310-346-8992 sandy@itspianotime.com

Lessons Overview

Our Classes

What to Expect…

Mrs. Sandy will take time to get to know you and who you are so when it’s YOUR piano time, Mrs. Sandy will personalize your experience to cater to your learning style and capability, no matter what stage of life you’re in.  Students who join the studio receive an age-appropriate curriculum that is specific to the interests, goals, and personality.

Preschoolers (Ages 3-5)

Lessons are creative and educational using the play-based curriculums KiddyKeys (www.kiddykeys.com) and Wunderkeys (www.wunderkeys.com).  Students stay engaged during the full 30 minute lesson with singing, dancing, and games!  After each lesson, parents are given advice and instructions on what to do at home to help set their child up for solid foundation and smooth transition into traditional piano lessons.  

The Beginner 

During the first few months of lessons, I get to know the student and their personality, and match them up with the most appropriate method book series.  I have an extensive library – Piano Adventures, Piano Pronto, and Bastien are just a few of the methods I use to teach. In any case, on average, students are eager to learn new pieces and can finish least 1-2 pieces a week.  Recitals are definitely an option for them, but for the more hesitant student, we frequently have mini performances during lessons on camera that I send to parents so they can see how their child is doing.  Parents love having a keepsake of all of their child’s pieces at hand to share with their family and friends.  

The Star Wars Theme

Retired Adults

Students who walk through the doors of my studio can expect to learn piano at ease, at an enjoyable pace, and with minimal stress.  I take time to get to know my students and learn about what brought them to this point in their lives Sometimes, it’s a bucket list item, another hobby to keep their brain active, and/or something that they’ve always wanted to learn and amaze an audience of family, friends, and neighbors.  In all cases, I design a curriculum that best fits their needs, method book or not, and give them repertoire that they’ve always wanted to learn.  

Kevin, after 1 year of lessons.

Advancing Student

After one year of lessons, students may be ready for something more.  As an active member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC), Torrance Branch, I give students the opportunity to participate in exclusive events such as Festivals, Competitions, Music Exams (Certificate of Merit Exam), etc. 

Ready to begin?

I offer a free piano lesson consultation over the phone to anyone who is interested in taking private lessons. Click on the link below today if you'd like to schedule one!