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A Dawn of Music Studios

San Diego, CA 92110
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A Dawn of Music Studios is a learning center in San Diego that trains students in piano and several other instruments. The teachers have college training and experience in performing professionally, and they design the programs according to the individual's musicianship goals. The facility opened in 1993, and it has since been serving more than a thousand families in the county. A Dawn of Music Studios also offers voice instruction, and it is open seven days a week.

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Advance to Music

Poway, CA 92064
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Advance to Music is an instruction center in Poway that offers in-studio piano instruction to students aged four and above. The teacher trains aspiring musicians and potential virtuosos, and she also designs recreational music lessons. The programs range from beginner to advanced, and these allow the learners to understand core concepts in instrument playing as they develop their style and confidence level. Advance to Music holds recitals twice a year.

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American Music Exchange

Encinitas, CA 92104
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American Music Exchange is a store in Encinitas sells instruments and offers piano lessons. The instructors also teach guitar, bass, drums, percussion, and harmonica. American Music Exchange has a pool of more than ten teachers, and it also offers instruction in voice, musical performance, recording techniques, and songwriting. The store handles repairs of most types of musical instruments.

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B&H Music

Escondido, CA 92025
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B&H Music is a teaching studio in Escondido that trains students in voice and instrument playing. The instructors teach piano, harp, bass, and guitar, as well as instruments from the brass, percussion, and woodwinds families. B&H Music takes in child and adult learners, and it also sells, rents out, repairs.

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Fernandez Piano Studio

14168 Poway Rd., Suite 205, Poway, CA 92064
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Located in Poway, the Fernandez Piano Studio offers individual and two-on-one lessons in piano and music theory for adults, children, and families throughout the San Diego metro area. Mr. Fernandez has spent over 25 years refining his nurturing and engaging method of teaching in private sessions, community centers, and universities. A fluent English and Spanish speaker, Mr. Fernandez's curriculum is designed to empower students and help them to develop as confident and independent musicians.

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Forté Academy of the Arts

Vista, CA 92083
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Forté Academy of the Arts is a music studio in Vista that offers lessons in instruments like piano, violin, and saxophone. The center has more than ten teachers, and it can accommodate more than 250 students. The instructors let the learners choose between acoustic piano or keyboard, and their styles include classical, blues, pop, and rock. Forté also provides voice or singing instruction, and it conducts art classes.

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Greene Music Education Center

San Diego, CA 92126
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Greene Music Education Center is a facility in San Diego that aims “to improve the quality of life for people of all ages by introducing them to the joy of making music.” All the teachers have passed tests in musicianship, and they hold a certification from the Yamaha Music Education System. Greene Music Education Center conducts private and group training, and it accepts payments online.

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Guitar Lessons Poway

Poway, CA 92064
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Glenn Sutton is a music educator and professional musician in Poway, who teaches piano, keyboard, electric bass, and guitar. Mr. Sutton has more than 30 years of experience as an instructor, and his styles include Brazilian, blues, funk, rock, jazz, and classical. Mr. Sutton also offers lessons in theory and improvisation, and he shares with his students the lessons he learned from performing at recitals, club and festival gigs, social functions, corporate events, and recording studios.

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Jeff Dubin

Encinitas, CA 92024
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Jeff Dubin is a contemporary pianist in Encinitas, who offers lessons to beginner, intermediate, and advanced pupils. Mr. Dubin's students range from six to 73, and he takes the relaxed approach in teaching chord structures and piano-playing techniques. Mr. Dublin specializes in teaching classic rock and roll, and he provides pieces by artists like The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, and Taylor Swift. Students can learn in-studio or at their home.

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Klassik Arts

San Diego, CA 92131
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Klassik Arts is an instruction center in San Diego that trains students in piano, clarinet, flute, classical guitar, jazz guitar, and music theory. The piano teacher earned her master's in piano performance from the German State School of Music, and she has given recitals in the United States, Germany, Poland, and her native South Korea. The Klassik Arts piano program allows students to understand and appreciate the elements of music, to help them build a solid foundation of musicianship.

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Maria Teresa Studio

San Diego, CA 92122
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Owned by a renowned international pianist, Maria Teresa Studio has been offering piano lessons in San Diego for almost three years. The school caters to all types of piano students, ranging from beginners to advanced level. Maria teaches her students by combining discipline and joyful music playing. She applies the Russian piano pedagogy's traditional methods in her teaching approach. She puts focus on the fundamentals of piano playing along with independent thinking and self-sufficiency. A five-star rated teacher, Maria is also affiliated with the Music Teachers Association of California.

