Newport Beach In-Home Piano Lessons

Offered by VTMA Founder Ryan Van Tuyl

Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy has been Orange County’s original school of rock, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for piano. Whether you have a child that wants to learn the piano or you’re looking for yourself, Van Tuyl Music Academy is the place for you. Newport Beach In-Home piano instructor Ryan Van Tuyl has extensive experience with students of all ages and ability levels from beginner to intermediate and advanced.

VTMA is more than a music factory for piano lessons, we’re an immersive, one-of-a-kind school that teaches you how to find your true tone and style. Learning piano is more than just learning how to recreate the notes and chords of your favorite songs. When you learn a song, chord, solo or riff with Ryan, he will show you both the how and the why. Music theory, technique, rhythm and tone are just a few of the elements that make a VTMA pianist sound like a real pro who was born to play the piano.

Piano Lesson F.A.Q.’s

At what age do you take students for piano lessons?

At RockStars we take students as young as 5 for private piano lessons.

Do I need a piano to take piano lessons?

It’s important to have an instrument for practice in between lessons. You do not necessarily need a piano. Many students can learn for a quite a while on an electric keyboard, once they’re committed to their piano lessons, a full-size, 88-key piano or keyboard is recommended.

Are private piano lessons the only thing you offer at Van Tuyl Music Academy?

Not at all! We also have Band Workshops for of any age and ability level through our Performance Academy. For more advanced players that have taken piano lessons before or currently have a piano instructor, we have the ultimate performance experience for young players! 

About our program:

Our Newport Beach In-Home piano lessons program is revolutionizing the way people learn piano. We are the first and only school in Newport Beach to offer piano lessons where students can choose to learn music that showcases their interests and creativity in music. At Van Tuyl Music Academy, we appreciate what classical music does for someone wanting to master the piano by spending hours and hours every day practicing some of the most complex pieces of music ever written. We can even teach those pieces if students really want to dedicate themselves to learning them, but we don’t feel it is the best way for a new student to enjoy playing the piano. Our students begin by learning Radioactive, We Will Rock You, the 12 Bar Blues, and the Blues Scale, which teaches the five finger pattern, two hand playing, and improvisation. They can then advance to choosing their favorite songs and learning to perform them on the piano. Along the way students learn soloing, string arrangement, and organ accompaniment, all with an emphasis on eventually becoming an accomplished Jazz, Rock, and Blues pianist.

Taking in-home piano lessons with Ryan Van Tuyl at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Ryan combines the convenience of in-home piano lessons with the professionalism and tools of attending a music academy. Since 2004, Van Tuyl Music Academy is Newport Beach’s original school of rock, classical, pop, blues, jazz and live performance for piano. We’re so much more than just a music factory of piano lessons in OC.