The Piano Lab

The Piano Lab

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I have 25 years teaching experience. A Masters degree in music composition and I teach jazz, beginning classical, gospel, and pop. In addition I offer specialized chord voicing instruction.


Hired 6 times
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15 years in business
Serves Sacramento , CA
Offers online services

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Credit Card, Cash, Check, Venmo

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Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Students age

6 - 9 years old, 10 - 13 years old, 14 - 17 years old, 18 - 25 years old, 26 - 44 years old, 45 - 64 years old, 65 or older


Fundamentals (pitch, rhythm, chords, etc.), Harmonization, Counterpoint

Lesson length

30 minutes

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    Frequently asked questions

    For new students that have no experience this is what I ask: 

    1.        Sing a simple melody with them.  Drop out and let them finish on their own.  

    2.        Ask the student to match a few pitches within their singing range.

    3.        Show him/her the black key 2’s and 3’s.  Ask them to cover the 3 group (fingers 1, 2, and 3 are fine; or 2, 3, and 4) and to copy simple patterns that you play.  

    4.        Ask the student to clap back some short rhythms.  Or, ask him/her to clap the rhythms to familiar tunes, like Row, Row, Row Your Boat.  

    5.        Tell the student that the Musical Alphabet contains only the letters A through G.  Ask the student to try reciting it backwards.

    I have two Bachelor of Art degrees in music and a Master of Music also in music.  I have taught piano for 25 years and have played professionally for 25 years and have lead a number of Jazz clinics.

    My pricing is simply $120 per month.

    I got started teaching after many people at my church as me if I taught. After a year of this I started teaching at Sherman and Clay.

    My students range from 4-5 year old children to 65-80 year old adults.

    I recently attended a concert by Earth, Wind, and Fire at the Golden 1 Center. It brought back pleasant memories from the first time I saw them.

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    Services offered

    Music Theory