We offer private piano lessons, voice lessons, and digital lessons to students of all ages in La Costa. La Costa refers to the communities of La Costa, La Costa Oaks South, and La Costa Oaks North. We also offer lessons in University Commons - a sister community located on the border of La Costa!
We have to start, of course, with the breathtaking Batiquitos Lagoon. It extends over 2 miles inland from the freeway ending at La Costa Resort and Spa. The Lagoon is partly responsible for the charm of La Costa - giving it an exclusive, tucked away feeling. In addition to the La Costa Resort, our community hosts the Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park where live peacocks run and sing freely (both inside the park and in the surrounding neighborhood.) Honestly, what’s not to love? Check out La Costa Town Square if you want something good to eat. Our favorite is Bushfire Kitchen - La Costa. There’s much more to talk about, but we’ll leave you with the #1 reason we love La Costa… the #1 reason we love La Costa is the people. The neighborhood feels safe, calm, and joyful and we attribute that in a large part to the people who live here!
I started playing the piano when I was 4 years old and continued through college (classically-trained). I am now in my 40's and have always wanted to learn jazz piano so I am starting from scratch. I've been taking lessons with JP for five months now and I couldn't be happier. I had my doubts taking classes virtually, but it has been a great experience. JP is very patient, and his technical explanation and technique is very easy to understand. I'm so happy with how far I've come and look forward to my lesson weekly!
Looking for music lessons near you? We offer in-home and online lessons to families in Bressi Ranch! Our piano lessons, voice lessons, and digital music lessons are the best in North County San Diego!
Our piano lessons, voice lessons, and digital music lessons follow a first principles approach to learning music. This approach allows for faster learning, better understanding, and longer retention by focusing on foundational truths instead of rote memorization. Our ultimate goal is provide a learning journey for our students which allows them to master their instrument in as little as two years. Time frames will vary depending on age, commitment level, and musical propensities, but most students can expect to realize about 80% of their musical potential in 2-3 years. Similar results tend to take between 8-10 years with traditional lessons.
Traditional Method: "Play the C Major scale in the right hand with fingers 1,2, and 3 and then tuck your thumb under and play 1,2,3,4,5. For your left hand, play 5,4,3,2,1 and then cross your middle finger over and play 3,2,1. Now, for B Major play the same fingers in the right hand but play 4,3,2,1 and then 4,3,2,1 again in the left hand. For Ab Major, play 2,3,1,2,3,1,2,3 in the right hand and 3,2,1,4,3,2,1 in the left hand. Memorize the different fingerings for all 12 major scales and then memorize the different fingerings for all 12 minor scales."
First Principles Method: "Every scale has 7 notes in it. The best way to play 7 notes is by playing groups of 3 fingers followed by groups of 4 fingers or visa versa. 3+4 always equals 7! Now let's find the most comfortable place to fit those finger groupings into each scale". See how much easier that is? Now that you understand the foundational principle behind playing major and minor scales it's much easier to decipher the details.