Piano, Keyboard & Synth Instructors

Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, classical, metal, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for piano. Van Tuyl Music Academy is proud to have some of the most talented and in-demand piano instructors in Southern California. Each one of our piano instructors has years of experience as an educator, but more importantly, as a performer. The skills they have mastered from their years of experience combined with their passion for helping others achieve their musical goals while having fun are what set them high above the rest. This unique combination is not easy to find but is vital to our success.

van tuyl music academy instructor andy stavas

Andy Stavas

Andy has been teaching private piano lessons for VTMA since 2007.

 

Bio

With roots in the South, Midwest and East coast, Andy Stavas is truly a musical nomad who has come to the Los Angeles area to pursue his career on a professional level. Having studied piano, voice and saxophone since the age of 6, Savas has established himself as a noteworthy singer, songwriter and exceptional musician. His performance experience includes the instrumental aspects of jazz, hip-hop and rock. Andy has performed side stage with a long list of famous artists including the Ying Yang Twins, the East Side Boys, Kansas, the Rey Vega Trio and monster guitarist Kerry Livgren. Andy is currently teaching contemporary keyboarding and composition at RockStars while exploring a career as a touring musician and session player in the LA metro area.

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Austin Byrd

Austin has been teaching private piano lessons for VTMA since 2017.

 

Bio

Austin Byrd was born and raised in Southern California. During high school, he won multiple awards at local jazz festivals, and was afforded the opportunity to perform with top Los Angeles professionals, including Bobby Shew, Eric Marienthal, Wayne Bergeron, Pete Christlieb, Gordon Goodwin, and Tom Kubis.

In 2007 Austin attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX on scholarship. Studying under internationally acclaimed pianist Stefan Karlsson, he earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Jazz Piano (2011 and 2013) with a minor in Music Theory. Since graduation, Austin has performed in 44 US states, Canada, Japan, Australia (all with the Glenn Miller Orchestra), and Indonesia (with the Ron King Big Band), including performances at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Taking piano, keyboard & synth lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other.  Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, classical, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for piano. We’re so much more than a music factory for piano lessons.

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