- Levels Taught:
- Intermediate, Advanced
I teach jazz piano arrangement and soloing techniques.
I teach classical repertoire of many diverse composers.
I tailor my instruction to the needs and interests of my students.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
I am a professional pianist and worship leader who lives in Palmdale, Ca. with my wife and three kids. I have a MM Degree from the Juilliard School where I studied with Jerome Lowenthal. I also have an extensive background in Jazz improvisation and I have taught both classical repertoire and jazz improvisation at local colleges.
My Jazz teachers included Terry Trotter, Harold Denko and Gary Dial. Currently I teach at Antelope Valley College. I also am a worship leader and have 20 years experience with piano improvisation as related to the worship service.
Les Counts is an excellent teacher of both jazz improv as well as full on classical styles. A caring and patient teacher who pulls the best out of each of his students. I have heard many of his students perform and they are all competent and interpretive. I highly recommend him for a piano teacher.+ Read More
I studied Piano with Les for a semester at Antelope Valley College. Whether you are starting off or looking to take your Piano playing to the next level, Les is the instructor you are looking for. Les possess a wealth of knowledge across various styles. I highly recommend Les Counts.+ Read More
He is an amazing teacher
Has lots of knowledge in music theory
Can teach many styles of music
Is an overall amazing teacher
Mr accounts is well versed in Music theory especially jazz and it’s application. As an instructor he is encouraging and patient. He explains different techniques simply and clearly. As an adult student I found his respectful approach comforting and kind. I learned and accomplished much under Mr Counts tutelage.+ Read More
Les is a great piano teacher. He has taught all 3 of my children. My oldest 2 kids have taken lessons from him for 12 years. They are both accomplished pianists. My youngest has taken piano with him for 6 years. She enjoys piano as well.