Our Founder

John Paul Keene is an award winning pianist and critically acclaimed song writer and music producer, having been featured on both radio and television... most notably on CNN! He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Piano Performance from the University of California Irvine, studying under Kei Akagi. He studied classical vocal technique for two years as a protege of Croatian opera super-star Dubravka Zubovic before moving to Los Angeles and studying popular vocal technique with Macy Gray's vocal coach.

When he was six years old, John Paul would tell his kindergarten teacher that he was going to be a piano player when he grew up... there's still a tile at Bathgate Elementary with a poorly painted piano on it. As a teen, he was accepted into the prestigious Grammy In The Schools program where he performed with the likes of Earth, Wind, and Fire and Otmaro Ruiz!

John Paul has held just about every job there is to hold in the music industry, from Piano Man to Song Writer to Recording Artist to DJ to Music Producer to Session Musician to Private Instructor for 12 years. He enjoys sharing his wealth of experience with the next generation, providing them with a complete tool kit for making music in the 21st century. He resides in La Costa, CA with his wife and business partner Nathalie Keene.

It's Time To

Awaken Your Musical Genius

Our values
BRILLIANCE;  intense brightness of light - exceptional talent or intelligence.

Intelligence + Charimsa = Brilliance. It is our goal to awaken the inner genius in each student, both intellectually and emotionally. Music is important for its own sake but their are many additional benefits that come with studying it. These benefits include increased self confidence, emotional intelligence, and freedom of self expression which all lead to greater success later in life.

Brilliance

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google
ACHIEVEMENT;  a result gained by effort.

"A new study from Boston Children’s Hospital found a correlation between musical training and improved executive function in both children and adults." Psychology Today

According to the above linked study, children who take music lessons earn higher test scores on average than children who don't, and have improved executive functioning later in life.

Avhievement

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google
CREATIVITY;  the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.

Unlike the majority of modern music conservatories, we encourage and celebrate creativity. We appreciate the music of Beethoven and Bach but we also appreciate the songs that reside in our students hearts. We nurture our students' creativity, letting them explore new genres, write their own songs, and ask exciting questions. With a proper balance of structure and creativity, students are able to reach greater musical heights.

creativity

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google
FUN;  enjoyment, amusement, or lighthearted pleasure.

Music is supposed to be fun! We want our lessons to be the highlight of our student's week, not just another homework assignment. We have strict expectations for achievement but we don't overload our students with busy work. We believe that music is inherently attractive - students will be self motivated to practice if playing is fun.

Fun

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google
SAFETY;  the condition of being protected from or unlikely to cause danger, risk, or injury.

As an in-home service provider, we take safety concerns very seriously. All of our teachers undergo mandatory background checks and are active members of our local community. Our founders, John Paul and Nathalie, are local residents of La Costa, CA and attendees of Awaken Church in Bressi Ranch.

Safety

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google

Material Design is a new Design language Invented by google & its going to rules design industry for few next years. So I think Every Designer Should have some or at least a little bit of knowledge.

with : Sophia taylor
Designer at Google
Our values
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Brilliance

Intelligence + Charisma = Brilliance. It is our goal to awaken the inner genius In each student, both intellectually and emotionally. Music is important for its own sake but their are many side benefits that come with studying it, including increased self confidence, emotional intelligence, and freedom of self expression which leads to greater aptitude in business later in life.

Achievement

"A new study from Boston Children’s Hospital found a correlation between musical training and improved executive function in both children and adults." Psychology Today

We believe in the power of music to enhance other areas of students' lives. According to the above linked studies, children who take music lessons have improved executive functioning later in life, earning higher test scores and doing better in business.

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Creativity

Unlike the majority of modern conservatories, we encourage and celebrate creativity. We appreciate the music of Beethoven and Bach but we also appreciate the songs that reside in our students hearts. We nurture our students' creativity, letting them explore new genres, write their own songs, and ask exciting questions. With a proper balance of structure and creativity, students are able to reach greater musical hights.

Fun

Music is supposed to be fun! We want our lessons to be the highlight of our student's week, not just another homework chore. We have strict expectations for achievement but we don't overload our students with mandatory assignments. We believe that music is inherently attractive; as long as we inspire each student properly, they will be self motivated to play to their heart's content.

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Safety

The safety of your family is our #1 priority. As an in-home service provider we take safety concerns very seriously. All of our teachers are background checked and are well-known, active members of our local community. John Paul and Nathalie are La Costa, CA residents and are members of a Bressi Ranch based church called Awaken Church. We hope you will give us the chance to earn your trust!