My name is Arif Shakir. I’m an Los Angeles based Jazz, Classical & Gospel pianist with over 12+ yrs of experience. I am largely versed in classical/Jazz & RnB genres and emphasize developing good piano techniques, a strong sense of rhythm, and creative improvisations in my students. I teach using several accredited learning methods and tailor my lessons to specifically match each student.
Helping children and young adults alike gain a level of mastery on their musical craft and see their self confidence bloom as a direct result of it. It goes beyond just learning music and helps them learn a part of themselves.
Arif is patient with my children and inspires. He lets them know their strengths, which empowered them to take their lessons seriously.
Arif is very detailed and thorough. His method of teaching simplifies even the most difficult concepts. I know I’ve developed as a musician as a result of learning from him.
$45 - 1 hr.
$35 - 30 minutes of instruction.
$45 for 1 hour, + $15 per additional person in the group lesson.
I've trained extensively in classical music from a young age. Which led me to perform and teach for numerous music programs and events. I have well over 12+ years teaching both classroom and private students.
Youth ages 6-19, Adults, Elderly. All of various backgrounds from music theory, jazz, classical & RnB.
Being self taugh prior is excellent and shows a degree of self sufficiency. However it is much more advantageous to learn from a multitude of teachers and methods to broaden your experiences and to further the learning process. Also it lessens the time it takes to reach your goal when you study with a good teacher as opposed to going through trial and error on your own.