I'm currently taking students in East LA as well as online lessons. Lessons with me are tailored to the student's goals with a focus on fundamentals, good technique habits and musicality. Shoot me a message on the contact page to inquire about rates and availability.
"When I began taking piano lessons with Daniel, I had some piano experience however it had been years since I studied. Daniel is an extremely talented musician with very effective teaching methods. Based on my musical background and experience, he was able to adjust our lessons to the level of instruction that was necessary to meet the goals he helped me express. We not only worked on technique, but also theory, musicality, effective practicing, improvisation, playing with combos, and building repertoire. Thanks to Daniel’s positive and encouraging teaching style, lessons were always enjoyable. I owe my continued success to Daniel and give my highest recommendation to any level piano student that seeks instruction."
"We have worked with Daniel Salka for the last four years while watching our now 11 year old daughter became a confident piano player. We are extremely grateful to Daniel for his enthusiasm for music and dedication to teaching, which has made Sophia a bold musician and even a beginner composer. Daniel’s passion for the performing arts makes him an outstanding music educator as well as a great performer. It has been a pleasure to work with him and a great experience to attend his concerts!"
"I was lucky enough to study with Daniel for about six months before he moved out of state. In that time, he taught me more about music, theory, improvisation and how to have fun at the keyboard than I learned in a decade of childhood lessons."
"For over two years, Daniel helped me with practical jazz piano playing basics (swing, timing, rhythm, harmony, chord progressions) including improvising. He is very knowledgable, uses a creative grab bag of methods to work thru difficulties. Good at explaining, demonstrating, the helping me try to do the new material. Always engaging, on time, responsive and professional. Provides references to good listening materials. He also took excellent care of my house and dogs on a few occasions when I was traveling."
"Great instructor! Daniel's an amazing and talented pianist who tailored my lessons and songs to my goals and interests. We rotated through new songs frequently, which kept things interesting, and he's a huge believer in finding your own style rather than just copying others. On top of that, he's super friendly, laidback, encouraging, and always willing to be flexible with my schedule."