Amabile School Of Music Piano classes in San Francisco, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 4 reviews
As a concert pianist, I have realized over years of teaching how crucial it is to nourish a young musician. Students can be either touched with great joy and curiosity during their first introduction to music or they can be greatly defeated by the technical challenges and seemingly rigid practice routines.

This school is a result of my desire as a musician and a music educator to created a environment where children and adults can freely explore all aspects of their curiosity towards music.

Our faculty all holds degrees from some of the top universities and music conservatories in the country, including Juilliard School of Music, Harvard Universtity, Rice University, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, Indiana University, and many others.
Lessons Offered
  • Piano
Contact Information
Contact Person Teresa Yu
Phone Number (415) 682-7738
City San Francisco, CA
Zip Code 94116
Address 1213 Vicente Street
Products and Services
The importance of one-on-one lessons with your dedicated music teacher is to focus on the fundamental of technique, note reading, rhythm, musical expression, development of practice routine at home, and preparation for students performance opportunities. Private lessons are available for piano, violin, cello, clarinet, voice, guitar, music theory, composition and others.
Group keyboard class is a 45 min class for the series of 8 weeks designed for 4~6 year-old children to introduce the piano playing and music basics. This is a perfect class to prepare students to private lessons for correct postures, finger numbers, fundamental of notes and rhythm.
Group Violin Class is a 45 min weekly class for the series of 8 to 12 weeks, designed for beginning students of age 5~7. The class will focus on the importance of learning the correct posture, bow grip, straight bowing, and fundamental of notes and rhythm, as well as fun aspect of playing violin.
Key People
Teresa Yu
Teresa Yu
Teresa Yu is enjoying the career of a soloist, chamber musician, teacher and the director of Amabile School of Music. She has won several competitions including first prize at the New England Piano Teachers Association in 1999 and 2000, the San Francisco Young Pianists Competition, and the Berkeley Piano Club Competition, and the first prize in Mu Phi Epsilon Competition in 2007.
Linsey Rae Johnson
Linsey Rae Johnson
Vocal, Piano & Kindermusik
A native of Minnesota, soprano Lindsey Rae Johnson has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Winner of competitions including 1st Place in the Texoma Region NATS Artist Award competition, Lindsey has also been a Finalist for Classical Singer magazine and Sparkling City Light Opera competitions.
Dulais Rhys
Dulais Rhys
Piano & Composition
A native of Wales, Dulais Rhys has been a professionalmusician for over 25 years. He holds Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degree in music from the University of Wales as well as several teaching diplomas. He also studied Composition, Conducting and Electronic Music at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, MD.
Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone, cellist, is currently working on her masters degree in Cello Performance at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is studying with Jean-Michel Fonteneau. Ms. Stone graduated in May, 2011 with a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music in Houston, TX, where she was a student of Norman Fischer.
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 4 reviews
  Highly recommend Amabile School of Music
by Ethan L.
Apr 17, 2019
The music director Teresa is an amazing concert pianist and educator. She provides the best facility, instrument, and music program to students. In addition, she is an organized and efficient business owner, and take cares of teachers and students.

Operated more than 10 years, Amabile School of Music hosts student recitals every two month. Students have various opportunities to perform on-site, outreach, and at real stage (Recital Hall at San Francisco Conservatory of Music).

Students here, ages from 4 to adult, are truly having fun with music and enjoy it in their life.
Bonus: Musical Ladder System (trophy, wristband, and certificate) rewards their hard work.

As a music instructor, I highly recommend Amabile School of Music to other educators, students, and music lovers.
I recommend this business
  Piano lessons
by Agustino B.
Apr 16, 2018
My 5 years old son has been taking piano lessons with Dr. Ethan for 16 months. Now he knows how to clap on beats, read music notes, and play piano. Dr. Ethan really passion about teaching, he knows how his students develop and try to keep on the students learning pace rather than rushing the students. I highly recommend Dr. Ethan, he will make sure that your kids have a strong basic music. The other thing I like about Amabile School of Music is Recital part. Twice a year Amabile will let student to perform in front of families and friends to boost their confident and self esteem. The teachers and front desks attendance always greet you with smile. Thank you Amabile!
I recommend this business
  The best music school
by Virginia L.
May 15, 2017
I was a piano teacher at Amabile for almost 2 years from 2015-2016, ended last year when I moved out of town.

With my 9 years teaching experiences, I can say Amabile is the best music school I have ever worked for! Not only is the director Teresa a wonderful person and a great boss, she also truly cares about every students at the school and does her best to provide the best environment and music education to them. I was always impressed how Teresa keeps bringing in new systems and ideas to motivate the students!
During my job interview three years ago, I already realized that Teresa picks teachers super seriously and carefully. All my former co-workers are professional musicians with great personalities and patient, foremost, we all love working with kids!

I miss my time teaching at Amabile! Highly recommend this school if you are looking for the best music learning experience in San Francisco!
I recommend this business
  Great teacher!
by John S.
Feb 01, 2013
My son has been taking lessons for about 3 months so far and he really enjoys it. He has a great teacher with Ms. Lindsey (as he calls her). She strikes a nice balance in terms of making it fun and supportive while still keeping the student progressing at a nice pace.

I had the standard concerns about enrolling my son:
- will he dread going to piano lessons?
- will he get distracted?
- how will the teacher interact with him?
- will it be too "formal" (I want my kid to enjoy himself as well)

I searched the web for potential schools and I was drawn to the philosophy of Amabile. Theresa, the director of the school, responded quickly to my email and her answers put my mind at ease about enrolling my son.

The structure of the program has been great. He has three books: a practice book (to mark when he practices), a music theory book and his musical pieces book. All three have been age appropriate while still teaching him the basics.

I realize that the monthly tuition isn't cheap, but you are paying for a nice environment, structured program and a qualified one-on-one teaching experience. It's definitely a commitment for you and your child. Going on our 4th month, my son still looks forward to his lesson. Hearing him play the piano on his own (only sometimes - let's be realistic) versus playing on the computer is definitely priceless.
I recommend this business
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