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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

​Del Mar piano lessons

The Benefits of Piano Lessons

Hello! My name is Paul Burd and I’m excited to be your piano teacher. Teaching piano is one of my greatest joys, and whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced player looking to explore new styles of music, I can help you reach your goals.

​My lessons have helped many students overcome the challenges of learning piano. Even if you’re a late starter and think you can’t play with both hands together, I’m here to show you that you can.

​​​Learning to play piano is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable things you could ever choose to do.

​As my student, you will learn to play various styles of music including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Pop, and will be instructed in a variety of technical studies for the development of strength and dexterity, along with the fundamentals of music theory, sight reading and ear training. Piano lessons are supported with instructional videos, audio clips and challenging online theory games. ​You will learn to play modern pop and rock piano songs, build improvisational skills and do your own arranging and songwriting.​​​


As My Student


Classical - Blues - Jazz - Pop - Rock

​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.

  • Lessons are suitable for all ages. 
  • Unique custom plan for each student.

  • Learn the secrets of efficient Piano Techniques.

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

  • Learn to play Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Jazz.​

  • Build improvisational skills.

  • Play your favorite songs. 

  • Do your own arranging and songwriting.​

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.

Piano lessons provide a wide range of benefits. They help preserve and develop children's natural creative abilities. Studies show music lessons help develop concentration, coordination and self-discipline. Music lessons improve test scores, cognitive development, math and reading abilities, self-esteem, and school attendance. 

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!

​​For new students there's no charge for the first lesson


Piano Lessons In La Jolla

​Private piano lessons for kids and adults are available​ in San Diego and East County, including La Jolla, Del Mar, 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 online studio.

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

​Member of the Music Teachers' Association of California
Member of American College of Musicians

 National Guild of Piano Teachers

Del Mar Piano Lessons

  The Music Lessons Studio
  Popular Music Festival 2019

Paul Burd