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Clarissa Lee

Clarissa L.

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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.

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  • Background Checked
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art

Reviews (18)

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Tatiana P. Jun 19, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.

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Lisa Jun 14, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

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!

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Maha Jun 8, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.
Thanks Clarissa.

Giovanna Jun 6, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

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Stevie Jun 6, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

Elenna Jun 6, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

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Zilcele Jun 6, 2019
Piano · In studio

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!

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Linhsan May 30, 2019
Piano · In studio

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.

Jillian May 30, 2019
Piano · In home

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!

Sarah May 30, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

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!

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Josh Apr 4, 2019
Classical Piano · In studio

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.

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Lyla Mar 27, 2019
Piano · In home

Our 5 year old has loved her lessons with Clarissa so far! We can't wait to see her progress!

Nadine Mar 14, 2018
Classical Piano · In studio

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 .

Lizzy Feb 12, 2017
Piano · In studio

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!

Chloe Feb 12, 2017
Piano · In studio

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.

Mary Feb 11, 2017
Piano · In studio

Clarissa is intelligent, caring, listens to concerns, patient and wonderful with children! We love her!

Melanie Feb 11, 2017
Piano · In studio

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!

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Emily Feb 4, 2017
Piano · In home

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.

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Lesson Details

Ear Training

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.

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Experience

Piano teacher
Jan 2003 - Present

Clarissa's Piano Studio


Education

American College of Musicians
Aug 2018 - Present

Member

Certified Piano Instructor
Jun 2013 - Present

Music Teachers Association of California

Diploma in Piano Performance
May 2018 - May 2019

Royal Schools of Music

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Aug 1995 - May 1999

Maryland Institute College of Art


Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certifications

National Piano Guild
Aug 2018

Member


Affiliations

Music Teachers' Association of California
Jun 2013
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