- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- February 2002
I am Certified Beginning Piano teacher as well as an intermediate level teacher. I studied piano at Cerritos College of Norwalk, CA with an emphasis in piano and completed my Bachelor of Arts degree in Music with a focus in percussion from CSU Long Beach. I currently teach private and have taught classroom lessons for piano. I have consistently taught piano since 2002 to students ages 5 and above.
I have traveled the world to perform and teach music. I have been to Brazil to study samba and its many different styles through the World Percussion Program of CSU Long Beach in 2006 and 2007. In 2012, I traveled to Colombia and Venezuela to perform with the band of Terratour, a humanitarian group. My close friend and I performed his inspirational and encouraging music. We collaborated with local musicians in local venues. I have always admired traveling and performing live, and Terratour was the best opportunity to do so.
You may have notice I'm a Carpenters fan! I sing, play piano and drums. The Carpenters are my musical inspirations and that's exactly how I perform- with passion and tender, love, and care. I was once the other musical half of a Carpenters tribute band, Close To You. My friend and I learned many of the Carpenters tunes and collaborated with vocals, piano, steel drums, drums and other percussion. We have disbanded, but even before forming the band, I was always singing and playing drums/piano simultaneously on my own and still continue to.
I am available for online, in-home, or in-studio lessons. If your child younger than 5 can count to 10 and knows the alphabet, then I would be happy to add him/her to my roster. If you want to develop your talent, I can do that with you. You have all the ability and power to learn and be great- I'm just going to guide you all the way to your goal.
Please notify me of the special need prior to booking lessons so I can accommodate.
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Michelle has been very good at keeping my 8 year old engaged and interested in learning to read music. We are looking forward to many more lessons.
So far so good
Michelle was great! On time, very patient and great at explaining information to my 6-year-old grandson!
Michelle is a great piano teacher, she taught 3 of my kids. Michelle always took the time to make sure each lesson was fun and interesting.
I would highly recommend Michelle as your next music instructor.
Great teacher. She has great teaching skills. She teaches in a patient and understanding way.
Michelle is very patient and she has the perfect temperament to teach children. We have known Michelle for many years. She is currently teaching my 5 year old daughter. When we decided to have our five year old lessons, we were very pleased Michelle was available to instruct her. Michelle has taught our other two daughters. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone!+ Read More
Very knowledgeable, patient, and interactive instruction.