Carolyn Hoagland

Carolyn H.

Chula Vista, CA

About Carolyn H.

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Carolyn teaches: Ages 5 to 65
Teaching since: April 1999
Last sign in: 5 days ago


My specialty is keyboards, piano, keyboards, organ. As a professional I am a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). I enjoy teaching students in many communities, and have experience teaching music to all ages from elementary to high school. I have also performed with vocalists, choirs, instrumentalists and keyboardist in
musical productions.

*** Lesson Details ***
My promise to you that that you will learn and enjoy the piano! During piano lessons I will show you how to read music, play music by ear, play different kinds of music, like popular, classical and jazz. You will also learn chords, keyboard technique, musical style, and how to perform for others. I include ear training, music theory, music composition, and how to stylize your music.
You will enjoy lessons, and through practice, master many types of music. My students have several opportunites to perform each year in recitals, and in the Certificate of Merit program. Through this program you can receive certificates that show your musical achievement.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Keyboard,Tablet, Music Library, Sample Books, Sheet Music.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, pop, contemporary, jazz, music theory

Photos and Videos

Student performing in Recital November 2014


Piano Instructor

Nov 2000 - Present
Private Piano Studio (formerly San Diego and Sweetwater School Districts)

I teach piano and music theory. My experience is private piano instruction, music theory, music history,


Bachelor of Music Education, Education

Sep 1995 - Aug 2006
University of Southern California, Point Loma Nazarene University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


California Teaching Credential; GATE Certificate; CLAD Certificate

Jun 2001
Point Loma Nazarene University

I am certificated to teach music ages 4 through adult and certificated to work with all levels of students, including, gifted, second language and special needs students.


Teacher Expectation and Student Achievement Trainer

Oct 2008
Los Angeles Unified School District


Music Teachers' Association of California

Jul 2012

MTAC aspires to be the recognized leader in (1) Student Programs, which make a positive impact in the quality of music education and in the lives of music students; (2) Member Programs, which inspire quality teaching, the pursuit of ongoing teacher education and member involvement with community outreach; (3) a thriving Foundation, which funds Student Programs and member needs through its investments, donations, and grants.

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6 Reviews on Carolyn H.

Valeria Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Carolyn is an experienced and very dedicated teacher. She is kind and patient and definitely has a gift for teaching, my 12 year old daughter has learned so much in so little time. We definitely plan to continue with Carolyn, our goal was to have my daughter read music by the end of the summer and she was already playing after the first session. Carolyn is also easy to work with, very accommodating and responsive. We are very grateful we found her.
Leticia A. Jul 14, 2015
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Carolyn had been a blessing to our family, my daughters love and look forward to their lessons! Take lessons is also the best most organized scheduling system I have used.
Gloria N. Sep 17, 2014
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Highly recommend Mrs. Carolyn! She is a patient sweet knowledgeable teacher with creative teaching methods. My 7 year old daughter has been having lessons with her for about 6 months and already knows so much, it's pleasing to know that she Loves to teach and my money is well spent =)
Doris G. Sep 11, 2014
Piano · In studio
If you would like to learn the piano while relaxing and having fun, I highly recommend Carolyn as your piano teacher. Ms. Carolyn uses her expertise and experience to adapt materials and lessons to her students' learning style. Her encouraging manner enables her students to really enjoy learning to play.
Tiffany S. Jan 27, 2014
I highly recomend Mrs. Carolyn H. she is a GREAT teacher!!

Carolyn H. is a great teacher! I had started taking private piano lessons with her at the age of 5 and by the age of 15 I had moved onto composing my own music! :-) now with Mrs. Carolyn teachings I have been creating beautiful music ever since.
I thank you Mrs. Carolyn H. for your wonderful teachings and knowledge you gave me to become a great pianist! :-)
Jennifer R. Dec 16, 2013
Verified Student
We would recommend this teacher highly.

My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Carolyn for almost a year, and we have been very pleased with the entire experience. Carolyn is a super teacher, and has a gentle, kind approach to teaching which I believe is especially helpful in working with children (my daughter is eight years old). She certainly knows her field well and is able to relay the necessary information in a straight forward, yet fun manner. Carolyn obviously has a passion for teaching piano and keyboard.
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