What to look for in a Music Teacher | The Tinturin Music Studio

Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

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

What to look for in a Music Teacher

We get many calls for music lessons, and we are often astonished that the only question we are asked is "How much do you charge?"  While this may be a factor in choosing a teacher, there are other very important issues.  If cost is the only criterion, and you choose a poorly trained or inexperienced teacher, you may be wasting your money and many years of your time developing bad habits and serious gaps in your training.  Be sure to inquire about:

  1. Musical background and training
  2. How much teaching experience the teacher has had
  3. What style(s) of music he teaches
  4. What is her method or approach in teaching?
  5. Is he an experienced performer himself?
  6. Does she offer student recitals, and how often?
  7. Does he work well with children and/or adults?
  8. Does she train students in sight-reading, ear training, and especially, theory?
  9. Can he prepare students for competition, college, and careers in music?

One good way to evaluate a teacher's abilities is by seeing and hearing the results.  Ask if you may attend one of her student recitals or workshops, or if he is a performer, go and hear him play.  Then determine if this is where you (or your child) would like to be.

One last word of advice: If you want to learn to play the violin, don't go to a piano teacher, and vice versa.  Although some teachers offer lessons on many different instruments, to get the best results, study with a teacher who specializes in the instrument that you want to learn, and can really play it well.  Only they will know the specific techniques that will make your progress faster and easier.

And remember, as with anything, you get what you pay for.  Never skimp on the quality of your child's education.

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