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About Carol W.

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Pasadena, CA

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Have you always wanted to learn to play piano? You'll learn to read music, play piano from sight, scales, fingering. I specialize in beginners.

About Carol
I have taught voice for over twenty years. I studied music at University of California, Santa Barbara, where I received my B.A. I currently work as a professional singer for various local opera companies, music theater groups, churches and temples. I am principal soprano for Opera A La Carte and have also soloed with Repertory Opera Company, Redlands Bowl Festival, Laguna Beach Chorale and Celestial Opera Company. I have worked extensively in Los Angeles schools performing musical assemblies for students in elementary and middle grades through Southland Opera, LA Opera and Guild Opera of Southern California. My teaching experience includes private voice lessons and master classes at Idyllwild School for the Arts.

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I emphasize breathing techniques to free up the voice to expand your range and ease of singing. In
the lesson, we start with simple warm ups and vocalizes and then apply techniques to the songs you want to sing. I realize each student is different and I customize the lesson to the student's particular needs. I specialize in classical and music theater, however the basics of singing apply to all styles of music. In addition to working on breathing and technique for singing, we'll also focus on interpretation of the songs you are working on as well as how to overcome performance nervousness. Most students find that they are able to sing with more freedom, less tension and will have more confidence as they progress.

I also teach beginning piano, using the John W. Schaum series.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the main room, upright piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
They need to provide a piano or keyboard if I am going to their home.
I have a piano in my home.

*** Specialties ***
I work on using the breath as a fundamental technique for singing. Singing should never hurt. I use a lot of imagery to achieve freedom in singing.
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David N. October 11, 2018
· Stage Performance · In studio
Carol is very knowledgeable about performance and acting and gives usable ideas.
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Miranda K. October 24, 2016
· Singing · In home
Carol is wonderful with children.
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Lana R. September 9, 2016
· Piano · In home
Very kind & patient :)
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Carol W.

Pasadena, CA 91106
(8)
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$45 / 30-min

About Michelle V.

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Downey, CA

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I will develop and strengthen rhythm, music pitch, melodic and harmonic sight reading, articulation, and proper piano technique.

About Michelle
More Availability Coming This Summer!

I am Certified Beginning Piano teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA and completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a focus in percussion from CSU Long Beach. I have consistently taught piano, music and drums since 2002.

I have traveled the world to perform music. I have been to Brazil to study samba and its many different styles with the World Percussion Program of CSU Long Beach in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, I traveled to Colombia and Venezuela to perform with the band of Terratour, a humanitarian group. While touring, we collaborated with local musicians in local venues.

You may have noticed from my photos and videos that I'm a Carpenters fan. I sing, play piano and drums. The Carpenters are my musical inspirations an
d that's exactly how I perform- with tender, love, and care. I was once the other musical half of a Carpenters tribute band, Close To You. My friend and I learned many of the Carpenters tunes and collaborated with vocals, piano, steel drums, drums and other percussion.

My teaching is focused on reading the notes (pitch), proper technique and rhythm. All are a part of the music-making process and should be equally strong. I start with young beginners when they can count to at least 10 and know the alphabet. The student must have the proper instrument and additional equipment, when necessary. The student is required to practice on a regular basis (daily is ideal).

I am currently available for online or in-studio lessons. Please notify me if there is a day and time not available. I try to be flexible but do prefer serious and committed students. When signing up a child for the first time, it is best to make a one year commitment so the child can really learn to work alone and develop self-discipline and parental guidance and support is necessary for success. For adults, commitment to practicing is key- not just lesson attendance.

You have all the ability and power to learn and be great- I'm just going to guide you all the way to your goal!

