Piano, Violin, Music
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Debra Avalos has been teaching violin and piano for over 30 years. She has a very gentle, positive style of teaching. Debra teaches out of her home studio in Elk Grove. As Debra's student you will have the opportunity to participate in a yearly spring recital, plus various other recitals and activities throughout the year.
My Musical Education Background
Debra Avalos has been teaching violin and piano since 1980. She studied with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki at the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan and is certified as a Suzuki Violin Instructor.
Genres and Subjects Taught
Violin and Piano
Lessons include music fundamentals such as reading music, rhythm, melody, harmony, correct technique, theory, and musical interpretation. And of course you will learn lots of great songs in various styles!
One lesson per week
lesson length 1/2 hour
$93 per month
lesson length 45 minutes
$140 per month
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
She loves to teach all levels from beginners through intermediate and all ages from preschoolers through adults.
My Certifications and Awards
Certified Mayron Cole Piano Teacher
Certified Music Together teacher
Board Member - California Association of Professional Music Teachers, District 5
My Musical Influences
Played violin in the San Luis Obispo Community Orchestra, the San Luis Klesmorin Band, O’Connell’s Fancy (an Irish trio), Baraka (a middle eastern music group), The Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts and The Rainbow Theatre Orchestra (a music theatre group), and various other music groups.
Elk Grove, CA
I am so grateful for your ability to teach my children so well. Thank you for bringing music into our lives.
Elk Grove, CA
Thank you so much for being such a great piano teacher! You have really inspired me to want to keep up playing the piano!
Our son, Ken, has been enjoying piano lessons with Debra Avalos for more than four years. Even though we live more than 15 miles away from her, we continue to make the weekly trek to her studio. It's a pleasure to watch Debra's caring and patient teaching style.
Elk Grove, CA
Our family has been taking piano lessons from Mrs. Avalos for 5 years. Three out of four of our children are her piano students. She is very gentle and patient with our sometimes squirmy kids:). My younger children especially appreciate the toys and art supplies she has available to play with while they wait for their older siblings to have their lessons. I'm very pleased with what competent piano players they have become. In fact, they have inspired me! I started taking piano for myself with Deborah this year and I am loving it!