Encinitas Piano And Ukulele

Encinitas Piano And Ukulele

5.0 (1)
21 years in business

About this pro

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. 

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Encinitas, CA 92024
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  • Cathy O’Neill

    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.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Music fundamental are key for beginning students. This includes music reading, rhythm, technical exercises to develop finger independence and music theory. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

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. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My rate is $88 per hour or $66 for 45 minute sessions. Sessions are held once per week.