Please notify me of the special need prior to booking lessons so I can accommodate.
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Patty October 22, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Michelle is a great teacher. She is patient, kind, and enthusiastic about music. My child loves going to class and hates missing a class (only when she's sick). She makes learning music fun but it also firm if the child doesn't meet the expectation. It's been a year since we started lessons and we couldn't be more happier.
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Izabel M. June 15, 2018
· Piano · In home
Michelle has been very good at keeping my 8 year old engaged and interested in learning to read music. We are looking forward to many more lessons.
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Dan October 18, 2017
· Piano · In studio
So far so good
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Michelle V.

Downey, CA 90241
(8)
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$50 / 30-min

About John E.

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Los Angeles, CA

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MFA from CalArts, teaching all levels and abilities, you will be able to learn to read music, piano techniques and practice strategies, chords/scales, work on repertoire of any style, improvisation, etc. Beginners are welcome!

I frequently use the Alfred, Faber, and Dozen-a-Day books for beginners. Advanced students will have highly individualized teaching materials. Please be in touch with any questions!

About John
I've been playing music for over twenty years as a brass player, pianist, guitarist, composer, and electronic musician. I've studied and performed across the country—starting in Seattle, then New York and the northeast, and finally here in Los Angeles.

As a performer, I have trained and play extensively on the French horn, piano, and guitar. I perform in a variety of styles—from classical to jazz, pop/rock styles, and modern and experimental music.

As a composer and sound designer, I work in a variety of settings, from composing for orchestra, string quartet, percussion, and groups of all shapes and sizes, to designing sound for theater and film.

I earned my Bachelor's degree at Bennington College in Vermont and my Master's degree at CalArts. I play all around LA as a freelance orchestral musician, in my brass quartet, a studio h
ornist (recorded on will.i.am's last album, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, and with Horse's Mouth, to name a few), and in various other groups. I have taught at Bennington College, Summer Sonatina Piano School, Sage City Symphony's Young Composers Project, CalArts, Barnsdall Park's Junior Art Center, and Santa Monica Music Center. I have been teaching privately since high school and love working with students to meet their individual goals in music.

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I provide my own instrument for demonstration and group playing when applicable. I provide sheet music and method books for use in lessons or temporary loan. I expect students to have their own instrument and music stand for use during lessons. If using electric guitar, they should have their own amplifier. In theory or songwriting lessons, they should have their own staff paper. I ask students to purchase their own method books and music when needed.
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Matthew A. December 28, 2015
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John is very patient and works well with children. He is always prepared for the lessons. Recommend!
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Brandon A. May 12, 2015
· Guitar · In studio
John is a great teacher! He's open to working with many styles and he's talented in more than one instrument.
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Christoffer S. August 19, 2014
· Composition · In studio
John is a brilliant composer and instrumentalist. I worked with him extensively while studying at CalArts. His musicianship and knowledge of music theory is in depth, and he is easily able to pass this information on to students. I highly recommend him as a teacher to any level of musician.
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John E.

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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$40 / 30-min

About Aaron W.

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Monrovia, CA
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I have been playing piano since I was four years old, so I have experience playing as a young student, all the way to a college student. I can teach up to an intermediate level.

About Aaron
I recently graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Music with an emphasis on trumpet performance. I'm currently teaching and working with my time between now and when I begin a Master's program. I am also a trumpet player in the Army National Guard, and am very active with gigs and playing taps with the Army.
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David D. June 17, 2017
· Bugle · Online
Aaron is a great teacher! I enjoyed my lesson today with him and look forward to my other lessons!
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JB June 2, 2017
· Trumpet · In home
As an instructor Aaron is outstanding. He's professional and has impressive attributes being a UCLA grad and participating member of the armed forces; but more so, he's encouraging to his students and in our son - he positively encouraged a passion for the trumpet and a high regard for music in general.
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Byung April 26, 2017
· Trumpet · Online
I love to play music instruments.
I am about between intermediate and advanced with violin.flute and cello.
My main purpose to learn trumpet is to play trumpet solo in christmas music at church.(lots of needs but so rare to see good trumpet solo specially amomg asian.
I have a problem to get into this booking.
Please anybody give me a call or email me.
760-552-5514
abeyu4@gmail.com
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Aaron W.

