Private Piano Lessons
Our piano teachers have experiece teaching from very young students up to retired adults, and they teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whatever your favorite style of music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. You will learn the correct technique, fundamental music theory, and sight reading. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.
- Free introductory piano lesson & evaluation Book Now!
- Performing opportunities at the Recitals held at our school (which are free!) throughout the year and at other events
- Have the most fun making music - join our growing chamber group programs
- Ongoing enrollment - stop by anytime
- Flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule
- Piano lessons tailored to meet the individual needs of students
- Professional musicians providing quality education
The rates listed below include not only the lessons, but also all of the activities HBSM has offered for its students, from the make-up lessons to the recitals (i.e., participation in at least 6 recitals per year, at no extra cost), etc. Because progression is not only the lessons, it is an ensemble!
There is a one-time $25 registration fee per student and $40 per family.
|Private Lessons (Monthly Tuition)|
|15 min||$17 per lesson|
|30 min||$32 per lesson|
|45 min||$45 per lesson|
|60 min||$55 per month|
|Four week month|
|15 min weekly lessons||$68 per month|
|30 min weekly lessons||$128 per month|
|45 min weekly lessons||$180 per month|
|60 min weekly lessons||$220 per month|
|Pay Per Lesson|
|Fortnightly or less frequent|
|30 min||$37 per lesson|
|45 min||$53 per lesson|
|60 min||$68 per lesson|
|Semi Private Lesson (Monthly Tuition)|
|2 students per class (tuition per student)|
|30 min||$18 per lesson|
|45 min||$25 per lesson|
|60 min||$33 per lesson|
|Four week month|
|30 min weekly lessons||$72 per month|
|45 min weekly lessons||$100 per month|
|60 min weekly lessons||$132 per month|
We usually start students with one 30-minute lesson per week, depending on the student's attention span, the instrument, and the student/parent's needs. Many students eventually move on to 45-minute or hour lessons. We offer a no-commitment trial lesson so you get a chance to meet your teacher and see if it's a good fit before committing to a tuition plan.
You may choose our Monthly Tuition Plan, or Pay-Per-Lesson Option. Our Monthly Tuition Plan is best suited for consistent lessons being taken on a weekly basis. Our Pay-Per-Lesson Option is best for less frequent lessons (Bi-weekly or less frequent).
Recitals boost confidence! Taking part in a recital helps performers to overcome shyness, fear, anxiety and stage fright. It gives students a chance to showcase all of their hard work, dedication, and progress throughout the year. As children experience getting on stage, performing for an audience, and being applauded for their efforts, they gain self-confidence that will carry with them in all aspects of school and life.
At HB School of Music, we offer a variety of opportunities for our students to perform in a confidence-boosting and supportive setting. We have 2 recitals every year, our Annual Recital in the Spring and a Winter Recital at the end of the year to showcase our students' progress. Students will also receive a trophy at the annual recital.
In addition to annual recitals held at an outside venue, we regularly host mini-recitals at Recital Hall of the school. This will give our students many more performance opportunities throughout the year. We always make sure that students get to perform on a grand piano. For our students these recitals are free.
Refer a Friend and Get Rewards!
We love referrals! Because we have such happy customers, we get a lot of new students through referrals. Getting your child’s friends involved with the program lets them share in similar interests and makes it all that more fun. Or maybe you have friends with children that love music and may want to start learning an instrument? Either way, as a way of saying thanks, we will gift both you and the referred family, each a FREE lesson! There is no limit to the amount of referrals you can make.
Semi-private Lessons or Private Lessons?
We believe that private piano lessons offer you the best chance for success. The individual attention that you will receive in private study is far more valuable than the limited attention that you will receive in a group lesson. Even though group classes might seem more affordable, a group teacher is simply unavailable to give you the focused attention you need and will receive from private piano lessons.
Therefore, we don't offer group piano lessons. However, we do offer semi-private lessons (2 students per class) but it totally depends on if there are people in the waiting list who also wish to take semi-private. This plan might be suitable for siblings or friends who would like to have lesson together in the first few months to figure things out before taking more invidualized private piano lessons.
We believe piano lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN!
Frequently asked questions
That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.
We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.
A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.
The main reason to choose our school as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.
If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first piano lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.
It's great for piano students to start with a full size piano. The hammer action of the weighted keys builds the finger strength of the students and provides much stronger technical development. However, spending considerable amount of money on a piano is not an appealing prospect.
Keyboards are a more budget friendly and is suitable for beginners to start practicing with. It is recommended that the keyboard you practice with has full sized weighted keys. Teachers will advise parents when the potential of the student has developed past the keyboard.
We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.
At HB School of Music, our youngest piano students start from three years old. It's a good idea to start piano lessons when the child is able to sit down, focus for at least 15 minutes in a classroom environment and is willing to learn/practice.
Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as California State University of Long Beach, Brigham Young University (Idaho), BAKIP Linz (Austria), and many others. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.
