacher!

My daughter had been playing the piano for 3 years, but she had stopped enjoying it. Once she starting taking with Emily S, she started loving it again and practices every day without me having to tell her. There's something special about Emily - she loves music so much and brings out that love in other people too. Now my daughter looks forward to her piano lesson every week.
Sarah W. Carlsbad, CA

Basic Piano Fundamentals
Scales
Chords
Both Hands
Reading Music
Simple, Easygoing
Always ask questions.
Find where you are and what you know and then go from there.

About Sarah

With my high school diploma and currently going to college to study Music Therapy, Art Therapy, and Dance Therapy, I have a good sense on how to teach. I've been teaching little kids beginner piano and people basic vocal fundamentals for a few years now. It is something I enjoy and will always love doing.

EDUCATION
Canyon Crest Academy, San Diego, CA
3.5 GPA Graduation date 06/14/2013
Mira Costa Community College, San Diego, CA
2.5 GPA
Completed FALL 2012 3 credits Music Theory 1
Completed FALL 2013 4 units English 100
Completed FALL 2013 3 units Psychology 101 Honors
Completed FALL 2013 1.5 units Modern Dance
Completed SPRING 2014 3 units Astronomy / 1 unit Astronomy Lab
Completed SPRING 2014 0.5 units Education Planning/ Assess
An Honors Scholar Student at MiraCosta ...

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Sarah W. January 2, 2014
Piano
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Young and inspirational. "You learn something new everyday" is most definitely true with Sarah and how she teaches. She was slow at first, but one she got to know me and what I desired to learn from her, she was able to envision and teach me well. :)

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