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Robert Van Horne

San Jose CA | 95123

About me

Began formal piano lessons at seven years.
Graduate of the PHILADELPHIA MUSICAL ACADEMY in 1971.
Studied Popular and Jazz with various teachers including George Shearing in N.Y.
A member in good standing with the MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION of CALIFORNIA (MTAC) since 1996.
Published three music books of original compositions; Warner Brothers Publishing.
International concerts and entertainment goals.

Specialties

Specializing in Classical, Light Classical, Jazz, Popular, Improvisation & Composition with an emphasis on teaching students to enjoy playing music they like.

Lesson details

One hour lesson includes the fundamentals of good piano performances. Practicing techniques. Ear Training. Music Theory. Improvisational duets, composing. Reading lead sheets with melody and chords.

Education and Accreditation

Bachelor of Music & Bachelor of Music Education from Philadelphia Musical Academy
ASCAP Publisher and writer member
MTAC Music Teachers Association of California

Testimonials

September 6, 2013

October 1, 2011

I have been taking lessons with Robert for about three years. He is an amazing musician and...

September 27, 2011

Experience

more than 20 years

Rates

$60 & up

Availability

Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm

Teaching location

Teachers Studio

Genre

Ballad
Classical
Composition
Improvisation
Jazz
Latin Rhythm
Lounge
Modern
Performance
Pop

Methods

Alfred Method
Bastien Method
Rote Method

Instruments and Subjects

pedagogy
piano
theory – analysis
theory – counterpoint
theory – harmony
theory – music history
theory – rudiments

Levels taught

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Type of students

Children
Young Adults
Adults
Seniors

Languages

English

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