Osvaldo De Leon Music Studio
I have been teaching for 20 years and I work wonderfully well with students age 5 and up. My teaching style relies on discipline, patience and a good dose of humor. I strongly believe that bringing a sense of fun to the lessons enhances the learning experience!
Although my emphasis is on classical music, I enjoy and promote the performance of all sorts of genres, from jazz to blues and from musicals to movie soundtracks.
I am fluent both in Spanish and English
Able to read music
Student has instrument
Interested musical styles
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I always offer a Free 30-minute Trial Lesson. I believe is important to have the chance to meet in person before committing to private lessons, specially with small children. During the trial lesson you will see how I work and you get to ask as many questions as you would like. We also go over my studio policies.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a Bachelor's degree in piano peformance from the Escuela Superior de Musica y Danza de Monterrey.
I have a Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Chamber Music from San Francisco State University.
I worked at the opera company of Nuevo Leon as a vocal coach for 3 years.
I Founded and I am the Artistic Director of Phenix Opera Company, a non-profit organization in the Bay Area.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
30 minute lesson = $48
45 minute lesson = $72
1 hour lesson = $96
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching when I was very young and I have loved it since.
What types of students have you worked with?
I work with children (5 and up) and adults.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Last week I organized a picnic with my students and their parents to celebrate the fact that we made it through a long shelter-in-place! It was awesome!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I think the best advice for students and parents I can give is this: Have a clear idea of what you want to obtain from the lessons and be unapologetic about it. If all you want to do is play jazz piano, or sing show tunes, or only play classical be clear and honest about it. This is the only way for you to find a good match.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Are you willing to commit to a weekly meeting for at least a two to six month period of time?
How much time are you able to put aside for your personal practice?