John Bender

John B.

Moreno Valley, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I teach jazz, rock, and beginning classical piano, with and emphasis on performance, theory, and songwriting.
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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2015

I am a graduate of the Cal Poly Pomona music department looking forward to sharing my passion and knowledge with people who want to express themselves with music!

I use the John Thompson Piano book series to build understanding of written music, theory, and artistic expression. In addition to teaching classical techniques, I help guide my students on the path to writing their own music!

During my time in university I played piano with the Kellogg Soul Ensemble and the Jazz Combo. I also sang extensively with the university concert choir.

I currently play gigs with a jazz trio and a funk-rock band. I also play keyboard on recordings for local pop and hip-hop artists, and assist with arrangements and choir direction.

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BA in Music Industry Studies
Sep 2010 - Jun 2016
California Polytechnic University, Pomona


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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6 Reviews

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Brett Feb 8, 2019
Piano · In home

Great teacher! Helping me with Piano and Music Theory, has a great approach to teaching piano.

Aaron C. Jan 17, 2019
Piano · Online

Awesome! John is an expert at the piano and an expert at breaking down instructions on how to easily learn to play the piano. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to develop their piano skills!

Zach A. Jan 17, 2019
Piano · In home

Great communication; looking forward to future lessons

Shirley Dec 8, 2018
Piano · In home

As a senior lady, I was pleased to find a patient and intelligent piano teacher that renewed my interest after many years!

Elijah Dec 5, 2018
Composition · In home

Being an aspiring musician looking to find ways to progress his craft, I knew I needed professional help. John was recommended by a mutual friend and delivered on his promise of giving me the musical knowledge I needed in my work. John's work ethic and patience when it came to breaking down musical structures and theory was appreciated. He was timely, accommodating, and motivating too. I learned a lot from him as a teacher. Highly recommended.

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Brutus Dec 5, 2018
Piano · In studio

John was patient and knew how to get an older student such as myself past the piano roadblocks. He is dedicated and a skilled teacher.

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