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MUSIC LESSONS

PASSION. EXPERIENCE.
DILIGENCE.


History

Grayson’s Tune Town was founded in 1953

Grayson’s Tune Town features the longest-standing, most prominent lesson program in Crescenta Valley. Our goal is to guide students to new heights in their musical journey by catering each lesson to a student’s individual needs. Our lesson program features accredited musicians with extensive teaching experience. Whether you’re just getting started with music or have been playing for years, we’re confident that our instructors will guide you on your journey whether it is In-Person or Online.

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Instructors with a * next to their name will be available exclusively for online sessions

POLICIES & PRICING






  • Absolutely No Registration Fees
  • 30 Minute Private Lesson - $40
  • 45 Minute Private Lesson - $60
  • 60 Minute Private Lesson - $80
  • 30 Minute Semi-Private Lesson - $60 (Total)
  • Lessons are recurring at the same time each week, unless we are notified otherwise
  • All lesson cancellations or rescheduling must be done with at least 36 hours' notice
  • Lessons are paid monthly in advance. If a lesson is paid for ahead of time and later cancelled (with advanced notice), you will be credited into the following month for that lesson
  • Two excused absences and one emergency cancellation are permitted per calendar quarter
  • A quarterly emergency cancellation can be used to cancel inside of 36 hours without charge, we only require notification before the start of the lesson
  • Excessive cancellations may result in additional lesson charges or removal from schedule
  • If a student's instructor is not present for the lesson, occasionally, a well qualified substitute may instead be provided for the lesson
  • All students enrolled in our lesson program receive 10% off full-priced, taxable merchandise, just notify us at the counter!




FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


FAQ’s:

How young do your lessons start? - We typically start lessons as young as six years old but have had students start as young as four.

Do I need to provide my own instrument? - With the exception of piano and drums, we require all students to provide their own instrument for lessons.

Which instructor is best with children, teens, adults? - ALL of our instructors have extensive experience with different age ranges of students and we’re confident in our ability to tailor each lesson to suit your needs!

What hours are available for music lessons? - Generally speaking, our lessons run Monday-Friday 2:00-9:00, Saturday 9:00-5:00, and Sunday early afternoons.

Can I request an instructor? - Absolutely!


Use the form below to inquire about our lesson program and we'll reach out promptly!

MUSIC TEACHERS

Meet Our Teaching Staff

Voice

Dani King

Dani King

Dani King is a Los Angeles based pianist and singer/songwriter with a degree in Film & Media Composition from California State University, Northridge. Dani's classical vocal & piano experience alongside her love of music has fueled a passion to guide students at any stage of their musical journey, from learning foundational elements to advanced techniques.

Education

California State University Northridge

Skillset

  • Piano
  • Voice

  • Composition

Corinne Dekker

Corinne Dekker

Corinne Dekker graduated summa cum laude from the Boston Conservatory with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Her charismatic approach to teaching has propelled her students onto stages and televisions across the world. Corinne has over 20 years of teaching experience and has appeared in theatre productions and TV shows internationally.

Education

Boston Conservatory

Skillset

  • Voice

  • Acting

Madison Leinster

Madison Leinster

Madison Leinster is a violinist and music educator with over seven years teaching experience. After graduating as a music major from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2015, she moved to Los Angeles to continue pursuing violin and songwriting at Pasadena City College. During her time there, Madison dove deeper into her studies through piano and voice while also winning PCC’s concerto competition and performing the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto with the orchestra. Madison has used her skills to write and perform violin for artists such as Billie Eilish, FINNEAS, Zedd, and more. She believes that it is important to lean in on each student’s unique strengths so as to maintain a passion for music while also improving technical ability.

Education

Idyllwild Arts Academy

Skillset

  • Violin
  • Beginner Piano

  • Beginner Voice
Tara Kia

Tara Kia

Tara is a singer-songwriter, composer, and actress. She’s a classically trained pianist with a background in musical theatre. As a full-time musician, she helps her students prepare and perform like a professional while having fun. Tara believes that music teaches all the greatest lessons of life and she loves exposing her students to a mix of styles, including classical, pop, rock, soul, and jazz.

