Piano Lessons in San Jose, CA

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Our Approach

At Pacific Piano, 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.

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Our piano teachers

Each student’s musical tastes and aptitudes are unique, so we customize our lesson plans accordingly. Students will learn music reading, performance skills, improvisation skills, and theory skills.

Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang

Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang

Piano

D.M.A. – Michigan State University Masters – Sydney Conservatory of Music Master Faculty at Pacific Piano School since 2014 Dr. Zhao Zhao Yang was born in Beijing and began learning the piano….

Chun-Han Sophia Lin

Chun-Han Sophia Lin

Piano

Chun-Han Sophia Lin, originally from Taiwan, started her first serious piano training in the United States with Ms. Erna Gulabyan, preparatory faculty at the San Francisco Conservatory. Through her instruction, Sophia quickly…


Dr. Dante Lorenzo Diianni

Dr. Dante Lorenzo Diianni

Piano

Dr. Dante Lorenzo Diianni specializes in solo classical performance and 19th century vocal accompaniment. During his time in England he completed a Master of Music degree in collaborative piano at the world-renowned…

Dr. Sasha Burdin

Dr. Sasha Burdin

Piano

D.M.A – University of Iowa M.M. – Bowling Green State University Sasha Burdin (also known as Alexander Ponomarchuk) is a concert and jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and a piano teacher.

Dr. Anna Siampani

Dr. Anna Siampani

Piano

D.M.A. University of Wisconsin Madison Masters & Bachelors – University of Macedonia A native of Greece, Anna Siampani is a classical pianist, a pedagogue, and a researcher. A recipient of numerous prizes…

Mari Kawamura

Mari Kawamura

Piano

Mari Kawamura is a concert pianist whose curiosity has taken her in a variety of directions ranging from improvisation and dance to biology and physics. Kawamura is drawn to music which utilizes…

Paola Rapaj

Paola Rapaj

Piano

Paola Rapaj Kraja, who holds both a M.M. and M.Ed., is a seasoned pianist with over 20 years of experience in the realm of piano study. She earned dual master’s degrees from Charles University… 

Eliza Chien

Eliza Chien

Piano

With over 20 years of teaching and performing, Eliza has guided students of all ages and levels to a consistent 95% success rate in ABRSM exams. Her music journey began at age 6, inspired daily by her elder sister’s piano practice.

Our Approach to Piano Lessons

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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 students excel in their craft while encouraging the occasional step outside the comfort zone to try something new.

“Pacific Piano School of music has a professional and kind staff, with a wide range of lesson times that work with kids/parents schedules. ”

— Felicia

“My daughter has learned piano here for about 10 years, following Dr. Zhaozhao Yang who is really passionate on teaching piano…”

— John Ma

We Offer Simple Pricing to Fit Your Schedule & Budget

Weekly

30 min

$225

Monthly (advanced)

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

Master instructors available $260

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Weekly

45 min

$315

Monthly (advanced)

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

Master instructors available $350

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Weekly

60 min

$400

Monthly (advanced)

Our longest session for aspiring professionals

Master instructors available $440

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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. Contact us and we can help determine if your child is ready to start!

Why Take Piano Lessons at Pacific Piano School of Music?

We provide teachers who instruct on a 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.

Our Piano Teachers

All of the 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!


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