Anna Mendoza

Anna M.

Santa Ana, CA

About Anna M.

Anna teaches: Ages 5 to 95
Special needs
Teaching since: June 1989
Last sign in: Within a month


Anna M. graduated in Chelyabinsk, Russia in Music Pedagogical College #1 as music teacher and music educator in 1984, and graduated from Academy of Culture and Arts as a teacher of choral disciplines and conducting in 1989.

She has taught all ages from preschool to college having 25 years of pedagogical experience as a music teacher.

She is continuing her musical career in America as a music teacher giving private lessons (having performances with students every 6 months), and as an assistant and substitute music teacher of Musical Mind program (teaching piano for students of elementary school level), of Music Together program for children of 0-5 years old and their parents, as a music teacher .

*** Lesson Details ***
Anna's teaching philosophy is that every child has a music talent, and the way that he will develop this musicality depends on conditions like the wish of a child to play piano, and parents' support which includes a practice at home and admiration for kid's success.

The main task for a teacher is to inspire a child to love music. To do it she uses an integrated approach to play piano. Her lessons include playing piano by notes, theory and history of music, clear singing, and selection of accompaniment for students' favorite songs.

For young students Anna uses music games and recital for families. She prefers to teach beginning and intermediate students because it is very important to open the beauty of music and understand it.

Anna is using Alfred's method to teach the young students. She bases her adult program on books by Nancy and Randall Faber.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Clavinova baby grand piano

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano or keyboard

*** Specialties ***
Anna specializes on private piano and vocal lessons. She is also a teacher of conducting and conducts choirs.

Photos and Videos

Maggy is 5 years old. Beginning student.


Music teacher

Nov 2011 - Present

She teaches students to play piano, these are private lessons. Every 6 month they have Recital where students show to parents how they play piano.

Music Teacher

Sep 2009 - Present
Musical Mind

This after school programs, summer camp programs. We teach students from elementary and kindergarten schools to play keyboards They like to play together in ensemble on keyboards


Piano and Voice teacher

Sep 2009 - May 2011
Saddleback College

Graduated as Music Teacher and Conductor of Choir in Russia

Sep 1985 - Jun 1989
Chelyabinsk State University of Culture and Arts

Languages Spoken

English, Russian

Professional Proficiency


Diploma of MusicTeacher and Conductor of Choir

Jun 1989
Chelyabinsk State University of Culture and Arts


Chelyabinsk Music School

May 2003
Concert for Veterans

Pedagogical College

Mar 2001
2nd place of Students Choir

Military school

May 1989
The Best Men's Choir in School
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5 Reviews on Anna M.

Sean K. Jan 22, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Anna has been teaching our two children for over a year. She is very patient and pays attention to detail. She has noticed things in our son that a previous teacher had missed. Her teaching style is relaxed, but she does ensure that the songs are learned well. She also takes the extra step to have a twice annual recital in her own home. Overall, a sold choice for a piano teacher.
Elizabeth M. Aug 24, 2014
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Anna has been a fantastic instructor for my daughter. Anna is really kind AND keeps Maggy on track, is very encouraging and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this teacher!
anna S. Feb 23, 2014
The fantastic piano teacher

Hello ,
My kids have been taking a piano lesson with Mrs.Mendoza over two years. I am very pleased with Mrs.Mendoza's professionalism of teaching piano,her passion working with kids, her ability to guide kids through music world. I highly recommend Mrs.Mendoza to anyone.
ben M. Oct 31, 2013
A very friendly, professional Instructor

Anna, has many years of experience, has patience , and is very skilled in piano lessons for all ages.
Sasha B. Oct 31, 2013
Amazing teacher!

I am a student at CalState Long Beach and registered for a music minor. I'm taking a piano class there, but I feel that it was not enough due to budget cuts in the university. So, I decided to take some private piano classes from Ms. Anna. She was very helpful! She explained all the material very clearly, so it was pretty easy to understand. Everything that I learned in class started to make sense after her lessons!
If you are learning how to play piano, I would really recommend to take her classes. They are very affordable even for a poor student. =) Next time I'm planning to take a vocal class, so I hope that Ms. Anna will help me with it too!
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