Clarissa Lee

Clarissa L.

San Diego, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced piano teacher of 14 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I'm very patient and kind with students; we mix lessons up with games and other activities to learn theory and ear training too! Students build a strong foundation of core music skills; my students go on to participate in upper levels of the prestigious Certificate of Merit program.
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Clarissa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:

Hi, thanks for checking out my profile! My name is Clarissa Lee and I've been teaching piano for 15 years. I'm an active member of the Music Teachers Association of California. 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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Piano teacher
Jan 2003 - Present
Clarissa's Piano Studio


Certified Piano Instructor
Jun 2013 - Present
Music Teachers Association of California
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Maryland Institute College of Art


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Music Teachers' Association of California
Jun 2013

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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Photos & Videos

Performance at the Steinway Gallery in Walnut Creek, CA! What a fun night!

I met the amazing Keith Snell last summer at piano convention!

Performance at the Scripps Miramar Ranch Library!
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6 Reviews

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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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