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Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

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Guitar Lessons

Glenn Tinturin

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PIANO LESSONS
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PIANO LESSONS

The preferred instrument for a young child is piano, because of it's simple layout and ease of playing. The piano layout also makes theory learning easier. Research has shown that learning piano sensitizes young children to pattern, space, and time sequencing, and improves cognitive skills, eye-hand coordination, and spatial reasoning.

GUITAR LESSONS
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GUITAR LESSONS

Arguably one of the most popular instruments in the world, the guitar offers a versatility far beyond almost any other instrument. From country to classical, Spanish to jazz, folk to flamenco, pop to rock, from concert stages to campfires, the guitar holds a place in more homes than any other single instrument.

OUR MISSION

To provide our students with the pinnacle of artistic training and professionalism. To prepare those interested in careers in music, as well as those seeking a simple enjoyment through enhanced understanding of music, guided listening and improved abilities to play an instrument.

OUR TEAM

Glenn Tinturin

Glenn Tinturin

Guitar Lessons

Began to study classical guitar at the age of seven with the acclaimed teacher, Guy Horn. At the age of ten, Glenn gave his debut performance as a soloist with the Santa Monica Symphony at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. More ...

Phone: (909) 337-3811
Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Piano Lessons

Originally from Los Angeles, pianist, Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin has performed as soloist, accompanist, in orchestras, and as a chamber music artist extensively throughout North America and Europe. More ...

Phone: (805) 419-4229
Lenny Tinturin

Lenny Tinturin

Piano Lessons

Started lessons in piano at the age of seven. His first teacher was his father, well-known composer, Peter Tinturin. Lenny gave his first concert at the Stairway to the Stars concert series at Barnum Hall at the age of ten ... More ...

Phone: (949) 933-8474

Practicing Backward

Students often find that much of the music in the piano repertoire gets more technically difficult as it approaches the end, especially in late-intermediate to advanced repertoire. An effective practice technique for mastering the difficult spots is to practice backward
Start with the most difficult spot and isolate a very small group of notes and play them going forward. Practice this segment very slowly with separate hands and then with hands together. It may be one measure, or one beat. When that much is comfortably absorbed (mentally and physically), add the next measure or beat before it to make a longer segment, practicing this segment in the same manner. Then keep adding, incrementally, another small preceding segment until you can play the whole section smoothly, comfortably, and accurately with hands separate and hands together. The same technique can be used for working on the end of any phrase.

When you put the music together in reverse order, you will have practiced the end many times, and you will have learned it much more securely. You will be able to get to the end with strength and confidence. This technique is also very helpful in memorization. It will make your memory more secure.

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