John D Piano Instruction

John D Piano Instruction

5.0 (2)
1 employee
51 years in business

About this pro

Teach by notes chord and ear .. and get students to arrange songs themselves.. just like working pros ( like me) do...

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

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...Specialize in getting the student to sound like THEY want to sound, not the same arrangement that 1000 others are's the way the pros play !!!!

and we are now offering ONLINE lessons !!!

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

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

Typically $120 month for 4 1/2 hour sessions, but a few times a year run a special at $100

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....

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