Studio is located in
Downtown Santa Barbara off Mission Exit. Lessons take place either at
the student's home or Safinya Piano Studio. I own a portable studio
piano, so if you do not have a piano yet, I can bring mine to your
house until you get one.
playing ranges from 30 minutes to 4+ hours
pricing. Sliding scale depending on situation.
supply all the music and materials, along with personalized lesson
plans for every student. Music includes any sheet music requested or I
think is important. Materials include binders, stickers to go on keys,
written homework, and music theory papers. After I talk to the students
during out first lesson, I have a good idea how to proceed, so I create
a rubric to help the learning process.
My name is Keyvan Safinya, and I
beginning piano to all ages. My students start to read sheet music
during their first lesson, as well as the keys on the keyboard and
basic chords, ending with take home music games to play in between
lessons. I strive to help my students also learn their favorite music
by the end of the first lesson, from pieces like Beethoven's 5th to
songs like Billy Joel's Piano Man.
Examples of chords we
learn in music class are basic I, IV, V chords in keys such as C and G.
We will also play games like the major/minor happy/sad game in
reference to these chords. There are other games we can play where we
learn the key names on the keyboard, which are especially popular with
children. I like to make my lessons as fun as possible for my students
and games are a good way to make learning fun!
Adults who have longer attention spans and who don't need games to keep
things interesting, are taught with adult piano books and my direction.
I supply the materials, including sheet music, key layout to go over
the keyboard, chord cheat sheets, and much more.