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Piano Lessons at UCLA [Feb. 8th, 2009|03:56 am]
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So I've recently discovered that I wish I continued playing the piano since I quit in 6th grade (I am now a 1st year graduate student, 23 years old now lol). I've been playing at home (when I go home on the weekends) but soon realized that I cannot continue without a piano instructor. Does anybody know of any piano instructors at UCLA where I can receive lessons twice or once a week on campus? If so, who would you recommend? Anybody have any experience with them (if there are any)?

As for my skill level, I wouldn't say I'm a beginner (I can read notes for the most part) but I don't think I'm an intermediate either. I'd like to find a teacher who would be able to assess what level I'm at and adjust his/her teaching accordingly. I'd like to get better at this and hopefully become a decent piano player (not professional obviously lol).

Any help/information would be appreciated. Thanks! 

[User Picture]From: dorseph
2009-02-08 06:24 pm (UTC)
Contact a grad student or senior piano major and ask!

The following people are great pianists and can be contacted on facebook:
Chris Lade
Sanaz Rezai
Morris Rahbar
Meriette Saglie

Good luck!
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[User Picture]From: mylittlefriend
2009-02-08 09:36 pm (UTC)
Sanaz was my TA once and she is quite possibly the nicest, most pleasant person on earth and she is super talented!
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[User Picture]From: tetsuhiko
2009-02-08 11:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :)
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From: (Anonymous)
2009-02-08 07:01 pm (UTC)

Piano Lessons at UCLA on LJ

So i saw your post and am exteremely interested.

I am a 2nd yr buis-econ major with

14 yrs piano experience, classical, improvisation, jazz, contemporary, and composition,
as well as music theory and solfege experience.

4 years guitar experience.

I can tutor you piano on campus, any of the dorms are equipped with pianos/keyboards.
Once or twice a week for 30/60min would be fine.

I am at a "level 8" and have been tutoring students in a variety of subjects for four
years. I have aced AP music theory (got a 5 on the test) and plan to minor in music next

Let me know:

AIM: dragonfang196

EMAIL: dwong196@yahoo.com. Not putting my ucla email because i need one with a spam filter in case people send me stuff i dont' want. however, if you email/im me i will provide you directly with my phone number to call me.

Thank you. Rates are negotiable, but i want to see what you think is fair. please keep in
mind piano is a rather rare skill to know, let alone teach.

-Daniel Wong
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[User Picture]From: tetsuhiko
2009-02-08 11:26 pm (UTC)

Re: Piano Lessons at UCLA on LJ

Hi There, that sounds good! I'll contact you sometime when I figure out everything. My email is tetsuzeroh@gmail.com.
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[User Picture]From: tetsuhiko
2009-02-08 11:23 pm (UTC)
I was wondering when somebody was going to mention google.

I was hoping for some more personal anecdotes, experiences with a particular instructor, since I know I could easily find a list of instructors but wouldn't know how each instructor would teach. I suppose I should have made that clearer.

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