- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Classical Training with a BM, MM and DMA degree
Continuing Lecturer in Collaborative Arts
University of California Santa Barabara since 2005
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
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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John is really great. He takes the time to understand what your goals are and teaches according to your needs. He is patient and provides constructive comments.
It's hard to say enough about how happy we are to have found John. My 2 boys love taking lessons with him, but yet still he challenges them and holds them to a high standard. John is a talented and knowledgeable pianist, and a very friendly and approachable person. A top notch instructor.+ Read More