Carolyn Hoagland

Carolyn H.

Bonita, CA
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Carolyn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
April 1999

My specialties are piano and keyboard. I am a member of the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC). My students have the opportunity to play in recitals and other performances. They can earn certificates for their progress. I enjoy teaching all types of students, and have experience teaching all ages from elementary to high school. My students learn to read music, play classical and popular music, and compose their own music. I specialize in creating an enjoyable and rewarding lesson experience.

*** 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

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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


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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Students playing at studio

Student performing in Recital

Teenage student at recital

Student recitalist

Student recitalist

Students Recital
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7 Reviews

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Frank N. Sep 12, 2018
Piano · In studio

Very good start, with some useful practice planned out.

Valeria Jul 21, 2015
Piano · In studio

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.

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Leticia A. Jul 14, 2015
Piano · In home

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

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 =)

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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.

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Tiffany S. Jan 27, 2014
Piano ·

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! :-)

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Jennifer R. Dec 16, 2013
Piano ·

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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