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Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Noëlle Compinsky Tinturin

Guitar Lessons

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

Practice Without Practicing

My father and his brother and sister performed as the famous Compinsky Trio throughout their lives. My aunt, the pianist, Sara Compinsky was my teacher. When I was nine years old, she asked me to be her page-turner for their concerts, which I did for the rest of their concertizing career. I learned valuable lessons in the process, particularly in the field of sight-reading. Without realizing it at the time, I was developing my sight-reading skills, reading through complex music and fast tempos that I would not have been able to play at that time, but that I could nevertheless keep up with in order to turn the page at just the right time. I learned to look for rhythmic patterns, bass lines, changes in patterns, and the longer melodic lines, and especially counting fromone bar line to the next.

So here is how you can practice sight-reading without practicing: Listen to recordings and read along with the music. Start with pieces that you know or are working on. Then advance to pieces that you don’t know and test your sight-reading skills. Start with slow moving tempos to make sure you are able to stay with the music. Watch the rhythmic patterns and count. Once you can get through the music without losing your place, start watching intervals and sing along with the melody. The most important thing is to keep looking ahead and keep your eyes moving across the staff. This trains you to keep going and not look back. It is one of the most important skills to learn to be able to sight-read while you play.

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