- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- 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.
Great teacher! Helping me with Piano and Music Theory, has a great approach to teaching piano.
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!
Great communication; looking forward to future lessons
As a senior lady, I was pleased to find a patient and intelligent piano teacher that renewed my interest after many years!
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.+ Read More
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.