We are professional musicians with music degrees who love to students in a fun and relaxed way. Our online lessons are high quality and our students have continued to grow and learn from the comfort of their homes. We are punctual, prepared for each lesson, and our goal is to get you to learn and make music.
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.
"I was Dr. Batista's student for almost four years. I would highly recommend her teaching style to everyone that interested in mastering the piano. Dr. Alma is extremely passionate about her work and truly wants her students to excel in music as well as in life."
"Dr. Alma was my piano teacher for 10 years. She taught me almost everything I know musically, and laid the groundwork for my musical endeavors for the rest of my life."
my kids love their teacher! they are now more focus and enjoy playing piano! thank u!
Dr. Alma Batista is a wonderfully trained concert pianist who has taught my son piano lessons. Under her direction he has improved his technique and has grown as a musician. Dr. Batista takes the time to learn about her students and to customize her instruction to meet the student's needs and help them accomplish their dreams. I highly recommend Dr. Batista to anyone looking for an excellent piano instructor!
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.
We only accept students that are 7 years and older for piano lessons.
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.