About Piano Lessons


Piano lessons are Monday through Friday, including morning, afternoon and evening lesson times. Lessons are in my home in Cameron Park; a comfortable, fun and supportive environment. It is located near the Goldorado (Bel Air) Center, five minutes from Highway 50. 

Now offering Online Lessons!

Lessons are forty-five minutes once each week. There is flexibility in the structure of the lessons:

Most students follow a full curriculum, including piano performance and repertoire building, technique, music rudiments and theory, and ear training. A wide variety of musical styles is included. These students typically perform in two recitals each year. Participation in the Music Teachers' Association of California Certificate of Merit TM program is available for interested students, and is a wonderful way to guide steady progress.  (Visit mtac.org for more information.)

For some students (typically some adults wishing to return to playing) the approach is more recreational, with less emphasis on theory and ear training, and more on building the technical skill to play the student’s preferred genres. (Although following a full curriculum is certainly available to adults as well.)

For students following a complete piano curriculum, the weekly lesson time might be utilized as follows:

  • To review the previous lesson’s theory assignment
  • For the student to play current assignments
  • For us to discuss these pieces and decide whether to move on, or if not, what further work they need
  • To discuss and refine technique
  • To do ear training and/or sight-reading drills
  • To play through new material assigned for the coming week
  • To discuss the coming week’s theory assignment

In the future I plan to add once-monthly theory and performance group lessons as an optional adjunct to the weekly private lessons. Also, check back for occasional piano camps for 4-5 year-olds to introduce the piano and assess readiness for ongoing lessons.

Please call me at 530 672 2959, fill out the Contact Form; or send an email with questions, or to schedule a meeting and/or complimentary lesson.