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Hi. I have been teaching all ages and levels of ability for 25 years now. I have two college 4 year degrees. I have no problems teaching kids or adults, and can supplement their learning as needed for any special occasion, including blind and disabled people. I have perfect pitch and teach musicianship,theory and composition as well as performance. I am also the house piano teacher at Cassell's music in San Fernando. I have also a engineering degree, but preferred to work as the musician. I love this job would be happy to hear from you. More about Greg Greg Burkher has been teaching piano lessons in Woodland Hills and The San Fernando Valley for over 25 years. He has a BA in Music Composition and a minor in Piano Performance, and a BS in Computer Electronics and High Tech Management. Originally a Piano Performance major, the economy of the 80’s made him change his major to Computer Electronics. He worked as an engineer for a few years and decided it was not the career for him. “It was to inhuman and I was no longer interested in the technology, so I went back to college and finished the original degree. I know school very well!” Greg Burkher is extremely good at explaining concepts to people, especially music concepts. Burkher has studied with Don Haas, Charles Gustavson, Thomas La Ratta and Herb Mickman. Greg’s Woodland Hills piano lessons incorporate his own method of explaining musical concepts of theory and musicianship, as well as any preexisting method you may decide upon, specializing in Bastien, Burnam, Thompson, and Faber and Faber, as well as Jazz methods by Debbie Denke and Bill Cunliff. “I especially like to see how students think about musical concepts and see if I can take their understanding and augment it in a productive way.” In his Corpus Christi Piano Lessons Greg also teaches concepts such as perfect pitch with various approaches he has perfected over the years. Greg Burkher is also a performer and plays for special occasions. Greg plays all types of music from Jazz to Rock to Classical.

 I get to practice and teach the subject I love. Music is everything, physical mental, emotional it and involves all of our senses. It's a wonderful job. 

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Corpus Christi , TX 78412
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  • Lauren S. Los Angeles

    Our 9 year old son has been taking piano lessons from Greg for just over two years. Greg is a gifted teacher and continually inspires our son to play an ever expanding repertoire as well as educating him on the finer points of music theory. We are very happy with him as a teacher.

  • Maria M.

    Greg Burkher is a wonderful Piano teacher who has led me through music theory, technique and musicianship. He is accessible and encouraging while helping me explore musical genres. In addition, he shares my sense of accomplishment in mastering musical works. I’m happy about my progress and look forward to Greg’s teaching to help me advance even further.

  • Donna Lane

    He has a wonderful personality and it's very good teacher. I'm amazed at how fast I am learning with his techniques.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

 First, I assess the student and see where they're starting and what it is ability wise and what they want to learn. He also plays into it. Then I derive from the vast majority of book knowledge that I have and start him on the appropriate books, ear training and memorization that are appropriate for their point you're at for learning. 

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

 I have 4  college degrees. I have studied with some of the finest pianists in California. 

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

 I charge $40 for a half hour lesson, 50 for a 45 minute lesson and $60 for an hour. I travel to the students house at no extra cost and bring the books with me that will have to be paid for. 

How did you get started teaching?

 Loving this subject so much, I have found that I also have exceptional skills at explaining concepts to people. I integrate this with my performance knowledge and come up as the teacher. 

What types of students have you worked with?

 I have worked with all ages and levels of abilities for students. I have had several with learning disabilities, that is no problem. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 My favorite events are the recitals, where the students get to display their hard efforts in a performance setting. It is very fulfilling to me as a teacher to see all of our efforts the students and mine, come to fruition at these events. 

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

 Check out the teachers education. There is no easy replacement for a college degree. Check out how long they have been teaching. I have been teaching for over 25 years. Talk to them in person and get an idea that they are truly the right teacher for you. 

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

 As a student, you should try and have a good idea of where you stand and what you are looking for.    What music interests you. Why are you drawing of the piano. Do you want to do this professionally, or is it just a hobby. How long do you intend on studying. 

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