Craft Music

We teach intuitive and tailored private piano, violin and guitar to students of all ages

Lessons taught by our teachers Anna Corcoran (violin), James Craft & Oriana Falla (piano), and Ryan Stewart (guitar)

Intuitive Approach

We teach piano, violin, guitar, music theory, songwriting, and audio production. Our training and experience enables us to teach students of all interests and ages. We cultivate creativity, technique, self-confidence, and we tailor learning.

 

1. Fill out form and/or contact us regarding your student, instrument, and goals.

James was an excellent teacher for our daughter. He is a talented musician who kept her engaged and enthusiastic about the piano. We feel very lucky to have had him in our lives.
— Susan W. - Parent
I started lessons with James after many years of doing nothing musical. He was patient and challenging, supporting my ambitions to become a composer, while making sure I understood the fundamentals.
— Hugh A. - Student

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Craft Music has extensive experience teaching students of all ages. There are current openings for all instruments. We provide performance opportunities ranging from California Music Teacher Association recitals, to performance workshops.

 

 

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Contact: (646) 285-4342 info@losangelespianostudio.com

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We see music as a means of self-expression. Our teaching focuses on both the interests and strengths of a student; we aim to instill technique, reading, musical confidence and needed aspects of the musical tradition. In addition, Craft Music provides a framework for duets and collaboration between students. Collaboration is encouraged!

 

3. Have a fantastic experience learning music you love!

Sébastien was a beginner and through James’ patience, clear explanations and fun lessons, Sébastien learned to play and still plays today. I believe that James is both an accomplished pianist and teacher and I highly recommend him.
— Nathalie A. - Parent

James

James is a conservatory trained composer who teaches piano to students of all ages.  He aims to stimulate and instill technique, singing, movement, improvisation and creativity.  

James has a unique balance between that of a studied composer and a singer-songwriter-performer; he teaches everything from classical piano to songwriting.

In addition to piano, songwriting and composition, James can teach audio production at digital workstations (Cubase, Ableton Live) as well as the music notation program, Sibelius. Lessons may be divided by differing subjects. More about James

 

 

James is a member of the Kodaly Association of Southern California, Music Teacher's Association of California.

Anna

Anna teaches classical Violin, and Irish and Scottish fiddle. She brings her deep knowledge of the instrument and music to her students with a candid yet supportive style.

Anna earned Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music degree from University of California Los Angeles, where she was awarded full scholarships. She has performed with ensembles such as the Magik* Magik* Orchestra, the Trinity Alps Chamber Players, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the Santa Barbara String Quartet. Anna recently held the position of first violinist of the VEM Resident String Quartet at UCLA. She performs professionally weekly. More about Anna

 

Ryan

Ryan is a guitarist and audio production guru. He has a clear and highly organized method for teaching guitar and music, and scores of students of all ages have benefited from his talents.

He is a graduate of USC - where he received a scholarship to study jazz guitar and audio production. He can teach you guitar, ukulele, and the ins and outs of audio production. More about Ryan

 

Irene

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Irene Kim teaches Piano to students of all ages. Her depth and breadth of understanding and can-do-it attitude is inspiring to all her students. Irene’s professional training has been centered at the Peabody Conservatory, where she recently received her Doctorate in Musical Arts. She was awarded the Albert and Rosa Silverman Memorial Scholarship, the Lillian Gutman Memorial Piano Prize, and Clara Ascherfeld Award by the Conservatory for her musical endeavors during her studies there. Her mentors and teachers, Marian Hahn and Boris Slutsky, have been infinitely inspiring in the impartation of their passion for the art of musicianship.


Irene is an avid believer that the arts are a manifestation of humanity and its creativity and aspires to let music travel to where its resounding compassion is much needed. 

In the course of her musical erudition, she also has had the honor to work with and receive precious insight from various distinguished musicians, including Leon Fleisher, Anton Kuerti, Robert McDonald, Ani Kavafian, Alexander Toradze, and Robert Van Sice amongst others.