After finishing her classical education in Moscow, piano player Elena Orduyan switched from student to teacher. For more than a decade, she’s taught the ivory-tickling arts to youths and adults alike, sending students off to institutions like Juilliard with skills she helped them hone. She tailors each lesson to her individual students, creating customized lesson books for every player and curating her own lesson materials by mixing and matching texts from a variety of publishers and schools of thought. Her curricula extend past key-tapping: beginners also pick up the basics of music theory, and intermediate-level musicians learn to use music software. Orduyan even helps young kids along with color-coded markers and stickers. Never content to rest on her musical laurels, she also furthers her own education by attending annual music-teaching conferences and events.
Rocio Guitard Vocal Studio coordinates some of the best theater in Belmont. From the moment the curtain draws, you'll be having a great time.
While you're enjoying this theater, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Bring the whole clan to this theater — kids and parents will love the ambience here.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Designed and developed by vocal coach and singer/songwriter Ruth Gerson, the Singingbelt trains singers and public speakers to support their voices with their diaphragms. The belt provides feedback on the position of the diaphragm, which signals to the wearer any time they cease supporting their breath. The belt can help singers develop power, tone, pitch, and endurance.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
At PYT Music, you can learn up to three instruments for the price of one. You don't pay extra for another instrument. You only pay for time. Our instructors teach all three main instruments proficiently so that you may enjoy the benefits of learning them all with no added expense. Music theory included.
Do you provide any materials? What should your students expect to bring?
We provide piano, vocal, and beginner guitar lessons. Music theory is included in all lessons as a standard addition to your coursework. Students need to bring their books to class. We will choose our books after the first class. Books not included in price.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Growing up as a very ambitious multi-instrumentalist, I always found it disappointing that learning an additional instrument would cost me extra. I was then inspired to start a service that would only charge for time rather than the amount of education provided.
What do you love most about your job?
I love that I get to spread the joy of music to aspiring musicians. Seeing a student understand music for the first time is incredibly rewarding for both teacher and student.
The production calendar for San Mateo's A Music Connection offers an outrageous mix of comedy and drama for the theatrically inclined.
Wandering souls would be best to visit this theater for any one of their A+ dishes.
Save a seat for man's best friend — this is a dog-friendly theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.