Piano lessons are a practical way to enrich yours or your children's lives. One does not necessarily need to play an instrument to enjoy music, however, a hands-on approach to music making can bring great enjoyment and intellectual stimulation. It requires time and financial commitment and investment that results in greater concentration, fine motor function, coordination, and other cognitive benefits for the student. And yes, there are many other instruments that provide a similar experiences. However, the piano is a most comprehensive instrument in terms music making. It allows for melody and harmony, and provides a range just shy of a full orchestra. When mastered, one can produce beautiful melodies, nuances and subtlties, as well as great power in its sound.
Being classically trained, I stress note-reading, proper posture and fingering, consistent practice, along with aural skills and theoretical knowledge. It is with this comprehensive approach that I believe the student can completely immerse and understand the music that s/he is playing.
Performances and competitions are encouraged for students to partake, but are not required. These are opportunties for students to share in his/her polished work much like an artists shares his/her paintings.
Lessons are open to all interested students. I have experience teaching students ages 5 and older, including adults and seniors.
Location and Fees
Currently, lessons offered are in-home or in-studio. Fees listed are for San Gabriel Valley areas, generally from Glendale/La Canada to Monrovia, Altadena to El Monte.
Within SGV: $60/hr
Outside of SGV: $75/hr (limited areas of LA and Orange Counties)
Tuition is paid in cash or check and is non-refundable. Returned checks or late payment will result in penalty fees. Books and supplies are extra, not included in tuition fees.
Make-up lessons may be possible. They are dependent on schedule availability, and under these circumstances:
1) Lesson canceled with 24-hour notice
2) Teacher cancels lesson
3) Emergencies (cancellations within 24-hrs) with documentation