Teaching

More then a handful geniuses in the last quarter century have chosen piano as a primary medium of self-expression. We are thus left with a quantity of piano literature and recorded music that, by rigorous study or passive enjoyment, could ceaselessly continue to expand our intellectual and emotional horizons. My primary teaching goal is to lead students towards some small part of this sublime. 

 

Richard Sears has over 15 years experience teaching private lessons to students of all ages and ability. Currently, Richard serves on faculty at The New School for Contemporary Music (NY), the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and Renaissance Arts Accademy (Los Angeles), as well as leads masterclasses and workshops internationally. Richard received a BMA in Jazz Piano Performance from the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California in 2009.

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“Richard is an amazing teacher… So patient, enthusiastic, curious, methodical and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him to anyone who is interested in diving deeper into music.” – Jesse Charmichael, Maroon 5

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Richard is an indispensable faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop. He has taught begining and advanced students at the workshop since 2006, and has always received high praise from our students.” – Steven Lugerner, Faculty Director at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.

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 – Rates –

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One 60 – 70 min lesson:      $120
Four 60 – 70 min lessons:    $400/mo.

first time students all receive a free 20min trial/consultation

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– to schedule a lesson, please write to: richardsears87@gmail.com