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David Schuman Piano Lessons

Simi Valley, CA 93063 (map)


Lessons Offered

Piano

Where are Lessons Offered

In Student Home


About Me

My teaching motto: "Learning is fun, practice makes perfect!" I have been a private piano teacher since 1991, traveling to my student's homes in Simi Valley, Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park, Porter Ranch, Chatsworth, and Northridge. I have taught many hundreds of students, from ages 5 to 80, from beginners to the very advanced. I love what I do, and it shows. My teaching methods are innovative and unconventional, and individualized according to the student's age, experience, interests and goals. My beginners love the fact that they can play real songs right away without the arduous task of learning to read notes. I make learning fun and interesting for all ages. I also arrange songs so that they can be played by students at any level, so I am not dependent on books. I teach all styles of music from traditional classical to blues and jazz. Some of my students have been vocalists learning to accompany themselves on the piano. Others have gone on to arrange and compose their own music. Let me show you how you can quickly learn to enjoy your piano or keyboard. All you need is the desire to learn, willingness to practice, and moderate patience.

My Musical Education Background

EDUCATION
1971-1976 UCLA, B.A. PSYCHOLOGY
1966-1970 BEVERLY HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
1962-1970 NORMA BROWN, PIANO TEACHER & CONCERT PIANIST

Genres and Subjects Taught

TECHNIQUE
FUNDAMENTAL THEORY
JAZZ THEORY
INTERPRETATION
ARRANGING
CLASSICAL
JAZZ
BLUES
POP

Lesson Rates

30 MINUTES $35
45 MINUTES $45
60 MINUTES $60

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

All ages from 5 and above. All levels from beginner to advanced.

My Musical Influences

The greatest performers of classical and jazz. Examples include Arthur Rubinstein, Art Tatum, and George Shearing.


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Student Reviews




Simi Valley, CA

I have 2 daughters, ages 6 & 9, who are currently taking piano lessons with David Schuman. My children are enjoying their lessons, mainly because he LISTENS to them. He lets them choose the music they want to work on and play. He has introduced them to classical music and piano blues, which my girls love! With his knowledge, experience and passion for music, I know my girls will continue to appreciate, learn, and have fun on the piano. =)




Newbury Park, CA

David is an excellent teacher. I have been studying under him for about six months now and he is always clear in his explanations and is very patient.(He has to be with me :) On top of that he is also a nice guy and very pleasant to have around. If you're thinking of starting piano, I'd highly recommend David as a teacher. I'm in my 50's and wasn't sure if I could do this but David is making it easy and above all, highly enjoyable.




Simi Valley, CA

June 1, 2014 David has been teaching piano to my twin girls for more than 2 years now. He is a first rate piano teacher. My girls are always looking forward to his class. He is very patient with them and teaches them in a very kind and mellow manner. He used some very simple technique with magnets for my girls to remember the notes and it worked wonders. We get compliments on their piano skills all the time. I would strongly recommend David to anyo




Simi Valley, CA

June 2, 2014 David Schuman Piano lessons has created the music for our schools kindergarten plays for a number of years. His work has always been more than we expected for a children's show. Mr. Schuman was easy to work with and grasped what was needed without fuss or delay. His attention to detail and prompt delivery of the music is exactly the reason we will always count on him for our future production. We would highly recommend him. Funtime Productions Sara P.




Simi Valley, CA

June 3, 2014 I have been a student of David's for well over 10 years. He has extensive knowledge about classical composers and techniques from Bach to Brahms, as well as more modern classical and jazz composers of the 20th century. As a result I have been able to study various styles and comprehend the evolution of music over the last 3 centuries. His teaching has inspired me to read many books about the great pianists and composers, and even about the creation of the piano itself. David also has an extensive knowledge of music theory, especially in the area of jazz composition. He has been indispensible as a mentor in assisting me with my own arrangements and compositions. Lastly, I know David is very patient and instructive with younger students as all three of my children have taken lessons with him in the past. Allan S.


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