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William Foley

Castaic, CA 91384 (map)

Lessons Offered

Piano, Music

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

In Student Home

About Me

I started taking piano lessons when I was twelve years of age and by the time I was seventeen, I was playing concert level. After having studied for about ten years, I started teaching in the L.A. area as I attended LACC as a music major.From 1972 to 1984, I gave piano lessons in Simi Valley. For the past twenty years I've been teaching piano in the Santa Clarita valley and have a real passion for teaching.

My Musical Education Background

I have over thirty years of teaching experience with children and adults. I provide lessons in the homes of the students. I have a Bachelors degree in music and belong to the MTAC. I studied piano with Laura Spitzer in the early '90s and worked for the Saugus School District as a Music Specialist. Please see web site for more details.

Genres and Subjects Taught

I use a variety of traditional method books and suplements. Early musical projects are quite simple. My approach is to consider the needs and interest of each individual student and go from there. Please see web site for more details. my instruction is aimed at teaching complete musicianship and includes theory.

Lesson Rates

Most children take 30 minute lessons and adults often take 45 minute lessons. As a general rule, I charge $27 for a 30 min. lesson and $38 for a 45 minute lesson. for more details, see my web site

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

I take students from seven years of age to adult and teach all levels and most styles.

My Certifications and Awards

Please see web site.

My Musical Influences

I was influenced,as a student, by my teachers and music by the masters like Beethoven, Bach, Chopin and Mendelssohn. Although serious music was my main interest, tastful popular music often grabed my attention. I was also influences by,concert pianist, Laura Spitzer. I studied with her in the early '90s. Some books on piano playing and technique also influenced me a great deal.Books by Sandor, Newman, Kentner and Bacon had an impact on my approach teaching and performance.

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