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.



2. Once your teacher contacts you, discuss scheduling, instrument details, etc.

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Contact: (646) 285-4342

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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 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 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 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



Oriana Falla teaches Piano. She received her Bachelor of Art in Music Performance from the University of California, Los Angeles where she was granted a full scholarship.

She has studied piano since the age of six and has accompanied for many choirs around Los Angeles. Oriana has extensive experience as a private piano teacher. She strongly believes in music being a form of expression for everyone and has worked to serve underserved communities as a Teaching Artist with The Harmony as well as with The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.

As a singer, Oriana was most recently, the soprano soloist for Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem in Royce hall. Oriana has been a featured soprano soloist for Orff's Carmina Burana with the UCLA Philharmonia and Choral Union in Royce Hall and for the Palm Springs Opera Guild. She made her Zipper Hall debut in 2016 with The Opera Buffs. She has performed under the batons of Neal Stulberg, Christopher Ocasek, Grant Gershon and Gustavo Dudamel.