The Studio for Piano

"If I don't practice for one day, I know it; if I don't practice for two days, the critics know it;
if I don't practice for three days, the audience knows it."

- Ignace Padarewski
Beginning Students Lessons Focus On:
  • Music notation, sight reading
  • Articulation, fingering
  • Touch ( legato, staccato )
  • Dynamics
  • Chords, scales and arpeggios
  • Interpretation and phrasing
Advance Students Lessons Focus On:
  • Finding and mastering music that speaks to each individual student and inspires further development.
  • Advance technique
  • Confidence and artistry
  • Understanding historical styles

Tuition is due in advance on the first each of month.

All monthly tuition paid in advance is non-refundable. Any refunds will be given as credit.

Monthly tuition is pro-rated when a student is either beginning lessons for the first time, or discontinuing lessons. Otherwise, make-up lessons are given for absences with advance notice. Lesson time slots cannot be guaranteed for students who discontinue their lessons for a period of time.

For a free trial lesson, please call (323) 658-5801

Zerrin Kostem has been teaching piano performance, music theory, ear training, musicianship and technique for over 30 years.

She accepts children over the age of 4, adults, all levels, for pleasure and personal improvement and professional singers and musicians who wish to incorporate piano into their practice or improve existing piano skills.

Make-up lessons policy:
We are happy to provide make-up lessons with 24 hours advance notice.