I'm a classically trained pianist and composer of 34 years and am passionate and take pride in helping others learn and master the piano as well as unleash their creativity and have fun in the process! I started teaching piano in Marin County in 2001 for many of the familes that I nannied for and have also taught all over Orange County and the Hawaiian Islands.
I provide professional and results-oriented piano lessons for children and adults of all ages and experience levels. My unique approach fosters a passion and a "want to" rather than "have to" attitude toward learning to play piano. Each session and program I provide is tailored to each students desired goals. The peaceful environment in which I teach, also contributes to maximizing creativity, focus and overall success and sustainability of each session.
I am a 5 star rated piano teacher on My Google Buisness and Yelp.
I very much look forward to speaking with you and setting up a day and time for your lesson!
The thing I enjoy most about what I do is teaching the gift of music itself and being able to watch my students learn and grow along their musical journey.
As I don't drive, it was very convenient that Tenaya provided lessons in my home. I enjoyed our lessons very much.
Tenaya has been an amazing Piano Instructor . My son turned 5 this summer and we are in our 14th lesson. He has learned so much and has connected to the Piano more than I imagined. We appreciate Tenaya she is such a special Instructor.
What I enjoyed most was her approach to the entire process. She really creates lessons around what your ultimate goals are with the piano. I wanted to learn a few cover songs as well as learn the basic chord progressions. Tenaya is a great listener and creates a custom lesson plan that keeps you engaged and wanting to keep learning. She makes it fun (important).
I always begin each lesson with the stretching of fingers, wrists, shoulders and neck and move our bodies to get energy flowing or release any nerves or tension. I then will go over proper body mechanics while sitiing at the piano. I do not introduce books until their 5th lesson. I believe learning the piano is like learning a new language. I emphasize on visually learning where each note is and the sounds of each note. I will allso introduce different note values through clapping, shakers, tamborines etc.
I was classically trained for about 10 years and have been composing, playing and performing for about 30 years. I have been teachig piano since 2002
My lessons start as low as $30
I have been in childcare for most of my life and when I became a nanny in 2002 it seemed all the families I worked for had a piano. So I was able to start my teaching practices through the families I worked for.
I have worked with children starting at the age of 2 years old and my oldest adult was 83.
A recent event I am fond of is a new student of mine who wanted to learn to play his wife's favorite song on piano so he could sing and play it for her. After his third lesson he was already singing and playing it for her.
The student or parent should have a clear idea of their goals they want to achieve before they begin to learn piano.