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Piano Lessons Albany, CA

Piano Lessons in
Albany, CA

Musika has been offering Albany Piano Lessons since 2001. Our piano teachers create customized lesson plans for each student, and help you bring music alive one note at a time!

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Featured Albany Piano Teachers

Javier P

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My first instrument was the accordion at age seven. I started playing piano by rote when I was eleven. I was playing Classical way before I embarked on my Salsa/Jazz specialty. I studied classical piano at Cañada College under Phillip Ienni, composition with Henry Onderdonk at SFSU, and at UCLA I studied graduate piano with Peggy Sheffield in preparation for passing the graduate exams in piano (requirement for the doctoral program). I have played at many major venues as a young Rock 'n Roller, and later in life, as a Salsa and Jazz pianist. I am enthusiastic about teaching young people about music and the piano.  Having taught beginning piano since the 70s, I am well acquainted with the classical literature. 
  

Harlan O

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I grew up in Santa Cruz, California, and began playing piano at age 9 with the help of my older sister who also played piano. During my high school years, I focused on composition, which became my main area of study during college. Through my college training at the University of California in Santa Cruz and San Jose State University I supported myself by giving piano lessons, playing organ and piano for churches, and working as a freelance pianist. Currently, I am happy to be spending my time honing my keyboard abilities, teaching others to love the piano and music in general, and composing new pieces of music. 

James P

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For the past 30 years I have been a full time musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area. During this time I have performed across the United States and have also made numerous trips to Germany, Switzerland and Japan. Over those years I’ve developed a wealth of knowledge and experience that I’m very excited to be sharing with my current students.  They appreciate my patience and warm demeanor as i work with them on their lessons.

Leanne G

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I am a patient and encouraging piano and voice teacher that loves catering lessons to the individual student, based on their musical interests and background.  I have been playing piano and singing since age five, studying classical piano until my college years, and then transitioning to jazz piano and voice in undergraduate school.  I also used to play the tenor saxophone and dabble in guitar.  Currently, I am the singer, keyboardist, and songwriter of a rock band that plays shows at prominent bay area venues.  I am also currently in graduate school working on an MA in Counseling.  

Alison C

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Empowering people with music is my greatest passion.  From the time I was a small child, I knew that following this passion would be my life's path. I began studying piano at age 7 and voice at 13.  I have had the great honor of performing as a soloist around the world including touring as soprano soloist with Ballet San Jose throughout China, Sarasota Opera, American Opera Projects in New York City, Opera San Jose, Virginia Opera Education Outreach, and touring with Opera Aegean throughout Greece.  I also love bringing music to people who are in need volunteering in senior living facilities.  
 
 

Why Choose Musika

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Convenient

People are busy these days, we get that. So we work around your schedule, giving you the option of taking lessons right in the comfort of your own home.

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Risk-Free Trial Lesson

We stand behind our teachers. If you are not 100% satisfied with your trial lesson, the lesson is FREE. Go ahead give it a try, you really have nothing to lose.

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Musika Qualified Teachers

Our instructors have been hand-picked for their high standard of musical excellence & love of teaching.

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No Hidden Fees

We are straightforward folks here at Musika. You pay for lessons, that's it. Choose from our pay as you go monthly billing or opt for a set of lessons.

 

More Information About Piano Lessons

We recommend that students get either a full size piano, or a weighted keyboard for their lessons. It is very important to set up a practice schedule every day. You can purchase a basic keyboard at a local music store or an electronic store. Some students may also wish to rent a piano if they do not wish to invest in buying one right away. Digital keyboards offer a good choice for the beginning student because they are portable and easily stored in your home. Keyboards will start at 65 keys at the smallest amount and increase to a full size keyboard of 88 keys. The most common brands of keyboard are Casio, Yamaha, and Korg.
In home lessons are what 90% of our students request. Not only does this provide a convenient means to study music, but we also notice no difference in the quality of lessons done in home or in studio. They are typically structured the same. The main benefit of in-home lessons is the reduction in travel time to another location, and additionaly the student may be able to focus better in your own home since they are familiar with it. Piano lessons in the home offer a practical choice for your family for learning the skill of playing a musical instrument.
Students at different levels of their piano playing will require different aspects of piano playing to be covered during their lessons. Beginners will start out learning the basics, intermediates will be applying the foundations to more complex compositions and advanced players will want to hone a few specific skills or styles. The basic things that beginner students will learn are things such as; learning the notes of the piano, posture and playing technique, scales and chords. At this level, students will learn simple scales and chords, such as major and minor chords, and start to put some of the basic techniques into practice via simple songs. Intermediate players will work on more exotic chords and playing such as diminished chords, 7th chords and applying these things to more challenging compositions. Advanced players can improve sight reading, improvisational abilities or work on genre specific techniques, such as Jazz or Blues. Throughout, students can develop their musical ear, reading and theory.
Taking piano lessons as an adult is a great way to learn a new skill and have fun at the same time. Our instructors can help you learn from the very basic level if you are a beginner, or if you are an advanced player they can help you refine your skills. Adult lessons will focus on learning the technique of the instrument, including how to read music, chords, and learning repertoire
Piano lessons for children will focus on learning the fundamentals of the technique of the instrument and learning to read music and rhythm. We suggest beginning piano lessons no earlier than age 4, due to the attention span of the child, as well as the strength they have in their hands for playing. Piano Lessons will offer an excellent introduction to learning music for a child. Music theory and musicianship skills will also be taught during the lessons. Piano lessons are a great choice for introducing the art of music to your child!

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