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9 hires on
50 years in business

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Concert Pianist, Master Teacher, Artistic Coach, Clinician & Adjudicator, Recording Artist. Well-known as a music educator and performer, Dr. Lily Diehl has placed in several musical competitions, and was noted as being the "Most Versatile Performer of the Year" in Southern California for her outstanding achievement as a pianist, vocalist and lead role in The Sound of Music. Her 40+ years of teaching in private colleges, state universities as well as directing her own successful private music studio span the globe from Philippines, Canada and the United States.Dr. Diehl has influenced hundreds of young lives. "Teacher Lily," as she is fondly called by her students, is goal-oriented and disciplined, totally professional, yet full of fun-loving enthusiasm. Her extensive applied research in the effectiveness of group piano instruction became trend setting in keyboard pedagogy. Many of Dr. Diehl's students have been accepted at music schools, such as Oberlin and Peabody conservatories and the Eastman School of Music. She strives to develop students not only to be good performers, but more importantly serviceable musicians.Her mentors include Hungarian pianist Gyorgy Sandor (student of Bela Bartok), Russian pianist Serge Tarnowsky (teacher of Vladimir Horowitz), Joanna Graudan (student of Artur Schnabel) and Ruth Slencynska.

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Loma Linda, CA 92354
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6 Reviews


  • Ava DeSherlia

    excellent teacher! she takes time with her students and really makes sure they understand before she moves on to the next thing!

  • Karen Aye

    We couldn’t be happier to have Dr. Lily Diehl or “Teacher Lily” as our daughter’s piano teacher. We want the best teacher for our kids starting piano and we dreamed of her teaching our kids. Now that we moved in the area, we feel so blessed that through this site, we’re able to contact her and communicate our needs. She set an appointment for us and fortunately, after the initial process, our kids was accepted to her music studio program. We love her instantly! She took time to get to know our girls and shared with us beautiful and inspirational stories about her life as a musician on her younger years. She is truly exceptional. My eldest plays the violin and she even played piano for her as my daughter had willingly agreed to play the piano and violin to assess where she is on her music skills. Dr. Diehl has excellent and comprehensive music curriculum- teaching theory, skills, music awareness and musicianship on top of many things available on her studio and her special ability to teach and to connect. She even plays fun games to introduce concepts esp. for younger kids where my second one belongs. My kids are inspired to see the board with names of students motivated to do their very best as shown by their mostly excellent awards/rewards/grades for doing a great job with their assignments/ performances. She is exceptionally kind, disciplined and passionate on what she does. She loves kids to learn and it is genuinely obvious. She is fun and you will hear her laughing with the kids while playing and learning music. Learning should be fun and that’s how my kids learn best. We are thrilled to be a part of Dr. Diehl’s music studio and we are looking forward to so many years of learning music with her with all the families involved in the program. Thank you again to Dr. Diehl for offering a wonderful opportunity for the kids to learn music whollistically. She is one of a kind! Her studio is the best place to be in the area!

  • Caroline Roesli

    I was hoping to find my former piano and I am so excited that did! Looking forward for my sons to experience the same learning experience I did when I was a student :)

  • Elvin Walemba

    My daughter is quite shy but Dr. Diehl made her open up and by the time we left her studio my daughter was excited about starting piano lessons. Dr. Diehl' studios is very nice and well equipped and it is such a tranquil place.

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