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Muse Academy of Music

San Diego, CA 92128
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Muse Academy of Music is a learning center in San Diego that provides instruction in instruments like piano, clarinet, and trumpet. The facility takes in young and old students, and it affords learners the opportunity to perform before live audiences. A parent writes, “[My son] is making great progress toward his musical studies with learning rhythm, notes, tempo, and coordination.” Muse Academy supplements the private lessons with group classes to help develop musicianship.

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Paper Moon Music

San Diego, CA 92107
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Paper Moon Music is an instruction facility in San Diego that trains students in instruments like piano, ukelele, banjo, and lap steel guitar. The teachers tailor the lessons according to the individual's needs and musical interests, and their program tackles theory, technique, and the appreciation of styles like classical, country, folk, rock, jazz, flamenco, and Latin. Paper Moon gives the first session at a discounted rate, and it welcomes learners of any age and practice level.

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Sally Piano Music

San Diego, CA 92150
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Sally Piano Music is a studio in San Diego that offers piano lessons. The center has more than 15 years of experience in teaching adult and child learners, and it also provides violin, guitar, and voice instruction. A parent writes, “My four-year-old...had two other teachers before [I enrolled her with] Sally, and they were not able to [keep her] focused... With Sally, my daughter became very excited...to go to piano class. [She now] practises at home, on her own.”

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Staump Music School

Santee, CA 92071
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Staump Music School is an instruction center in Santee that trains students in voice and instrument playing. The instructors teach piano, marimba, cello, and several other instruments, and their lessons include “instruction in theory, technique, performance, recording, composition, and overall competency”. Staump also conducts camps and rock classes, and it sells guitars, ukeleles, strings, books, and music accessories. The facility welcomes learners aged three and above, and its private 30-minute session costs $25.

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The Music Lessons Studio

La Mesa, CA 91942
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The Music Lessons Studio in San Diego offers Piano and Keyboard instruction. The founder, Paul Burd is a professional musician and educator, who has been teaching adults and children for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California and Nationally Certified Teacher of Music from American College of Musicians and National Guild of Piano Teachers. As his student, you will learn various styles of music, including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, and you will be instructed in a variety of technical studies for the development of strength and dexterity.

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The San Diego Music and Art Cooperative

San Diego, CA 92126
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The San Diego Music and Art Cooperative is an education center in San Diego that trains students in voice and various instruments. The students learn to play the piano, guitar, bass, violin, viola, flute, and drums, and they can get their lessons in-studio or at home. The San Diego Music and Art Cooperative also conducts music theory sessions, as well as art classes in mediums like watercolor, oil, and acrylic.

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US Music Lessons

San Diego, CA 92127
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US Music Lessons is a studio in San Diego that offers private instruction in instruments like piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and bass. A lady writes, “[I am] enjoying the experience...as a new adult piano student and working with [the teacher]. She is patient, encouraging, helpful. US Lessons also conducts voice and rock band classes.

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Violin & Piano

San Diego, CA 92121
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Violin & Piano is a learning facility in San Diego that provides instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced pupils. Both founders hold a Bachelor of Music from the Moscow State College of Music, as well as a Master of Music from Maimonid State Academy of Classical Art in their native Russia. Violin & Piano conduct half-hour, 45-minute, and hour-long sessions, and the 30-minute lesson costs $40.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Piano lessons help beginner and seasoned piano players sharpen their piano skills through finger exercises, repetitive playing, and memorizing and playing music. Students can achieve advanced piano player status by successfully completing eight levels of piano study, which typically requires weekly lessons and continual practice.

People of all ages can take piano lessons, and piano teachers work as private instructors, in public and private schools, and at community colleges and music conservatories. While many players have a natural gift or an ability to play piano by ear, piano lessons can help with fundamentals, such as sight-reading music and understanding the musical process.

What does a piano teacher do?

Piano teachers instruct students on the basic fundamentals of piano playing, including learning scales; sharp, flat, and natural keys; and note ranges. They help students learn specific pieces of music for performances or personal enjoyment, and they host student recitals and assist with preparation for auditions and competitions.

Why take piano lessons?

