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AVAILABLE SESSION DAYS/TIMES:

  • Wednesdays: 7-8pm (Palo Alto Campus)

DESCRIPTION

Have you always wanted to learn to play piano? Perhaps you want to learn skills that will help guide your own child’s learning or give yourself some “me” time for pursuing a new passion. Our beginner Adult Piano Class is the next step for you!

Our weekly 60-minute class uses a structured curriculum and materials that will develop your talent and ability. Your instructor will lead you to understanding music and your instrument, learn to read a music score, steady rhythm and different beats, listening skills as well as theory, the science of making music. Together with fellow adult students you’ll learn several different styles of music such as classical, blues, pop music. and more within a fun and supportive atmosphere. Pieces will include both solo and group music.

Space is limited and our class fills fast. Don’t wait any longer - join our beginner Adult Piano Class now! Enrollment is quick and easy, just click the link below to get started!

Meet the Instructor

Yamila  is both a classical concert pianist and teacher with more than 25 years of teaching and performing experience in both classical and jazz music. A graduate of the Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico and the Peabody Institute of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, she received training from Jesus Maria Sanroma, Ellen Senofsky, and master classes with Leon Fleisher among other big performers.  Yamila has performed as a pianist and directed musical theater in Puerto Rico, Maryland, Arizona, and California. Her teaching career consists of positions at high-level well-respected schools starting from the Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music, Sonoma State University Pre-College Programs, and both private and public schools. She has created and implemented her own music, Spanish and theatrical arts programs. Her students have excelled at all levels of performances including musical theater productions, radio, and TV recordings, and competitions including the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) advanced piano competition, which Ms. Taboas has also served as a judge for.   M.M. in Piano Performance  from Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University  B.M. in Piano Performance  from Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music, Puerto Rico

Yamila is both a classical concert pianist and teacher with more than 25 years of teaching and performing experience in both classical and jazz music. A graduate of the Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music in Puerto Rico and the Peabody Institute of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, she received training from Jesus Maria Sanroma, Ellen Senofsky, and master classes with Leon Fleisher among other big performers.

Yamila has performed as a pianist and directed musical theater in Puerto Rico, Maryland, Arizona, and California. Her teaching career consists of positions at high-level well-respected schools starting from the Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music, Sonoma State University Pre-College Programs, and both private and public schools. She has created and implemented her own music, Spanish and theatrical arts programs. Her students have excelled at all levels of performances including musical theater productions, radio, and TV recordings, and competitions including the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) advanced piano competition, which Ms. Taboas has also served as a judge for.

M.M. in Piano Performance from Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University
B.M. in Piano Performance from Pablo Casals Conservatory of Music, Puerto Rico

ABOUT CLASSES AT OPUS 1 MUSIC STUDIO

At Opus 1 Music Studio we offer several group class options that help you align the age and music interests for your budding musician. Our classes are taught by expert teachers who offer the highest standard of education for your child. Scroll below to see an overview of our group classes. Dates, times, and locations vary. 

Not sure what class is right for you? We're here to help! You can chat directly on our website, email us at  info@musicopus1.com or call us at either of our locations. 

Mountain View: (650) 625.9955
Palo Alto: (650) 384.6848

 
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Adult Piano Class

FOR AGES:
18+

LOCATION:
Palo Alto Campus

STARTS:
April 10, 2019

ENDS:
June 26, 2019
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TUITION:
$490 (12 sessions)
(Includes registration and materials)

A Stanford study shows that music engages areas of the brain which are involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating events in our memory.
— Baker and Mitzi (Stanford University, 2015)
Research has shown links between adults who play an instrument, and lower blood pressure, lower stress levels, decreased heart rate, and a reduction in anxiety and depression. There is also increasing evidence that making music enhances the immunological response, which enables us to fight viruses,” Hanser adds.
— Suzanne Hanser (Berklee College of Music)
Studying mathematics will improve your skills in logic. Studying painting will improve your creative capabilities. Playing music, on the other hand, will improve both your logical and creative capacity, making you a well-rounded individual.
— Steve F.