I have been teaching piano for almost two decades. I have worked with hundreds of students of all ages and levels. My passion for teaching music has now expanded to ukulele lessons as well! I have a background in music composition and continue to work on original music. I have also performed at Carnegie Hall and numerous other venues.
The process of making music is one that balances both heart and mind. In a world where we are so consumed by constant activities, music connects to a deeper place within us that is both present and calm, focused and relaxed. This process is beautifully to experience and one that I thoroughly enjoy exploring with every student.
I am an adult and I have been taking piano lessons from Rod Contreras for almost 3 years. He is by far the best piano teacher I have ever had. He has a gift for both music and teaching, and I highly recommend him.
Music fundamental are key for beginning students. This includes music reading, rhythm, technical exercises to develop finger independence and music theory.
I have a BA in music from Cal State San Marcos. I have performed in numerous ensembles, including with the La Jolla Symphony Chorus at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
My rate is $88 per hour or $66 for 45 minute sessions. Sessions are held once per week.