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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. 
  

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.

Julie L

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I'm an experienced and caring instructor who loves to see students empowered in their own creativity and excellence.  I received my Bachelor's in Music Education from Ithaca College in 1988.  I have recorded and released three projects so far that have received radio play internationally and been on the charts on college & public radio.  My travels performing music in the U.S. and beyond have enriched my life immeasurably and I love sharing the spark of imagination with my students.

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.

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.
 
 

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

Some most popular keyboard or digital piano brands are Casio, Yamaha, Korg and Roland. When buying a keyboard, look for ones that have 61 - 88 keys, and have weighted hammer action. This means your keyboard will most closely resemble the playability of a real piano. Keyboards are convenient as they are cheap, space saving, portable and can be played with headphones. If it is within your means, we highly recommend investing in an acoustic piano, such as an upright, as they are better built and more satisfying to play.
Piano lessons in your home offer a convenient option for learning to play an instrument. 90% of our students take their lessons in their home, and this is a practical and time-saving way to learn the technique of the instrument. Think of all the time you can save by not having to transport your student to a class every week! In-home lessons are structured in the same way as a studio lesson, and in addition, a younger student may feel more comfortable at an in-home lesson, as they are already familiar with the surroundings.
Our piano lessons take place in a one-on-one setting and are customized to the requirements of each individual student. Students vary in ability from beginner to advanced, and naturally have different lessons requirements for each stage of their development. Put broadly, beginners will cover such aspects to piano playing as; posture, hand positions, fingering technique, scales, chords and applying these things to simple songs. They will also start to develop their knowledge of music theory, reading chord charts and sheet music. Intermediates will start to take these concepts further, but learning different chords variations, such as diminished, augments, slash and 7th chords, as well as improving their speed and playing more complex compositions. Advanced students can develop playing skills such as glissando, improv and working with different piano modes, such as Dorian, Mixolydian and Aeolin. They may also like to study a specific genre - usually Jazz or Blues piano.
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
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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