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Joe S.
Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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Piano playing made easy. Start learning today from an experienced music teacher of 20+ years.
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I have been playing piano for 20+ years. I started in college as part of my keyboard and music theory training. While teaching, I try to incorporate sight reading, music theory, and overall proficiency.
About Joe S.

I absolutely love teaching music! After over 25 years of teaching, performing, writing, and recording in all styles/genres, it continues to be a great adventure. It is a joy to pass this on to others...especially seeing my students that never touched the instrument going on to be very proficient players. I take teaching seriously, but definitely try to make it enjoyable for the student. I studied classical guitar in college, but was playing everything from Van Halen to Jazz to Country & Blues before that. Currently, I'd consider myself a flat out musical mutt...enjoying anything and everything. The love of guitar has also expanded to a multitude of instruments that I record, gig, & teach with.

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Masters in Business Administration

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Piano
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Joe is an excellent observer and listener. In our first lesson, was able to assess where I was at and immediately start providing constructive feedback. Looking forward to continuing!

Posted Apr 10, 2021
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I like his combination of enthusiasm and patience! Excellent skills!

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Instructor details
Piano
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
45 minutes
$47
60 minutes
$59
75 minutes
$70
90 minutes
$81
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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