Nedda Black
Santa Monica, CA
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Nedda Black

Nedda B.

Santa Monica, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Our lessons together will provide a stimulating, supportive learning environment for you to learn and grow in your musical understanding and facility at the piano. We will craft a curriculum and approach together that will address your own unique needs and help you achieve your goals and gain a well-rounded music education. Whether you are a beginning student who is finally treating yourself or your children to lessons, or an advanced student seeking to deepen your skills and understanding, we will work together to find the best course for you. My hope is to help foster a lifelong love of music in all of my students, whether music is their profession or a hobby that brings them stress relief and joy. Through the vehicle of music lessons, I have had the good fortune of seeing countless students not only discover in the piano an unparalleled vehicle for personal expression, but also develop improved self-esteem, intellectual capacity, and a generally improved sense of well-being as a result of their music studies. Finally, I have developed expertise in working with injured musicians (for example, repetitive-stress injuries) and have had the honor of successfully working with musicians experiencing sometimes debilitating injury to develop technique that is more conducive to healthy, pain-free playing.

About Nedda B.

Our lessons together will provide a stimulating, supportive learning environment for you to learn and grow in your musical understanding and facility at the piano. We will craft a curriculum and approach together that will address your own unique needs and help you achieve your goals and gain a well-rounded music education. Whether you are a beginning student who is finally treating yourself or your children to lessons, or an advanced student seeking to deepen your skills and understanding, we will work together to find the best course for you. Lessons help foster a lifelong love of music in all of my students, whether music is their profession or a hobby that brings them stress relief and joy. Through the vehicle of music lessons, I have had the good fortune of seeing countless students not only discover in the piano an unparalleled vehicle for personal expression, but also develop improved self-esteem, intellectual capacity, and a generally improved sense of well-being as a result of their music studies. Finally, I have developed expertise in working with injured musicians (for example, repetitive-stress injuries) and have had the honor of successfully working with musicians experiencing sometimes debilitating injury to develop technique that is more conducive to healthy, pain-free playing.

With over 30 years of teaching experience teaching, I have the patience, insight, understanding, and knowledge to effectively teach piano to students of all ages and ability levels. As a classically-trained pianist with decades of education and training, including piano studies with Alan Chow (Northwestern University) and Nina Scolnik (University of California, Irvine), Taubman seminars (New York City), chamber music studies (Ameropa, in Prague), and Alexander studies with Phyllis Gilmore, I bring a diverse body of knowledge and experience to my teaching.

I offer private piano instruction to students of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of achievement. I take a holistic, integrative approach, which is specifically tailored to each student's individual needs and learning style. My background as a clinical social worker makes me especially suited to teach non-traditional students of music (students who maybe follow the road less travelled). I work with each student to craft a highly-individualized program for each student that integrates healthy, natural movement, drawing extensively from both the Taubman and Alexander Techniques.

Depending on each student's needs and learning style, lessons will include some combination of the following: ​

* Music Repertoire covering classical, jazz, rags, and/or popular music (depending on student goals)
* Artistic Expression and Coloration through Healthy, Natural Movement​
* Musical Interpretation
* Music Theory and Analysis
* Aural-Training and Sight-Reading
* Music History and Literacy
* Piano Technique (Through Optimal Body Use)
* Periodic Recitals (Not Required)

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Amalia
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I have been studying with Nedda for several years. When I first started working with her, I was injured with severe tendonitis and I thought that I would never be able to play again. After working with her and with her guidance, I am able to play again with ease, comfort, and no pain! She is a miracle worker! Do yourself a favor and sign up for lessons with Nedda. If you have any aspiration for studying music at university or being a professional musician, Nedda can get you there guaranteed. If you want to play music just for fun, you should still sign up with Nedda because she is a really fun, kind, and awesome teacher. She's fantastic and I honestly don't know where I would be career-wise without her!

Posted Jan 10, 2021

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