Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons

Begin your musical adventure and learn how to play the piano in your home, charter school, library, church, senior center, school or hospital in person or online. Sonia Marie Olivas is an experience music teacher. During the 15 plus years of teaching piano, harp, flute and hand bells in Orange County, she has developed a teaching style that is custom made for each student.

Her music teaching studio is located at 9812 Hamilton Ave., Huntington Beach, CA 92646. She is also available to teach in Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Newport Beach and surrounding areas throughout Orange County.

Class Description
*  Ages: 5 to 100
*  Music genres : Classical, Latin, Celtic, Pop/Rock,  Disney, Broadway...
*  Music Class : Performance, Technique and Theory skills.
*  Tuition : $50 per hour at studio additional $5 travel outside studio
*  Music Books: Bastien Series (not included with tuition)
*  Recitals : December & June  (included with tuition)
*  Certificates: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (Great for College Applications!)
*  Performance Opportunities: Orange County Philharmonic Society's Cameo Committee, Resurrection Lutheran Church,  Assisted Senior Facilities, Farmer's Markets and more!
Dana & Sonia Piano Lesson

                       ~ Music Class Testimonials ~

Julia & Yellow Harp

“All is going very well. Sonia is professional and has a nice way about her… she has  just the right level of seriousness for my  daughter, Anastasia. I am seeing a lot of  progress! Overall, I am very impressed and happy with the (music) lessons as well as  the results.”                                                                                                                       – Kathy Lukianov

“ Truman’s (music) lessons are a positive  experience and we look forward to each lesson…”- Gaylin Allbaugh

” She (Sonia) is a dedicated teacher and excellent at what she does. Caroline loves her…thanks so much !”- Carol Colvin

Music Teacher Bio: Sonia Marie Olivas has graduated from California State University of Northridge with B.A. degree in Music an emphasis on Early Childhood Education and World Music. She has studied under the expert tutelage of such talents as Maria Casale (Juilliard School of Music), Susan Allen (California Arts Institute), Alfredo Rolando Ortiz (internationally acclaimed Paraguayan Harpist), Stella Castelluci (renown pop & jazz harpist), and Christina Tourin (International Harp Therapy Director).

Music Benefits* Music appreciation students scored 63 points higher on the verbal and 44 points higher on the math for the SAT. College-Bound Seniors National Report: Profile of SAT Program Test Takers, The College Entrance Examination Board, Princeton, New Jersey.

* The musician is constantly adjusting decision on tempo, tone, style, rhythm, phrasing, an feeling-training the brain to become incredibly good at organizing and conducting numerous activities at once. Dedicated practice of this orchestration can have a great payoff for lifelong attentional skills, intelligence, and an ability for self-knowledge and expression. Ratey John J., MD. A User’s Guide to the Brain. New York: Pantheon Books, 2001.

* Music can regulate higher brain function, language and the development of speech. Music can modify posture and create an emotional atmosphere that decreases stress. Dr. Alfred Tomatis

* A Rockefeller Foundation study discovered that music majors have the highest rate of admittance to medical schools, followed by biochemistry and the humanities.

Other Helpful Links: American Music Conference, M.E.N.C.

 “Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Plato

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