Phoebe Stanciell

Phoebe S.

Anaheim, CA

Lesson Details



Phoebe delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 18 and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1988


BA in Music Therapy, with Minors in Bassoon & Piano

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

I absolutely love teaching! I've been teaching music for over 25 years! I specialize in adaptive piano lessons for special needs children.
Coming from a family of educators and musicians of two generations we wanted to do something for the community, so I co-founded Piano Play Music Systems,Inc. (an award winning inclusive private & group music program for children voted” The Best Piano School for Kids in LA”) 400+ student aged 19 months -adults. I further developed an advanced group piano pedagogy series of method books by editing, creating and developing characters, lyrics for songs within the books to enhance more enthusiasm for learning with older children.
As a trained music therapist, I also co-founded Keylife Foundation,(a non-profit organization that offers services for special needs children, primarily in the autism spectrum). Developed a keyboard program and curriculum with the Braille Institute of Los Angeles and other special needs children focusing on mainstreaming them into regular classes. Music is such a gift to give to others and its an art that is non-judgemental. Its all about you. That's what I want to bring the student--to love and enjoy. If its a recital you want, you can have that too!

I am a current member Music Teachers Assn. of California which can give my students a platform to perform and participate in competitions in the future as well.

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe lessons should have balance. I am going to give my very best to you in our time together, so let's rock it. I want you to get it and hopefully love it. We know you have a life, but put some time into your exercises and music and you will see progress.
I work well with children, but love adults too! If you want fundamentals, you've got the right lady. I teach classical repertoire and technique as well as pop, rock, standards. If you want more theory or ear training, I can do that too! Just Do it !

*** Travel Equipment ***
If we are able do additional computer theory, I will bring a laptop. I expect my students to have a full sized keyboard (if possible)or piano.

*** Specialties ***
Pretty general, across the board from Classical to pop.
Adaptive piano lessons for special needs children!

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Private Instructor
Jul 2013 - May 2016
Redlands Conservatory

I consider myself pretty experienced, as I've been teaching for over 26 years and love the challenge of finding my students' strengths so they may develop a lasting love for music and also get into great habits which will help them achieve in life

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Principle Instructor
Feb 1988 - Mar 2012
Piano Play Music Systems


Bachelor's of Music
Aug 1981 - May 1987
Howard University, Washington, DC


Spanish- still learning
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing at church worship

With one of my advanced students at a recital before his upcoming Concerto Competition

Having fun with my piano students at a Bowling Party I gave them for hard work!

Photo by Phoebe S.

Hubby & I at one of our favorite spots in Carmel, CA

My favorite dog Hershey


4 Reviews

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Christeena M. Apr 17, 2015
Piano · In home

Phoebe is awesome, we love taking lessons with her! Phoebe is very knowledgeable about Piano and she encourages my daughter in such a positive way that she really has made progress. Also, Phoebe is very patient which makes the experience that much easier. We highly recommend her!

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Geoffrey T. Mar 15, 2015
Piano · In home

Ms. Phoebe is very diligent and attentive with my son during his piano lesson. She gives enough to challenge him without overwhelming him so he is always excited for his next lesson. Couldn't be happier with the lessons.

Michael S. Oct 16, 2014
Piano · In home

This Review is from your Student Isabella's Guardian Christeena.

""Pheobe is an awesome instructor! Her patience and encouragement help me feel like my lessons are worth while. She presents her extensive knowledge on piano in a relaxed and engaging matter that helps me be a better student. Thank You Pheobe! "

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Heather R. Nov 28, 2013
Piano ·

Fantastic piano teacher!

Phoebe is wonderful with my 5 year old son. He looks forward to lessons every week! He is learning so much from her, from theory to composition. She makes it enjoyable for him, and can keep his attention for the entire lesson. I highly recommend Phoebe to anyone with a child looking to learn piano.

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