Monrovia, CA 91016
(4)
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$30 / 30-min

About Mike B.

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Los Angeles, CA

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Any genre, any song, all ages, all levels. Teaching for 20 years. I tailor each lesson to the needs/goals of every student.

For beginners, I can write easy versions of your favorite songs for you, while giving you a well balanced music education.

For singers, I can show you how to easily accompany yourself and sound like a pro without reading a note.

For children, I make lessons fun and varied with learning and musical games to keep them excited and engaged.

For classical players wanting to try other styles, I can show you how to improvise and jam in several styles (I went through the transition and I know how it is!)

For everyone, I can teach you the most efficient ways to learn any musical skill based on experience and leading scientific books on learning, while keeping lessons fun!

About Mike
I've studied piano and other instruments for 30 years, have been teaching music for 20, and have been a full time professional musician and music teacher for 11 years.

As a musician who was raised on classical piano but has also spent his life playing in bands, jamming, and composing in several genres, I believe that a well-rounded musical education is not only practical, but that it brings out the most enjoyment in music.

I also believe in teaching students whatever they love whether it's classical, rock, pop, jazz, world music, or a mix of everything! The more they love it, the more they will practice, and in turn the more they will love how they have improved - a circle of awesomeness!

As a professional musician, I play over 130 shows a year throughout North America as lead singer-guitarist for Celtic Rock group The Whiskeydicks, a
s the touring pianist for classical crossover group Vivace, as a solo singer-guitarist-pianist, and as the lead singer-guitarist-pianist-composer for my own symphonic-rock-fusion group, The Living. I've also toured extensively in Europe as keyboardist and backing vocalist for singer-songwriter Melanie Dekker.

My compositions have been performed by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, The Plastic Acid Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, Ad Mare Wind Quintet, Vivace, The Living, The Whiskeydicks and cellist-singer-songwriter Cris Derksen.

I have a B.Mus in Piano and Music Composition from The University of British Columbia. I'm an IVA Certified Level I Voice Instructor and have studied Vocals with John Henny, Jeffrey Skouson, Guy Babusek, and Spencer Welch; piano with Terence Dawson, David Vandereyk, and Ross Taggart; composition with Dorothy Chang, Keith Hamel, and Armanini; drums with Jay Deachman and Morgan Childs; bass with David Spidel; and accordion with Jelena Milojevic.

I've just moved to LA from Vancouver where I had about 40 students, so this is the time to sign up as I have room for new students for the first time in years!
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Sarah P. March 13, 2019
· Accordion · Online
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Joan C. January 8, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
Mike is very good at helping me with my UK .
By taking lessons on my lap top I can be anyplace..in the US . Having a set time for my lesson I practice every week .
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Sarah P. May 11, 2018
· Accordion · Online
Mike is really fun!
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Mike B.

Los Angeles, CA 90016
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$39 / 30-min
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About Keira M.

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Los Angeles, CA

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I am a piano-driven singer/songwriter that has performed all over the country and I would love to share my expertise with you. 18 years experience performing and 5 years experience teaching. Before moving to Los Angeles I taught at the award-winning Area Stage Company in Miami, FL. I have studied classical piano since the age of four and more recently studied jazz and pop/rock playing under award-winning performer/educator Daniel Strange at the Frost School of Music. I want to cater to whatever you are passionate about because I believe the best way to learn is to be excited about music!

About Keira
I am a singer/songwriter and recording artist who has toured Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Miami, and more. Over the years I have studied classical/jazz/pop piano, musical theater/jazz/pop/rock singing, and contemporary songwriting. I am proud to be winner of the 2011 International Smashtune Songwriting Contest, finalist in the Kauai Music Festival Songwriting Contest, winner of the "18 in America" Songwriting Contest, and finalist of the 2013 GrammyU Amplifier Center Stage Contest. Recently I have worked with seven-time Grammy nominee and "ASCAP Songwriter of the Year" Graham Edwards. Currently I work with Grammy-winning songwriter/producer/artist RedOne, who is best known for writing hits for Lady Gaga.

