Update: Enrollment CLOSED for new PRIVATE students in the Mesa/Newport area (with Kent, that is)

Important Update

Sept. 12, 2018

Due to an increased focus on Internet-based teaching, I currently have NO new openings for private (local, one-on-one) piano or music theory students.  If you’d like suggested references for a local teacher, please send me a message via my Contact page.  Please include any helpful information as to the current age and experience level of the student, the type of lessons desired (classical, pop, rock, jazz, other), etc., as this kind of information will affect my recommendations. I can also give advice on seeking a good teacher if you’d like. Thank you for your interest!



Hi folks, I have three new open slots for motivated piano students, in or near Huntington Beach, California (Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Westminster, Santa Ana, or Costa Mesa).

I’m offering lessons in Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk, Folk, Worship, Gospel, etc., piano or keyboards.  Sorry, no slots are currently open for classical piano, although if you want to learn to read music as part of your “pop” studies, we can certainly do that (learning to read standard piano notation is recommended, at least at the basic level, but is not required).

As part of these lessons, you will gain a mastery of reading, playing, and improvising from chord symbols, such as C7, Ebm7, Dmaj7, etc.  This is how the pros in rock, pop, jazz, blues, folk, hip-hop, country, etc., operate — it’s all about chords, man!

If you are simply interested in learning a few of your favorite songs, we can take a more direct approach to achieve that.

Levels taught: Beginner, intermediate, advanced.

Piano lessons are 45-minutes, once per week.  In-home lessons are available.


Contact me here!

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