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Brent B.
Thousand Oaks, California
Congratulations on your decision to take piano lessons! Your hard work and patience will be rewarded, if you want to make Progress with the Piano! Lessons are one way to focus on goals and identify new areas for growth and exploration.
About Brent B.

I have thirty years of Piano playing experience and have taught Piano privately for the past six years. I have studied in private lessons for over ten years, with different teachers. (I have also performed extensively in the past as an Electric Guitarist for jazz, big-band, funk and metal bands.) My passion for teaching Piano led me on a 2-year long apprenticeship as a Piano Technician. The experiences from rebuilding and tuning real-life Pianos in a real-life shop were unforgettable, and still greatly assist me as a teacher of the Instrument today. I personally love playing the works of the Romantic Composers Schumann, Chopin, Schubert and Brahms. John Williams' soundtracks were also a strong influence on my primordial Musicality. In addition to Classical, I appreciate Jazz, Latin, Rock, Video Game Music, and Scott Joplin. As Pianist, my previous work includes accompaniment for singers of German Lieder, Italian Opera, Art Songs as well as choral concerts. I have authored dozens of original compositions, including 2 Sonatas for Piano, many Fugues, and a Sacred work for Chorus. Ages 12 and up Please contact me for availability and any further questions. Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2011

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Biochemistry

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Teaches ages 12+

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Brent B.
Thousand Oaks, California
Congratulations on your decision to take piano lessons! Your hard work and patience will be rewarded, if you want to make Progress with the Piano! Lessons are one way to focus on goals and identify new areas for growth and exploration.
About Brent B.

I have thirty years of Piano playing experience and have taught Piano privately for the past six years. I have studied in private lessons for over ten years, with different teachers. (I have also performed extensively in the past as an Electric Guitarist for jazz, big-band, funk and metal bands.) My passion for teaching Piano led me on a 2-year long apprenticeship as a Piano Technician. The experiences from rebuilding and tuning real-life Pianos in a real-life shop were unforgettable, and still greatly assist me as a teacher of the Instrument today. I personally love playing the works of the Romantic Composers Schumann, Chopin, Schubert and Brahms. John Williams' soundtracks were also a strong influence on my primordial Musicality. In addition to Classical, I appreciate Jazz, Latin, Rock, Video Game Music, and Scott Joplin. As Pianist, my previous work includes accompaniment for singers of German Lieder, Italian Opera, Art Songs as well as choral concerts. I have authored dozens of original compositions, including 2 Sonatas for Piano, many Fugues, and a Sacred work for Chorus. Ages 12 and up Please contact me for availability and any further questions. Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Agoura, Calabasas, Newbury Park, Moorpark, Simi Valley

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2011

Education

Biochemistry

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Speaks English, Piano

Speaks

Has background check

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As a teacher of music (violin, voice, and choral) and a Classical singer, and colleague of Brent, I think the most important aspect of teaching is to take a personal approach with each student to see what "fits." Every student learns differently, and Brent recognizes that. He puts a tremendous amount of thought and creativity into the development of his students. Too many teachers today have a "cookie cutter" approach to teaching, and in my own experience, this turns students away from working on music later in their lives. Brent has the opposite approach, he is committed to developing the skills and love for Classical music simultaneously in the student, which has a more long-lasting affect on their schoolwork, concentration, character, and social life.

Posted May 12, 2015
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He is a very dedicated classic artist that is very knowledgeable in his profession. I strongly recommend that everyone work with him.

Posted May 10, 2015
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Without reservation, recommend Brent as an enthusiastic and thoughtful instructor-mentor to those seeking to actually enjoy the experience of mastering music and piano in particular. As an observer, I'm impressed with Brent's teaching method, and ability to rekindle in young adults the interest and enthusiasm they may have experienced in former times for playing music at the piano. As a sensitive and proficient accompanist, Brent works patiently and conscientiously with the singer; putting one at ease, even performing the most challenging works of classical composers.

Posted May 10, 2015
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Biochemistry
Jan 2015 - Mar 2017
University of Massachusetts Boston
Biology
Aug 2003 - Jul 2005
California State University Northridge
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Piano
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