Ivan Shallal

Ivan S.

Wildomar, CA
Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Piano lessons are an excellent way to engage all parts of your brain while having fun.

My lessons include: note reading, technique, music theory, ear training, and musicianship.

Although I can teach a variety of genres, my specialty is in classical music.

About Ivan S.

Hello! My name is Ivan. I am a classically trained pianist. I have been playing the piano for 17 years and have been teaching for 5 years. I like to give my students the opportunity to not only progress in skill, but also enjoy what they are learning!

My lessons focus on 5 things:

- note reading
- technique
- music theory
- ear training
- musicianship

My specialty is in teaching classical music (Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, etc.). I can also teach pop and modern new age styles as well.

If you are interested in forming a solid musical foundation, then I'm your guy! Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.


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8 Reviews
Leigh-Anne P.
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Ivan is the best, he really worked with my daughter and she enjoys her lessons a lot. She's learned a lot in a short period of time. Ivan is very effective with the online format we chose to use during the pandemic. Couldn't be happier.

Posted Jun 17, 2020
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Best piano teacher ever!

Posted Jun 6, 2020
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I would like to highly recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher for children. Ivan is a gifted piano teacher. He is very well-respected in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan. This community is extremely fortunate to have a music teacher of his caliber to teach in this area.

Ivan is passionate about music. His love for the art is evident in his enthusiastic and energetic teaching techniques. He is exceedingly patient with all students, encourages them, and coaxes the very best effort from each one. Although he is one of the best music teachers in the zone, his prices are extremely reasonable. In my opinion, he is worth every penny he charges, and I certainly believe I have received excellent service for my money.

It is my great pleasure to recommend Ivan Shallal as a music teacher. I am tremendously grateful to him for everything he has taught my daughter.

Posted Apr 15, 2019
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Ivan was an absolutely wonderful Piano teacher to my son, who was 3-4 years old at the time. My son had a peculiar way of learning and appreciating music, and Ivan seamlessly adapted to my son’s learning style, engaged with him in a fun but effective dynamic, and taught him skills beyond my expectations! He’s kind, patient and highly skilled as a teacher. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

Posted Apr 10, 2019
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Ivan was the piano teacher for my 3 boys ages 14, 12 and 7 years old for about 2 years. Before Ivan, my kids lost interest in learning and practicing piano. Ivan was able to engage their interest and make them love practicing. He encouraged them to pick music from famous songs or movies which helped to attract their attention. My kids looked at him as a role model. It was a pleasure having him as their piano teacher. He is a great one. It was a big loss for us when he moved out of the state. He is highly recommended.

Posted Apr 8, 2019
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Ivan is a great mentor and teacher. He has the ability to make each session very fun and interesting as he also moves at a pace that’s best for the student so no added pressure is present. Ivan himself is capable of bringing out the best in your art when you least expect it, that’s what makes him great at what he does as a person because he is very understanding and will do everything in his power to see you succeed and bloom. Ivan has worked with me for many years and if it wasn’t for his positivity and encouragement that he would bring with him to every session, I wouldn’t be the man I was today without him

Posted Apr 4, 2019
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Ivan is a great teacher who knows how to interact and teach kids in a way which makes them excited to play piano. Before Ivan was my teacher I didn’t really have an interest in piano but as he came along he helped me develop a urge to be better in piano. Ivan also has patience with kids and helps them learn how to get the right notes and memorize the songs effectively. Ivan didn’t just teach me how to memorize songs he taught me how to read the notes and be able to play the piano without memorizing notes on a sheet of paper. He is a great mentor and a better person

Posted Apr 4, 2019
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In just one lesson, he quickly and precisely taught me everything I need to know to start learning piano. He taught me what every note is and how to read them, on top of what every symbol means and even gave me example songs to play which helped to drill it in my head.

Posted Apr 3, 2019

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Piano Teacher
Aug 2014 - Jun 2017

Private Studio


Piano Performance
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014

Oakland University



Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Piano Technicians Guild
Jan 2016
The Piano Technicians Guild (PTG) is the world's premier source of expertise in piano service and technology. The mission of the Piano Technicians Guild is to promote the highest possible standards of piano service by providing members with opportunities for professional development, by recognizing technical competence through examinations and by advancing the interests of its members.

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