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Keyboard Concepts’ Music Educators.

Music Education Resources
Our goal is to help our customers get maximum enjoyment from their pianos and keyboards

We’re here to serve as a resource for the music community. To that end, we invite qualified music educators and teachers to post links to their personal websites, provide a bit of information about themselves and offer piano lessons on this page. If you are a music educator who teaches in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Gabriel Valley or Orange County, please call us at 1.800.22.PIANO.

For eight years, Keyboard Concepts has offered world-class music lessons through the Yamaha Music School, which has flourished under the incredible leadership and teaching talents of Ms. Rita Hovanesian. We are now thrilled to share that we have sold the   school to her, and we know it couldn’t be in better hands during these uncharted times. Keyboard Concepts will continue to support the students and Rita Music Studio ( by offering discounts on rentals and sales of new and used acoustic and digital pianos. Thank you, Rita!!

San Fernando Valley

Rita Music Studio offers group online piano/keyboard lessons live via Zoom video conferencing as well as private one-on-one lessons for ages 4 through adults. Our staff of talented, creative and award-winning teachers each have extensive experience instructing all levels of students. We distinguish ourselves through our holistic, student-centered approach as well as our deep conviction that music is a lifelong gift, one that is available to anyone, at any age. Students learn to read music, gain performance and improvisation skills, and study music theory. As the Rita Music Studio’s founder, Rita Hovanesian, explains, “I firmly believe that making music — at any level and any age — is one of life’s greatest joys. I believe if you have a desire to play piano, you can learn and experience the joy and wellness benefits of playing music.” For more information and to register for classes, visit Rita Music Studio’s website. You can also e-mail RitaMusicStudio directly: [email protected]. – Linda Wehrli, founder and instructor at Pastimes for a Lifetime piano school says, “I’ve been committed to continuing lifelong learning and inspiring creative thinking through music since 1989. This is a pastime that will last a lifetime.” For over 25 years, Linda has been providing innovative and inspiring piano lessons to children, teens, adults and seniors. Programs are designed to bring out the inner musician in each and every student. Ideal for the serious or recreational student age 8 and up. Email for a free consultation at 818.766.0614. – Schuler Music Studio, founded in 2009 by Mary Ruth Schuler. In-home private lessons in Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley. The Schuler Music Studio offers AWESOME in-home music lessons you and your kids will LOVE! Supportive, enthusiastic and friendly teachers…Your child will have fun learning their instrument: Piano, voice, guitar, violin, ukulele, drums, cello, viola, bass, and more. Phone: (818) 203-5342. Email: [email protected]. – Barry Michael Wehrli has enjoyed teaching piano, keyboard, and music production since 1994. His inspiring method balances playing, reading, writing and ear training in a step-by-step study. Barry’s holistic study books and original music are available at Keyboard Concepts Sherman Oaks, his website and at Amazon. Barry teaches beginner – advanced levels, ages 6 and up, at your home or his Valley Village studio. Teaches classical, jazz, blues, new age, pop, rock, broadway, and more. Visit the website for student videos, reviews, and more! Free consultation at 818-766-7545 or [email protected] – Rudy Riveron piano teacher

Pasadena / Sand Gabriel Valley

[email protected] – Isumi Morrison is all about helping her students perform their best music ever. She offers piano instruction and piano accompaniment aimed at polishing her students’ musical skills and supporting the performance of solo instrument players. A graduate of Musashino Academy in Tokyo, Japan with a B.F.A. in major piano performance, she also studied accompaniment ensemble at Cal State, L.A. Isumi Morrison can be reached at  818.248.5839 – The Neighborhood Music School has been in business for more than ten years offering piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, ukulele, cello, bass, flute, trumpet, mandolin, jazz improv and composition for all ages. Phone 626.254.9525 or email [email protected] – Altadena Music Academy provides fun and engaging music lessons for musicians of all ages and skill levels. Students can study on a month-to-month basis from a highly qualified staff focused on guitar, voice, piano, drums, violin, bass, ukulele and more. The school offers a comfortable parent’s lounge and a program that includes free music recitals. Phone 626.296.0799. – Our experienced and accomplished instructors love music with a passion and are ready to share their talents with you. We offer private music lessons for piano, violin, drums, flute, voice and more. Students of all age groups can receive the full learning experience, and group music lessons of all instruments for those who want to experience a taste of how to play the instrument. Located in the heart of Arcadia. Phone 626.445.KEYS (5397).

