Fresas Balistreri

Fresas B.

San Diego, CA
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About Fresas B.

Ready to have a fun time on the piano? I am the teacher to have! Fresas attended the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts where she was involved in the piano, choral, and theater departments. She participated in numerous competitions including the MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition. In college, she was involved with the University Choir and Gospel Choir where she was a featured soloist. She received her simultaneous Bachelor’s degrees in Business Administration and Music from UC Berkeley, with an emphasis on piano performance. She also obtained an Executive Master of Business Administration from Colorado Technical University. She had the opportunity to perform for the US troops as a singer in Qatar and Afghanistan first in October 2007 and recently in February 2009. She is a faculty member of the La Jolla Conservatory of Music and served as an accompanist for the San Diego Children's Choir. She has been active with the Philippine American Community of San Diego County since winning the titles of Miss Philippines San Diego County in 2006 and Miss RP-San Diego Tourism in 2007. She also composes her own music and is always eager to share that music with other music lovers. She continues to perform around San Diego County in various events.

*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are informal and engaging. I do not follow a strict schedule and leave room for creativity and spontaneity. I follow the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program curriculum, a national standard and pioneer in music education, and I encourage my students each year to take the exams for musicianship and theory for the appropriate grade level. I incorporate my classical piano training in my lessons, and my interests span from jazz piano, gospel, to contemporary music. My teaching philosophy entails the acknowledgment that each piano student is different and that is why I'm a firm believer in having a personalized yet structured lesson, so that it promotes creativity while strengthening the technical aspect of each student. My teaching style consists of intense training in virtuosic technique while incorporating musicality and expression into the music. My method of teaching is one that is driven with motivation, dedication, consistency, and persistence. I am very enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge of music to anyone who is interested in making music a fun and wonderful learning experience.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a mid-sized music room, with an upright piano, a digital keyboard, guitar, recording equipment, and a computer in the studio.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have a piano/keyboard.

*** Specialties ***
Classical, jazz, gospel, pop, musical theater genres for piano and voice. Specializes in beginning and intermediate students but teaches all levels for piano and voice. Music theory and songwriting are also offered.


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7 Reviews
Heather G
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Fresas is a fantastic teacher and well connected in her line of work. My daughter just started taking lessons and is motivated to sing. Very happy that Fresas has recommended a singing venue! Looking forward to amazing times!

Posted Feb 26, 2018
Jessica T.
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Fresas was fantastic! She worked one on one with my daughter and got her excited about singing and performing! I am very happy we found Fresas! I look forward to watching my daughter grow beautifully under her teaching.

Posted Jan 17, 2018
Gloria M.

Amazing Teacher.

Fresas is an excellent piano instructor who takes pride in her work and is very dedicated to her students. She is amazing with boys and can keep them motivated and inspired to learn more. I have and will continue to recommend Fresas to anyone with a desire to learn piano.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Highly recommended

Fresas is a wonderful, proficient, talented, patient and encouraging piano teacher. She has a cheerful and likable personality and my 6 year old daughter looks forward to her lessons every week. My daughter has already learned alot from Fresas and i am very pleased with her rate of progression. I highly recommend Fresas, especially for first time pianist.

Posted May 21, 2011


Fresas is an excellent teacher, my granddaugter is very happy with her

Posted Mar 22, 2011

Vice President - California Bank & Trust

At 53 years old, and as much as I had always wanted to play piano, I was really frightened to go for it and take lessons. So, my daughter knowing all of this signed me up for lessons with Fresas.....I am so extremely happy with my lessons and especially with Fresas. She is so welcoming and easy to take lessons with. She makes it so enjoyable and never makes me feel uncomfortable.

Posted Mar 7, 2011


I think fresas is a very good instructor, she is very gently with my thirteen year old daughter.It did not take a long period of time to focus in on my daughter strenghs and weaknesses. Her personality is encouraging

Posted Feb 20, 2011

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