Keyboard Concepts’ Music Education Resources

At Keyboard Concepts, our goal is to help our customers get maximum enjoyment from their pianos and keyboards. We’re here to answer your questions and to serve as a resource for the music community. To that end, we invite qualified music educators 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.

PASADENA / SAN GABRIEL VALLEY – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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: – 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, – 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. – 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


SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – 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. – 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 – Rudy Riveron piano teacher


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 – Soundscape Music Studios is a music school in Orange County that provides Los Angeles and Orange County piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons and other in home private lessons.


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.