Mario Roque

Mario R.

Palmdale, CA

About Mario R.

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Mario teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: April 1984
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Mario was born in Argentina, and began Piano Lessons at age five at the National Conservatory of Music Fracassi del Carril in Argentina. In 1978 he graduated from the Conservatory with the degree of Superior Professor of Music. In 1983 he was admitted to the School of Music at the National University of Art in Argentina. In May 1990 Mario was accepted for more advance study with EARLE C. VOORHIES, who has been called the "DEAN OF MASTER TEACHERS" in California. In July 1992 Mario gave his first solo recital at the Pasadena Public Library with a great success, also he participated at the Los Angeles LISZT competition. In March 1993 he became an active member of the American College of Musicians and National Guild of Piano Teachers, and at the end of the same year he won the First Place at the Latin Music Festival organized by the Music Teacher's association of California M.T.A.C. Most recently Mario gave a solo recital at the Hollywood United Methodist Church with a brilliant success. Of course his program include some of his favorites Argentinian composers as Guastavino, Piazzolla. Ginastera etc.
Mario, has been acclaimed as a brilliant pianist with a strong interpretative gift, and exciting charismatic musical talent.

As a Piano teacher my primary function is to establish definite goals for piano students of all levels and grades; Goals for the earliest beginners as well as the artistic adult; Goals for the slow pupil as well as the gifted prodigy, teaching at my exclusive ANAVERDE area (Palmdale) Piano Studio.

*** Lesson Details ***
Private classes. English or Spanish

*** Studio Equipment ***
Yamaha Grand Piano C7

*** Specialties ***
All types of Music.

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With Martha Argerich. The best Pianist in the world.


Piano Teacher

Mar 1973 - Present
American College of Musicians, The National Guild of Piano Teachers.

Active member.

Piano Teacher

Mar 1984 - Nov 1989
Suzuki School of Music in Cordoba Argentina


Superior Prefessor of Music

Mar 1968 - Nov 1976
National Conservatory of Music Fracassi del Carril

Languages Spoken


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Piano CHOPIN's music interpretation seminar.

Mar 2008
School of Music. National University of Music.

Conducted by Argentinean pianist, composer and scholar. Dante Medina.

Piano analysis and interpretation and chamber music.

Apr 1988
Emory University of Atlanta EEUU.

Conducted by Dr. William Ransom. April 1988.

Superior Professor of Music.

Dec 1978
National Conservatory of Music Fracassi del Carril.


Latin Music Festival 1st PLACE

Jul 1993
Music Teacher's association of California M.T.A.C.


National Guild of Piano Teachers/American College of Musicians, The

Mar 1993

Our primary function is to establish definite goals and awards--in noncompetitive auditions--for students of all levels, from the earliest beginner to the gifted prodigy.

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7 Reviews on Mario R.

Grace H. Feb 2, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Excellent instructor!
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Jesse R. Dec 17, 2015
Piano · In studio
Best learning experience.
Jeff H. Jan 18, 2014
Verified Student
Professional and personable

I am so pleased to have Mario as my piano teacher! He is very kind, patient, and encouraging. His knowledge and skill are top notch and he brings out the best in his students!

I highly recommend Mario to students of any age.
Mika P. Dec 30, 2013
Best piano teacher I've ever had

I took piano lessons with Mario when I was 10-15 years old until I moved out of state. Before Mario, I had 2 other piano teachers and this is what I always tell people: I learned nothing from the first one (she only lasted one or two lessons), I learned my foundations from my second teacher (who I was with from ages 4-10), and I learned my musicality from Mario.

Mario is incredibly passionate about music and passes it onto his students. Since I had already learned basics (i.e. I already knew how to read music), I didn't know what to expect. However, I never could have reached the levels of technical mastery, emotional connection, and style I have without him.

I took 1 hour lessons once a week with Mario for almost 5 years.
At that time, we (his students) were not performing in recitals. Instead, Mario prepared us for an annual audition for the American College of Musicians / National Guild of Piano Teachers, of which I am the recipient of multiple awards.

I am so grateful for the time I spent as his student!
Roshan S. Dec 4, 2013
Outstanding classical piano teacher

I have taken classical piano lessons for 4 years with Mr. Mario. I have taken piano lessons with other teachers before I started with Mr. Mario but Mr.Mario's teaching was a huge difference. His teaching methods were well advanced and even my old friends recognized it and said that I played so beautifully. I always loved to go and learn from him because learning with him was so much fun and exciting. He was very flexible with the hours which was so helpful to me. I am so grateful to have known him and to have the privilege to learn from him.
Chinelo E. Dec 2, 2013
Best Piano Maestro

I have taken lessons with Mario for 8 years, and I must say that he is the most professional and personable maestro I have ever had the privilege of being taught by. I had absolutely no experience with piano prior to meeting Mario - he taught me everything from scratch. Having said that, Mario is exceptionally experienced and his teaching abilities are astounding. Unlike most teachers of musical instruments, Mario truly emphasizes the importance of discipline and proper technique, skills that are required for complete mastery and yet often neglected. However, he does so in an enjoyable and constructive way that makes one feel comfortable and eager to learn. Within the first three years of taking lessons with Mario, I won two auditions and two accredited awards from the American College of Musicians: National and International (13 years of age). I could not have possibly attained these honors without the instruction of such a knowledgeable and master piano teacher.
Rini J. Nov 29, 2013
Great teacher!

I took lessons with Mario for 6 years and I learned a lot. He teaches at a comfortable pace and knows how to help you improve.
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