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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

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. 

Luis B

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While growing up in Spain, my Grandmother had a Piano Studio where she would prepare students to enter the Conservatory System. After noticing that I could play T.V. commercials by ear on the Piano, I was enrolled in music theory and piano at the age of 6. A year later, I entered the Conservatory. I now hold a Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano and Child Pedagogy.I have studied in the U.S. and Europe (where I won a piano scholarship) and performed in San Francisco, Oakland, New York City, and Madrid. I have won competitions, performed in chamber music ensembles and worked extensively as a an Accompanist. Lastly, I have a classical background, but can be inspired by all Music (especially Jazz) and equally encourage students to find educational value in a variety of music.

Rupali S

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Hey Prospective Students! My name is Rupali, i am 23 years old and I have a Bachelors in Music from San Francisco State University. I have been teaching piano and many other aspects of music necessary to be a good musician and performer for 4 years now.  I have watched my student's musical abilities grow throughout the years and am very proud of their progress.  I have a passion for music and like to challenge students, but at your own pace. I want to help create the artist in you and for you to enjoy learning weather you are starting with fundamentals or are advanced and want to learn a specific skill. I will fit my teaching methods according to your needs weather your a visual, aural or theoretical learner.  I am very versatile and teach many genres and am proficient in a variety of skills: Skills I teach are: music theory, ear-training, composing/arranging, improvisation, sight-reading, rhythmic/melodic/harmonic dictations, recording and vocals as well. If you have a passion for music and are interested in pursuing piano or voice or any/all of the above skills, i would be a great teacher for you. I can teach any level and any age student. I have taught ages 4 to 50 so far.

Jacob T

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Both passionate and laid back, ambitious and realistic, I have found great success through having an open mind and grateful spirit in this crazy music business.  My friends and colleagues have described me as consistently positive, easy to get to know, and warm hearted.  I hold two degrees in vocal performance, and consider the countless hours I've spent teaching in the studio and performing on stage to be my greatest assets.  No musician is complete without an understanding of the piano; my own experience began at an early age, and I encourage any student to begin studying piano as soon as possible!  I have studied with amazing pedagogues and scholars alike, and carry their teaching with me where ever I go.  Although the bulk of my professional resume is made up with operatic experience, my roots lie in choral music, jazz, and musical theater.  I have performed professionally in the United States as well as Germany and Italy.  I have a spacious, sunny studio space in my house with a very nice, 88-key, digital keyboard in up-and-coming Center Oak, just outside of downtown Oakland.

Phillip H

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I am musician with experience in both voice and piano. I have two degrees in vocal performance and several years of experience playing in Jazz, R&B and Pop bands for many years. In addition, I served as the Minister of Music for Saint John Missionary Baptist Church in Long Beach. Also, I was a keyboardist for Reigning Life Fellowship and Christ Our Redeemer in Long Beach and Irvine. I have performed The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance, Junius in The Rape of Lucretia, Bob in The Old Maid and The Thief, Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro, Fiorello in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Imperial Commisario in Madama Butterfly, as well as The Tinman in The Wiz.  This summer I will make my professional debut singing Cascada in The Merry Widow with Pocket Opera.  I've also sung the bass solo in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the First Congregational Church of Ann Arbor. I've sung for The Links Incorporated at their regional and national conventions in Washington D.C and Orlando, including singing before Condoleezza Rice. Always eager for acquiring knowledge, I've attended summer training programs that include the International Lyric Academy in Rome and Viterbo and Opera in the Ozarks.       
 
 

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

A keyboard or digital piano is a perfectly acceptable alternative to an acoustic piano for the purposes of lessons and practice. The major advantages of keyboards are the cheap price, portability and the possibility of playing with headphones, which means being able to practice without disturbing others. When buying a keyboard, look to get one with a weighted hammer action and as many keys as possible - a minimum of 61 should suffice. Weighted keys with most resemble the touch sensitivity of a real piano. The most common brands are Casio, Korg and Yamaha. If possible, look to purchase an upright or bay grand piano.
Music lessons in your home offer a convenient option to learning music! Most of our students request in home lessons for this reason. As long as you have a piano or keyboard in your home, then you should be all set to start your lessons! Children who have never played an instrument before may feel more comfortable studying in their own home, as it may be less intimidating than going somewhere else. In home lessons decrease the time and gas money spent traveling to a different location.
Musika piano lessons can be tailored to suit students of all abilities, whether they are beginners, intermediates or advanced level players. For beginners, the basics will be taught. This will include learning the correct posture, hand position and fingering technique. It will include learning the notes and scales of the piano, learning basic chords and chord progressions, developing the musical ear and learning to apply these things to simple songs. Intermediate players can start to increase their playing speed in order to perform runs, fills and solos, they can broaden their chord playing to things like augmented chords, diminished chords, slash chords and so on... They can work on their sight reading, music theory - such as learning different time signatures - and applying these skills to more complex songs. For advanced players, they will be adding an edge to their playing, such as improvisational skills, repertoire and genre-specific work, like learning Jazz or Romantic piano.
We offer piano lessons for students of all ages, including adults. Whether you are a complete beginner on the instrument, or you have not played the piano in many years, our knowledgable instructors can definitely assist you in your journey of developing your musical skills.
Children are recommended to start piano lessons no earlier than age 4 or 5. The attention span and personality of the child are something to consider when thinking of taking lessons. Even if your child has no evident musical inclinations, piano lessons offer a great option for introducing your child to music. During their lessons children will learn how to read music, fundamentals of musicianship and sight reading, music theory techniques, and ear training.

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