Arend Aldama

Arend A.

Sacramento, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I provide students with the Bastien Piano Basics method and the Alfred Piano method. I believe that this is the best way for a beginning student to learn. I also teach students (both beginning and intermediate) the art of piano technique, and how to incorporate it in their piano practice.
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Arend delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 65

Teaching since:
December 2016

Arend was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. He began playing piano at 7. His teacher was Dr. Beverly Wesner-Hoehn, PhD, a classical Harpist and Pianist who performs throughout California. During his years at school, he performed in musical productions and was twice awarded the All Star Piano Student Award in 2004 and 2011.

In 2012, while attending American River College in Sacramento, CA, Arend auditioned and was chosen to be in the Piano Program for music major students. He studied Music Theory with Dr. Joseph Gilman. His piano instructor was Professor Tatiana Scott, a well-known professor and teacher from Russia who taught him the studies of ear training and melodic dictation. During his years at American River College, he auditioned and was chosen three times to perform with ARC Orchestra for the Concerto-Aria Competition. At ARC he earned his A.A. degree in Music and will continue on with his Music education at California State University of Sacramento earning his Bachelor's degree in Piano Performance. He currently studies with American pianist Richard Cionco, one of the piano professors at CSUS.

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Piano Teacher
Aug 2017 - Present
NewSongs School of Music

Piano Accompanist
Aug 2015 - Present
Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church


Bachelor's Degree (In Progress)
Aug 2016 - Present
California State University - Sacramento
Music - Associate of Arts (AA)
Aug 2012 - Jul 2016
American River College
General Education in Music
Aug 2001 - Jun 2012
Sacramento Adventist Academy


Fluent / Native Proficiency


All Star Piano Student
Jan 2003
Sacramento Adventist Academy

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8 Reviews

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Mykayla Sep 19, 2018
Piano · In studio

Lessons are going very well with student learning rapidly.

Liang L. Jul 9, 2018
Piano · In studio

Arend is my first piano teacher and he's great! He's very patient, flexible, and pays great attention to details. I can feel his passion for piano and teaching. I've learned a great deal from him.

Chadryhk Sep 2, 2017
Classical Piano · In studio

Great teacher.

E Jul 23, 2017
Piano · In studio

Arend is a talented piano teacher. He is patient and personable. My 7 year old son enjoys his lessons.

Eric S. Jul 6, 2017
Piano · In studio

Arend is a very good teacher
He accommodated me forgetting my textbook.
He found another good book to get through the class. Thanks

Eric Jun 20, 2017

I learned things that i would never have been able to figure out on my own. Arend was great

Alfredo S. Dec 30, 2016
Piano · In home

Alfredo is just 7 years old, and he was so excited. Arend did a great job, encouranging and reviewing and giving him information he could understand , so he was able to actually play what he was reading. I am the grandma and his parents were there. We all loved the teacher and the lesson. Great Job Arend.
When we left and were walking to the car, Alfredo was on cloud nine, dancing and posing. Super excited to continue classes with Arend.

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Carlos Dec 11, 2016
Piano · In home

Arend is a marvelous piano player. He has such an amazing command of music. Music seems to flow from him effortlessly.

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