John D Piano Instruction

John D Piano Instruction

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


Many years of experience and I can show you how to play by notes ( traditional) chords ( contemporary styles and jazz) and ear ..

You learn the fundamentals, but using a much cooler way of presenting...

It's fun.. it's MUSIC !!!

studied with Bay Area greats Don Haas and Smith Dobson and Larry Muhoberac in LA

Everything...I play at night, work in my home studio, and give gig in the world...


1 employee
54 years in business
Serves Hayward , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Zelle


Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

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  • Reviews

    0 reviews


    Paul J.

    I have been taking lessons from John D for over 30 years. I think I am his longest student? I am now 41 and music will forever be part of my life. I have referred my friends, and their children, to John over the years and the results are consistent. He inspires people by teaching them music they know and enjoy. He is also a great guy that and makes learning fun! Most of the people I have referred are still playing which is incredible considering the high percentage of people that quit taking lessons! Kids adore him and I would refer him to anybody that wants to learn piano and become a musician for life. Thank you JOHN D!!! Category: Musical Instruments & Teachers We met John the keyboard teacher at a performance he was doing and asked if he taught..he said yes, and for our 2
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    November 07, 2018


    Richard R.

    “John Dibenedetti is a fabulous musician himself, and more importantly is supportive and encouraging, with weekly hints on ways to improve my technique at the piano. Been with John for years ...he continues to inspire me! 5 stars ”
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    November 07, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    I teach by note, chord and ear...there's a lot of ways to get from point A to point B ..use traditional methods, chords, improv...I have students from 6 to 86 !!!

    On line lessons (Zoom, Facetime) or in person in my studio in Castro Valley

    Private study with 3 legends...Don Haas and Smith Dobson in the Bay Area and Larry Muhoberac in LA...and have been pro musician since age 17...

    First lesson is FREE...after that $120 for 4 lessons...

    Started at 16...had a very supportive teacher from when I was a beginner...Ran teaching department at Pianos Plus Yamaha for 10 years, also taught  Curtis School of Music, others...

    Wow...about all kinds...rock stars to 6 year 80 year olds....

    NAMM  music trade show

    Unless you want to just read notes and play songs that sound like a million other people, I say find a pro player to show you all the little things that make the music yours !!! and way more fun than just playing out of a book...

    Experience, matching up their musical likes with the right's matching the personalities...

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