Piano lessons with award-winning concert pianists
ILIA and VELLY TOSHEFF
Performed in Europe, Asia, and the U.S.
Piano lessons for adults and kids
In our studio, virtually or your home
Brentwood | Westside L.A.
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It'd be so cool to learn piano, right?! Or brush up on your skills?! Or resume where you left off when you were a kid?! We are a husband-and-wife piano team in Brentwood, West Los Angeles. Our studio is on Barrington Ave near Wilshire Blvd. The majority of our students come to our studio, and some take in-home or virtual classes. Students say virtual lessons feel 95% the same as lessons in person. In-home piano instruction is available at a slightly higher rate and we can travel to Westwood, Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West L.A. and Pacific Palisades (limited availability). Currently we're mostly teaching adults and the adult-to-children student ratio is approx 80/20%. 40% of our students are beginners, 50% intermediate and 10% advanced. We love to teach ALL levels and are willing to help with any style and genre of music.
A few things about us: Prior to starting a family, we used to tour Europe, Asia and the U.S. Had performed for 10+yrs in over 20 countries on 3 continents. Have done 200+ piano recitals featured as guest-soloists to orchestras in Germany, Italy, France, Holland, Switzerland, Spain, Monaco, the U.S., China, Japan, Korea. Having lived in three countries , Germany, Bulgaria, and the U.S., our methodology combines European and American schools of piano. We are USC graduates and members of the CA Music Teacher's Association. We have been invited to judge local piano competitions and given master-classes & workshops internationally. Our students have won 1st prizes at piano competitions and music festivals. Opened our piano studio in 2002. Now we've been entirely focusing on teaching and occasionally are performing and recording trying to juggle between a busy teaching schedule, an energetic lil' kiddo and a small four-legged pup :)
Adults and high-schoolers Learn the basics and play the music you love! Or brush up on your skills and play the songs you've always wanted to play! Choose between traditional methods, a customized approach, or a combination of both!
Play anything from pop, RnB, film, video game music, classical or jazz. If no sheet music is available (often the case for newer songs), we'll pick it up the song by ear and adapt it to your level of playing. If you sing, you can play and sing along!
Children Learn the basics: note-reading, theory, technic and performance using fun and engaging methods. In addition, older kids can learn songs of choice and music they love to listen to - pop songs, film, game music, anime, etc.
Click on Video to see our students' performances.