Expert piano lessons near Berkeley

Rebecca performing in Carnegie Hall

Overcome frustrating limitations

Do you feel sometimes like you are banging your head against a brick wall?  Let me give you some crucial information for great results at the piano.

“I gained enough confidence studying with Rebecca that I auditioned and was accepted as a performing member of the Berkeley Piano Club”  Phyllis Plotkin

Get there faster with less effort

Working smarter will get you where you want to be. Let me show you some tips for increasing the effectiveness of your practicing.

“Rebecca carefully lays out a map for practicing, including close attention to fingering, of which she is a master. As a result, I am able to learn complex music much more quickly by breaking my practice time into small tasks of mastery.” Wendy B.

Follow your own path

No Hanon because it’s good for you, no required pieces to improve your mind. You’re an adult. Play what you want to play. Or let me suggest some great repertoire that you might not be familiar with.

“I have worked for varying periods with about eight different piano teachers, all of them good in their way, but none of them made me feel as comfortable as Rebecca does. She is completely non-judgmental, and creates a very safe place from which to explore the music and follow your path as a pianist.” Doug Herring

Enjoy the journey!

“I can’t say enough good things about Rebecca.  Not only is she an accomplished player herself, but a very experienced and effective teacher. Her knowledge of the repertoire, styles of playing, performance, and a healthy effortless ergonomic technique are extensive.  The icing on the cake is she has a warm and friendly personality and a great sense of humor.  I always greatly enjoy my lessons on all levels.”   Joe Mumm, piano teacher, member MTAC

Berkeley piano lessons for adults

My studio is located near El Cerrito Plaza and I currently accept students 18 and over. Click here for policies and fees.

“Rebecca Bogart is a Godsend of a piano teacher! Two years into my four-year course of study toward a music degree at California State University, East Bay having come late in life to music, and feeling overwhelmed and struggling daily for every note, I was referred to Rebecca by a faculty member at CSUEB. Under her expert guidance, not only was I was able to finish my degree with confidence, I also learned skills that would enable me to teach both children and adults. She truly is a teacher of teachers.” Victoria Shirley, piano teacher

A current student playing Milonga del Angel by Aster Piazolla