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Piano Lessons

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Private piano lessons for kids and adults are available​ in San Diego and East County, including 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.


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Written by parent of Alex F.

"Before we found Paul, our son Alex had had several piano teachers over the years, and was reasonably skilled intermediate piano player. In the more then three years he has been working with Paul, Alex has reached the entirely new level. It's clear in retrospect that Paul is precisely what Alex needed to advance. Whereas other teachers had taught Alex the basics, Paul helped Alex to identify habits he had unconsciously acquired that impeded his progress towards true proficiency..."       Dayne F.                                         

Written by parent of Alex S.

"About three years ago my wife and I began looking for a piano instructor for our son Alex. He had taken lessons before, but in a group setting where he wasn't getting the personal attention that we felt was necessary for him to excel at the piano. We came across Paul Burd's website "The music lessons Studio" and were intriqued by his professionalism, the testimonials and competitive pricing (not to mention he was relatively close to where we live). We brought Alex in for a "try out" and he has been a student of Paul Burd for three years. We have been impressed with Paul's attention to detail

with regards to proper playing technique, his patience and dedication to his students..."                                                                                              ​                                                                                   Anthony S.

"Paul Burd is a very experienced and patient piano teacher. He presents his vast knowledge of technique, music theory and various music styles in a clear, accessible way that I am quickly grasping concepts that had confused me in previous forays into music.The foundation I'm building with Paul is making reading music and playing piano ever easier and more enjoyable with each passing lesson. If you want to learn the right way quickly, I highly recommend him."

                                            ​                                                                  - Barry W., Student

​​"I have been taking lessons from Paul Burd for 10 months now and I have truly loved it. Paul is knowledgeable and insightful as a teacher; he is patient when he needs to be and also knows when to push you forward. On top of that, his method of teaching both classical and jazz/pop at the same time makes lessons fun, diverse and never dull. In short, I highly recommend studying piano with Paul..."       John B., Student                                                                                                                                              

"Mr. Burd has been my piano instructor for a year and a half. During this time, I have learned a vast amount. His instruction is easy to understand and his emphasis on proper techniques has helped me to play beyond what I thought was my capability..."    Tami Van P., Student

Written by parent of Natalie F.

"Thank you so much for the musical education that you provide for my granddaughter, Natalie Ferne. Your knowledge and abilities are superb; your patience with Natalie is wonderful. Natalie has learned so much with you. You renewed her enthusiasm for playing and learning..."              George & Sachiko S.

Written by parent of Keith R.

"Paul Burd has been my son’s piano teacher since September of 2006. My son has learned more piano in those eight months of instruction then he did in eighteen months with his prior teacher. Paul incorporates all of the important aspects of a musical education in his instruction including technique, rhythm, arrangements, music reading and writing, as well as history. I feel our son gets a complete and balanced education from Paul..."     

                                                                                                              - Jennifer R.                                                  

Written by parent of Zoe B.

"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. He never talks down to Zoe and always presses her to improve. He has a keen eye for details and playing techniques, which I believe makes all the difference in Zoe’s ability and playing. As a piano students as a child, I’ve been surprised to find out just how much my teacher did not know! Mr. Burd is also a consummate professional; always on time and..."           - Eric B.

"I have been an adult piano student of Paul Burd for approximately the past 12 month. When I first began my lessons with Paul, I was a true beginner. As I have come to learn more about piano, I have also begun to learn that Paul really does have a deep and vast skill with music and the piano specifically. Paul is a very professional and easy going teacher. I enjoy the variety of pieces we cover..."     Joseph M., Student