Piano Lessons With Morgan Jones

Piano Lessons With Morgan Jones

5.0 (2)
Best of 2022
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

Private piano teacher since 2012 after graduating from Juilliard with Master's Degree.

Piano Faculty at LA College of Music since 2020. Private instruction, Piano Pedagogy, and Jazz Piano Forums.

Areas of focus: Beginner Piano, Playing by Ear, Theory, and Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Piano.

Career highlights: Aretha Franklin, American Idol, The Voice and Glee

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Highland Park, CA 90042
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Ian Chang

    Morgan is the greatest! He's the perfect combination of dedicated teacher and consummate musician. He can meet an incredible range of needs: he teaches my friend, a professional musician in need of keyboarding and theory practice, with as much skill and professionalism as he does me, essentially a rank beginner returning to piano after twenty-five years away. He can support jazz and classical study, music theory and just-for-fun playing, you name it. He's not just a serious student of music, but a serious student of teaching itself--always refining his techniques, working on his tech-savvy remote-teaching methods for quarantine, considering the latest psychological research on practicing. Best of all, his personality is unsinkably encouraging and patient, even with his high standards. His Juilliard training and instinctive understanding of the keyboard and music theory, not to mention the grind of professional gigging, have not distanced him a bit from his love of music or his memory of what it's like to struggle with musical vocabulary. He's capable of focused critique as well as fun digressions on Coltrane enclosures or Chopin left-hand melodies. He thinks of himself as a student too always, setting challenges for himself that advance his career as well as help him identify with students. Practically speaking, he's incredibly flexible in scheduling--sometimes, I think, to his own detriment. He has informed opinions about how things ought to be done, but he's always willing to work with your situation. He's also just a pleasure to spend time with, so approachable you can forget (until he plays) just how much skill and craftsmanship separates him from you. He communicates beautifully, is available for questions by text, has made me innumerable playlists and music recommendations, follows through on his commitments, and has just enriched my musical life all around. I really can't recommend Morgan enough. He ought to charge me more.

  • Sara Wolf

    He made learning the music I selected feel fun and easy!



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FAQs


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

I always offer a free trial lesson before beginning in earnest with a new student because it's important for both of us to see if we're a good fit.


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

I have a master's from Juilliard and a bachelor's from USC. I performed with Aretha Franklin, recorded with Panic! At the Disco, was the pianist on Glee (Season 5), and worked on both American Idol and The Voice.  I've taught for 10 years and I recently joined the faculty at the Los Angeles College of Music.


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

Tuition rates for piano lessons are $50 for each half hour. For children 8 and under I recommend 30 minutes and for adults I recommend a full hour.


How did you get started teaching?

I was one of six Morse Teaching Fellows at The Juilliard School in 2012. As part of my training I worked with Dr. Edward Bilous, a leading pedagogy expert, on refining my teaching technique through academic study and field work, by teaching for a full year in two New York City public school classrooms.