about us

Founder & Lead Instructor

John Paul Keene is an award winning pianist and critically acclaimed singer, songwriter, and music producer. His music has 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. At the same time that he was studying jazz piano, he studied classical vocal technique with famed Croatian opera star Dubravka Zubovic. He utilized both of these skillsets as a singer/songwriter in Los Angeles where he performed at some of Hollywoods' most well known venues. He's proud of his accomplishments, but he's more proud of the accomplishments of his students. As a piano teacher, it is his greatest satisfaction to see his students reach their full potential. Some of his pupils have gone on to study at prestigious music conservatories and have later worked as professional studio musicians.

When he was six years old, John Paul told his kindergarten teacher that he wanted to be a piano player when he grew up... he's still a piano teacher to this day so he's successfully living out that dream! But the dream has now expanded to include other aspects of music that he likes to share with his piano students. Rather than focusing solely on classical piano, he likes to teach his students to play improvised music, write music, and even sing while playing the piano as well. He believes that modern piano teachers should provide a well rounded education to their students to better prepare them for the modern musical world that they live in. The modern piano teacher should teach their students how the piano intersects with the voice, other instruments, and music technology.

John Paul has held just about every job there is to hold in the music industry. From Songwriter to Recording Artist to DJ to Music Producer to Session Musician to Private Piano Teacher for over 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.

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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 future teachers must undergo mandatory background checks and be active members of our local community. Our founders, John Paul and Nathalie, are residents of La Costa, CA .

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 + 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.

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

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.

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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 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.

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Safety

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

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