Misuzu Kitazumi Burns

Testimonials

 

"I've received piano lessons from Misuzu Kitazumi for quite a few years, and I have learned to love and play music like I never thought possible. The instructions were both fun and challenging. The lessons provided an opportunity to listen to music more closely and helped me to really play music rather than just repeat what is on the score. I would recommend anyone who is interested in playing music to take the opportunity to experience for yourself how rewarding and fun it is to learn from easy pieces to harder pieces of music that you've always wanted to play. "

 

Stephanie K, Valencia, CA

 

“Ms. Kitazumi is a brilliant pianist as well as a devoted teacher whose academic knowledge and wealth of experience aid her students in achieving their goal.  Her students enjoy creative and individualized lessons.

 

As a pianist/teacher myself, I highly recommend her if you are looking for a satisfying musical experience. “

 

Masumi Urakami http://www.pianostudiomasumi.com

Piano Lessons (Currently not available )

Misuzu Kitazumi Burns offers beginner to advanced students a systematic approach to piano instruction and emphasis on music fundamentals such as interpretation, technique, rhythmic training, and sight-reading. Ultimately, the main objective is to teach the art of piano through motivation and encouragement while having fun. I hope that my students would reciprocate and give the best of their ability. 

 

I believe that through the process of learning a musical instrument and performing, students develop self-confidence and motivation that will be truly beneficial in life even if the student decides not to pursue a career in music. Studies have shown that students who have musical aptitude score higher in standardized tests. Musical appreciation is a lifetime journey that evolves through time and it is my utmost goal to share this passion with my students.

Education

Univ. of Redlands - 2002 to 2004 (MM)

California Institute of the Arts - 1993 to 1998 (BFA)

 

Teaching

Years teaching: Since 1996

Subjects taught: music, Piano, theory, composition

 

Specialties

I am good with private lesson, Group lesson, Harmony Road method, Alfred music for little Mozart series, Bastien, Piano adventure, Certificate of the Merit, and all the other major piano teaching method and systems.

 

Beginners will concentrate mainly on basic techniques and sight-reading. When they reach the next level, intermediate students will be instructed on interpretation, tonality, as well as more sophisticated techniques along with sight-reading. At the advanced level, students will be encouraged to attend classical concerts to broaden their understanding in playing styles. This experience would lead them to learn higher-level interpretation, rhythm control, more of intricate techniques. A more comprehensive feedback system such as Certificate of Merit and student recital will also be provided to guide the student to a higher level.

 

Personality

I am positive and encouraging teacher. I love to laugh and have a good time with students. Also, I am patient and understanding teacher. Every student moved their own speed and my job is to bring out their best. 

 

I believe that through the process of learning a musical instrument and performing, students develop self-confidence and motivation that will be truly beneficial in life even if the student decides not to pursue a career in music. Studies have shown that students who have musical aptitude score higher in standardized tests. Musical appreciation is a lifetime journey that evolves through time and it is my utmost goal to share this passion with my students.

 

Strength

My patient, reliability, my love and care for students. Many students who take lesson from me ended up loving piano so much that they could not wait to perform at the student recital.

 

Travel Equipment                           

I will bring my laptop, flash card and manuscript papers and other teaching materials around for lessons so we can do theory and many other activities. I need students to have keyboard or piano and metronome that is in playable condition.