Although Nancy Badger, the owner of Badger Vocals, is primarily a vocal coach, she also offers beginning and advanced piano lessons. She has been a performing musician for over four decades and has worked with mentees in the Los Angeles Metro for more than 15 years.
Montrose, CA(818) 275-1449
LA Metro students can go to Bloom School of Music and Dance for one-on-one instruction in vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, drums, violin, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and even harp, as well as piano and keyboard. Bloom School of Music and Dance is also a dance studio, with jazz, dance, and ballet classes appropriate for boys and girls from ages two to 12. The school also hosts a variety of summer camp programs in dance and instrumental music.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 982-1655
Bobby Apperson Music Studio is a voice, piano, and songwriting school in the Atwater Village neighborhood of Los Angeles. Also called “BA Music Studio @ Songsmith LA,” it is a part of the creative co-op, Songsmith LA. Mr. Apperson studied composition, voice, and strings at the University of Texas at Austin, and he has more than 30 years of experience playing piano, singing, and composing.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 543-5652
Celia Weiner, the owner of Celia Weiner Music Studio, is a North Hollywood-based educator who has been teaching piano, flute, and music theory for over four decades. Ms. Weiner, who received a BA from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, teaches students of all ages and skill levels.
North Hollywood, CA(818) 752-7489
Cool Kids Groove is an in-home music lesson service, based in Santa Monica, serving Venice, Malibu, Redondo Beach, Pasadena, Marina Del Rey, and other Los Angeles Metro area cities. Cool Kids Groove is unique in that it focuses exclusively on teaching children from age four to age 12. The school’s selection of programs includes lessons in piano, guitar, voice, violin, bass, and drums.
Santa Monica, CA(424) 625-8503
Doris Chiang Piano Studio, in La Mirada, is a piano teaching program serving students from Orange County as well as LA County. Ms. Chiang is an alumna of the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, and she is a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.
La Mirada, CA(562) 537-7548
Located in Los Angeles, Jacinth Piano Studio is the private piano lesson school of Kristina Jacinth. Ms. Jacinth has a BA in Piano Performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. She has won top prizes in the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, the USC Concerto Competition, the Edith Knox Piano Competition, the Bach Complete Works Competition, and the California International Young Artist Competition. All students perform in the Jacinth Piano Studio’s annual recital, and advanced young pianists may participate in competitions and performances through the Music Teachers’ Association of California.
Los Angeles, CA(917) 209-0703
Join the Band, based in Sherman Oaks since 1998, teaches students from all over the San Fernando Valley and elsewhere in the Los Angeles County. The company’s owner and founder, guitarist John Mizenko, is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, in Boston. The program emphasizes group performance, giving students frequent opportunities to perform for family and friends. Join the Band students have gone on to prestigious music schools, including the USC Thornton School of Music, the Berklee College of Music, and the Julliard School.
Sherman Oaks, CA(818) 345-8950
Lori Moran Music gives l LA Metro students lessons in vocal performance, piano, and other instruments. All teachers have college degrees in music, and they can meet in person with their mentees at one of the 11 Lori Moran Music locations, in-person at students’ homes, or virtually, via Skype. Lori Moran Music instructors are members of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Music Teachers’ Association of California.
Los Angeles, CA(323) 390-9363
Los Angeles Music Teachers, in Burbank, has a wide selection of music lessons, in strings, brass, and woodwind instruments, as well as drums, voice, and piano. Teachers may meet students at their homes or, for a discount, at the Los Angeles Music Teachers studio locations. Instructors are available seven days a week, and they provide each student with opportunities to perform in public.
Burbank, CA(818) 902-1233
Music Teacher LA is a Marina Del Rey music program providing private music lessons to prospective pianists, violinists, guitarists, and drummers of ages four and up. The company’s founder, Oleysa MacNeil, received Master’s Degrees in Music as well as Psychology and Pedagogy from the Omsk State University. Ms. MacNeil hires teachers who are highly experienced and trained, not just in music, but also in teaching techniques.
Marina Del Rey, CA(310) 220-0405
At its Los Angeles, Hollywood, and Burbank locations, Piano Studies LA teaches students how to play piano and how to sight-read in both classical and modern styles. For an additional traveling fee, instructors may meet with students directly at their homes, in North Hollywood, Northridge, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, Van Nuys, and West Hollywood. All teachers at Piano Studies LA are members of the Music Teachers’ Association of California.
Los Angeles, CA(818) 394-0039
Piano4Everyone, based in Tarzana, is an LA Metro piano school that focuses more on student enjoyment and well-being than on technical improvement. Katya Gliadkovsky, a Doctor of Musical Arts, and her colleague Dr. Inna Staneva teach at all skill levels. They can work with aspiring pianists, guitarists, and violinists, with specialty classes available, including group piano lessons and “mommy and me” piano lessons.
Tarzana, CA(310) 926-3080
Steinway & Sons, founded in Manhattan in 1853, is a national piano manufacturer with retail locations in Beverly Hills and Pasadena. At these LA Metro locations, in addition to renting and buying the company’s famed pianos, customers can receive instruction from the company’s team of qualified music educators.
Beverly Hills, CA(310) 652-6666
Take Sessions is a Los Angeles-based service that connects aspiring musicians with local, independent music educators. The teachers listed on the platform are active performers, and they all provide free 15-minute introductory appointments. Rather than communicating with coaches through Take Sessions, families contact them, and pay them, directly. The open nature of Take Sessions means that it has a bevy of options for students to choose from.
Los Angeles, CA(424) 278-4961
The Music Junction is a Burbank-based music school providing piano and voice lessons to LA County area students. Charissa Vaughan-Wheeler, the school’s founder and owner, has studied piano and voice since she was four years old. She has received a Certificate of Excellence from the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. In addition to being a member of that organization, Ms. Vaughan-Wheeler is a member of the California Association of Music Teachers. Although her background is in classical music, she also performs and teaches in contemporary styles.
Burbank, CA(818) 559-6400
Tiffany Piano Studio, in Los Angeles, works with students of all ages, providing structured lessons in piano, vocals, and songwriting. Teachers can come directly to students’ homes, teach them over Skype, or meet with them at the Tiffany Piano Studio locations. Piano and vocal coaches are award-winning performers, many of them with Master’s degrees from Berklee, USC, New England Conservatory, and Boston Conservatory.
Los Angeles, CA(747) 200-5772
West Valley Music Center is a West Hills music store, founded in 2003, that also has lessons on-site. Teachers focus on providing a cheerful, friendly environment in which students can learn comfortably. West Valley Music Center can work with aspiring musicians in a variety of instruments, including piano, strings, brass, woodwinds, vocals, and drums.
West Hills, CA(818) 992-4142