Dr. Batista Music Studio

Dr. Batista Music Studio

5.0 (2)
5 hires on Lessons.com
4 employees
10 years in business

About this pro

We teach piano, voice, clarinet, flute, saxophone, guitar, ukulele, and bass.  All our instructors are professional musicians and/or have music degrees. They love to share their knowledge in a constructive way.  Each student is treated individually and each lesson is customized to their needs.  We are conveniently located in Riverside close to the 91 Freeway (6780 Indiana Ave.)

We also offer online (virtual) music lessons!

Whatching 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.

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Riverside, CA 92506
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2 Reviews


  • Miguel Galvez

  • Renee Brown

    Dr. Batista is a great teacher. My children are always happy to go to their lesson and learn from her.

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

If the student is a total beginner, I start with 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.

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

I have a Doctoral degree in Music from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  I studied pedagogy and have taught beginning up to college level piano students.  I also have a Master and Bachelor degrees in Music performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.  I also studied pedagogy at the Conservatory of Music with Peggy Salkind.  I am also a composer and professional pianist who currently performs recitals and concerts.

    The other teachers at my studio have a minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Music and perform professionally with their own band or with other music groups.

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

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 private lesson since I have a Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in piano performance.  These lessons are customized to each student we include theory as part of the lesson curriculum.  

    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.

How did you get started teaching?

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.

What types of students have you worked with?

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.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

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.