Pacific Coast Conservatory Of Music, Inc.

Pacific Coast Conservatory Of Music, Inc.

4.8 (4)
1 hire on
4 employees
1 years in business

About this pro

Pacific Coast Conservatory of Music offers private piano, violin, & voice lessons for students in the Inland Empire & Orange County. Our instructors are professional pianists, violinists, & vocalists, equipped with years of intensive study, expert teaching experience, and access to advanced learning platforms and the latest pedagogical research. No experience? No problem! All ages are welcome! Contact us today to schedule your discounted trial lesson! 

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Riverside, CA 92501
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4 Reviews


  • Ernie Pitts

    Marie Strassenberg is a perceptive and effective teacher. As a very busy working adult, I appreciate her flexibility with my difficult schedule. Marie has taken my playing a long way. When I started working with her I was very mechanical in my playing. She has helped me with adding dynamics and expression to my playing. We have had 14 lessons over the last two years, and she helped me learn my first Beethoven Sonata, and play it well.

  • Karrah

    Marie has been teaching my daughter piano for over a year now. She is awesome! My daughter is 14, and has been wanting to give it up. Marie's enthusiasm and professionalism has helped her to keep on taking lessons. She's flexible and will work on an individual basis as to what works best for each student. I couldn't be happier with Marie.

  • Amy A.

    She is a very talented, knowledgeable instructor who cares about her students! She uses many different methods to teach which is extremely valuable. She makes learning fun. She is always very professional!

  • Kei'lani

    I've been with Marie for just a little under four years. The entirety of my high school years, I've learned more from her about piano than anyone else including, but honestly not limited to, theory, technique, and about the history of the music I play. She's a professional in every respect and taught me everything I know, and now I happily have a classical background in music and slowly expand my horizons with her help.

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

All new students (or parents of students under 16) will complete a phone interview with the instructor to evaluate student goals and any possible previous experience. After this, you will schedule a discounted introductory lesson! Following the lesson, you will have the opportunity to register for ongoing lessons and reserve a permanent time slot!

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

Marie Strassenburg, owner & lead piano instructor, is a premier piano teacher with almost 15 years of training. She is a candidate for her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Redlands, and holds two Associate Degrees in Music and Fine & Applied Arts from Riverside City College. She also holds a Professional Certificate in Piano Performance. She has taught students privately in-studio and has tutored adult students at the collegiate level. She is a junior faculty member of the University of Redlands, where she teaches over 40 students in the Community School of Music and Arts and serves as an instructor, coach, and aide for the Annual Summer Piano Camp in Redlands, CA. She is an approved piano professor for students at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, CA and helped establish the tutoring program for piano majors at Riverside City College in Riverside, CA. Marie is in-demand for her expertise and innovation in music education for infants and toddlers and teaches two separate community classes directed towards young children and their parents. Marie has performed throughout much of Southern California, and works prominently in Riverside. 

Each instructor is hand picked an expertly trained to provide the highest quality lessons in Southern California.

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

One no-obligation introductory lesson is $25 and includes a 30 minute 1-on-1 private lesson and temporary access to all of our amazing resources (including TeacherZone and our database of digital music).

Ongoing lessons are scheduled in advance and billed monthly. Each lesson package includes four 1-on-1 lessons, the cost of travel and wear-and-tear (applies only to in-home lessons), as well as access to our premium learning platform, TeacherZone, Scribd, and our weekly online office hours where you can VideoChat with your instructor for additional coaching (at no additional cost to you). 

30 minute weekly lessons plans are our most common. Please call us for pricing. 

45 minute and 60 minute lesson packages are also available. 

What types of students have you worked with?

We work with students of all learning abilities. We also work with special needs!