Fantasia School Of Music

Fantasia School Of Music

5.0(2 reviews)
Top Pro
Offers online services
Top Pro
Offers online services


Our students get advantages such as -

1. The mix of traditional and modern methods: we blend traditional techniques with modern technologies and apps to optimize our students' progress.

2. We are open on weekends: we offer flexible scheduling with weekend lessons available for your convenience.

3. Exam preparation options: our students have the opportunity to prepare for the Certificate of Merit and ABRSM exams.

4. Exam passing rate: we're proud of our students for achieving a 100% passing rate in music exams 6 years in a row!

5. Fun and engaging lessons: we believe in combining fun with education for an enjoyable and effective learning experience.

6. Regular student events: we organize student events, including recitals, competitions, music parties, festivals, and holiday camps.

7. Variety of lesson options you can choose from: in-person or online lessons, as well as one-on-one or group sessions like Piano Duet and Piano Quartet.

8. Comprehensive piano program: our own piano curriculum includes songwriting, music theory, improvisation, ear training, and more.

9. Passionate teachers and resources: our teachers have created engaging piano and theory books to support our students' learning.

10. Non-profit charity programs: we have non-profit music classes for children from disadvantaged families.

11. The bigger picture: our school is committed to building students' confidence, raising their cultural and social levels, and fostering a more musical community.

Unlock your musical potential with FSM.


Current Top Pro
Hired 7 times
4 employees
8 years in business
Serves Pico Rivera , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

Social media


Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Able to read music

Students that can read music, Students that cannot read music

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Instrument style


Musical styles

Rock, Blues, Classical, Country, Jazz, Folk, What the teacher recommends

Photos and videos

  • Piano student
  • Finishing another piano book always feels good.
  • Piano Class Completion Recital
  • Learning music theory
  • Teacher Abraham
  • Teacher Abraham

  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    milliana Y.

    I recently enrolled my daughter in music lessons at Fantasia and we couldnt be happier with the experience. The teacher is a highly skilled and experienced professional. They offer in-person and online lessons which is great for us because sometimes we cant make it in person.
    Overall I would strongly recommend this studio to anyone looking for high-quality music lessons for their child. And I think they alsoteach adult students.
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    May 04, 2023


    Natalia B.

    Therere many music teachers and schools around but trust me - you want your child to be in Ivans 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. Theres so much more.
    My husband and I dont know much about music, but we always thought its important for a childs 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 Ivans 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. Hes not just a great music teacher - hes like a psychologist too!
    I know Im being wordy here but he deserves much more. If youre his student/a parent of his student, you know why you are in his class. Dont be shy, spread the word! Teachers like Ivan should be known.
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    December 07, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    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.

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

    Online lessons one-one-one

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

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

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

    In-person lessons one-one-one

    30 min. -------------- $35/lesson

    45 min. -------------- $52/lesson

    60 min. -------------- $70/lesson


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

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

    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. 

    Age 4 and up

    When searching for a music teacher, it's important for students to have a clear understanding of their needs and goals. Here are some questions that students can ask themselves before talking to music teachers:

    What is my skill level? - It's essential to assess your current level of proficiency in your instrument or voice. This can help you determine what kind of teacher and lessons would suit you best.

    What are my musical goals? - It's important to clearly understand what you want to achieve with music lessons. Do you want to learn a specific genre or style of music, or do you want to focus on improving your overall technique?

    What is my learning style? - Do you prefer a structured approach or a more flexible one? Do you learn better with visual aids or hands-on instruction? Understanding your learning style can help you find a teacher to cater to your needs.

    What is my availability? - Be realistic about how much time you can commit to practicing and attending lessons. This can help you find a teacher who can work with your schedule.

    What is my budget? - Music lessons can be expensive, so setting a budget for yourself is important. This can help you narrow down your options and find a teacher who fits your financial needs.

    By answering these questions before talking to music teachers, students can better communicate their needs and goals and find a teacher to help them achieve their musical aspirations.

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