John Conaway

John C.

Santa Clarita, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Training ranging from traditional classical technique (like Bach, Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart) to modern improvisation (like hymn-playing and reading lead sheets).

About John C.

With a pedigree going back to Beethoven, a bachelor's in music and a certificate in theory, harmony, and ear training from Berklee College of Music online, I have a broad and versatile musical background. My training began when I was in 6th grade and started taking piano lessons. By 9th grade I began competing in national private school fine arts competitions, and aside from my solo performance background I have had extensive experience accompanying, writing, and arranging music.
I also come from a family of school teachers (both my parents, two aunts, and one uncle), and have extensive experience dealing with and teaching children (like tutoring, substitute teaching, coaching, and teaching in a church setting).
Because of all this background, I feel well-prepared to not only bring a strong knowledge-base and skill-set to the lessons I provide, but also to helpfully convey that knowledge-base and skill-set to my students.
My lessons are catered to the student and aim to develop the whole musician, technically and artistically, incorporating a broad musical understanding with the goals of the parent and/or student in mind. Let's make some true musicians!

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not provide any travel equipment. The student should provide a piano/keyboard for lessons.

*** Specialties ***
Along with teaching traditional piano technique, I specialize in improvisation, arranging, songwriting, and composition.

Reviews

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Laura D.
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Posted Apr 7, 2020
Anthony M.
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Posted Mar 21, 2020
Sandra V.

Taught basic foundation technique

Posted Jan 14, 2020
Kylie O.
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Everything great so far

Posted Jan 20, 2019
Jonathan K.
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He has a lot of patience !!! Great instructor

Posted Sep 25, 2018
Olivia
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Great! John was patient and made everything very clear and understandable for our daughter. She was thrilled, has been practicing and can't wait for another lesson!

Posted Feb 15, 2018
Praveena M.
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John is a fantastic teacher. He is very very patient! And is very knowledgeable and would highly recommend him.

Posted Jan 26, 2018
Deva M.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

John is a good teacher and very knowledge. I could see my son Ajay is gaining knowledge and learning to play Paino in a good amount of time. My son is only 4 and John has lot of patience in teaching him. Thank you John!

Posted Oct 12, 2017
jiale W.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Very good

Posted Jan 16, 2017
Mia S.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

John has been really patient with my daughter. Thanks to John she is now really interested in playing and goes to practice the piano on her own with out any prompting from me, which is wonderful!

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Ava S.
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John is really patient with my daughters. They have only had a few lessons, but they really look forward to them.

Posted Aug 16, 2016
Olivia
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My daughter really liked John. She is very excited about lessons to come.

Posted Aug 3, 2016
Carl M.
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great teacher. explains very clearly and move from one topic to another smoothly

Posted Jul 1, 2016
Maria H.
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My daughter really likes him. He is great. She is doing great with him. Recommend!

Posted Sep 1, 2015
Evelyn K.
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John is very patient with my son and knows what he is doing. My child is an 11 year old, intermediate player who was able to learn new skills with John. I highly recommend him for all levels of Piano players.

Posted Aug 7, 2015
Michael G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

John was absolutely the best. Very patient my 9 year old. We steadily saw a progression in our son's piano skills and we are sad that we are going to miss John as we relocate to a new state. I would definitely recommend John as an instructor for any young child looking to learn the piano.

Posted Jun 25, 2015
Tammy G.
Profile-location-home Student's Home

John is always on time and willing to make adjustments ahead of time when life happens. He is kind, friendly, and patient...helping our daughter become a better piano player.

Posted Mar 1, 2015
Ju Y.
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John is a very knowledgeable, patient and professional teacher for my 7 year old beginner who is taking piano lessons with him. When my child has difficulty with a particular technique or lesson, John always tries to come up with different ways to explain it until she has a better handle in the area of difficulty. My daughter says, "Mr. John is very nice and plays the piano really good." Most private teachers watch the clock, but there have been numerous times John has stayed beyond his time to finish explaining something and making sure my daughter understands. I would definitely recommend John as a teacher for anyone considering lessons for any level student.

Posted Dec 4, 2014

Experience

Piano Teacher
Sep 2013 - Present

Self-employed

Providing piano lessons for students of varying ages and abilities.

Transcriptionist
Jan 2011 - Jun 2011

Self-employed

Transcribing children's music from home-made recordings.

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Aug 2006 - May 2011

Appalachian Bible College

Master's Certificate
Jan 2007 - Nov 2009

Berklee College of Music Online

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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