Eric Rinehart

Eric R.

Costa Mesa, CA
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Lesson Details

Piano

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Just imagine, seeing your child light up to the joy of music during music lessons, just begging to go back to their piano lesson. Watch and listen as he fills your home with music at the most recent family Christmas party.

Then time passes and they become little performers on the big stage in front of a big audience of their friends, parents, and fellow students. Enjoy the compliments you as the parent receive for your child's hard work and beautiful playing!

Eventually you begin to see him developing positive character traits like valuing hard work, all while making their favorite pop, classical, and blues tunes! You can't remember when you stopped having to beg your child to do their homework and get off of the iPad!

All these vivid futures are possible at my piano studio because of my core value that studying music should be an enjoyable experience. I offer a positive learning environment with piano games and tend the growing seed of music education through encouragement of creative expression in the music learning process!
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About

Eric delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2015

Hi, there! My name is Eric Rinehart and I can't wait to meet you! I am licensed in the Simply Music Piano Method and I am so excited because this program is quite literally the best thing I have seen in music education.

I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my students experience the joy of music, improve their performance skills, and learn to play their favorite songs early on in their lessons. Simply Music guarantees you will learn 30-50 songs in your first year of lessons! Isn't that incredible?

I went to UCSB and earned a degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry in 2015. I'm a passionate, nurturing, and warm teacher excited to bring the FUN and joy of music making!! I look forward to helping you reach your goals!

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Ignite the joy of music.
Build performance skills.
Develop discipline and persistence.
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***Qualifications***
- Licensed Simply Music Educator.
- 15 years of playing experience.
-2 years of teaching experience.
-2 time record-holding World Champion Euphonium player with the Concord Blue Devils.
-Born to 5th generation piano family.

***My Mission***
To give my students a life long love to music with full creative expression.

***Bio***
I began lessons with mom at the age of 8 and was hooked by music. After my fifteen years of playing and study of music, I continue to learn and evolve as a pianist and educator.

When I am not playing the piano my other hobbies include going to learning about marketing and business, staying healthy, and watching something that will make me laugh.

It is my dream to grow my strong communal piano academy of highly motivated students that pursue excellence in music.

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Experience

Owner and Head Teacher
Sep 2015 - Present
Eric R. Piano Studio

Driven 11,383 views to date on YouTube for Piano.

Self-promoted 4 solo piano recitals seating 60 attendees avg.

Developed Musical Minds Podcast to interview the most current thought leaders in music.

Custom Piano Curriculum for Students (age range 5-82).

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Independent Contractor
Jul 2017 - Oct 2017
Dancing Keys Music Studio

The Simply Music Method is a breakthrough in music education.

It's ability to get kids playing music from their very first lessons ensures a life-long love of lessons and music.

Education

Technical Piano Performance
Aug 2017 - Present
Private Student of Renowned Pianist, Samuel Grodin
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
UC: Santa Barbara
Euphonium Performance
Nov 2010 - Aug 2014
Concord Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Completion of Foundation Level 2 Program
Sep 2017
Simply Music

This is the second level in the Simply Music program, adding greater complexity into level one music.

Completion of Accompaniement Program
Sep 2017
Simply Music

The accompaniment program begins the study of accompanying others including singers and instrumentalists. Such topics involved include transposition, learning all chords commonly used (maj, min, aug, dim, maj7, 7, sus, add 9, 11th, and 13 chords.

Completion of Composition and Improvisation Program
Sep 2017
Simply Music

The Composition and Improvisation Program encourages students early on in their lesson experience to begin applying principles of piano to composing and creating their own unique music.

Completion of Arrangements 1 Program
Sep 2017
Simply Music

The arrangements 1 program takes the foundational level music, and arranges them into more complex and beautiful sounding music to produce a progressive overload effect.

Licensed Simply Music Piano Instructor
Aug 2017
Simply Music

This asserts that I have completed the initial teacher training and licensing of the Simply Music Piano Method.

No Book Beginners Course Certification
Jul 2017
Tim Topham Inner Circle Community

The most effective training in the first 12 weeks of a pianist's education.

A no-book approach through observation and play at the piano is proven to be the most effective teaching method!

