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Piano Lessons

​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.

​​​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.​​​

Piano Lessons In Encinitas

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.

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

  • 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.​

Classical - Blues - Jazz - Pop - Rock




​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.


As My Student


Encinitas Piano Lessons


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

​Encinitas piano lessons

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


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

The Benefits of Piano Lessons

Paul Burd

The Music Lessons Studio Popular Music Festival 
 hosted by Music Teacher Association of California  

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!