Pierre's Fine Pianos Offers Private Music Instructions
Pierre's Fine Pianos selected teachers and pianists specialize in private music instruction, focusing on the specific needs of the student while inspiring and motivating their musical growth. In-person and online lessons are held on a 1/2 hour or 1 hour basis. Student recitals are also held in store throughout the year, taking advantage of our 115 seat space.
The reason for the success of Rob's coaching program is simple: he gives students exactly what they need at their lessons and shows them the fastest pathway to achieve their goals. Rob will eliminate your frustration quickly and get you on the right path. The universal nature of music has led him to invent a new music education system that is working for vocalists and instrumentalists in all styles of music. During a typical week at our teaching studio, he will work on songwriting for a recording artist, teach harmony to an Indian musician, coach an actress or two for upcoming performances on stage and screen, and help improvising musicians learn to play piano, trumpet, guitar and sax at a higher level than they did before.
Rob runs a unique and special curriculum tied to the music industry and specialize in helping students make their music and increase their performance levels much faster than other programs.
Rob Mullins studied theory and composition in New York with George Russell (mentor to Bill Evans, Miles Davis and John Coltrane). Upon leaving New York, Rob began recording his songs and writing educational books. He has now written four educational books including "Jazz Piano Voicings" which is used by Berklee School of Music. As a music producer, voting member at The Recording Academy (Grammy Awards), and teacher, Rob has recorded 34 piano albums and draws on his 30,000 hours of teaching experience to create unique lessons for each new student here at Pierre’s Fine Pianos.
Rob will be happy to help you reach your musical goals in jazz, pop, rock, and other genres.
Tony Neiman is an Italian pianist/composer born in Rome and trained in the best Italian conservatories. He received his master’s degree at L’Aquila conservatory, one of the top ranking music academies in Italy.
After successful career as a pianist with performances all around the world, Tony moved to Los Angeles to pursue his career as a musician. As a composer he scores documentaries, movies and TV shows while teaching is his true passion. He loves to share his knowledge in both classical and jazz music. Tony’s lessons are highly instructive, yet entertaining and inspiring. His unique technique will help you achieve your goals as a pianist. His inviting and warm personality will make you feel comfortable and encouraged to discover the beauty of music. Tony also provides composition, orchestration and music theory lessons. Feel free to contact him with any questions.
Polly is an ardent proponent of the arts and has performed frequently as a soloist. Following degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Michigan, she pursued doctoral studies at the Eastman School in New York and with the late Lubka Kolessa in Toronto. Her goal is to impart the notion that music is fun, and she enjoys working with students of all ages. She also focusses on teaching healthy, injury preventing technique.
In Memory of Bill Skinner
Bill taught piano and guitar lessons for over 10 years. He specialized in teaching children as young as 3 years old and kept his lessons fun, while teaching the basics of music.
We are deeply saddened to announce our friend Bill has passed away after a short battle against cancer. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten. R.I.P. Bill.
Dr. Sweetnam, Paul
Trained as a concert pianist from an early age, Paul Sweetnam grew up in Europe and the Americas and earned his ARCM at the Royal College of Music, BM and MM at Juilliard, and DMA at USC. He has worked with a host of eminent artists including Leo Halle, Beveridge Webster, Jacob Druckman, Guido Agosti, Nina Svetlanova, Daniel Pollack, Enrique Diemecke, Nathan Milstein, and Mstislav Rostropovich. He was thoroughly trained in the legendary piano traditions of Leschetizky, Matthay, and Neuhaus, and also received significant exposure to the methodologies of Jaques-Dalcroze, Kodály, Orff, and Suzuki.
Dr. Sweetnam is well-known as a pianist, teacher, conductor, composer, chamber musician, recording artist, and scholar. His teaching approach could best be summarized by the word comprehensive because it always focuses equally upon the technical, musical, and artistic needs of every student; consequently, it’s said that each one of them demonstrates outstanding technical and musical abilities.