Sylvia Simpson

Sylvia S.

Helendale, CA

Lesson Details



Sylvia delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
November 2013

Now teaching and mentoring online!

My experience covers Music, Architecture (for buildings), and Metaphysics.

We can look into the individual subject you wish to learn, for a series of lessons. If you prefer, we may look into a range of topics for the lessons.

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My credentials are here...

Check out my blog posts for musicians:

How to Write a Song on Piano | 6 Tips for Writing Lyrics

8 Simple Steps for Learning Fast Piano Songs

How to Safely Store or Move a Piano | Caring For Your Piano

How to Practice Piano Arpeggios | Tips and Exercises

Mentoring and lessons are for general information and are not a substitute for contract documents nor any other sort of professional advice. Metaphysical topics are usually for entertainment purposes, as are music and performance topics, and are not a substitute for professional advice. I do not diagnose, prescribe, or treat any medical condition.

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Community Mentor
Jun 2015 - Present
University of London at Coursera

MOOC (Massive Online Open Coursework) forum administrator and mentor for graduate level course, Understanding Research Methods.

Mar 2012 - Present
E. Sylvia Simpson

Intuitive consultations for private clients and events, with tarot and oracles, for entertainment.

May 2011 - Present
E. Sylvia Simpson

Ordained clergy for Weddings, Celebration of Life and other rituals. Experience includes Handfastings (a traditional Irish/Celtic style wedding) and presiding as High Priestess. Affiliated with Universal Life Church and Church of Spiritual Humanism.

CEO and Podcaster
Nov 2009 - Present
Temple of Fortuna dot com

Founder and Principal Officer of 501(c)(3) California USA tax exempt organization. Produced weekly podcast internet radio show with guest speakers and musicians.

Jan 2000 - Present
E. Sylvia Simpson

California architect in private practice and in collaboration with design/build companies.

Pianist, Harpichordist, Vocalist, Composer
Sep 1977 - Jun 1981
stuff I did when I was in College

Classical music composer and duet leader. Backup pianist and harpsichordist for classical performances. Classical piano and vocal recital and chamber music performances. Pianist for college jazz band.

Electric Pianist, Keyboardist and Vocalist
Jun 1977 - Jun 1979
" Fantasy "

Working club musician. Electric pianist, lead and backup vocalist for a cover band that played weekend gigs.

Keeper of the Records / Historian
Sep 1976 - Jun 1977
High School Tolkien Society

While my brother was contemplating his future as a biologist, I busied myself with participation in fantasy/science fiction club events.

May 1964 - Jun 1977
stuff I did before High School graduation

Backup pianist for singer/dancer acts in the days before Kareoke. Keyboardist for soft rock group, which played for our senior assembly. Pianist and keyboardist for high school stage band. Backup pianist for band member's classical music competition. Pianist at numerous recitals. Singer/dancer/actress for city theater productions. Television show participant.

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Coursework in Occult Topics
Jun 2010 - May 2015
Magicka School
Bachelor of Science Architecture
Jan 1981 - May 1984
University of Maryland College Park
Honors Associate of Arts, Music
Jun 1977 - Jun 1979
Pensacola Junior College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
The written and aural language of Music.
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Registered Metaphysician ( RA, WMA )
Jun 2013
World Metaphysical Association

Professional Intuitive & Master Tarot Consultant

Ordained Clergy
Jun 2013
Universal Life Church

Reverend and Wedding Officiant

High Priestess, Second Degree Equivalency
Oct 2012
Magicka School

Advanced Wicca coursework leading to Ritual title and self initiation.

Oct 1991
California Architects Board

Professional Practice, License 22740


Phi Theta Kappa
Jun 1978
Pensacola Junior College
Music Study Club Scholarship
Jun 1978
Pensacola Junior College
Fee-Waiver Scholarship
Jun 1977
University of Nevada Reno


National Association of Professional Women
Mar 2012

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Photos & Videos

I was a lead vocalist and keyboardist for a professional cover band when I was in college.

My interior design modification reduced trip hazards at a change in level, and provided seating and storage for a wet bar.

Wet bar "before". Notice the sharp edge of the tile and the trip hazard at the change in level.
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Angel R. Nov 22, 2013
Piano ·

Makes Learning Fun!

Sylvia is a great teacher. She is very understandable and helps you learn in whatever manner you choose. If you're serious about learning piano, Sylvia should be your choice because of her array of knowledge and tips.

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