Diana Saltanovitz Piano Studio

Diana Saltanovitz Piano Studio

1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I believe that your piano lesson experience can be enjoyable, rewarding, fun, and stress-free. Experience fun and personal achievement, build self-esteem and self-confidence, express your emotions, and releive stress.

I have an M.A. in Music from Butler University and over 30 years of music teaching experience both in public school classrooms and home piano studio.  I love teaching music to students ages 5-adult. Whether you are nervous or brave, enjoy a fast pace or don't want pressure--you will be taught and learn at your own pace.

I like connecting people to music they are really interested in learning, and the one-to-one experience means that there is no wasted time with something that is not interesting to you. 

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Riverside, CA 92504
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I find out what the new student has done before and what they are interested in learning.  I use several different method books for school-age children, and we also do off-the-bench activities and music games to help get a point across while having fun, too. I always have some suggestions on what adult students might like based on their interests.

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

I have a BA and MA in music, over 30 years of teaching in schools, both elementary and middle schools.  When I taught in Indiana, I was active in IPTA, the local piano teachers' organization, where we had ongoing training about issues of interest and help for piano teachers.

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

Please see my web page saltanovitz.musicteachershelper.com for more details in my studio policy, or jost call/email me and ask.

How did you get started teaching?

I have always wanted to teach, and have done that as long as I can remember.  When I was a young teenager, I played the organ at church and accompanied school choirs.  I had my first piano students then, too.  Later on of course I studied piano at college, graduating with both a BA and MA in Music.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with almost all kinds of students--shy, brave, young children, high school age, senior citizens, experienced, brand-new, talkative, energetic, quiet, busy--there are so many different personalities, and people are so interesting!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I enjoy student recitals as well as adult-piano-student get-togethers, because it is an opportunity to see how far we have all come in the past few months.  

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

Please do not look for the least expensive teacher.  Look for someone with education, training, and experience to teach and encourage you even when things are challenging, and who will help you make the most of your time.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Do you have a decent piano (please get it tuned every year) or full size (88 keys) fully weighted keyboard?  If not, please rent a decent one.  You would not expect someone to learn to play sports or dance without proper equipment, nor should you expect to attain good results without a proper instrument.

Do you have time to practice at least 4-5 days a week? You will get more value for your money if you practice regularly between lessons.

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