Awards

Phi Mu Upsilon
Jun 2015
UCSB Chemistry Departement
World Champion Euphonium Player with the Concord Blue Devils
Aug 2014
Drum Corps International
World Champion Euphonium Player with the Concord Blue Devils
Aug 2012
Drum Corps International
Outstanding Performer
Apr 2009
Reno Jazz Festival

Photos & Videos

Welcome to my studio! Everybody is musical. Now let's just refine it!
Enjoy Jingle Bells with a twist. It's fast, it's intense, it's BANANAS. Completely opposite of my downtempo soothing sounds piano album.
Get these 5 tips to succeed best at piano playing!
Get to know Eric and learn about Simply Music Piano Method
A lullaby written for my beloved dog! 🐶 Composition I find is a great way to express yourself!
A little snapshot of my recital with the boys in my studio at the Winter 2016 Piano Recital!

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A little thumbnail from my most recent recording of the Raindrop Prelude

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Meet Kai a karate loving pianist from my studio in Napa!

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From my summer 2017 recital, turnout of 8 kids 60 attendees and lots of fun!
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5 Reviews

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Kaleena Aug 2, 2017
AP Chemistry · In home

Eric tutored me throughout the 2016-2017 school year in AP Chemistry. Throughout the year I played competitive volleyball and Eric was always very flexible with scheduling and making sure he could fit me in- even if it was last minute.

I could tell that Eric generally cared about how well I understood each piece of material. No matter how long it took for me to understand he never gave up on me; if one explanation didn't make sense to me, then he would reinterpret it another way. Even during times throughout the school year when I was just so over chemistry, he pushed me and he kept me on track.

The impact that Eric had on me was incredible and I highly recommend his services. Without Eric's help, I know that I would not have been able to receive an A in this class or be able to manage all of my activities.

I learned more about the subject of chemistry then I ever wanted too.... AND I ended up passing the AP exam! Thank YOU Eric!

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Kaleena Aug 2, 2017
AP Chemistry · In home

Eric tutored me throughout the 2016-2017 school year in AP Chemistry. Throughout the year I played competitive volleyball and Eric was always very flexible with scheduling and making sure he could fit me in- even if it was last minute.

I could tell that Eric generally cared about how well I understood each piece of material. No matter how long it took for me to understand he never gave up on me; if one explanation didn't make sense to me, then he would reinterpret it another way. Even during times throughout the school year when I was just so over chemistry, he pushed me and he kept me on track.

The impact that Eric had on me was incredible and I highly recommend his services. Without Eric's help, I know that I would not have been able to receive an A in this class or be able to manage all of my activities.

I learned more about the subject of chemistry then I ever wanted too.... AND I ended up passing the AP exam! Thank YOU Eric!

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Tempe Jul 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Eric recently played our baby grand piano during a Christmas party, and he was a delightful addition to the festive atmosphere.  He played for about 5 hours and skillfully performed a repertoire of holiday classics and a perfect mix of standard classics which added to the holiday flair.  We look forward to asking Eric to entertain our guests at a future festive party!

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Nancy Jul 14, 2017
Piano · In home

Eric was always very pleasant and respectful. He truly cares about his students. Our son was in his 9th year of lessons, so he was already pretty much established in his style, however, I looked at it as a mentor for him. They jammed together which was very positive in keeping his interest in music.
I definitely recommend Eric for children of all ages.

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Susan Jul 14, 2017
Piano · In home

Eric is an amazing person, musician, and teacher. I feel extremely fortunate to have had him as my son’s piano teacher this past year. A quality that I love most about Eric is how he brings his own passion and enthusiasm for music to every lesson his does. My son (age 14) felt inspired after every lesson with him and although he has always loved music, it was not until we found Eric that he really began looking forward to his lessons every week. Eric is patient, encouraging, engaging, and very talented. He adapts his teaching style to the personal needs of each student regardless of their age and experience level. I loved that he worked with my son to find pieces that he would truly enjoy learning and playing. With Eric as a teacher, lessons are not only about how many minutes you practiced or pages you completed in a workbook – they are about how the music makes you feel, the enjoyment that comes with learning and playing and the reward you feel when you reach that next goal you set for yourself. I highly recommend Eric to anyone starting or continuing their musical journey. Eric does not just give lessons, he brings music into the heart of anyone he teaches and those who listen to him play.

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