Music instruction is one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself or your child. I want to help you achieve your goals as a piano player and I have started my studio with the vision of creating high-quality piano lessons that inspire people to learn and share the gift of music.

In the many years that I’ve been playing and teaching piano, I’ve found that people improve fastest when they’re learning music that really interests them.

​​As my student, you will learn various styles of music, including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, and you will be instructed in a variety of technical studies for the development of strength and dexterity.​        Read More  


Paul Burd is a San Diego piano lessons instructor who is passionate about piano, music education, and helping other people accomplish their goals. He is a pianist who specializes in many styles of piano, offering piano private lessons for children and adults in San Diego...​​ Read More

​​"My daughter Zoe (age 9) has been Paul Burd’s student for three years. She has made tremendous progress under his instruction, often impressing friends and family with her playing. Mr.Burd is a fantastic musician who demands and expects his students to excel. As a piano student as a child, I've been surprised to find out just how much my teacher did not know! I would highly recommend Mr. Burd for piano lessons."     

Eric. B

San Diego Piano Lessons


Piano Lessons for children and adults


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​                   ​    Student Benefits

  • Each lesson is both fun and enriching.

  • Unique custom plan for each student.

  • Technical and Musical Development.

  • Sight-reading, repertoire, ear training and knowledge of fundamental music theory.

  • ​Preparation for Certificate of Merit State Exam and National Piano Guild Audition.

  • Classical, ​Blues, Jazz, Rag, Pop, Rock.

  • ​Play your favorite songs.

  • Build improvisational skills. 

  • Do your own arranging and songwriting.

Classical - Blues - Jazz - Pop - Rock


Q. How do I setup a trial lesson?

A. Fill out the registration form on the Contact page and let me know a little information about the student. I’d like to know your age, if you are a minor, if you have had lessons before, and what your basic goals for taking piano...   Read More

I have combined my experience as a classical musician, band performer, composer and music teacher to create my own proved method of teaching that simplifies the learning process, making it enjoyable, fun and educational.

The Music Lessons Studio ​Popular Music Festival 

hosted by Music Teacher Association of California 


From Parents


Music lessons provide a wide range of benefits.
Music grows new connections in the brain. Because of the way our two hands are used, playing the piano develops these connections better than any other instrument. Piano study improves math skills, coordination, and multi-level thinking. Students slowly develop independence of the hands, and the ability for each hand to perform a completely different action in coordinated unison.

Studies show music lessons help develop concentration, coordination and self-discipline. Music lessons improve test scores, cognitive development, math and reading abilities, self-esteem. 

Taking music lessons as an adult is great if you want to bond with your children, or have a productive hobby that stimulates your mind and fingers. Music making makes adults healthier. There are significant decreases in anxiety, depression, and loneliness following music lessons. These are factors that are critical in coping with stress, stimulating the immune system, and in improved health. So, if you have been thinking of taking up piano or any musical activity after all these years… it looks like it’s a great idea!

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Paul Burd - Founder

Musician, Composer, Music Teacher

Benefits of Music Lessons

"My 2 kids (ages 7 and 9) are taking piano lessons from Paul Burd. We switched from another piano teacher about 6 months ago and the difference in both of my childrens' ability is substantial. I am simply amazed at what my kids can do on the piano with Paul as our piano teacher. Paul Burd is an excellent piano teacher. I recommend Paul Burd to anyone who wants to learn or improve their skill on the piano."        Daymon V.  

​Private piano lessons for kids and adults are available​ in San Diego East and North County, including La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Solona Beach, San Marcus, Cardiff, Rancho Santa Fe, Carmel Valley, Carlsbad, Newport Beach, Poway, Rancho Peñasquitos, La Mesa, El Cajon, Spring Valley, Lakeside, Santee, Lemon Grove, Mission Valley, Clairemont Mesa, Tierrasanta, San Carlos, Del Cerro, and the surrounding areas. Call 619-335-0535 to book your piano lessons. See you at my studio.

Welcome to my Piano Lessons Studio!

Piano Lessons

PIANO LESSONS ​​for children and adults by Paul Burd

Member of American College of Musicians and National Guild of Piano Teachers
Member of the Music Teachers' Association of California