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Piano, Music Theory, Technique, Performance, and Composition

Hi! I'm Mona, and I'm an experienced music instructor of over 10 years with a high focus in piano and music theory. I'm incredibly passionate in teaching piano while incorporating proper music theory education, competition, performance, and technique. I tailor my lessons based on your needs to make sure you are enjoying your studies while becoming a well-rounded musician. I also can score almost any song (regardless of the instrument) so you can learn how to play your favorite pieces on the piano!

I am qualified through completion of Certificate of Merit, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from UC Irvine in Cognitive Psychology and Music Research & Development.

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About Me

Hi! I'm Mona, and I'm an experienced music instructor of over 10 years with a high focus in piano and music theory. I'm incredibly passionate in teaching piano while incorporating proper music theory education, competition, performance, and technique. I tailor my lessons based on your needs to make sure you are enjoying your studies while becoming a well-rounded musician. I also can score almost any song (regardless of the instrument) so you can learn how to play your favorite pieces on the piano!

Education

I am qualified through completion of Certificate of Merit, obtaining a Bachelor's Degree from UC Irvine in Cognitive Psychology and Music Research & Development.

Experience / Qualifications

21+ years of music performance, competition, composition, and collaboration
10+ years of professional music studies and music lessons

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