Charles Sepos, Veteran Teacher Of Composition, Theory, Piano

Charles Sepos, Veteran Teacher Of Composition, Theory, Piano

5.0(2 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


I teach exclusively online via Zoom and have done so since the beginning of the the pandemic in the Spring of 2020.

I offer inspired, expert, individual instruction in piano, composition, and music theory to committed intermediate and advanced students. I specialize in performance preparation and conservatory preparation.

I have been teaching since 1974.

I earned Rice University’s highest Course/Instructor evaluation while on the faculty at Shepherd School of Music. I also taught at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Colorado College of Music, and University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where I earned Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees.

My hourly rates based on regular weekly or biweekly lessons are $110/60 minutes, $82.50/45 minutes, $55/30 minutes. The following tuition charges are annualized based on regular weekly or biweekly lessons, 48 lessons per year:

• Half-hour lessons: $220 per month

• Biweekly one-hour lessons: $220 per month

• 45-minute lessons: $330 per month

• One-hour lessons: $440 per month


Hired 4 times
1 employee
50 years in business
Serves Santa Rosa , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Venmo, Zelle


Years experience

4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard

Interested musical styles

Classical, I can make recommendations


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Richard L.

Having started classical piano and classical organ at age 8, I wanted to recapture my playing (after 50 years of a busy life during which I didnt play.)
I am thrilled with my progress even at age 71, due to Charles
excellent instruction and his patience.
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August 25, 2023


Diana B.

Charles is an excellent music teacher and I highly recommend him. Charles is very positive and optimistic; he inspires me to grow and evolve my playing, and practice smarter rather than harder. Charles has deep musical expertise and experience, as well as well-honed and thoughtful teaching methods; he is very patient and flexible, and he meets a student where they are. Each lesson is the highlight of my week!
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August 17, 2023
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Frequently asked questions

Doctor of Musical Arts

Master of Music

Bachelor of Music

I started tutoring college music majors in 1974 and have taught continuously since then.

I continue to work with a full range of levels, from  beginning students to top professionals.

Be clear about your goals as a musician, then find a teacher who can guide you to achieving them.

Services offered

Music Theory