Fantasia School Of Music

Fantasia School Of Music

5.0 (1)
Best of 2022
6 hires on
4 employees
18 years in business

About this pro

For our students, we find crucial these 3 things: diversity of styles, educational comfort & fun, and a  proper teaching method.

1. Style diversity. 

Some schools and teachers focus on classical music, not giving too much credit to other styles. Others prefer pop and rock, thinking that classical music is too serious. We teach many styles - classical, pop, jazz, musical, rock, music from TV & film, or even video games - depending on a student's interests, skills and abilities. 

2. Comfort and fun. 

We believe that every student, no matter their age or level, should feel comfortable during class and have some fun too - lessons don't have to be dull!

3. Methods. 

Our experience shows that mixing traditional ways of teaching with modern technologies brings the best results to our students. 

We've tested dozens of music apps and chose a few we use now in our classes. And we have our own books curriculum that we keep developing and improving. 

Anyone can experience our method: just ask for a free non-obligation trial lesson. 

Watching students grow musically, participating in recitals and concerts, and having fun in their lessons. 

Seeing them passing their music exam successfully or winning a competition.  

Being surprised by a student's progress or a new song they learned on their own because they really liked it. 

Students' drawings and cute pictures that they give us. 

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Pico Rivera, CA 90660
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  • Natalia B.

    There're many music teachers and schools around but trust me - you want your child to be in Ivan's class. My daughter has been taking piano lessons with him since 2016 and to say that she tremendously improved her piano skills is one thing. There's so much more. My husband and I don't know much about music, but we always thought it's important for a child's development to play an instrument so we found her a piano teacher when she was 6. Unfortunately, she soon lost interest and would even say that she hated it. She stopped for a year and then our friends recommended Ivan's lessons. It was a turning point! She grew to love music - from hating to not-liking, to liking, to loving! Ivan seems to be diverse and approaches his students depending on their character. He's not just a great music teacher - he's like a psychologist too! I know I'm being wordy here but he deserves much more. If you're his student/a parent of his student, you know why you are in his class. Don't be shy, spread the word! Teachers like Ivan should be known.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We start with a free trial lesson where a student can experience how our classes work and the ways we teach. Even with beginners, we start playing in the first lesson; something simple, but still. Music is a language and to learn it faster you need to start "speaking" it as soon as you can.

There's always time for a conversation as well: we want to find out about the student's (or their parents') goal, music interests, and expectations.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Our teachers are professionals with degrees in music and pedagogy from American and European schools. They are also trained and experienced in teaching online. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

In-person lessons one-one-one

30 min. -------------- $30/lesson

45 min. -------------- $45/lesson

60 min. -------------- $60/lesson

Online lessons one-one-one

30 min. -------------- $30/lesson

45 min. -------------- $45/lesson

60 min. -------------- $60/lesson


Duo 40 min. -------------- $27.50/lesson (2 students)

Quartet 45 min. -------------- $24.75/lesson (4 students)

How did you get started teaching?

It all started in 2004 with a single piano teacher - Ivan Shapovalov. Ivan's friends asked him to give piano lessons to their 4-year-old son. It was his first step in teaching, and it has helped him realize that he loves teaching piano lessons, maybe even more than playing the piano.

Within the next ten years, Ivan polished his professional skills as a teacher by researching and testing different piano programs in his piano studio. With his students, he tried teaching methods known in Europe, Asia, and America.

In 2016 Ivan Shapovalov Piano Studio was opened in Bellflower, California. In 5 years, it grew into Fantasi School of Music (Pico Rivera, California), where students of different levels and ages take educational and fun music lessons and participate in events. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Age 4 and up