Anna Logiman was first introduced to the piano at age 5 by her mother, an avid pianist. She continued to learn piano under her mother until she was 10 in which she developed a lifelong passion of music. From age 10 till high school, Anna learned piano exclusively under a Japanese piano master in Jakarta, Indonesia. After high school, Anna continued her piano studies at Koeln Musichochschule in Koln, Germany under Professor Herr Kladetzky. She then added her piano repertoire at Musichochschule in Wiesbaden, Germany. She applied her piano knowledge and passion to students at Jakarta Yamaha Music School from 1996 to 1998 and taught groups of kids for a couple of months. In order to stay home with her young kids, Anna became a private teacher from 2000 to 2007 in Indonesia, until she moved to United States and passed grade 5 Yamaha exam piano in Los Angeles in 2010. She also has an Associate degree in Music from Diablo Valley College where she studied under Dr. Bruce Cook. Anna has experience working with children at all ages and is passionate about teaching piano.
Nick Bang began teaching and developing his own private voice and piano studio in his early twenties, and he’s reminded on a daily basis how important music is in peoples’ lives. For Nick, music is a key element to feeling happy and fulfilled. He can't imagine life without music, like imagining life without air or water. Through teaching, he's discovered this is the case for many people, and nothing brings him more joy than helping people nurture and hone their skills in such a vital aspect of the human experience.
Nick specializes in working with young and developing musicians. His extensive knowledge of technique and sensitivity to the adolescent mind make him the perfect candidate to work with young people. Nick received his bachelor's degree in music with an emphasis on Vocal Performance from CSU East Bay in Hayward. While pursuing his degree, he performed in numerous musicals and operas and put on multiple solo recitals. Upon graduating, he focused mainly on developing his private voice and piano studio. However, as a popular and respected teacher in the Lamorinda area, Nick also works as a vocal coach for both Campolindo and Miramonte High School.
In-person: Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Lisa Braz has taught piano privately, prior to joining New World Music Academy. She has studied music at Las Positas College, Berkeley Jazz School, Hayward State Jazz Program and San Francisco State University. She received a Bachelor of Arts from SFSU. Lisa studied classical piano with Richard Gough and while at SFSU studied with William Corbett-Jones. She studied Blues and Ragtime with Aaron Blumenfield, additionally studying Blues with Jennifer Jolly.
*Currently doing remote lessons on Wednesdays (3:30 pm - 6:30 pm)
Terrell Liedstrand began playing music at an early age. His parents are professional musicians, and while growing up immersed in the fun of a musical household he learned several stringed instruments. During middle school and high school Terrell played violin in the orchestras, guitar in jazz bands and sang in choral ensembles. He then went on to study music at Diablo Valley College and in the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific where he began, but has yet to finished, a Master Degree in Music Therapy. Here he studied many aspects of music including theory, history, classical guitar, piano, singing, and the therapeutic use of music in educational, clinical and community settings. Terrell performs music regularly as a solo artist and in various music groups with friends and professionals. He currently teaches guitar, violin, piano, ukulele and mandolin lessons.
Remote: Any day of the week
Harrison "Harry" Murphy offers an engaging and well versed approach to his students. With both an associate degree and immense passion for music, Harrison curates a unique lesson plan for each student, designed specifically to accomplish that student's goals. An avid composer, improviser, performer & recording artist, Harry offers an in depth insight into the vast world of music. With specialized instruction in drums, percussion, piano, guitar, voice & theory, Harrison strives to instill a deep and profound connection with his students and their musical self.
*Currently doing Remote Lessons Only
Herman has earned a reputation as one of the Bay Area's premier keyboardist. He is a writer, performer, piano teacher, and an entertainer. He has written many songs in an array of styles that were picked up by acclaimed artists, including Greg Errico of Sly and the Family Stone, Lee Osker from the group War, members of the band Malo, blues artist Little Milton, and the Sy Klopps band under manager Herbie Herbert.
Herman began performing as a teenager in genres including classical, popular, standards, Rock, Blues, and R&B. He has taught music theory and performance at City College & State University of San Francisco and as well many private and group students.
He has been teaching Piano for the last 30 years.
Remote: Wednesdays, Thursdays
Michael Solomon (RCM Lessons)
Michael Solomon is a Conservatory Music (RCM) certified piano instructor with over 15 years of experience teaching and working in the music industry. In addition to beginning, intermediate, and advanced piano students, Michael is a high-level classical guitar instructor. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Music at California State University, East Bay in Hayward, CA and Royal Conservatory of Music Instructor Certification in Toronto, Canada in both piano and guitar.
Launching Nomolos Productions in 2016, Michael is the founder and president of Nomolos, producing Grammy winning artist Mario Silva’s debut recording of original compositions by Silva and Chuchito Valdez, Michael can be heard playing guitar on the album as well. In addition to collaborating with Silva and Valdez, Nomolos has recently taken on rock artist Jon Robin as well as working with reggae legend Earl Zero.
He loves working with students of all ages and skill sets who are dedicated and motivated to improve their musicianship. You will get a well-rounded education including music theory, sight reading, technique, and improvising. Whether you’re looking for classical and Baroque styles, Jazz, Blues, Latin, or Contemporary Pop, Michael will keep you excited and engaged during the learning process.
Remote: Other days
Lesson Cost: $42.50 for 30 min 1:1