PianoGuitarVocal.com Coronado, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 8 reviews
PIANO - GUITAR - LESSONS from a patient, fun, and great teacher!
PianoGuitarVocal.com
I teach piano, guitar, and voice. I teach students of all ages and all levels. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged. I have successfully taught hundreds of students. I'm a passionate and motivated teacher who loves working with students. Here is a little history for you. I started playing piano at the age of 17 and within a year I was doing eight hours a day.

Within about three years, I started performing piano at private parties, cabarets, and hotels throughout the San Diego and Los Angeles areas. While performing, people would come up to me and ask me if I teach piano. I decided to begin teaching piano for a few students. Those students referred me to other potential piano students. Within a couple years I was teaching piano full time. A few years later, I began playing guitar and took lessons from many instructors.

After playing guitar for a few years, as well as piano for 20 years, I considered those two instruments were the best two instruments in the world... That is, until I discovered voice. I studied voice with three different teachers over a period of ten years. Additionally, I have studied about every book on piano, guitar, and voice. Today I teach full time on all three instruments. Many of my students get lessons on two instruments, for example guitar-voice or piano-voice.
Lessons Offered
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Piano
  • Songwriting
Rates
Starting at $35 / 30 min
Areas Served
I teach piano, guitar, and voice in student's homes Via WebCam throughout the United States. I also teach in the Coronado Music Studio.
Payment Options
Cash, Personal Checks
Business Details
  • Established in 1984 (35 years in the business)
Contact Information
Website
Contact Person Steven Bruce
E-mail Address pianoguitarvocal@gmail.com
Phone Number (619) 437-1553
Skype ID stevebruce700
City Coronado, CA
Zip Code 92118
Address 263 D Avenue Apt. 7
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Professional Associations and Certifications
  • Ascap
  • TAXI Artists & Repertoire
Products and Services
Piano - Guitar - Voice Lessons In Your Home Via WebCam
I possess over 30 years experience as a professional teacher of piano successfully teaching hundreds of students. Provide teaching at all levels. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged. Most all ages.

You may take piano lessons:
- Lessons In Your Home Via Webcam
- Lessons In The Music Studio (Coronado)

PIANO - KEYBOARD
My piano students have fun discovering what they want to play. I combine methods of recording music, playing by ear, and improvisation... And this work wonders for my piano students. They play with confidence, feeling, and great interpretation! Through the process, I teach all the fundamentals of technique in piano for correct hand positions, fingering, and attitude. My students may learn classical, jazz, pop, blues, ragtime, as comfortably as other genres. I have a recording studio, and produce recordings and CDs to aid in the learning procedure, as well as making it more fun for my piano and keyboard students!

For instance, I have already recorded two piano teaching books. Here the student gets my CD for each volume. On the CD are the songs for the pupil to be played by ear. It's a perfect world because if needed, the student can obtain the answers from the book. Many of the remaining songs in each book are for learning, reading music & improvisation. My piano students receive everything in learning, understanding music, playing by ear, and improvisation. I always need my piano students to tell me the kinds of music they want to learn, what kind of piano music brings joy.
Guitar Lessons Taught In Your Home
I possess over 20 years experience as a professional teacher of guitar successfully teaching hundreds of students. Provide teaching at all levels. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged. Most all ages.

You may take guitar lessons:
- Lessons In Your Home Via Webcam
- Lessons In The Music Studio (Coronado)

GUITAR / ACOUSTIC / ELECTRIC
The guitar is the most popular instrument in the world and so much fun to play! I combine methods of teaching sight reading, playing by ear, and improvisation. Through the process, I teach all the fundamentals of technique in guitar for correct hand positions, fingering, and stance. Strumming, finger picking, hybrid picking, the CAGED formula is included. I spend considerable time mapping out chord changes of standard and popular songs. My students learn theory while having great fun learning songs.

After a spell, my students can play songs right off the radio. I have a recording studio, and produce recordings and CDs to aid in the learning process, as well as making it more fun for my guitar students. Sometimes a pupil can learn better with recordings of various tempos so I give them the different tempos to gradually get comfortable in mastering the guitar song. My guitar students get to play songs and guitar instrumentals they enjoy!
https://youtube.com/devicesupportVOICE LESSONS IN YOUR HOME OR TEACHER'S STUDIO
I possess over 15 years experience as a professional teacher of voice successfully teaching hundreds of students. Provide teaching at all levels. Beginners are always welcome and encouraged. Most all ages.

