Juan Carlos Zepeda is a passionate and dedicated teacher with more than 12 years of teaching experience. Equally at home teaching piano and singing, he combines his teaching and academic experience with intuition and common sense to help his students achieve their goals, whether it’s learning music for the first time or developing advanced skills and artistry. He understands each student learns differently, therefore, he tailors his teaching approach to the needs of each of his students.
A graduate from UC Berkeley’s Music Department, Juan Carlos was a recipient of the David and Diana Menn Memorial Prize in the Performing Arts, and the Mary Nuñes Souza Award, both prizes awarded every year for outstanding achievement in the arts.
It was a great experience. He was a really good teacher very dedicated and prepared. He even acomodate my lessons at difficult times so I am so thankful for that and he was very patient. I strongly recommend him
I graduated from UC Berkeley’s music department, and regularly attend pedagogy and performance seminars through various music pedagogy organizations such as the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the Golandsky Institute. I continue to coach regularly with master teachers to improve my teaching and performance skills. Part of my training includes the Alexander Technique and the Taubman Approach.
* I have a trustworthy and reliable network of professionals to whom I can refer you if you are dealing with a piano or singing related injury.
Lessons are due in advance on a monthly basis. Only paid lessons will be scheduled; otherwise, the time slot will be available for other students. The total monthly fee is calculated based on the lesson's length and the number of lessons per month. I offer half an hour and hourly lessons.
* Lessons take place at my home studio in Berkeley, CA.
My studio is diverse and I teach young and adult beginners, college level students, and advanced musicians.
Find a passionate and dedicated teacher that is capable of teaching you the skills to make music while creating a safe learning space - a safe space is conducive for progress and enjoyment. Furthermore, find a teacher that beginners, qualified, and that is committed to ongoing education; an up to date teacher has more tools to help students reach their best.
Think about your motivation to sing or play an instrument and if you are open to being patient and dedicated to learning. Consistency is very important because progress happens over time.