People take piano lessons to learn how to play the piano both professionally and for simple enjoyment, how to read music, and how to develop good hand-eye coordination through reading and playing music at the same time. Taking piano lessons is also beneficial for those with natural talent, as lessons help them sharpen their skills and gain deeper musical knowledge.

Is it worth getting a piano teacher?

If you want to sharpen your piano playing skills or learn to play piano at a beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, it's worth signing up for lessons with a professional teacher. Experienced piano teachers have the knowledge and skills to help students learn everything from basic techniques to highly difficult piano pieces.

What should I look for in a piano teacher?

Important things to look for in a piano teacher are experience and/or formal music education to ensure you get the most out of each lesson. A good rapport and connection between student and teacher is also essential, as this helps both parties remain comfortable and relaxed during sessions.

Do you need a piano to take piano lessons?

Many piano teachers prefer to teach lessons on a standard piano. Although, there are keyboards available with piano settings that can be used for lessons and practice. However, keyboards are designed slightly differently than pianos. Many keyboards have 61 keys compared to 88-key pianos, so lessons may have to be altered, and sheet music may require transposing when taking lessons on a keyboard.

Are piano and keyboard lessons the same?

Keyboards and pianos are similar instruments, which means lessons are also similar. Piano lessons can be taken on keyboards; however, most keyboards have less keys than pianos, and not all keyboards come with foot pedals as pianos do. Additionally, keyboard lessons may incorporate more chording and electronic sound effects as opposed to straight melodies.

Can you practice piano lessons on a keyboard?

Piano lessons can be practiced on a keyboard. However, some keyboards don't contain the same number of keys as a standard piano. Lessons and sheet music may need to be tailored to conform to the keyboard.

What age should someone start piano lessons?

Adults can start piano lessons at any age, as it's never too late to learn a new skill. If you're looking to enroll a child in piano lessons, the recommended age to start is between 6 and 8 years old to ensure the child's development of hand-eye coordination is sufficient.

When can a child start piano lessons?

It's recommended for children to start piano lessons between the ages of 6 and 8. This age is considered ideal because most children will have completed one to two years of elementary school education, so they're familiar with teacher instruction. Between the ages of 6 and 8, children have more developed mental capacities to take in and process information.

How long is a piano lesson?

Piano lessons are generally provided in 30, 45, and 60-minute increments. Lessons longer than 60 minutes may be necessary for intermediate or advanced students when they need to practice for a recital, performance, or audition. For children and beginner students, 30-minute lessons are recommended.

How often should I have piano lessons?

It's recommended that both children and adults take piano lessons once per week, preferably on the same day of each week. Consistent weekly lessons on a regular basis help students absorb knowledge while providing enough time between lessons for practicing.

How much do piano lessons cost?

In general, piano lessons range between $40 and $60 per lesson. A 30-minute lesson typically starts at $40 to $45, 45-minute sessions cost around $50, and hour-long lessons usually begin at $60. The cost of lessons can vary depending on where the courses are taken, such as a community college or church, and the specific charges determined by instructors.

How much do children\'s piano lessons cost?

The cost of children's piano lessons averages the same as the cost of adult piano lessons, with costs ranging between $40 and $60. A 30-minute lesson generally starts at $40, while a 45-minute lesson is approximately $50. Hour-long lessons for children typically cost between $50 and $60.

How many grades are there in piano lessons?

There are eight grades in piano lessons. Also referred to as levels, grades 1 and 2 signify beginners, grades 3, 4, and 5 are early intermediate and intermediate levels, and grade 6 is late intermediate. Grade 7 is the early advanced level, and grade 8 is advanced.

How long does it take to learn piano with lessons?

On average, beginning piano skills, such as learning basic notes and hand positions on keys, takes between four and six months, while intermediate and expert levels can take years to achieve. The amount of time it takes to learn can vary, depending on the student's ability to absorb information and the amount of time put into practice.

Should I quit piano lessons?

If you're not happy with your piano teacher or with piano lessons in general, it may be a good idea to take some time off from your lessons to reassess your musical goals. Consider working with a different teacher or self-teaching through online tutorials if music is an important aspiration.

What is a good keyboard for piano lessons?

Electric keyboards designed for beginners are ideal for students learning piano. Recommended models include the Yamaha YPT-260 and the Yamaha PSR-EW300. Both of these versions are portable for easy transport to lessons, and the keys of the YPT-260 are printed with music notes for sight reading.

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