Redondo/Manhattan Beach Music School | p 310-376-8646
Several of the Music Rhapsody teachers offer private lessons in the Music Rhapsody studio, 1603 Aviation Blvd, Suite 1 in Redondo Beach.
For ages younger than 6, our teachers highly recommend Music Rhapsody classes before starting with private lessons. For ages 6 and up, continuing in the Music Rhapsody Orff program makes the progress in private lessons much faster. These students are better musicians and tend to stay with their lessons much longer.
We schedule shared Simply Music Piano lessons for children and adults. Lynn Kleiner is excited to offer a program that encourages piano students to do the same as we do in our Orff Schulwerk music education classes: create, improvise, compose, accompany. Students learn to play songs in a variety of styles. And enjoy times when we “just play our instrument without reading music first.” This is not to say our students don’t become proficient music readers. They do! Our students stay in music longer and our piano program gives students that same joy for making music that our Orff classes do.
Harold Rodriguez, who was a 2006 National Taekwondo Champion, has trained in early childhood music and Orff under Lynn Kleiner. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Universidad Pedagogica Nacional. Bogotá, Colombia and has experience teaching many different age groups.
Ashley Stanbury holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance from CSU Long Beach. She is an active performer in opera, jazz and as a concert soloist in the Los Angeles area. At CSU Long Beach she was a member of Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity. Ashley completed her early childhood and Orff training under the instruction of Lynn Kleiner.
Saxophone, Flute & Clarinet
Justin Janer holds a bachelor’s degree from Cal State Northridge and a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He offers lessons for saxophone, flute and clarinet at the Music Rhapsody studio in addition to teaching music education classes. He has studied with Steve Wilson, David Liebman, performed and recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Hubert Laws, Pete Escovedo, Roy Hargrove, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. He has performed throughout the United States; as well as in Germany, Austria, and France. He has headlined with his quartet at venues such as The Jazz Bakery, Catalina’s Bar and Grill, Charlie O’s, and has also performed in New York City at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, and Lincoln Center.
Mr. Janer has won many awards including the Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Soloist Award and Best College Saxophonist at the Reno Jazz Festival. In 2009, Janer received a Latin Grammy Nomination and was also selected as The Latin Jazz Corner – Latin Jazz Saxophone Player of The Year for his performance as lead alto saxophonist on Kenya Revisited Live!!! with the Manhattan School of Music Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra.
Music Rhapsody offers music programs and private lessons to schools in the South Bay, Westside, Santa Monica, Eagle Rock, Hollywood, Garden Grove, Long Beach and many other locations in Los Angeles and Orange County
Simply Music Piano
Sharon Ledesma received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Clemson University, with a minor in Piano Performance. While at Clemson, she received a music scholarship and accompanied both the University Choral groups and Musical Theater productions. She has taught piano lessons for ten years. Sharon is also a certified AMS Montessori teacher. She enthusiastically taught music and movement in her K/1 classroom as well as summer camps. Sharon looks forward to using her Orff and recorder training in her classes.
Sharon is also a licensed Simply Music Piano teacher and the manager of our Simply Music Piano program. The Simply Music Piano program includes shared lessons along with our newly released “Piano Windows”, which is a composition and improvisational program where students are given the tools to interpret a scene, discover its nuances and character and depict its mood; and “Play a Story” which is a musical journey in which you and your child travel through a storybook world. Using the piano, students learn to interpret mood, color and nuance as the story unfolds. Simply Music Piano is a remarkable, Australian-developed piano and keyboard program that offers a breakthrough in music education.