Education

University of Washington

Skillset

  • Voice

  • Piano

Vicky Nguyen

Vicky Nguyen

Vicky Nguyen is a keyboardist, songwriter, and music artist. She graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a BA in jazz piano. She has toured extensively around the world and has had the pleasure of teaching a variety of music students.

Education

California State University, Long Beach

Skillset

  • Piano
  • Voice

Violin and Bluegrass

Korey Simeone

Korey Simeone

Korey Simeone is a multi-instrumentalist and actor based in Los Angeles. Korey’s musical interest developed growing up in rural Northern Idaho where he developed an interest in bluegrass and classical music. Korey’s musical interests developed further while living in Germany where he studied classical music in great depth. With over twenty years of experience as a professional musician and instructor, Korey excels in classical violin, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo.

Experience

Over 20 Years of Professional Experience

                 Skillset

  • Violin

  • Fiddle

  • Mandolin

  • Banjo

  • Bluegrass Guitar

Piano, Woodwinds, and Horns

Jean Luc

Jean-Luc Piriou

Jean-Luc is a Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and performer. He received his Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance and Composition from CalState LA in 2016 and has had the opportunity to bring the joy of music to many students since then. He focuses on the interests and unique skill set of each individual student in order to guide them towards achieving their musical goals.

Education

California State Los Angeles

Skillset

  • Piano
  • Voice

Darryl Winseman

Darryl Winseman

Darryl Winseman is a graduate of CSUN and has taught for over 20 years. Darryl's experience in Brass & Woodwind has led him to playing nationally with many big bands, orchestras, and Motown acts.

Experience

California State University Northridge

                 Skillset

  • Brass
  • Woodwinds

  • Piano

Sean Paxton

Sean Paxton

Sean Paxton is a graduate of the USC's Thornton School of Music and has been teaching in the Crescenta Valley for over ten years. His experience with classical, jazz, pop, and theory caters to students with any interest or skill level. Sean also works as a composer and arranger for musicals and film.

Experience

USC Thornton School of Music

                 Skillset

  • Piano

Kelly Whitworth

Kelly Whitworth

Kelly Whitworth received her B.M. from Berklee College of Music and has been teaching for over 15 years. Kelly enjoys teaching young students pop, jazz, theory, and how to perform through recitals!

Experience

Berklee College of Music

                 Skillset

  • Piano

Vanessa Klaus

Vanessa Klaus

Vanessa Klaus began studying classical piano under her grandmother at the age of five, who is now one of the most respected members of the Music Teachers Association of California. Vanessa has participated in various competitions and recitals, including Certificate of Merit, biannual studio recitals, contemporary festivals, sight reading competitions, guild, and much more. Vanessa's strengths lie in classical, jazz, and pop. Vanessa enjoys teaching students of all ages, focusing on proficiency in reading music as well as strong technical skills such as scales & arpeggios.

Education

Music Teachers Association of California

Skillset

  • Piano

  • Beginner Voice

Percussion

Jawann Blanchey

Jawann Blanchey

Jawann Blanchey is a Los Angeles-based professional drummer and graduate of Musician’s Institute with over 15 years of experience playing drums in fast-paced, demanding musical environments. Jawann’s musical experience has led him onto stages around the United States with prominent artists such as Kanye West, Dave Chappelle, Melanie Faye, Robert Glasper, and more. Jawann’s passion for instruction has inspired students of all ages. Whether it be Rock, Hip-Hop, Funk, Jazz, Swing, or Country - Jawann excels in breaking down techniques to bite-sized pieces to ensure that students of all ages can succeed in their musical journey.

Experience

Musician’s Institute

                 Skillset

  • Drums

Noa Kahn

Noa Kahn

Noa Kahn is a Los Angeles-based drum instructor that began drumming at the age of six years old. Noa's passion for drums led her to Berklee College of Music, where she recorded drums for Zakir hussain's "Lady L" with the Berklee Indian Ensemble which was nominated for the 2023 Grammy Awards. Additionally, Noa has toured and played with Adam Lambert, Big Wild, Jax, Jhart, and other musical groups. Noa has taught drums for over nine years working with students of all ages and backgrounds. Noa's strengths lie in Jazz, Fusion, Funk, and R&B but can teach in almost any genre..

