University City Music Lessons

University City  Music Lessons

 

Sally Piano Music teachers have introduced students to the joys of playing music since 1999. We only hire the best music instructors, and our Yelp reviews and the testimonials on our website are proof of our high standards in selecting teachers.

Knowing how to play an instrument well is just the first prerequisite for a Sally Piano music teacher. We look for people with a good personality and the ability to customize lessons to each student.

Patience is a virtue for everyone, but it is a necessary component for teaching music. All children learn at a different pace. A slow learner may grow up to be a concert pianist! Sally Piano’s patient music teachers know practice makes perfect. They will organize lessons to fit your child’s progress.

The Sally Piano staff will be happy to accommodate students if they want to change teachers and work with someone more compatible with their interests and learning style. (Although we specialize in teaching children, we take the same care when matching teen and adult students with a compatible instructor.)

Some students feel more comfortable playing music in a familiar environment, so we offer students the choice of lessons in their home or in their instructor’s home studio.

Every season, children get to share their musical accomplishments with friends, fellow students and family at a recital. They’ll also receive a certificate of accomplishment as proof of their newfound skills.

 

 

Meet a couple of our instructors in the University City area!

Michelle R

Michelle began playing the guitar at 8 years old and has now been playing for 13 years. From elementary school to college at UCSD, she has enjoyed shouldering her guitar to campus to play for her friends and teachers: during lunchtime, in front of the class, and at talent shows. She has guided several of her friends into learning how to play guitar when they asked her to teach them.

While she was in high school, she played at the Third St. Promenade, Santa Monica during the cold winters, hoping to share her love for music to the multitude of strangers passing by. She has performed at The Loft at UCSD three times in the past two years and plans on performing at more shows.
Michelle specializes in finger-style guitar. She is familiar with most genres ie classical, rock, pop. Teaching is her most cherished passion. Her lessons are designed to inspire students and encourage them to love and appreciate the guitar as much as she does.

John R

John has been playing piano for 23 years and teaching piano and voice to children in the San Diego area with positive results in all of his students. In 2007 he traveled with the global education and music program Up With People where he had the opportunity to perform music throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States and for events including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Tournament of Roses Parade. John has performed in several musical theater productions as both a singer and musician. He has sang in the role of Seymour for the musical Little Shop of Horrors, and used his piano abilities to play for productions of Grease and Bye Bye Birdie. John has successfully created and maintained a youth choir for children and teens at his church, focusing on tonal quality, accurate diction and performing as a group. With a solid understanding of children, he is able to make a connection with all students that help them to understand the complexities of music. John uses relatable examples and interactive activities that exercise their creative abilities while solidifying their musical foundation. In this way, he is able to analyze the students’ abilities and tailor the lesson based on his/her ability to comprehend and create music. His goal is to explore music with others so they may develop a unique form of expression which resonates in any country while enjoying the serenity that coincides with creating music on a piano.