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Jazz piano lessons - Los Angeles - Red Pelican Music - Mike4


Mikey has been a truly inspiring piano teacher for my young boys. They find his lessons fun yet challenging, and their love for music has grown exponentially since he started with them. In addition, we are so pleased with how easy it's been scheduling and paying for lessons. An A+ experience overall!
Andrea Troyer
Mike was great to work with and he made learning a blast. If you are looking for a cool and fun teacher then Mike is your man!
Ryan K.
My 11 year-old son has been taking lessons with Mike for over 3 years. Mike's approach is individualized, strength-based, flexible, and truly fun! My son has some learning differences/challenges (ADHD, dyslexia) but these have never really been an issue during lessons - he and Mike always work together on navigating what they want to learn, explore, and create next!
Becky B.

Always smiling, Mike is a super-fun piano teacher, who specializes in jazz, pop/rock, and contemporary classical. A man of many talents, Mike also enjoys working with electronic music production and guitar students (and folks doing multiple instruments). Mike’s energetic approach makes him a great fit for both kids and adults. Students of all levels are welcome!

Mike has a B.A. in Music Performance and Recording Arts from the University of Colorado. He brings over a decade of experience as a pianist, producer, composer, and educator. Mike has toured internationally, performed with Grammy-nominated artists, played onstage in major musical theater productions, and composed pieces for film, television, and dance.

Music is the great passion of Mike’s life, and he enjoys sharing his love and knowledge with students. Mike’s students enjoy a lesson structure that is personally tailored to help them reach their own musical goals. He enjoys incorporating audio/video technology into piano lessons, as a learning tool, and for the creation of projects. Mike’s goal is for his students to not only improve their piano skills, but gain a greater appreciation and love for music!

Some of Mike’s favorite musicians include:

Philip Glass, Marco Benevento, Brad Mehldau, Thelonious Monk, John Mayer, John Scofield, Prince, Pino Paladino, Oteil Burbridge, Paul McCartney

In-Home Lessons
Los Angeles
English, Spanish
Live Video Lessons
Skype and Facetime

Piano lessons with Mike!