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Our piano instructors are truly exceptional.  From jazz specialists and classical piano virtuosos to pop-rock singer-songwriters, and technology gurus.  We have great kids-oriented piano teachers too!  We offer teacher’s studio and in-home lessons in the Los Angeles area, and online lessons everywhere! Give us a ring, and we’ll explore who’d be the best fit for you!

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Darion

Darion was originally classically trained, but his true passion lies in playing and writing rock music, especially progressive rock. He graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2018 with a degree in Professional Music, with concentrations in songwriting and performance. Darion also is very interested in synthesizers and sound design, and creates patches for his own music. His approach to teaching involves targeting students’ musical interests and rearranging songs to match students’…

Elise

Elise is a singer, pianist, dancer, and actor based in Los Angeles. Highly trained in piano and voice Elise teaches all ages! She specializes in individualizing her lesson plans to fit her students’ needs. From classical to rock and pop Elise has you covered. Find your inner heart song as a singer, pianist and artist with her as she keeps you motivated and making music. Originally from Buffalo, Elise moved to New…

Seth

Seth earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition from the prestigious Lamont School of Music. He later received advanced training in Audio Engineering at Musicians Institute. Seth is a skilled instrumentalist and has expertise in assisting at multiple levels of music production, including writing and arranging as a composer, singing harmonies, playing piano and horn parts, producing, mixing, and engineering. He has had the honor of working with Grammy winning…

Douglas

In his youth in southeast Nebraska, Douglas excelled in classical piano studies, continuing at the University of Kansas and the University of Utah receiving his degree in Music Theater. He also acted in musicals and played trombone in the University Jazz Band which played at the Montreaux Jazz Festival. This spurred his quest for travel and he returned to Europe years later directing and singing with The Singing Waiters who toured for…

John

Originally from Fürth, Germany, John studied piano from a young age and won prizes at the Nuremberg Piano Competition and other regional events. As a violinist, he became concertmaster of the Bavarian State Youth Orchestra where he fell in love with the art of conducting. John has performed extensively on both the piano and violin, appearing as a violin soloist with the Klanglust! Chamber Orchestra on several occasions and traveling to many…

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Lucas

Lucas is a film composer, music producer, songwriter, and teacher with one studio feature film recently scored under his belt and an eclectic catalog of music distributed internationally. He was raised up and down the west coast of the United States from its southern to northern tips, including 3rd grade through 7th grade in Mexico. Piano lessons at a young age lead to rock bands, flamenco guitar, and theatre in High School,…

Cliff

Cliff Retallick is a music professional living in the Long Beach area of Los Angeles. He learned to play the piano sitting on his mother’s lap so he could reach the keys. His mother was a piano teacher so he was constantly surrounded by both music and the joy that it brings to those who learn it. He started teaching to complement his career as a professional pianist, composer and producer and…

Sophie

Starting lessons as soon as she could talk, Sophie has always had a passion for music. After growing up in Denver and graduating at the top of her class with an International Baccalaureate diploma, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue further musical endeavors. She is a classically trained piano player and is fluent in both guitar and voice with a deep understanding of music theory. Sophie is up and coming in…

Matthew

Matthew is a formerly signed Independent artist based out of Los Angeles, CA. Spending his formative years in Morocco with his Norwegian-American father and his African-American mother before moving to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Matthew fell in love with music as a young boy. Introduced by his supportive musician father to the songwriting of The Beatles, the stage presence and undeniable showmanship of James Brown and the epic artistry of Michael Jackson, Matthew didn’t…

Matt

Matt is a piano, guitar, and drums instructor as well as a composer and arranger. He has scored over 20 films as well as TV shows, web series, commercials, and jingles. His music has been performed domestically and abroad, and his recordings have been heard around the world. Matt holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB and has over six years experience teaching piano,…

Dominique

Dominique Vance is a former child prodigy who holds a B.A. in Violin Performance from Carnegie Mellon University with a double major in Business Administration, as well as a law degree from Pace University in New York. As a child and young adult, she won many local and international piano and violin competitions, and played concerts on both instruments almost every week. She soloed in Carnegie Hall several times, starting at age…

Chris

Chris was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he started learning piano at the age of 5, harp at the age of 7, and drums at the age of 12. He has since also picked up the accordion, bass, guitar, and harmonica. From the ages of 15 to 26 Chris performed and toured with several different bands, including opening for Pat Benatar. He continued touring and performing up until moving to…

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Ulf

Ulf studied classical piano in Germany before studying jazz piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. He completed his BM in Contemporary Writing and Production in 2006 and is the recipient of ASCAP’s Henry Mancini Scholarship, and Berklee’s Contemporary Writing and Production Award. Ulf has a real passion for teaching piano, and enjoys working with students of all experience levels, but particularly students on the more advanced end of the…

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Alex W

Alex’s specialties include jazz and classical piano lessons, film scoring, and music recording/production. Alex holds degrees from UH (classical piano), and USC (master’s degree in film scoring), and enjoys working with eager students of all levels. As Alex explains, “my favorite students are those that show a curiosity to expand their musical tastes and have interest in being CREATIVE while they play. Outside-the-box students are some of the best to work with,…

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Alex C

Alex is a dazzling classical pianist and composer for film, video and games. He’s also a music software expert (Logic, Pro Tools, Vienna Ensemble Pro, Finale, Sibelius) Alex earned a Master of Music in Screen Scoring from USC, where he received the Betty Rose Collaboration Award and was selected for a mentorship with James Newton Howard (The Dark Knight, King Kong, Signs). He studied piano under Tomoko Kanamaru at the College of…

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Anastasia

Anastasia is a classical voice specialist, who holds a master’s of music from University of Southern California. She offers voice lessons to students as young as 9 years-old, and especially enjoys working with classical, pop, jazz, and musical theater styles. Anastasia also also enjoys teaching piano to students as young as 3 years old. Her goal as a teacher is to help each student find their own voice through developing a solid…

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Cassie

Cassie has a sunny, enthusiastic personality – she loves teaching voice and piano students of all ages – – particularly those who like to sing and play. Cassie offers both in-home and teacher’s studio lessons. Her stylistic specialities are R&B, Pop, Rock, Country, and Gospel — She also enjoys working with beginning classical students. Cassie grew up in Massachusetts, and began performing at the age of eight.  She studied Jazz at the New England Conservatory,…

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Ashley

Voice lessons with Ashley are a blast. She is a wonderfully talented singer who was featured on season 12 of NBC’s “The Voice.” Ashley’s teaching style is warm and supportive – she’s great with kids, and adults too! Ashley and earned a B.A. in Jazz Voice from University of Miami, and does a lot of professional session singing (recording). As you might guess, she’s terrific with a broad range of styles –…

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Chresten

Chresten is one of those rare guys, like Prince or Paul McCartney, that can play anything – drums, guitar, piano.  He’s also a songwriter, and fluent with music software (Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools). Not fair eh? A graduate of Iowa State, Chresten has 20+ years of music experience. He takes a personal approach with each student. As Chresten says, “every student is unique and everyone’s journey in music is different!” You’ll…