Mark James Music Lessons
Since 1976
Piano & Keyboard
PIANO & KEYBOARD LESSONS

Lessons Available for Ages 5 through Adult
Personalized Private Instruction
$30 Per Lesson

I Have a Music Education Degree
Over 30 Years Experience Teaching Music
Taught at Vanguard University of Southern California for 16 Years



Private lessons allow me to teach what the student wants to learn - classical, pop, etc.

Let me show you how much fun learning acoustic piano or electric keyboard can be.

Learn how to:

  • Read standard music notation
  • Read lead sheets and fake books
  • Creatively improvise and compose music
  • Be a contemporary musician


Here is a sampling of what my clients are saying

Mark James is instrumental in introducing music to my 5 year old son.  His pedagogy is interesting to watch especially as he makes it so much fun for him.  I am very impressed with the way he teaches him.  My son has learned so much these last 8 months.
-
Nyly Sy, Fountain Valley, CA

After my son's first piano teacher moved to another state, we tried others, but he was only discouraged. We are so happy we found Mark, he has brought back my son's desire to learn.
- Susan Budge, Huntington Beach, CA

I can't imagine a better, more positive introduction to piano than Mark James gave my daughter.  Mark taught her music theory along with a wide variety of musical genres, letting my daughter's interests guide what she studied.
- Virginia Warren, Chapman University Professor


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           LESSON FEE PAYMENT PLANS

1) $300 for 10 half-hour weekly lessons ($30 per lesson)
2) $132 for 4 half-hour weekly lessons ($33 per lesson)
3) $40 for 1 half-hour lesson

  • 45 & 60-minute lessons are also available
  • All lesson fees are to be paid in advance by check or cash
  • Add $30 per lesson to have the lessons provided in your home 


STUDIO LOCATION


My home music studio is in Santa Ana, near the intersection of
Euclid and Edinger, near Mile Square Park.

Please call or email if you have questions or would like to schedule lessons

                    Mark James (714) 775-7088


VERY IMPORTANT: You must include a phone number and/or email address on the form below so I can reply.


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HELPFUL INFORMATION


I recommend starting children on piano or electric keyboard at age 5 or older.

A 30-minute weekly lesson is fine for beginners age 5 to 12. For teens and adults, I recommend a 45-minute lesson.

Serious musicians should plan on 4 to 6 hours of practice per week.

Casual musicians, those who see their music more as a hobby, will do fine with 2 to 3 hours practice between lessons.

Instrument Recommendations

Upright Acoustic Piano: Yamaha U1

Acoustic Grand Piano: Yamaha C6

Digital Piano: Yamaha YDP-181 or YDP-223

Digital Piano: Roland V-Piano

88-key Electric Keyboard: Yamaha YPG-535

61-key Electric Keyboard: Yamaha PSR-E323



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