I have a Bachelor's of Music from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami. Before moving to Los Angeles,
I taught at the award-winning Area Stage Company in Miami. As a certified ASCAP songwriter, my songs have garnered international radio play. I would love to share my musical expertise with you! Let me know if you think we would be a good match.
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Marli F. February 11, 2019
· Singing · In home
Keira was so sweet and my daughter loved working with her.
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Chase & Jordan D. February 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
Keira is a sweetheart. Shes always on time, patient and my girls really like her. So glad we found her!
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Kaia P. November 18, 2018
· Piano · In home
Kiera was on time, patient and Excellent
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Keira M.

Los Angeles, CA 90025
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$45 / 30-min

About Ian S.

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Reseda, CA

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I have been teaching piano for over 10 years, which began as a way to make money during college. I would tutor the students that I met in my music classes. Once I started teaching my son I added children as students, all of which have been referrals from my sons school, and I seem to be the unofficial piano teacher of his elementary school.

I have an approach that makes it fun and gets fast results, all while sticking to basics and avoiding bad habits.

About Ian
I have been teaching piano for over 10 years which began as a way to make money during college. I would tutor the student that I met in my music classes. Once I started teaching my son I added children as students all of which have been referrals from my sons school, and I seem to be the unofficial piano teacher of his elementary school.
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Ian S.

Reseda, CA 91335
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$55 / 30-min

About Maryna K.

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Fullerton, CA
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Maryna K.
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Pianist Maryna K. started her piano studies at the age of five and graduated
from the music high school in Kharkov in 2010. At the age of eight , she won the
first of 10 awards at international piano competitions for young pianists in
Moscow, Uzhgorod, Feodosiya, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk and Kiev from 2001
through 2008. In 2002, as winner of the Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey International
Competition, she performed with the WKO Symphony Orchestra in New
Brunswick, Canada.
Also, she has performed in Germany, Spain, Japan and Belgium. Ms. K. has
performed in numerous summer music festivals, including Kiev , Moscow meets
friends by V. Spivakov and the Musica Mundi in Belgium. In addition to that,
performed as a soloist with Brussel Chamber Music orchestra under the
leadership of Maxim Vengerov , with American Symphony and Lee University
Symphony Orchestra . Frequently, she appeared as a soloist with the Kharkov
Philharmonic Orchestra. K. also took part at the ...

About Maryna
Maryna K.
Pianist

Pianist Maryna K. started her piano studies at the age of five and graduated
from the music high school in Kharkov in 2010. At the age of eight , she won the
first of 10 awards at international piano competitions for young pianists in
Moscow, Uzhgorod, Feodosiya, Donetsk, Dnepropetrovsk and Kiev from 2001
through 2008. In 2002, as winner of the Ludmila Knezkova-Hussey International
Competition, she performed with the WKO Symphony Orchestra in New
Brunswick, Canada.
Also, she has performed in Germany, Spain, Japan and Belgium. Ms. K. has
performed in numerous summer music festivals, including Kiev , Moscow meets
friends by V. Spivakov and the Musica Mundi in Belgium. In addition to that,
performed as a soloist with Brussel Chamber Music orchestra under the
leadership of Maxim Vengerov , with American Sympho
ny and Lee University
Symphony Orchestra . Frequently, she appeared as a soloist with the Kharkov
Philharmonic Orchestra. Mrs K. also took part at the PianoFest at Hamptons last
summer.
In 2010 she entered the Bard College Conservatory, where she studied with Peter
Serkin, Melvin Chen , Jeffrey Kahane, Matti Raekallio and Benjamin Hochman.
There she became one of the winners of The Bard College Conservatory of Music
Concerto Competition in 2014.
Maryna earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in two major areas: Music and
Russian and Eurasian Studies. Currently, she is enrolled in the Master Degree
program for Piano Performance at California State University, Fullerton studying
under professor Ning An.
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Darcy February 18, 2019
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Maryna is very kind & patient with my learning process.

