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Summer L.
Newport Beach, California
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We will work together to develop your musicianship and make learning music fun, regardless of age or musical background. Lessons will be at your pace, tailored to your interests, and, perhaps most importantly, will foster a love and understanding of music. Students will learn songs they love to play — from any genre — while also developing important skills such as learning how to practice, note reading, rhythm, playing by ear, and technique, as well as songwriting, composing, improvisation, and music theory.
About Summer L.

My primary goal as a teacher is to make music lessons a positive, life-enriching experience for my students. Above all, our lessons will focus on reaching your musical potential and goals. Lesson curriculum will cover the practical skills you need in order to develop musical fluency, creativity, and confidence so playing your instrument and learning new material doesn’t become a mundane or stressful chore. I have been teaching piano, guitar, and music theory for the past 12 years in both private and classroom settings, working with students of all ages, levels, and musical backgrounds, including students with special needs.    I hold a Master’s degree in Music from University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Audio Engineering from Berklee College of Music, Boston. Over the last decade, I’ve been based in New York and Southern California, where I run my private music studio, teaching students across the country via online and in-person lessons, in addition to performing in various settings and working as an accompanist and music director. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions about lessons or scheduling!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2009

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Masters of Fine Arts in Music

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Teaches ages 5+

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Summer L.
Newport Beach, California
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Develop your Unique Style with Creative Piano Lessons from a Pro
Student Favorite
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We will work together to develop your musicianship and make learning music fun, regardless of age or musical background. Lessons will be at your pace, tailored to your interests, and, perhaps most importantly, will foster a love and understanding of music. Students will learn songs they love to play — from any genre — while also developing important skills such as learning how to practice, note reading, rhythm, playing by ear, and technique, as well as songwriting, composing, improvisation, and music theory.
About Summer L.

My primary goal as a teacher is to make music lessons a positive, life-enriching experience for my students. Above all, our lessons will focus on reaching your musical potential and goals. Lesson curriculum will cover the practical skills you need in order to develop musical fluency, creativity, and confidence so playing your instrument and learning new material doesn’t become a mundane or stressful chore. I have been teaching piano, guitar, and music theory for the past 12 years in both private and classroom settings, working with students of all ages, levels, and musical backgrounds, including students with special needs.    I hold a Master’s degree in Music from University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance and Audio Engineering from Berklee College of Music, Boston. Over the last decade, I’ve been based in New York and Southern California, where I run my private music studio, teaching students across the country via online and in-person lessons, in addition to performing in various settings and working as an accompanist and music director. Please feel free to send me a message if you have any questions about lessons or scheduling!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2009

Education

Masters of Fine Arts in Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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I've worked with a lot of private music teachers over the years for multiple instruments, and Summer is one of the best! What stands out the most, aside from her excellent musicianship and relevant teaching methods, is that she genuinely cares about her students and how they are progressing. Summer has a gift for knowing how to push the student to progress, but also counterbalancing that dynamic by reassuring the student to be kind to her/himself throughout the learning process. I highly recommend Summer to anyone else looking to learn piano or guitar!

Posted Mar 3, 2022
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I have been looking for an instructor for quite some time and finding Summer was a stroke of luck! She is an amazing instructor and a pleasure to work without.

Posted Nov 21, 2021
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Summer is very patient and professional. I am so enjoyed with her lesson.

Posted Nov 20, 2021
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Guitarist
Jan 2013 - Present
Self-employed
Pianist
Jan 2009 - Present
Self-employed
Music teacher
Jan 2009 - Present
Self-employed
Teaching piano, guitar, and music theory
Music director
May 2016 - May 2018
Events band
Worked as musical director, accompanist, and pianist for events band, performing at corporate events, charity fundraisers, and private parties throughout the Greater New York City area.
Piano and Guitar Faculty
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Private Music School
Piano Faculty
Sep 2013 - May 2016
Music school
Teaching and designing curriculum for private lessons and group music classes in elementary schools to children aged 5 and older.
Masters of Fine Arts in Music
Aug 2018 - Dec 2020
University of California, Irvine
B.M. Music Performance
Sep 2010 - May 2013
Berklee College of Music
B.M. Music Production and Engineering
Sep 2010 - May 2013
Berklee College of Music
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Berklee College of Music Alumni
May 2013
The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits. Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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Instructor details
Piano
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Vista Cajon
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$65
45 minutes
$85
60 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30