John D Piano Instruction

John D Piano Instruction

5.0 (2)
1 employee
52 years in business

About this pro

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

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Castro Valley, CA 94546
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2 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

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

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

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

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...

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

First lesson is FREE...after that $100 for 4 lessons...

How did you get started teaching?

Started at 16...had a very supportive teacher from when I was a beginner...

What types of students have you worked with?

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

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

NAMM  music trade show

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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...

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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

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