Orlia Amaral

Orlia A.

Palo Alto, CA

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Orlia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 3+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I am an experienced music instructor who has taught in Chicago, Austin, Orange County, and the Bay Area. I graduated with a Bachelor's in Music Education from Vanguard University. My earnest desire is to see each student succeed in meeting or surpassing their musical goals and expand their understanding of the world through music, the universal language. No two students learn in quite the same way, so I tailor each lesson by taking into account individual strengths, weaknesses, and interests to make learning fun!

Students will learn aspects of classical and popular music styles, basic music fundamentals, and songs/repertoire from around the world.

I look forward to sharing the joy of music with you!

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Piano and Voice Instructor
Oct 2017 - Present
MusicArt Studio

Piano and Voice Instructor
Oct 2017 - Present
California Conservatory of Music

Music Instructor
Jan 2005 - Present
Orlia's Music Lessons

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Aug 2016 - May 2017
Westlake Lessons

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Sep 2011 - Jul 2016
Village Music School

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Aug 2010 - Aug 2011
California Music Studios

Piano Instructor, Kindermusik Instructor, Accompanist
Sep 2009 - Jul 2010
Hyde Park Suzuki Institute


Bachelor of Arts, Music Education
Aug 2002 - May 2006
Vanguard University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

7 Reviews

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Wajma May 1, 2018
Piano · In home

My 7 year old would cry when having to go to piano lessons at school, but looks forward to her lessons with Orlia!

Alethea (. Apr 3, 2018
Piano · In home

My 5 year old likes her a lot!

Annie S. Mar 6, 2018
Piano · In home

My daughter really enjoyed her first lesson with Orlia and is looking forward to future lessons!

Jennifer Dec 16, 2017
Piano · In home

We loved having Ms. Orlia as our son's first piano teacher! As a boy with special needs (Autism and ADHD), we needed a teacher with patience, energy, experience, and a passion for music. Not only does Ms. Orlia have all of that, but she helped to instill a pride and love for music in our son as well. Her knowledge of piano theory and the inner workings of the piano itself really engaged our son, and he looked forward to lessons every week with Ms. Orlia! She tailored each lesson to his interests and questions, and met him on his level each week. Anyone would be lucky to have Ms. Orlia as their piano teacher!

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Yvette B. Dec 16, 2017
Piano · In home

Orlia was great with both my 7 year old beginner and my 14 year old alternative rock enthusiast! She has a great amount of patience and has fun teaching at the same time. I highly recommend!

Analecia Dec 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Even my most stubborn child enjoyed lessons with Orlia; she could get him to laugh & perform while I could barely convince him to practice daily. She was patient, encouraging, and flexible/creative with curriculum. She formed a great connection with all three of my children. We were very sad when she moved away.

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Julie Dec 15, 2017
Piano · In home

Orlia is the best!! My daughter had piano and voice lessons with Orlia for a year, before she moved. She is extremely knowledgeable and kind at the same time.

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