Hi, thanks for checking out my profile! My name is Clarissa Lee and I've been teaching piano for 16 years. I'm an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California and the American College of Musicians. I have a diploma in piano performance with honors from the Royal Schools of Music. I am committed to providing professional, well-rounded music instruction. My goal is to provide a comfortable environment for you to learn and enjoy music!
I provide a combination of repertoire, theory, sight reading, and ear training appropriate to your level. My piano studio is very fun, with plenty of games and learning incentives. Students are given many performance opportunities.
I expect each student to practice consistently each week. I believe that training in classical music is essential to build quality musicians. The core repertoire will be from the great classical composers, but I always add kid-friendly music to the assignment, whether it’s the James Bond theme or Star Wars.
Teaching since 2002
Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art
Ms. Clarissa is such an AMAZING piano teacher. I have learned a lot from her in just a few months. She is patient, funny, kind, but most importantly, the best teacher in the world. It has been a pleasure being one of her students. I definitely recommend her to anybody. Her ways of teaching are amazing.
The only reason that I can't continue to have my lessons with her is that she has to move from RP. I will miss you dearly Ms. Clarissa.
My daughter took lessons from Ms. Clarissa for just over a year and a half, beginning in 2nd grade. We love Ms. Clarissa! My daughter learned so much in each lesson, and was so comfortable with her teacher. Clarissa is clearly a very accomplished pianist, but her kind demeanor is really wonderful with children and new players. My daughter loves to play the piano and is always eager to go to her lessons. I have watched Clarissa's more experienced students play at recitals and am always very impressed by how advanced they are. I would highly recommend Clarissa to anyone!Show More
My girls and I were so lucky have Clarissa as their Piano instructor.
She made it so easy for the girls to learn and they are always so excited to practice at home.she's so loving and caring and an incredible teacher.
I have learned so much with Clarissa, even from
the very first day I took a lesson from her.
After each lesson I leave her home excited to go home and practice and find myself in “awe” to all of the new things she can teach me in such a small amount of time.
She has inspired me to do my best and has helped me to see the piano player I am and can become.
She is very inspiring, sweet and knowledgeable.
I absolutely love having her as my teacher!
Mrs. L is a great piano teacher. I love the way she helps me understand how to play the piano, and when I need her to play the songs for me so I know how it sounds, she does it for me.
I love her as a piano teacher!
Mrs. L is the best piano teacher ever!
I love the way she helps me understand things.
I love how she believes in me and helps me have the desire to practice and improve my skills.
She has done an amazing job at helping me find the perfect genre for my style. She picks songs that I love to play and that I am actually excited to practice at home.
She has helped me immensely to increase my love for piano and to stick with it.
I highly recommend her!
Clarissa Lee is an exceptional piano teacher. All of my children ages 11, 10 & 8 have taken lessons from her and she has inspired them to achieve their best and to grow in their piano skills and self confidence.
She is very nice person and very pleasant to be around.
I highly recommend her services!
Clarissa is a fantastic piano teacher. She is friendly, passionate and patient. She knows how to make lessons fun and interesting. Our kids love having lessons with her.
I love the way Ms. Lee works with my boys! She is patient and knows how to keep them interested! They're really enjoying piano lessons!
Miss Clarissa is the best piano teacher ever! At my first lesson, she was super nice to me and I was certain that I was with the right instructor! She takes into mind what you want to accomplish and helps you get there step by step! Miss Clarissa is also very patient and smart! Definitely check her out sometime!Show More
I’ve never played an instrument before. In the year and a half that I took lessons, with Clarissa’s teaching I was able to proficiently play a few complex pieces I was interested in. Additionally, she also helped me study for the Certificate of Merit exam. While I wasn’t able to take the exam due to a family emergency, I’m confident that I would have passed the exam had I taken it. Clarissa also offered many other opportunities beyond lessons such as recitals, group lessons, and master classes (group lessons with an expert guest teacher). All of these opportunities pushed me outside of my comfort zone but greatly enhanced my reading and playing abilities. Clarissa does lessons for younger students as well as adults. Her attention to detail was combined with a wealth of patience and understanding, and as a result my lessons were always enjoyable and it never felt like a chore or that I was being lectured or talked down to. I would highly recommend Clarissa for anyone looking to learn piano.Show More
Our 5 year old has loved her lessons with Clarissa so far! We can't wait to see her progress!
I appreciate each minute with her. I was stressed by my English which is not perfect and she put me immediately comfortable. And by the lack of knowledge in music bothered me. For her it was not a problem.
Thank Clarissa .
Fun, energetic, knows how to level it down or up for both of my children. I'm thinking about taking lessons from her too! Highly Recommend!
Easy to talk to, always professional and ready to go when we show up, very patient with my daughter who is not a "natural" at piano. I'd definitely recommend her.
Clarissa is intelligent, caring, listens to concerns, patient and wonderful with children! We love her!
Clarissa goes out of her way to make it fun and interesting for my 8 year old daughter to learn. My daughter always looks forward to going to the lesson and has incentives to practice at home, which is nice because I don't have to bug her to practice. She has been flexible with us when we have to reschedule. I definitely recommend her!Show More
Ms Lee is an exceptional piano teacher. Her wise words of advice and critique helped me improve my musicality and phrasing. She knows what kind of music you like and always picks pieces that are fun yet challenging to master. My favorite quality about her though would be her personality. I have had previous teachers that are excellent but mean and too hard-core, and Ms Lee is definitely not one of them. I always come to the lesson and am greeted with a warm smile. Her patient and cheerful personality makes piano lessons a very enjoyable time of the week.Show More
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I use the California Music Teachers Association ear training materials, as well as many other methods to teach ear training. All of my students receive ear training.
Clarissa's Piano Studio
Music Teachers Association of California
Royal Schools of Music
Maryland Institute College of Art
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Let Our Student Counselors Help You
We can match you with the perfect teacher and take care of all your scheduling needs.