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Victoria P.

3 Reviews
Irvine, CA
Starting at $34
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Victoria P.

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I am a patient teacher with over 20 years of experience. I have pedagogy degree from USC and BA in Music from UCI. I have taught children of all ages and adults.

About Victoria

Hello! I have been a teacher for more than half of my life and student of music for most of my years. I love music and I love to share my love of music. I am very patient and have taught people of all ages and levels. I love both pop and classical music. You can bring me music you’ve always wanted

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Michelle C.
Victoria was a great instructor for adult classes! I decided to explore taking up piano as a hobby again after not playing for over a decade. She was patient, encouraging, and did an awesome job finding out what my level of understanding was. I'd recommend her as a teacher to anyone.
Alan
My 12 yr old son has been learning piano from Victoria for over 4 years. She is a great teacher and works with the child's skill set and goals. My son plays many sports and piano. She does a great job of encouraging and teaching him to get better while he balances many responsibilities. Victoria is great!
Trang
We have had Victoria as our daughters’ piano teacher for 13 years now! We have gone through CM exams and many many recitals! We appreciate her patience and encouragement and inspiration! Could not have gone this far without her!

Minoo M.

21 Reviews
Laguna Hills, CA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English and farsi
  • Teaches students 5 to 65
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Minoo M.

21 Reviews
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piano lesson in your home. I have been teaching piano more than 18 years. Your love of music will grow as I help you develop your piano skills.

About Minoo

I am the member of MTAC and prepare students for the California Certificate of Merit. My teaching philosophy is based in the belief that learning music should be fun and exciting! I always encourage my students to pursue the kind of music that they find most appealing, rather than using the same cu

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Suzanna
As an adult learner, I was intimidated to start piano. Minoo is encouraging as well as a skillful teacher. I highly recommend her.
Amir E.
Sincere, skillful, experienced.
May D.
Patient and encouraging

Grace K.

1 Review
Fullerton, CA
Starting at $50
  • Keyboard Collaborative Arts from University of Southern California
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1998
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Grace K.

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Experienced piano teacher of 15 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of piano skills. I use Piano Adventures books and also have the following tools available to use during lesson; sound recording equipment, sheet music, and more.

About Grace

Piano Instructor, Hayfield University, Los Angeles, CA , 2011-2015 Staff pianist, University of Southern California, CA, 2011-2013 Piano accompanist, Grace Korean Church, Fullerton, CA, 2012-current Piano Instructor, Grace Korean School, Fullerton, CA, 2013-2014 Teach claasical/pop piano repe

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Tomomi
Outstanding instructor, professionally gifted, most helpful and very personable.

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George F.

6 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Portuguese
  • Teaches students 5 to 30
  • Teaching since 1998
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George F.

6 Reviews
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Teaching piano begins with learning, playing, knowing, and loving the piano and the music it can produce. You will learn the music theory (scales to modes, rhythm, music signs), develop a good piano technic, improve sight reading. I teach classical and contemporary styles.

About George

I am so glad you’re here! The music lessons for young children are full of fun, interactive activities with iPads apps and traditional methods that not only help develop a strong musical foundation and build essential life skills, but offer a unique bonding experience for you and your child.

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Gilbert ..
George explained things very simply.
Alexander J.
George, was very patient, kind, and seem very knowledgeable. He seems to understand the pedagogy of teaching to kids and realize they all learn differently. I personally think he went above and beyond for my Son first class and for our first introduction. He offered a more modern approach method of teaching music and Piano to my son who so far seem more receptive in learning and practicing. Will se where that take us but I am very please so far.
Tracie S.
George is totally passionate about teaching. He encourages the kids to practice and do their best. He has great knowledge and understanding of music theory. He is pleasant, easy going and works really well with kids. Overall really good teacher. Recommend!

Mike G.

3 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Mike G.

3 Reviews
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I have played the piano for over 20 years and believe it is the most versatile instrument there is. I love working with beginners and helping them feel comfortable maneuvering around the keys. Even if you eventually want to play another instrument, the piano translates incredibly well to all other instruments.

About Mike

Hi there! I am an elementary music teacher by day looking to work with students in a one-on-one setting to help them reach their music/performing goals. I have also taught high school drum line for 5 years, in addition to beginning 5th grade band. I provide piano, drum, guitar, and ukulele less

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Meredith L.
Meredith loved her first lesson. Thanks!
Cheander Harris
Very insightful and enthusiastic about teaching the ukulele! Very excited to continue to learn.
Rushes P.
Patient. Responsive. Listens. Challenges. Supportive. Overall a good teacher. Our daughter likes him.
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Jennifer H.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah College and Conservatory of Music ( now Shenandoah University)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1984
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Jennifer H.

9 Reviews
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My students receive individualized lessons based on their interest and ability. They learn to read music notation, play core piano literature, learn theory, music history, and composition.
All students participate in a yearly recital and have the option of entering the NJMTA Piano Festival to be adjudicated each year.
I have a two-fold goal with each student: that she or he become an excellent musician, and that we have fun together as that happens.