Education

Berklee College of Music

Skillset

  • Drums

Brian Ferraro

Brian Ferraro

Brian Ferraro is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. Brian has extensively toured worldwide with various artists and continues to play around the LA area. Brian has taught for over 15 years.

Experience

Berklee College of Music

                 Skillset

  • Drums

Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele

Andy Brems

Andy Brems

Andy is a graduate of USC, where he studied jazz, rock, latin, and pop performance, as well as music education and composition. He has a passion for playing, teaching, and writing in a variety of musical styles. Andy currently teaches a beginner pop/rock guitar course at USC, and he can be found performing and recording in venues across Southern California.

Education

University of Southern California

Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass
  • Ukulele
Tieg Johnson

Tieg Johnson

Tieg Johnson graduated from MI with honors. He has recorded for movies and nationwide TV ads. Tieg has also toured the US and Canada with many major labor recording artists. He has even been featured in music videos as well as Nickelodeon. Tieg has taught for over 15 years.

Experience

Musician’s Institute

                 Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Voice

Grethel Bonilla

Grethel Bonilla

Grethel Bonilla studied at Musicians Institute and has been dedicated to honing her skills as a touring/live performance guitarist, singer/songwriter, and educator. With ten years of teaching experience, she pays attention to her student's learning pace and their goals in order to make barriers become break-throughs without losing any of the fun in the process.

Experience

Musician’s Institute

                 Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass
  • Ukulele

Katie Ward

Katie Ward

Katie Ward is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter specializing in pop, jazz, R&B and musical theatre styles. Since graduating from UCLA with a B.A. in jazz studies, she has taught voice, guitar, piano, and songwriting for four years, in addition to writing and producing her original music. She believes in building a strong and visceral connection to the key elements of music – rhythm and pitch – and then a more holistic understanding that includes theory, how to approach ensemble work, and honing in on an individual style.

Education

University of California Los Angeles

Skillset

  • Voice

  • Guitar

  • Beginner Piano

  • Ukulele

Emilio Moyao

Emilio Moyao

Emilio is a multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles. Emilio's passion for teaching started during his time at California Institute of the Arts, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Performance & Composition. Emilio's experience tutoring classmates and teaching younger players led to a passion for teaching. Today in addition to teaching, Emilio pursues composition, music production, and performing live with his band, Triangle Fire.

Education

California Institute of the Arts

Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass
  • Beginner Piano
David Colón

David Colón

David Colón is a Los Angeles based guitarist, producer, and educator. David is a graduate of the California State University of Northridge Jazz Studies program where he won multiple performance awards with combo and big band ensembles. He has over 10 years experience playing and teaching professionally in Los Angeles across multiple genres including jazz, funk, rock, classical, and indie music. David strives to help students with technique, music theory, and most important of all having fun!

Experience

California State University Northridge Jazz Studies

                 Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass

  • Ukulele

  • Beginner Piano

Kevin Tiernan

Kevin Tiernan

Kevin received his Bachelor's Degree from USC's Thornton Studio Guitar Performance program. He has spent his career playing in musicals with Grammy & Tony award winning musicians, and has taught for over 20 years.

Experience

USC's Thornton Studio Guitar Performance Program


                 Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass

  • Mandolin

  • Ukulele
Evan Ziegenmeyer

Evan Ziegenmeyer

Evan Ziegenmeyer is a Los Angeles based guitarist and singer-songwriter. Evan received his Master's Degree from USC's Thornton School of Music and continues to work as an independent artist, educator, and singer-songwriter.

Experience

USC Thornton School of Music

                 Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass
  • Ukulele

Jarret Myers

Jarret Myers

Jarret Myers is a current doctoral candidate for the Studio Guitar Program at USC's Thornton School of Music. Jarret earned his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from North Texas and his Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from UNLV, where he also taught jazz guitar as an adjunct professor. Jarret has performed professionally for over ten years with internationally recognized production shows and singers but gains the most enjoyment from instructing students of all ages.

Experience

USC Thornton School of Music

                 Skillset

  • Guitar

  • Bass