Hollywood Arts Academy – Hollywood Arts Academy’s mission is to offer affordable private music lessons in Pasadena, San Gabriel, San Marino, Altadena, El Monte, Arcadia and nearby cities. We help students in different musical styles: classical, pop, jazz and musical theatre. We also prepare students for Certificate Of Merit Exam, etc. We provide one free trial lesson to decide the musical level and the instrument for new students. Hollywood Arts Academy holds an annual Christmas Concert where our students can showcase their talent and get an understanding to perform in front of an audience. Lessons are offered in English, Chinese and Japanese languages. If you would like more information or to schedule your trial lesson, please give us a call or chat with us. Ph# 626.379.7307

Los Angeles – Muse Academy of the Arts offers personalized private music lessons in your home and a comprehensive recording artist development program. Serving Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and the San Fernando Valley. [email protected] – Are you looking for a professionally and clasically trained, passionate, enthusiastic music mentor? Piano, Vocal and Solfeggio (Sight Reading). I pride myself on my ability to patiently train new and existing musicians, while making the process intuitive and fun! It gives me an immense pleasure to watch students flourish at every level. 13924 Marquesas Way #2118, Marina del Rey, CA 90292. (323) 379-5080 [email protected] – We are a Los Angeles based music school providing in-home music lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. Our teachers are all university trained seasoned professional musicians with touring, and television experience playing behind some of today biggest artists. We have staff covering jazz, classical, country, rock and roll, pop, and everything in between. Our website is, phone: 323-825-9566, email:[email protected] – Red Pelican Music offers the finest private music lessons in Los Angeles. Their teachers are elite musicians, hand-picked for their enthusiasm and patience. Location options include: your home, teacher’s studio, or via skype (video). Red Pelican Music offers lessons on piano, guitar, voice, drums, bass, banjo, dobro, mandolin, ukulele, saxophone, flute, violin and more! Address: 10845 Lindbrook Drive, Suite 209, Los Angeles, CA 90024, Phone: (310) 893-0776, [email protected] – Music Teacher LA provides quality Music Lessons (Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Drums and more) for Ages 4-up and Piano Tuning Services in Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey and Los Angeles-South Bay areas. All of their music instructors are highly professional, accredited, experienced and friendly. They teach in the comfort of your home and in their local studios. Call them today to get your 1st lessons $10 OFF at (310) 220-0405, or visit – Hollywood Academy of Music offers music and voice lessons for both kids and adults in a professional studio setting, with three LA locations for your convenience: Melrose, West LA & North Hollywood. Our university trained instructors offer lessons in piano, voice, guitar, violin, cello, viola, bass, drums, ukulele, mandolin, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, flute and more. Phone (310) 207-1200 West LA, (323) 651-2395 (Melrose), (818) 760-7740 (Noho). – Nancy and Conrad Immel. Nancy and Conrad have over 30 of experience teaching music with a patient and enthusiastic approach. Students can take both voice or piano lessons in their large private studio in Santa Monica. – At Kidz Create Music, we’re not just LA’s Number One mobile music school, but also the music school to the stars! We are dedicated to inspiring a new generation of musicians. We’re passionate about making music, and we want to share that enthusiasm with your children. How are we different from other music schools? For one thing, we’ll come to you. Our music school is on wheels and will travel right to your home. No more fighting LA traffic and worrying about being on time for the lessons. However, mobility is just the beginning. We take a somewhat different approach to music, seeking to awaken children’s music ability and appreciation by exposing them to different music genres so they can learn what inspires them. One fantastic outlet that encourages growth is our bi-annual recitals. At our shows students not only get to showcase their talent, but also see varying levels of performance and new goals they can achieve! It becomes a family fun holiday for all of our wonderful clients! No need to commit because our first lesson is free! Call (424)330-6673 to give your child a gift that will last a lifetime. – Dr. Yakov Birman, Beverly Hills, graduated from the St. Petersburg Conservatory with the highest academic honors of Doctor of Musical Arts Degree and the Performing Arts Diploma. Born in Odessa, a city of great musical traditions, Yakov made his orchestral debut at age 13 performing the Saint-Saens’ Second Piano Concerto with the State Philharmonic. Invitations from the USSR and European orchestras followed immediately, and since, Yakov Birman performed with the leading orchestras in numerous world capitals to the enthusiastic acclaim from both critics and the audiences. Maestro Birman is also a noted chamber musician performing most recently at the New York’s Carnegie Hall. As a piano Professor, Dr. Birman has taught master classes in virtually all European countries, including, most recently Russia, Finland, Netherlands, Czech Republic as well as the United States. Many of his students have won top prices at international piano competitions. 310.467.4045 – Deborah H. How, advanced studies – Santa Monica Academy of Music – Velly & Ilia Toshef – Barsky Music Studio – Greenbrooms Music Academy

