I'm Leon Rosen! I enjoy working with enthusiastic students who wish to take their skills to the next level. I enjoy combining classical, ear training, composition and improv. finding ways to teach classical music through jazz & pop. Students enjoy my willingness to design a curriculum that matters to them. We aim for an alternative, personal but robustly challenging learning environment at the piano. Many of my teenage and preteen students are singers and songwriters who come to me to learn to self accompany themselves at the piano.
I also enjoy working with children who are on the autistic spectrum, as well as those with learning disabilities such as dislexia and ahdh. Especially fun is working with my home schoolers. I hold annual piano recitals, recording studio tours, songwriter/composer feature nights and youth ensembles in RnB, Jazz and Pop. I prep students for auditions including those who play other jazz instruments. We have a fun, funny journey together in music greatness.
Many parents are likely to say "I don't want my daughter to be a concert pianist, just to learn the basics." Lets know first: learning the basics is challenging. Students can stagnate at the preparatory level for years. My job is to make it fun, so that we hit the ground running.
I teach at my studio in downtown San Mateo. Trial assessment/meetups are complimentary per scheduling availability.
Our 2018 Recital was staged at the Womans Club of Burlingame. Stay tuned for the videos... In the meantime, enjoy these videos from our 2017 recital!
Recital 2017 Act III: Advanced
After a student survives the hours of practice time, and makes it past basics, this is where the real fun begins...
Recital 2017 Act II: Intermediate
Intermediate students, beginning to progress in skill, understanding and reading...
Recital 2017 Act I: Beginners
From Mary Had a Little Lamb to little composers, our beginners are performing right from the start!