Piano Lessons in Santa Monica, CA

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At Green Brooms, anyone can learn to play the piano 

We believe every student is unique and different in their own way. Therefore, why should lessons be any different? Each piano lesson is tailored to the individual student’s specific interests and needs.

While focusing on foundational elements such as proper technique, reading music, finger position etc., our teachers also help students learn songs they are familiar with. This includes movie theme music, popular songs on the radio, their favorite classical artist etc. This helps keep students motivated and pushing further to learn each week.

young student playing the keyboard at home

Our Approach to Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons Should Be Fun!

We know that an interest in piano may be what first brings you into our school – but having fun is what keeps you coming back! Our goal is for every student to LOVE their music lessons as they embark on a rewarding journey of progress and discovery. We put the “fun” in fundamentals!

Our knowledgeable staff blends a high standard of music education with a creative, student-focused approach that gives students space to discover and nurture their passion for music and the piano. Whether it’s your first time at the keys or you’re a seasoned pianist, our teachers are ready to help you progress quickly toward your goals – while having fun along the way.

We Emphasize Healthy Technique

Healthy technique is critical to lifelong enjoyment of the piano. Our first priority is teaching strong fundamentals, including hand, wrist and arm technique, bench position, and pedaling. We believe that full-body instruction is essential to musicianship and safeguards students from injury.

Once the fundamentals are in place, you and your teacher can craft the story you want your music to tell. Our qualified teachers will assist you in developing musicianship and exploring nuance through dynamics, pausing, phrasing, and varying tempos. Learn with us as we infuse elements of music theory and music history into our well-rounded approach to fostering musical excellence.

We Care About Your Musical Interests

There is no one-size-fits-all method of piano instruction. Regardless of ability or prior experience, our teachers take an individualized approach to each of our students – underpinned by detailed individual assessments, a personalized learning plan, and one-on-one guidance throughout your musical journey.

While fundamentals and technique are essential, our ultimate goal is to equip students to begin exploring their own personal musical style and interests. Your teacher will work with you to understand where you want to go, and craft a unique plan to get you there. Whether your style is classical or pop (or anything in between), we help craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.

Our Piano Teacher



Cello, Piano

Anna is an active performer and teacher. She has over 15 years of experience teaching cello and beginner piano. She started cello at USC performing arts at the age of 4. Her Bachelor Degree is from the College Diploma course at Toho Music University in Tokyo, Japan.



Drums, Piano, Bass & Guitar

James is a drum, piano, bass, and guitar teacher at Green Brooms music academy; with over 18 years of playing experience and over 9 years of teaching experience! James has his Bachelor’s degree in music from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia,

Nick K.

Nick K.


Nick is from Long Beach, California where he began learning piano at 6 years old. As his musical interests expanded, Nick’s path led him to explore wind and percussion instruments alongside his piano studies, and he began performing professionally on piano at age 14 at restaurants, venues, and private events in Long Beach



Piano, Voice

Rachael has had a passion for music since she was a child. At age six, she began with Music Appreciation and then musical theatre as she got older. She first studied piano and voice lessons seriously under Lily Starobinets where she completed many years of the “Certificate Of Merit” program.



Guitar, Piano, Bass, Drums

Dominic is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer from the Chicago area. He attended the University of Southern California where he majored in guitar performance. Dominic has toured Europe and the United States extensively, recording and giving notable concerts in Berlin, Paris, London, Granada, Halle, Szeged, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Milwaukee.




William received his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from Juilliard. While a student there he was awarded a Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his teaching abilities. He has over 25 years of experience guiding students from beginning through advanced levels of piano and composition. Mr. Hirtz has been active as a composer too.



Drums, Guitar, Piano, & Songwriting

Meet Ian, a passionate music teacher with a lifelong dedication to the art of music. From a young age, Ian discovered a profound love for music, which has since blossomed into a successful career and a commitment to sharing that passion with others. A graduate of the renowned USC Thornton School of Music

“Green Brooms school has a professional and kind staff, with a wide range of lesson times that work with kids/parents schedules. ”

— Felicia

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget


30 min



30 minute lessons are great for learning the basics and building a strong foundation.



45 min



Longer lessons, perfect for motivated, intermediate or advanced musicians.



60 min



Our longest session for aspiring professionals


What you can expect

Tell us about your musical goals.

Match with one of our expert instructors.

Play music! Parents get progress reports.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What Age Should My Child Start Piano Lessons?

The minimum age we recommend a student start piano lessons is 5 years old. Starting age will largely depend on the student when it comes to piano or keyboard. So, some students may need to wait longer than others to start.  We can help determine if your child is ready to start!

Why Take Piano Lessons at Green Brooms Music Academy?

Our teachers instruct variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple electronic keyboard with a minimum of 61 keys will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you when you take piano lessons with us.

Our Piano Teachers

All our teachers are professionally trained and experts in their field. Our piano faculty have received their musical education from such prestigious institutions all over the country.

Do I Have to Know How to Read Music?

No. Beginners are welcome! Our lesson plans aim to educate, engage and inspire students.

Do I Need a Piano to Start Taking Lessons?

No. You do not need a piano to start piano lessons, however, we do recommend having a digital piano keyboard in your home to practice between lessons. Also, keyboards are much more economical and require less commitment upfront when it comes to ongoing maintenance and moving costs.

So, What Are You Waiting for?

If you’re ready to jump into the world of keyboarding, we are excited to match you with a teacher that can get you started on your musical journey. 

Nothing will enable you to progress more effectively than a one-on-one partnership with an inspiring piano professional. 
Let us help you explore and build your abilities in a setting that is comfortable for you. You never know how far you can go until you take that first step, so get started today!

What Will I Learn in Piano Lessons?

Our piano teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs.

If you enroll here for piano lessons, 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. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don’t know where to begin, we can help!

Start your musical journey today