South Bay – Music Rhapsody has been a pioneer in early music education since 1983. Their Simply Music program is a revolutionary new approach to learning piano, for kids and adults, that will have you playing great songs within your first few lessons. Music Rhapsody employs the Orff method of teaching – a proven and exciting approach to teaching music to children. Based on things children like to do-sing, chant rhymes, dance, and play instruments, Orff develops creativity and imagination. – Katherine Mann is an experienced piano teacher with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. She combines music theory with piano fundamentals in her lessons to nurture a love of music in her students and expand their minds.

Orange County – Opus119 was founded by visionary music educator, pianist Ethan Dong in 2003. Students of Opus119 have received over 2000 prizes and awards, performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Renée Segerstrom Concert Hall, and at Carnegie Recital Hall for more than 60 occasions.

FreshStart Music – Piano lessons, Voice Lessons, Children’s Choir, and Toddler Music Lessons in Irvine, CA. Music lessons designed to give the best start and foundation for music that lasts a lifetime. Please call (949) 407-9833 – We Play Music Academy – Music School & Music Store. Individual and Semi Individual lessons in Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Voice, Drums, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Music Theory and Preschool Music classes suitable for the youngest. – Irvine Academy of Music is the most comprehensive music school in Orange County, offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice. We go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the Irvine area–so you don’t have to! Our staff consists of experienced teachers with music degrees, capable of teaching all ages and levels. We offer on-going support to our instructors to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience. 949-771-5100 – Piano Lessons by Abra. In-home piano lessons in and around Irvine, CA for the absolute beginner, beginner, advanced beginner and intermediate student. Experienced, qualified teacher. Great for both children and adults. – Eric’s Piano School in OC. Classically-Trained Pianist Eric Rinehart brings mobile Simply Music Piano lessons to Orange County, bringing back fun music into people’s homes. – Irvine School Of Music – Piano By Art Scott – Joyce Piano Studio. Piano lessons in Irvine, Orange, OC – Irene Gao Music Ms. Irene is an experienced piano teacher and Guzheng teacher in irvine, California. (949)346-4707 – Lyceum Village Music-Conservatory. Lyceum Village teachers provide the highest level music education in a warm and motivational environment.

Thousand Oaks -Sue Lopez uses the Simply Music method, a “playing-based” method that first teaches students to play, then integrates note reading after the students have a solid playing base. The program includes all styles, including classical, blues, pop – as well as accompaniment. Students are also taught improvisation, composition and arrangements for a comprehensive music education, with a goal of teaching students how to express themselves musically. – Kevin Callister at Connect the Dots Music Studio services Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area. Learn to play, read, and write music with fun. Professional piano lessons available from this top recommended teacher. Learn any style, from Beethoven to the Beatles and beyond… Teaching all levels, from beginner to advanced. Kids, teens, and adult lessons available.