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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.

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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.

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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

Rules for Fingering

Creating and using effective and correct fingering for piano music, especially complex or advanced classical music is one of the most important steps in learning the music. In more advanced music, there may be various options for fingering certain passages, and knowing which fingerings to choose, and why, is a valuable skill to learn. Many of the printed fingerings are not practical, or even possible for students with small hands, and everyone’s hands are slightly different, so what works well for one person may not work at all for another. Below are some guidelines to follow when choosing fingerings.

  1. The fingering must allow you to deliver correct phrasing and articulation as indicated by the music and by the composer.
  2. Once you have considered rule #1, then go for smoothness and ease of execution.
  3. In general, keep the thumbs off the black keys, especially and always on scale passages.
  4. Think of hand positions and chords
  5. Keep it simple, and don’t move unless you need to. The less moving around, the better.
  6. When you do have to move to another position, and you have a choice of moving earlier or later, move earlier, even if it is by one note.
  7. Be ready and willing to change the fingering that you have so diligently practiced if you discover, perhaps by accident, a more effective fingering that will give you more ease of motion while still observing the rules above.

If you follow these basic rules, you can be comfortable moving around on the keyboard, while still serving the music, which is the goal of rule #1.

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