Newport Beach Music Lessons

Newport Beach Music Lessons


You have many choices when considering music lessons in Southern California. What differentiates one music studio or teacher from another? What qualities should you look for in a music teacher? At Sally Piano Music, we believe musical ability is only one of the traits to look for in an instructor. Social skills and flexibility are also important for successful teachers.

We look for teachers who know how to customize lesson plans to suit a student’s interests and skill level. Maintaining good student/teacher rapport

and slowly building on topics presented in earlier lessons is integral to the student’s progress. Good teachers know this, and instill a sense of fun and exploration in each lesson. We consider the students’ goals, personality and interests when pairing them with teachers.

The Sally Piano Music staff includes teachers who provide instruction in guitar, bass guitar, violin, voice and, of course, piano. Students can take lessons at their teacher’s home studio, via Skype or webcam, or in the comfort of their own home.

We also provide information about pianos for sale or rent, and conduct music recitals several times a year. These concerts give students a sense of community and allows them to socialize and play music with their peers. Read more about Sally Piano Music from satisfied students on our Yelp page.


Meet a couple of our instructors in the Newport Beach area!

Irene G

Irene has been studying piano for 20 years and Guzheng for 15 years under prestigious pianists and well known Guzheng instructor. Her education includes a B.A degree in Education and Business in University of California, Irvine and currently working on a piano teaching certificate. She is National Guild piano teacher and able to enroll students for Certificate of Guild. She has primarily taught and focused on classical piano, and started teaching music at age of 20. Irene had taught students with all age ranges . ” The most joyful thing is watching my students’ improvement and expanding their knowledge for music” . Irene can also be seen performing both Guzheng and piano around Orange county.

Thomas B

Thomas is an experienced and passionate guitarist, instructor, singer-songwriter, and top session player in Orange County, California. Born in Fullerton, he picked up the guitar at age 15, where he began to construct what would become a vast catalogue of rock and pop songs. He displayed his natural musicianship as he quickly picked up on the riffs and songs of guitar legends such as Jimmy Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page. Tom graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a BA in Radio-Television-Film and earned his AA in Jazz Studies at Fullerton College. He performed at the Fullerton College Jazz Festival and Steamer’s Café in Fullerton. After graduating from Cal State Fullerton, Tom met Alice Wallace, a talented country, blues and folk singer-songwriter. He became Wallace’s lead guitarist and developed his own interpretation of Country and Folk Music. Tom performed with Wallace at the Disneyland Hotel for the Indie Music Awards, The Coach House for the Orange County Music Awards, the House of Blues of Anaheim, The Hotel Café in Los Angeles, and opened for big acts such as Al Stewart, Javier Colon, Sophie B Hawkins, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Wynonna Judd. Tom has recorded three albums with Wallace and has toured along the West Coast, Oregon, San Francisco, and performed in The South By Southwest Festival in Austin. In October of 2015, Tom and Wallace appeared on the KCal9 CBS morning show promoting Wallace’s third album, Memories Music and Pride, under California Country Records. In early 2016, Tom, Wallace, and band released their official music video, Just Don’t Care Anymore, and broke the top 100 Americana Music charts. In addition, Tom is currently the lead guitarist for several acts in Orange County and Los Angeles such as David Rosales, Blontourage, and The Hawkline Monster. You can catch Tom performing with these acts at different venues in Orange County and Los Angeles.