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Popular Piano Teachers Near San Diego

Mikhail B.

San Diego, CA
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Corby S.

San Diego, CA
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Brandon B.

San Diego, CA
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Mikhail B. San Diego, CA

1. Choose Instrument

VIOLIN CELLO PIANO ACCORDION GUITAR BASS COMPUTER VOICE MANDOLIN

2. Choose Type

Acoustic Electric Amplified Electronic Other

3. Choose Style

CLASSICAL | MODERN HITS | SPECIFIC SONG | JAZZ | LATIN

IRISH | GYPSY | OTHER FOLK | ROCK | ELECTRONIC | OTHER

4. Choose area of Focus

READ | IMPROVISE | CHORDS | LEADSHEET | BEGINNER'S NUMBERS

COMPOSE | BY EAR | TRAINING DRILLS

About Mikhail

This year (2014) Recorded violin and cello on an album which won an SDMA music award voted best "Americana Album" with a group called Midnight Pine.

Albums Recorded:

"Buried" with Midnight Pine nominated for best Americana album of 2014 in the SDMA music awards (Violin +Cello)

"Past Forward" with Blaise Christopher Guld (Violin+Cello)

2 Live Albums from the AUM Dome with Krista Richards (Electric Violin)

Online Album with I-earth Music , a corporate world music band

+New Unreleased album with Trent Hancock (just debuted on 91X and 94.9) a possible hit! - a song called Splinter (Violin)

My History:

Born in the Soviet Union, came over in 1989...

Was taught Violin by Gypsy Uncle in strict Soviet style ...

Concertmaster violinist ...

Reviews

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Yayoi T. March 6, 2014
Verified Student
Great Teacher!

My daughter is taking his class but not only she, we both enjoy his class. We feel so much his passion for music. He is great teacher.
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Sarah L. December 20, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Best decision I've made...

Taking lessons with Mikhail is the best decision I've made in a long time. I hadn't had any formal music instruction since I was a kid, so I was a little nervous about finding the right teacher for me. Playing music used to be a chore for me growing up. But Mikhail is so gentle and encouraging, flexibly attending to my individual needs, that I feel my relationship with music is being restored as a vital part of my life. Mikhail stresses technical proficiency in a way that isn't dry and boring. He is training my hands and ears to create a beautiful vehicle for self expression. He effortlessly inspires creativity, and so obviously loves teaching. I would recommend Mikhail to anyone who wants to master an instrument or learn how to create their own compositions.
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Wanda P. November 3, 2013
Violin
Verified Student
Awesome Teacher

My daughter just started to take violin lessons and from the first lesson she learned so much and even learned to play a tune by her second lesson. She is really loving the violin lessons and excited to reach her goals. He is very patient, knowledgeable and very humble. Looking forward to many more practices to come. Awesome Teacher!! I recommend him for anyone looking for Violin Lessons. He really knows his stuff :)
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.
Brandon B. San Diego, CA

I have over 20 years of piano experience. I was trained via the Suzuki method, but I prefer to use my own method with my students. I mostly play dark classical (Rachmoninoff meats Muse) and anything current I hear on the radio that gets stuck in my head (Popular Music).

I encourage my students to learn music theory and sight reading, but I respect that everyone has different motivations for learning piano. If your goal is to play the songs you hear on the radio by ear, I will teach you how to do that without wasting your time with sight reading.

About Brandon

What do Britney Spears and Beethoven have in common?

They're both pop music! One just happens to be 200 years old.

Berklee College of Music graduate from Boston, MA with a passion for all genres, though mainly popular music. For me, music has always been about having fun and doing what feels natural, and I try to pass this on to my students.

In all seriousness, if it's not fun, why do it?

I'm super laid back, but I refuse to let you spend your money, or someone else's, on lessons like it's going out of style. I believe that the more fun you have with music, the more you'll want to play, and as a result, the better a musician you will become.

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Together, we will create daily, weekly, and monthly goals for you to ...

