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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

Andrew F

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 Andrew is a performer, producer and educator based in San Francisco, CA.

Elizabeth C

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Elizabeth maintains an active career as a performer and educator. A recent Masters graduate in violin performance from New York University in New York, she previously trained at Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, one of the leading schools for music in the country. As an orchestral musician, she has performed with The California Symphony, The Fremont Symphony ( Serving as Assistant Principal Second), Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Lancaster Symphony, Erie Philharmonic, Youngstown Symphony, Indiana University Festival Orchestra among others.  Ms. Chirgwin has had the privilege to perform under music directors Keith Lockhart, David Effron, Robert Spano, Lawrence Renes and Xian Zhang.  Her teachers and orchestral coaches include: Kurt Loebel, Alex Kerr, Tim Lees, William Preucil, Yuko Mori, and Greg Fulkerson. Additionally, she has received scholarships for solo and chamber performances at Killington Music Festival, Stony Brook Summer Music Festival, Brevard Music Festival, Aria International music festival, and Indiana University Summer Music Festival. As an educator she has taught students of all ages and levels throughout the country.  Ms. Chirgwin maintains a dynamic, motivating, and disciplined learning environment for her students to thrive in music.                                    

Elizabeth K

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I am a caring, supportive and passionate teacher who really enjoys teaching and sharing my love and knowledge of music with my students. I have been singing and playing piano for 25 years, teaching for 10 years, and performing professionally for 6 years. My students are a very important part of my musical life. I graduated from Indiana University with a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance on a full-tuition scholarship in 2008. I performed several opera roles with the Indiana University Opera Theater, and since graduating, I have performed with opera companies and orchestras nationwide. In 2009, I had my professional solo debut with the Sacramento Philharmonic in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. I am blessed to be the recipient of many prestigious awards, including being named a National Finalist in the American Traditions Singing Competition in 2013.

Thomas B

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I am a conservatory trained pianist, having studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music where I was a student of Rebecca Penneys. I also spent a year under the tuteledge of Russell Sherman of the New England Conservatory of Music.

James D

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Music has taken me to see places of the world I would have never been, music has given me some of the coolest jobs in my life. Playing organ for the San Jose Sharks NHL team was a dream come true, and I am still the youngest person to have held that job in the NHL.  They still use all of my recordings. I went to the Virgin Islands last year to perform with a band on New Year's Eve, total paradise all to enjoy just for playing some music! I currently travel the country for Roland Digital Piano Company and enjoy being able to perform for different audiences on high quality instruments.
 
 

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

For the sake of lessons and practice, a keyboard is often a much more viable option than buying a piano. Pianos are space consuming and expensive, as well as being very loud. Keyboards are perfect - especially for beginners - as they are more diverse in their functionality. Most keyboards come with a range of different sounds and effects (FX), such as chorus, reverb and synthesizer sounds. Another great feature common to many keyboards is a record function. This allows students to hear things back after they have played them, such as practicing scales etc... or to record ideas they are composing!
Taking piano lessons from the comfort of your own home is the most convenient way of learning to the play the instrument - all you need for your lessons is a piano or keyboard to play on! Home lessons remove the hassle of transporting your child to and from their lessons, and can be fitted around busy work schedules more readily. Whether the lesson takes place in-home or in the studio, the content remains the same. Home piano lessons are a particularly good option for younger students. It is a big advance for young students to learn in a familiar, comfortable and supportive environment.
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.
Studying piano as an adult is a fun and educational experience. You will learn the technique of the instrument, and various selections of repertoire tailored to your needs and goals. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, our instructor can help you improve your skills on the instrument. Many of our adult students enjoy playing their music at local clubs and venues in their communities.
Due to the attention span of very young children, we advise that students begin their piano lessons no younger than age 4 or 5. Piano lessons are a great way to introduce an instrument for the first time to a younger child, as learning piano will teach them basic musicianship skills like rhythm and harmony, and how to read sheet music and chords.

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