We teach piano, voice, trumpet, clarinet, flute, composition, music theory and chamber music. All our instructors are professional musicians and/or have music degrees and 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.)
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.
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 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.
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.
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, Master 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.
I started teaching after finishing my Bachelor 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.
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