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han Y. December 10, 2014
Piano · Online
Like lessons very much. He very nice guy, very patient !!
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Chris F. November 29, 2014
Guitar · Online
I've been taking lessons with Brandon for a couple years. When I started, I had already taken lessons with several other instructors while in NYC. It had been my dream to enroll at Berklee College of Music in Boston for guitar. I'll be attending this February and contribute Brandon with making it all possible. He helped me prep for my audition and test out of several classes - which in itself paid for our lessons these past two years! Easy going guy who really cares about you. Definitely recommend Brandon to anyone trying to get into a music school!
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DJ K. August 18, 2014
Guitar · Online
I've done guitar with Brandon for a long time and I really think he is a great teacher. He has helped with my solos and I think about music very differently as a result of our lessons.

Spencer V.

San Diego, CA
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Steven B.

Coronado, CA
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Tim F.

Lemon Grove, CA
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Spencer V. San Diego, CA

About Spencer

I was born in Santa Barbara, but I have lived in many states and I have also lived outside of the country. I started to play the piano at age 11, which is much older than when most children start. Once I began playing the piano I became addicted to it. Because I have moved around a lot, I had many piano teachers and learned from many different teaching styles. In college I began playing the organ and I am now the organist at St. Ann Catholic Church in Logan Heights.

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I am neither too strict nor too laid back, but just right! I have taught many students, each of whom respond differently to different teaching styles. Some students respond better to a more rigid style of teaching, where others need more flexibility. What is important to me is that my students enjoy ...

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LaVerne J. December 15, 2013
Piano
Verified Student
wonderful

Spencer is a great teacher, really, the best! Best!
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Judie D. November 29, 2013
Organ
Verified Student
Excellent organ instructor

I recently started taking organ lessons, after having taken piano lessons years ago. Spencer has been great in helping me build on my past skills as I learn to play a new instrument. He’s very professional and enthusiastic. I highly recommend him as an instructor.
Steven B. Coronado, CA

PIANO TEACHER
Steven B is a professional teacher of 30 years, successfully teaching hundreds of students. He teaches ages five on up. He makes it fun! He gets his students into music they enjoy! He combined methods of teaching reading music, playing by ear, and improvisation allows his piano students to play with confidence, feeling, and great interpretation. He has developed special CDs in teaching playing by ear. He teaches all levels. Beginners are welcome! The piano lessons are in the Coronado Music Studio and or in the student’s home, online. His online students get a free webcam and USB microphone. Again, the piano lessons are taught in the Coronado Music Studio or in the student’s residence. Students take one spot a week, a 30-minute spot, 45-minute spot, or a 60-minute spot. Contact the teacher to see if he has an opening.

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I took piano and voice lessons in Mr. B's studio and also online via Skype. Both experiences were great, and it was really convenient to do the lessons on Skype. Mr. B is an excellent teacher, and he is very patient. I recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument or sing!
Kat

Steven B. is a wonderful teacher! He is talented, always enthusiastic, and extremely motivational! Each lesson is designed specifically for our daughter Kelsey's ability and desired genre of music! Kelsey began guitar and voice lessons in the Coronado studio and is now taking lessons via Skype since our move to Virginia. The lessons are convenient, affordable, and productive. We are excited to be able to still have Mr. B as her guitar and vocal teacher!
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Tim F. Lemon Grove, CA

I have been playing piano off and on for about 17 years and professionally for 10 years. I can take you from the basics all the way up to improvisation and ear training techniques.

About Tim

I am a San Diego based music teacher, producer, recording engineer, and performing musician. I graduated from SDSU with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree in 2005. I currently enjoy teaching audio production and recording techniques, music theory, basic to intermediate piano in many styles, including: rock, pop, funk, soul, hiphop, classical, and jazz.

On the recording and producing side, I have been recording and producing records for over 10 years and specialize in lofi/midfi funk, rock, afrobeat, dub, and soul music; using vintage/analog and digital recording equipment and techniques.

Teaching Piano Lessons in San Diego

By Francesca V. - San Diego Piano Teacher

My name is Francesca, and I teach piano lessons in San Diego. After a recent relocation, I was able to build a thriving studio teaching piano in less than 6 months. When my friends and colleagues heard that I had more than 60 students in such a short time, the air was filled with gasps and questions. They asked “In this economy? How do you do that?” or “How do you teach that many students and not burn out?” People are always looking for me to answer semantically, but I feel it is a philosophical question. I built a studio teaching piano in San Diego around my philosophy, and thus it thrived.

I think the secret to having a buzzing studio is the same as what makes a respectable musician. A great teacher shares her love of music with ...

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