John Ballerino

John B.

Ventura, CA

About John B.

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John teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: 1985
Last sign in: Within two months


I have been a piano teacher and vocal coach since 1985.

I have a Doctorate in Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California (1992)

I teach Collaborative Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara (since 2005)

I have been on the musical staffs of Opera Santa Barbara, Utah Festival Opera, Sarasota Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Fresno Opera, Opera Academy of California and Opera NEO as a pianist, coach and chorus master.

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Opera Santa Barbara


Continuing Lecturer in Collaborative Arts

Mar 2005 - Present
University of California Santa Barbara

Pianist and Chorus Master

Jan 1998 - May 2016
Opera Santa Barbara

Piano Teacher

Jan 2000 - Jun 2003
Pasadena Conservatory

Piano Teacher, Vocal Coach

Jan 1995 - Jun 2003
Chapman University

Drake University Preparatory Department

Jan 1983 - Jan 1986
Drake University


Doctor in Musical Arts Collaborative Arts/Piano

May 1986 - Sep 1992
University of Southern California

Masters Degree in Piano Performance

Sep 1981 - May 1983
Drake University

Bachelors degree in Piano Performance

Sep 1976 - May 1980
University of the Pacific

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Koldofsky Graduate Scholarship in Accompanying

May 1992
University of Sourpthern California

Scholarship (twice)

Jul 1989
Music Academy of the West
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