Due to COVID-19, we are only teaching virtual piano and voice lessons. We are professional musicians with music degrees who love to share our knowledge in a constructive way. Our online lessons are high quality and our students have continued to grow and learn from the comfort of their homes.
Watching a student's eyes glimmer with joy when they are able to play a piece or achieve a goal during the lesson. Student recitals are my favorite because I can hear and see their progress as a member of the audience.
Dr. Batista is a great teacher. My children are always happy to go to their lesson and learn from her.
If the student is a total beginner, I start by giving them an introduction to the piano. How it works, how the keys are named, etc. Then, I also get to know them to see what are their main goals with the lessons. We then take it from there and I customize their education depending on their age, level, interests, and goals.
If the student has had previous lessons, I will listen to their playing, test their sight-reading skills, look at the books they brought, and then discuss with them my assessment of their playing. We will talk about their goals and I will let them know what I can do to help them achieve a higher level of playing. I will start assigning them materials based on our new goals.
I have a Doctorate in Music from the University of California, Santa Barbara. I studied pedagogy and have taught beginning students up to university-level piano students. I also have a Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Music performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. I currently compose, perform, and teach privately and at a local college.
My team of instructors is composed of professional musicians with university-level music education and degrees in music. We have all been background checked.
At our studio, our private lessons start at $35 for 30 minutes (our Bachelor degree teachers' lesson fee) and go up depending upon the experience and college level of the teacher and the length of the lesson. My lesson fee starts at $40 for 30 minutes of the private lessons since I have many years of experience, and a Doctorate degree in piano performance. All lessons are customized to each student and we include theory as part of the lesson.
Lessons are paid a month in advance and all lesson fees are non-refundable. Books and/or other educational material needed (like flashcards, metronomes, sheet music, etc.) are not included in the lesson fee.
I started teaching after finishing my Bachelor's degree in music and have continued to teach since. Teaching is a very important part of growing as a musician and performer.
I have worked with students from ages 4 and up, however, I only accept students that are 7 years and older. I have also worked with students with Autism, ADHD, and students that were blind.
If you are a serious consumer looking to make an investment out of your music education, then our studio is for you. Some people choose a music studio based on the price, and it is my experience that you get what you pay for. Most of the time, when a student comes from another studio to mine I have to spend the first months trying to correct what was taught incorrectly! Do your homework and choose an experienced professional.