You may take voice lessons:
- Lessons In Your Home Via Webcam
- Lessons In The Music Studio (Coronado)

VOICE - SINGING
The singing voice is the grandest instrument of all instruments. I have over 20 years experience as a professional teacher of voice successfully teaching students. Provide teaching at all levels. Beginners are always welcome too. Most all ages. In teaching voice, I employ the methodologies of Bel Canto, Alexander's technique, and the secrets of singing. By the way, Alexander's technique can bring back to health a damaged speaking voice, as well as keeping the singer's voice sound and pain free. Singing really involves three areas: mind, technique, and performance.

There are many technical concepts to train in singing. Here, I mention just three, from vowel shapes, to understanding consonants, to landing gently on high notes. As my voice students become more and more comfortable in developing technique, then they can sing with great expression. Again, singing involves the intellect, technique, and performance. My students read the colorful spectrum of voice. After all is said and done, the chief purpose of singing is to bring oneself joy! Even better, when you know singing and sound great.
Steven Bruce In Concert
Steven B has extensive experience in performance. For many years, he performed piano and sang at many fine establishments throughout San Diego and Los Angeles. Later on, he produced a concert tour and performed 50 concerts to 15,000 young people throughout San Diego. The title of his concert tour is Heroes In Our World. Steven B played keyboards, guitar and sang.

The concerts honored real-life moms, dads, doctors, nurses, teachers, athletes, entertainers who give back to charity, police officers, firemen, and explorers who make our world a better place. His list of performances continues. He has a record of being the only musician to write a song, produce it, playing the instruments and vocals, along with filming and editing the videos of the performances each week for 52 consecutive weeks. His students benefit because he teaches many aspects in performance and can prepare students for any kind of audition or performance.
Testimonials
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 8 reviews
  Testimonial by Cheryl
I just wanted to say Thank You and let you know how much I appreciate all the information and help you have given Mikey. You helped him form a great hobby that he loves to do and the family loves to hear. He has come so far since his first lesson and I am happy you kept the Piano lessons interesting for him. Thanks again for being a kind, great teacher to him.
  Testimonial by Tim
Steven Bruce, a patient, gifted teacher has supervised my studies on guitar with good humor, wit and flexibility. I would recommend him without hesitation to players young and old.
  Testimonial by Kat
I took voice and piano lessons in Mr. Bruce's studio and also online via Skype. Both experiences were great, and it was really convenient to do the lessons on Skype. Mr. Bruce is an excellent teacher, and he is very patient. I recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument or sing!
  Testimonial by Anthony
Steven Bruce's fun and patient teaching style rocks. I see how his bright, fun-loving personality, and knowledge of music for piano makes him top choice as my daughter's music instructor.
  Testimonial by Amy
Steven Bruce is a wonderful teacher! He is talented, always enthusiastic, and extremely motivational! Each lesson is designed specifically for our daughter Kelsey's ability and desired genre of music! Kelsey began guitar and vocal lessons in the Coronado studio and is now taking lessons via Skype since our move to Virginia. The lessons are convenient, affordable, and productive. We are excited to be able to still have Mr. Bruce as her guitar and vocal teacher!
  Testimonial by Katrina
I came to Mr. Bruce as a beginner in piano. I took the piano lessons on my casio keyboard. Mr. Bruce got me into music I really enjoy! In only three months, I was able to play and sing a song I love titled "Angel" from Sarah McLachian. My teacher said it was one of the best performances of the song he has heard. My friends loved my performance of the song!
  Testimonial by Christina
My son has taken guitar and voice lessons with Mr. Bruce for the last year. We are pleased with classes and the improvement we've seen in comparison to a previous instructor. Mr. Bruce is punctual and extremely respectful of the time and money it takes to provide lessons. He can be counted on to be both friendly and professional. He comes prepared for lessons and expects the same of his students. If you are serious about learning and improving your skills, we highly recommend him.
  Testimonial by Michael
My time in being instructed by Mr. Bruce on piano was a great, informative experience. Ever since the first lesson, he is a very good teacher that clearly knows what he is doing. Mr. Bruce taught me at my own pace, taking time to help me work on skills, especially small details that help me perform much better. He is a very skilled instructor, teaching me pieces from not only music books that he provides, but also the valuable skill of learning by ear, a skill few other teachers bother to touch on.

Mr. Bruce has helped on a number of occasions with songs that I am learning on my own and fit time into our lessons to work on them. He is always willing to let the student work on what they like as well as what he gives out. When I once mentioned my liking for jazz, we soon started an in-depth series of lessons into the genre, teaching me much more than I ever knew prior to it. I've never felt pressured by my assignments and pieces to bring home, as Mr. Bruce knows everyone goes at their own pace and can take anytime from a few days to a few weeks to learn a song. My time with him was a very fun and informative time that I thoroughly enjoyed.
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