Offering lessons in piano and voice, and performance coaching sessions
Peggy truly cares about her students and is always there to support them in being a successful musician. She encourages her students to perform with her regularly at various locations which is a great confidence builder. With Peggy's voice coaching, my daughter landed leading roles in various Broadway musical plays. I highly recommend Peggy as a teacher! - Cristina P.
Peggy Mira is an excellent musician and piano teacher. As an adult student I am thriving under her tutelage. She is always upbeat and encouraging, her knowledge of music theory is deep, and she always knows the next step I need in building a solid base with the piano. Highly recommended. – Merle P.
Peggy is a great piano teacher and makes learning the piano very enjoyable. Volunteering and playing for Sunrise Assisted Living is also very fun. - Natalie B.
Ms. Peggy is an excellent piano teacher that combines ear training, music reading, composing and so much more in her curriculum. She makes piano playing a lot of fun and really customizes the learning to each individual student. - Anna C.
As your teacher, I enjoy being with you on your musical journey. You will be encouraged along the way, nudged through the challenges, and celebrated in your successes. Everyone is encouraged to perform at our recitals which are held twice a year at a very friendly assisted living residence. My students have the opportunity to perform there every month. The residents love to sing with us and chat with us and will cheer you on as you come back again and again. Our shows include a trivia game centered around a theme for that day, the use of hand motions, and music shakers. Please visit my Assisted Living page for more information.
Common Questions About Music Lessons
What age is recommended to start private music lessons?
The youngest age I recommend is around seven. I have had some students start at a younger age. Our attention spans are usually not quite developed at younger ages so I keep things interesting by changing things up during the lesson. Another factor to consider is how much time the student will have to spend time with their instrument in between lessons.
Do I need to practice in between lessons?
I like to call it spending time with your instrument. The more time you spend with your piano or singing voice the more you get to know it, the more you are able to do with it, the more comfortable you become with it and most importantly – the more FUN you have with it!
What age is recommended to start piano lessons?
The general answer I give is to start around 7 years old. Our hands are a bit more developed at this stage. There are fun classes for younger children offered at music stores locally. I recommend these classes as your child will enjoy exploring music with other children.
Do I have to have a piano to take piano lessons?
You will need either a piano or keyboard. Some people find a keyboard an affordable way to start. Keyboards do not offer the same ability to create sound using touch. They often have a touch sensitivity feature however the keys are not weighted as with a piano or digital piano. Should you or your child want to continue with piano after a time then a piano or digital piano is recommended.
What age is recommended to start voice lessons?
This can vary as we hear young singers with beautiful voices in popular singing competitions that are developed beyond their years. Our voices are an instrument, just like a piano, only our bodies are the housing! As such, use and care for this particular instrument includes some level of discipline.
Am I too old to start?
What is performance coaching?
Performance coaching focuses on your overall stage presence, including movement and expression both physically and instrumentally.
Why do people take a performance coaching session?
They may be preparing for an audition or a show. Practicing in front of a mirror and asking for a friend’s advice are both good ideas but a personal session or two can help to fine-tune your performance.
Create confidence through preparation
Create a moment that reaches into the heart of the audience
What to do if you forget the words.
Enjoying the moment no matter what happens
Audition Preparation: We explore…
Choice of song
How to speak and sing as that character
How to move as that character
Creating an effective audition within the audition’s requirements
Being happy with yourself no matter what happens
How much do lessons cost?
My pricing is comparable to lessons in the southern California area. Please contact me for pricing.