Abra West Piano Studio Irvine, CA
Fun and effective piano lessons for both children and adults!
Hello! My name is Abra West and I am a full-time, professional piano teacher based out of Irvine, California. A graduate of the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California with degrees in both music and psychology, I enjoy combining my years of teaching experience with my love of music.
My comprehensive piano lessons are customized to the needs, goals, and learning style of the student. All lessons cover theory, note reading/note spelling, technique, musicality, etc. Conducted in a precise, positive environment, lessons are fun and effective for both children and adults!
Beginning students learn the basics of piano playing by studying a series of lesson, technique, and theory books, while intermediate students progress by studying true classical pieces that are specially picked for the student. My goal is to help all my students learn the proper fundamentals of piano playing along with good practicing habits so that, if they wish to do so, they are exceptionally prepared for the advanced study of piano.
Although an extremely supportive teacher, I do hold my students to high musical standards as I know that, with proper instruction and practice, they WILL be able to overcome challenging topics and master difficult songs, ultimately building confidence in their playing as well as increasing their self esteem in all aspects of life.
When ready, students have the opportunity to participate in studio recitals, as well as other festivals, competitions, and examinations (including the MTAC Certificate of Merit program and the Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program).
Please visit my website for more information (including testimonials). From there, you can also contact me to schedule a 30 minute complimentary introductory lesson (required for both beginning and experienced students). Thank you!
Orange County, specifically Irvine, Tustin, Newport, and Fountain Valley.
Cash, Personal Checks
Associations and Certifications
- Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)
- California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT)
- Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Products and Services
Private piano lessons taught either in-studio or in-home (additional cost, select areas only). Ideal for both children and adults, beginning and experienced players alike. Please visit my website for more information and/or to schedule a complimentary 30 minute intro lesson.
Testimonial by Cristina K.
Before Abra, my son was NOT at all motivated in playing the piano and practices were a daily struggle. Since his first introductory lesson with Abra, I could sense a difference in his attitude about playing the piano. Abra really knows how to make playing the piano fun, which is key when working with children. Abra is patient and had a great rapport with my son. She also took the time to answer my questions as well which I really appreciated. I highly recommend Abra to anyone looking for a piano teacher!
Testimonial by Kelly Y.
Abra is a gifted musician and wonderful piano teacher! She is great with kids, patient, encouraging and caters towards each individuals' musical journey. My 6 year-old son looks forward to lessons each week and takes pride in the accomplishments he's made through Abra's guidance.
Testimonial by Christina T.
Abra is a wonderfully skilled piano teacher for our 8 year old daughter. She teaches with a fun, patient and motivating style. Each week we are impressed with her ability to create a precise, positive environment. She has established an excellent foundation for our daughter's love of music.
Testimonial by Tam D.
Fountain Valley, CA
Abra is an excellent piano instructor to my four-year old son David. Abra has been teaching piano lessons to David for almost a year and his skills and knowledge has improved markedly because of Abra's patient approach and continual demand for proper playing techniques.
Testimonial by Jaime S.
My 5-year-old twins recently began taking piano lessons with Abra [and] from the very first lesson, Abra has been incredibly patient with the kids. Abra has also demonstrated an amazing ability to work with children of different abilities and learning styles and to keep them focused and interested.