About Jennifer

I've been playing the piano since I was seven years old. After going to college and studying music education, I started teaching piano and have fallen in love with this job. I love music and I love sharing it with others. I've been teaching piano for over 30 years. My students receive individualize

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Debbie P.
Very nice and patient!!!!
Cameron F.
Awesome lesson. Jennifer is very knowledgable about her craft and is very patient! So glad we found her!
Halvard
I've finished my third lesson with Jennifer, and its a joy. She is very helpful, considerate, and full of knownledge. Tuesdays have become my favorite day of the week. Thank you :)

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Average Cost of Piano Lessons in Costa Mesa, CA

The average cost of 60-minute piano lessons in Costa Mesa is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $300 per hour.
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$56 average
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$70 average

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Michelle has been a great addition to our 8 year olds activities. He is interested and picking up piano faster than expected. Michelle has made the experience fun and interesting..which is all we could ask for."
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"Nikki is a great teacher! My son loves learning piano from her. She is passionate about her work and does a great job with my son!"
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"Leah is very patient and helpful. I was so surprised how easily I was able to grasp concepts that seemed like a mountain to me at first. Looking forward to our future lessons."
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Took Piano lessons from Leah H.
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"After one lesson, I really think I may be able to learn the piano! Robin is terrific. I felt absolutely no pressure. At 62 years young I want a little apprehensive about actually taking piano lessons. Not any more.
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Took Piano lessons from Robin L.
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"My daughter loves taking piano lessons with Mr. Kevin. He is extremely talented and knowledgeable and teaches in a way that is effective and fun. His excitement for music, use of technology, and ability to assess my daughter’s needs from lesson to lesson keeps her practicing and I appreciate his excellent communication about what and how she is doing. I would definitely recommend Mr. Kevin!"
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Took Piano lessons from Kevin M.
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"Jessa is nice, motivating and organized."
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Took Piano lessons from Jessica D.
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"Ozzie is a very patient teacher- my kids really enjoy the beginner lessons. The pace and material are just right."
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Took Piano lessons from Ozzie J.
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Five Tips for Efficient Piano Practice in Costa Mesa

By Dustin C. - Costa Mesa Piano Teacher

Learning to play the piano can be a very rewarding experience. However, the ability to express and communicate effectively through music can be limited without proper piano technique and learning procedures. In order to make steady progress as a student taking piano lessons in Costa Mesa, it is important to know how to quickly acquire the necessary technique to conquer challenging musical passages. The following are five efficient learning procedures that can be applied to any new piano piece you begin to learn.

  1. When you are first starting to learn a piece, listen to a recording. Don't be concerned about imitating the recording because playing styles are very individualistic. If possible, listen to many recordings. The idea is to assimilate and gather new ideas and possibilities of how to approach the new piece. In the end you will most likely choose your own playing over some of those in the recordings.

  • The key for acquiring technique rapidly lies in being aware of specific tricks for reducing difficult passages to not only playable but often surprisingly simple ones. Start by practicing the most difficult sections first. Many will start a new piece off by learning the easy sections and avoid spending as much time on the difficult ones because they are not as fun and enjoyable. However, the hard sections will take the longest time to learn, so they must be given the most practice time.

  • Our next practice tip is to choose a short practice segment. This tip can have the largest effect on reducing the practice time for many reasons. First, within a difficult section there are generally only a handful of notes that cause problems for you. It really is not necessary to practice anything other than those note combinations. Second, rehearsing short segments of music allows you to practice them several, even hundreds of times in very little time. This type of practicing can teach the hand new motions very efficiently. Third, the shorter the segment you practice is, the quicker you can play it without difficulty because the short segments are much easier to play.

  • When practicing one segment or passage, make an effort to include the start of the following segment. This continuity will allow you to connect two small chunks of music that have been isolated for practice and connect them as a complete musical idea. The general idea is that any larger musical passage may be broken up into short segments for practice; however, these segments must overlap.

  • Hands separate practice is one of the most important ways of developing technique. Many students attempt to develop finger/hand technique by playing hands together and that can be much more time consuming and difficult for a variety of reasons. It is important to note that hands separate practice should be used mainly for difficult passages that cannot be played otherwise. As a student becomes more technically proficient during their piano lessons in Costa Mesa, there will be less of a need to depend on hands separate practice. However, many students and even some professional pianists never completely give up on incorporating it as a strategy in their practice. Having said that, beginning students would do well to practice hands separately with everything they learn so as to instill this important learning procedure as quickly as possible.

  • Whether you're a beginner who has just started piano lessons in Costa Mesa or a seasoned pianist, I hope these practice tricks will assist you in getting through the technical aspects of the sometimes monotonous and tedious phase of learning new music. Now that you are armed with these practice strategies I hope you will have more confidence and freedom to express yourself as a musician!

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