Our Piano Teachers
Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial price in composition (1984), having received the gift of music as a young adult through charities, and earned my music lessons by doing gardening work, I am now passionate about music education, developing young talents, looking to music not just for the joy that it brings but also using it as a vehicle for personal development.
Hometown: Southern California
Instruments: I've been playing piano since I was 7. I auditioned during my undergrad with Piano as my main instrument to CSULB's Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, and I passed my Piano Proficiency exam to move onto the Composition major. This is roughly equivalent to a Piano Performance minor, so I am rated to teach Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced piano (high school-early college level). I have taught K-12 music classes and private piano.
School: I hold a Bachelors in Music in Composition from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University Long Beach, and I'm finishing a Masters degree in Music from the same institution.
Hometown: Lake Forest, CA
Years in Music: I started on piano at age 5, took up cello in elementary school, and percussion in high school. I have now been playing piano for 15 years, cello for 9 years, and percussion for 4 years.
Instruments: I teach from beginner to advanced violin, cello and piano.
School: I am currently an undergraduate student at California State University, Long Beach double majoring in cello performance and music education.
Years Teaching: 6 years
Hobbies: I absolutely consider the other instruments I play as my hobbies! Playing ukulele and making arrangements of music are some of my favorite past times as well as going to live music concerts, hammocking, and gardening.
Message to you: Teaching music is something that I have dedicated my life to and I want to share my passion with you! Music has been such a great influence in my life and I would love to share my own experience with my students. I would be nowhere without the amazing music educators of my life and I can only hope to guide my students to see the beauty that is music!
Hometown: Placentia, CA
Years in Music: 13 years.
Instruments: I teach from beginner to advanced violin and piano.
School: I graduated with a B.A. in English and with a minor in music from Brigham Young University, Idaho.
Years Teaching: 7 years
Hobbies: When I'm not performing, I love to cook at home for my family, karaoke with my friends, and eat ice cream while watching my cat Sgt. Pepper roll around my garden.
Message to you: I want all of my students to know that music is a gift. Learning an instrument is a great talent to be shared, and it can be frustrating at times, but in the end it is well worth the hard work. I promise to make the learning process fun while still encouraging you to play to the best of your abilities. So on that note, I look forward to making beautiful music with all of you!
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Years in Music: 13 years
Instruments: I studied piano in elementary school and have since resumed, now in college. I began studying the saxophone at age 8 and continue to this day. Throughout high school and college I've studied nearly the entirety of the woodwind, string, brass, and percussion instruments in performance and K-12 pedagogy.
School: I currently attend California State University Long Beach, double majoring in Music Education and Saxophone Performance. Additionally, I am a member of the University Honors Program and serve as the Student President of the university's chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia--a national Music Fraternity--as well as the university's Instrumental Representative for the National Association for Music Education.
Years Teaching: 6 years
Hobbies: Outside of music, I spend most of my time studying personal development, leadership, and nutrition. In addition to this, I love exercising, camping, and enjoy nearly any outdoor activity (my favorite is hiking).
Message to you: Music serves only as a positive influence in our lives. Creating a relationship with music (as a performer, listener, or advocate of) allows us to bring others together for our unconditional benefit. Nothing else has such an ability to relieve of us our worries and transcend our lives! As a passionate performer and educator, it is my goal to inspire such a love for music in those around me. I hope to develop the best in my students for the good of all.
Hometown: Mission Viejo, CA
Years in Music: 15 years
Instruments: I studied piano privately for five years when I was younger, and I have resumed my studies since entering college. I studied violin for nine years and for four years with private instruction. I have studied viola for four years with private instruction. In high school, I was also a part of the school’s marching band, playing in the drumline and marching with the mellophone.
School: I am currently enrolled as an undergraduate at California State University, Long Beach, double majoring in viola performance and music education.
Years Teaching: 5 years
Hobbies: In addition to music, I love studying new languages and playing videogames. I also love taking care of my pet bunny, Bradley!
Message to you: Music is a powerful medium for creative expression and personal enrichment. Music, both for the performer and the listener, helps us to see the world in a different, more original light, and gives us a healthy and beautiful emotional outlet. I want to help my students reach their highest potential in music, and even though it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, I want my students to learn and to always remember how wonderful and fascinating it truly is to have music in their life.
Hometown: Aliso Viejo
Years in Music: I started playing violin in 4th grade
Instruments: I teach piano, and all levels of Violin
School: I am taking my undergraduate at CSULB for violin performance
Years Teaching: 6 years
Hobbies: Despite my attempt to become a musician, i love activities unrelated to music. I love to exercise. I love walking around in nature. I take pleasure in watching movies and tv shows.
Message to you: Music is a universal language. While it remains purely a form of art, it has taught me many important things such as patience, and creativity that make me the person i am today. It is the biggest passion of mine and has allowed me to explore what it means to be human. I hope as a teacher i can not only cultivate my students ability to understand music but also teach important qualities such as commitment, dedication, strategy and PATIENCE.