San Francisco Bay Area Piano Teachers
Cooper Grant is a 23-year-old musician and composer living in Berkeley. He plays and teaches piano and percussion for all ages and skill levels. He has played, taught and performed a variety of genres, from classical to jazz, folk, R&B, pop, and gospel. He has taught privately, through Henderson and Golden Key Schools of music, as well as through various programs like the Chico Theater Ensemble and Chico Country Day/Blue Oak Elementary Schools.
Cooper's pedagogical approach is to connect the student with their love for music, emphasizing musicality and ear training. By developing a strong practice routine, the student is able to cultivate the technique required to express themselves musically, forming a relationship between improvement and the joy of playing.
Yunhe Cai began her classical piano study at the age of four and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Composition in China. She then went on to receive her Master of Fine Arts degree in Music Production and Sound Design at Academy of Art University in San Francisco,
Yunhe received a level 10 grade piano certification from the China Musician Association when she was 12. She taught group music classes for kids age 3-6 for 4 years in China and obtained the Excellent Music Teacher certificate from the China Conservatory of Extracurricular.
Yunhe has been teaching private piano lessons in the bay area for more than 4 years. Some of her students have achieved good grades in the ABRSM exam. As a music teacher, Yunhe Cai is always patient, creative, innovative and confident. She is deeply committed to a very high standard and excellent quality of musical education. The results of her outstanding background as a student, teacher and composer can be seen in her work as a teacher.
Anna Aistova (graduated from Rimsky Korsakov college of Music) was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia and began her musical studies at the age of 5. From 2007 to 2012 she sang in Mariinsky and Mikhaloivsky Theatre Choirs in the productions of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov, Bizet’s Carmen, Tchaikovsky’s Queen of Spades, Puccini’s «La boheme».
In 2012 she continued her studies at the Rimsky Korsakov College of Music, Saint Petersburg in the class of professor Tatiana Cherkasova, a holder of the title Honored Artist of Russia. During this time she received several prizes including Diploma of International Vocal Competition «New Opera World» ,Moscow 2015; Laureate of International Vocal Competition «CRESCENDO INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION» USA, New York. In 2014 she performed in Saint-Petersburg Philharmonic Hall as a soloist with Saint-Petersburg Folk orchestra.
Anna has taught private lessons, covering vocal, piano, solfeggio and music theory. She has experience in working with children, combining piano and vocal technique to develop general musicality. She also works with adult students.
Larry’s lessons are meant to be fun. He teaches the basic skills so you can play Jazz, Rock and Roll, Popular Music, Blues, Country, Boogie Woogie and how to accompany Singers and Instrumentalist and to be part of an Ensemble. He also teaches Music Theory, Songwriting and Music Composition.
Larry has played piano with Todd Rundgren and has been been the pianist for such Musicals as “Grease”, “Beauty and The Beast” and “Annie Get Your Gun”.
Larry studied music privately with his wonderful teachers and gained his experience touring, recording and currently creating Sound Design and Music for live Theatre in the San Francisco Bay Area.