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I offer lessons in:

  • Accompanying
  • Jazz Piano
  • Classical Piano
  • Popular Piano
  • All Other Piano
  • Early Childhood Piano
  • Beginning Piano
  • Classical Voice
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    Cathy HirataOffering private lessons in
    Carlsbad, California
    About MeContact Me
    I have an extensive background in performance and teaching. In addition to being a Senior Associate Simply Music Teacher, I am a certified Signing Smart and have been the music director private elementary school. My studio offers instruction in Piano, Violin, Viola, Voice, Music and Movement, Mariachi, Play a Story and Signing Smart. My instructors are all highly educated experienced musicians and teachers. We take great pride in the fact that we specialize in working with children with special needs while offering private or adapted music lessons in Piano, ASL and Music and Music and Movement.

    My Teaching Background
    A graduate of San Jose State University, I received a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance and a secondary teaching credential in music education. I have taught elementary and high school choir, theory, history, performance groups and music appreciation and am currently a student of autism studies at the University of California, Davis, Mind Institute.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    We believe that everyone is naturally musical and that music encourages development in the cognitive, emotional, perceptual, social, language, and physical areas of everyone and are committed to the understanding of how each student learns which enables us to mold our programs to the needs and “learning ability” of each individual student.

    Our focus is on the process not the performance allowing children and adults to experience the joy and magic of making music while fostering their individual musicality, creativity and imagination. We provide a well-rounded music education exposing students to a wide variety of musical styles, composition, accompaniment and jazz. Our teachers are university educated, highly experienced, and licensed, accredited or certified in all programs they teach.

    Rates And Availability
    We have two locations: Carlsbad and San Diego, California. We accept students of all ages and abilities.
    My rates are: half-hour $45 or 175.00/month - lessons are only offered on a month to month basis, shared lessons are 125.00/month Availability: Tuesdays in Carlsbad 3:00pm -7:00pm.