Her extensive years of classical training, knowledge and virtuoso skills

second to none.
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Maryna K.

Fullerton, CA 92831
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$50 / 45-min

About Nicholas H.

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Sherman Oaks, CA
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Experienced professional pianist/keyboardist, specializing in teaching the techniques real, working musicians use when they play. All ages and levels of experience welcome. What I teach is a simple, direct, and accessible way of looking at music that takes it off of the page and into the student's ears and fingers. My students learn not only to play in their genre of choice (be it Classical, Jazz, etc.), but also how that knowledge enables them to transition to another genre if they so desire. In the process they also how to sight-read and improvise. Please send me a message if you would like more information! I would love to hear from you.

About Nicholas
I am a professional pianist/keyboardist. I graduated from Brown University with a degree in Music. I grew up in New York and Los Angeles.

I've worked extensively as an accompanist, booking regular jobs at the Tony-winning Trinity Repertory Company, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Rockwell Table and Stage, as well as solo cabaret shows for such actors as Marilu Henner (Taxi, Chicago on Broadway).

I have also done work for a number of LA's top wedding band agencies, such as West Coast Music and Downbeat LA. I perform both as a keyboardist for the main reception, where I play pop synthesizer, and am often al the pianist for the cocktail reception or ceremony.

It is the breadth and variety of my experience that makes me a good piano teacher. I am proficient in a just about every genre of music, having had to play
it at some point or another. I approach music the way a professional musician has to: efficiently. Learning to play piano does not mean making music more complicated, it means making it simpler.
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Shawn January 30, 2019
· Piano · In home
I started working with Nick about 3 years ago, I had taken piano lessons when I was kid, but nothing stuck l. Nick brought me back to basics, he was really patient, really funny, and he really knows what he's talking about. Highly recommend.
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Nicholas H.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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$67 / 30-min

About Annie P.

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Beverly Hills, CA
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I am a graduate pianist and pédagogue from 4 different countries. I have 30+ years teaching experience. My students always have won first and sometimes second prizes in piano competitions.
I have created a 25 years success proven Special Method for young kids from age 4. I have created an Accelerated Method for Adults up to 70+, so they can learn very fast to play fun pieces.
I have founded 2 Music and Art schools in Europe. One of unique benefits for my students (and parents) is that with My Method students
learn 3 times faster and more motivated than
other traditional methods, this is based on my expertise in psychological aspect of learning with over 900 students.
Singers, Musicians, Actors, Attorneys, Doctors and others are my adult students. I not only discover and train the talent in young gifted children but also develop talent with fun in less gifted kids and students.
Whether in person or on line I teach piano if desired in 4 languages, so piano and language
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About Annie
Dear Piano Student,

Nothing is so amazing to be able to play, sing or make music. Playing piano is recognized as most essential for everyone who consider becoming a musician or composer. This is a rule in all conservatories of the world.
Now you don’t need to become a professional pianist or musician ( why not who knows?), playing piano is so much fun even if it’s just for yourself, your family and friends... it also enhances self confidence, concentration, creativity and brings just joy and pleasure to life.
If you’re an adult and made the decision to start playing piano, a school student who wants to participate in talent shows, or parents who
want to see their children to have joy and develop a great and well balanced personality.... you are all in the right place at the right time for the best reason.
Let me bring your best
talents to shine no matter where in the world you live!
I do piano lessons also on line with students from different parts of the world.
I invite you to join me for a very successful and fun experience like my over nine hundred students who have done it since over two decades.
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Annie P.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212
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$59 / 30-min

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