musician - teacher

Teaching

Jaren’s Piano Lessons

Qualifications:

  • BA (3.8, honors) - UC Berkeley Department of Music

  • Teacher - Prospect Sierra Middle School (after-school performing arts program)

Rate:

  • $35 / 30 minutes

  • $45 / 45 minutes

  • + $10 for travel to nearby homes

Testimonials from my profile on Thumbtack (average of 5.0 stars)

  • “Jaren is an exceptional teacher. He is enthusiastic and patient with my teenage daughter, who is excited to attend lessons and mostly excited to practice. Jaren is always present during weekly lessons and able to meet my daughter where she is at. It is exciting to witness progress as the weeks pass by. I am grateful.” - Cricket C.

  • “I always look forward to my piano lessons with Jaren – he's incredibly energetic and encouraging, and does a great job adjusting the focuses of lessons to my level, my interests, and my areas for improvement. After each lesson, I have a clear direction for what to work on, and feel empowered to practice.” - Nathan W.

  • “Such a warm experience! Jaren has always worked hard to make sure our lessons are just what I want. He has a great ability to communicate complicated ideas in a clear way and I find myself having so much fun while we work together.” - Zach W.

My music lessons have a special approach: we develop a solid foundation of musicianship and music theory, while learning pieces that you truly love and are excited to play.

I have a strong classical background, but I stand out as a teacher in the realms of contemporary songs, jazz, and improvisation. My students learn pieces that are meaningful to them, and through our musicianship work we develop skills that can be used for songwriting, performing in jazz ensembles, or accompanying their singing voice on the piano.

I'm also an expert in producing electronic music and beats using digital audio software, and can teach this popular skill on its own, or in conjunction with piano lessons. My software of choice is Ableton, and I can help you find affordable options.

I teach at my spacious music studio, located at 1345 MLK Ave., or can travel to local homes.

Email me to schedule a first lesson!