I am a classically trained concert pianist that enjoys teaching privately people
of all levels and ages. I have a doctorate degree in piano performance from
the University of California, in Santa Barbara. I also received my Master and
Bachelor degrees, in piano performance, from the Conservatory of Music in
San Francisco. My experience includes performing as soloist and recitalist, as
well as teaching for over 20 years from beginning up to college levels.
Some students come to my piano studio for different reasons. Some want to
make a significant commitment to their studies, and with my extensive training
and expertise I can help them achieve their goals. I have students that have
participated in music festivals around the United States and one even
performed at Carnegie Hall in New York. Others come for enrichment; to bring
music into their lives in the most meaningful of ways, by making music
I also have experience teaching students with physical and learning disabilities
such as: Autism, blindness, dyslexia, and ADHD.
Whether you are a new music student or resuming your studies, training for a
professional career or simply seeking to enrich your life, my piano studio
welcomes you to the joys of making music.
I am currently teaching private piano lessons and musicianship courses.
"The successful teacher is one who can be flexible and adjust to the needs of the
individual student. Alma certainly was very capable in that regard. As a teacher, and
pianist, she was always very musical and thoughtful."
Stephen R. Shapiro, Ph.D. Executive Director of Community Music Center in San
"Ms. Batista has earned an impeccable reputation as a teacher of precision and
authority. She is without doubt one of the finest instructors our department had ever
had, and her experience as a teacher of Piano, Music Theory/Fundamentals of Music
and Music Appreciation has been outstanding."
Dr. Betty Oberacker, former UCSB Professor of Music/Director, Keyboard Program
©2008-2012 Alma I. Batista
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