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In many cases, the composer will grant free performing rights for performances of his works. This is determined on a case-by-case basis. Performance parts for ensembles and orchestral works are also available here for rental.
Peter is a brilliant piano teacher. Not only is he enormously talented and endlessly patient but also and above all contagiously enthusiastic when it comes to music. His approach to a musical piece is both creative and ingenious. A positive experience throughout. Peter has taught me so much about music and about playing the piano. Practicing has turned into this wonderful experience where time stops and music begins. I'll be eternally grateful to him for sharing his enormous musical wealth with me.[ And on another occasion she writes ... ]Just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all your terrific coaching, your positive guidance, your infectious enthusiasm and above all your patience and sense of humor. I tremendously enjoy our lessons. And today's [2/10/2012] sight reading session was fun!!!
Dr. Lopez has been teaching at Toones Academic Music (TAM) since 2011. He has demonstrated outstanding talents in teaching as well as leading elementary students. He has a reputation as an excellent colleague and dedicated worker at this center.His ability to set and achieve goals is superb. During the Fall Session 2011 he managed to set a music curriculum at TAM's learning center. His goal was to make sure that each student would be able to learn at his or her individual level. Students joyfully and playfully were able to accomplish his weekly goals.Dr. Lopez' commitment to TAM's school, children and colleagues is excellent. He dedicates additional time on his own to create, prepare and print lesson plans. He finds time to participate in work related activities with his colleagues, and from the time he started teaching at TAM he has established a good relationship with the students' parents.Dr. Lopez patiently observes students' learning, and he makes necessary changes to modify his classes for better results. His individualized lesson plans demonstrate strong problem solving skills.Dr. Lopez is wonderfully friendly, witty, sincere and a caring human being. His personality is delightful. He is sensitive, flexible, respectful and admired by parents, students, and peers.
Dr. Peter Lopez taught piano and keyboard at the Conservatory of Vocal/Instrumental Arts Charter School in Oakland during the 2009 – 2011 school years. During that time he worked with small groups of students to develop theory as well as performance skills. He developed a great rapport with the students and with the parents. The students showed excellent progress under his direction.
Peter Dickson Lopez is a fantastic piano teacher! My daughter has been going to Peter for close to 2 years now. She loves going to piano, as Peter is very patient. He makes learning/playing ENJOYABLE, and is very positive in his reinforcement methods. Never once has my daughter tried to "avoid" piano. He is a very progressive, patient, and effective teacher that the kids enjoy. I highly recommend him!
I’ve been very happy with Peter in many ways. First off, he has been extremely patient with [our daughter]. She only has access to practice on a piano every other week and Peter has modified his teachings to accommodate her limitations. I am impressed with his constant praise for [her] accomplishments and gentleness in letting her know areas on which she needs to improve. Peter has been diligent at providing us updates on [her] progress and answering any questions we have about what she’s learning. He organized a recital for [her] to perform for her family which was greatly appreciated by all of us to allow [our daughter] to show off her talents.
My 10 year daughter has studied piano under the instruction of Peter Dickson Lopez for a year and a half. We are all thrilled with his dedicated, fun, patient, and committed teaching. My daughter has developed her skills both playing the piano and in terms of the theory side and thoroughly enjoys her lessons with Peter. He goes above and beyond. She took the Certificate of Merit exam and it really focused her learning and playing. Peter also helps her prepare for performances and is always on hand if she needs extra support and guidance. I can't recommend Peter highly enough.
Peter does not only have an extensive knowledge of music but he also knows how to integrate the theoretical aspect with the practical one. By means of exercises, scales and other examples he has helped me understand and interpret every piece of music I have played so far. His deep understanding in music makes me desire to learn and explore more this fascinating world of music.[ And on another occasion she writes ... ]I have been taking piano lessons with Peter for over a year. It has been a very fun and enriching experience. He has helped me widen my knowledge in music theory through workbooks and improve my overall performance. It is amazing how skillfully he can extract the theory I am learning at that moment out of any piece I am practicing and reinforce with what I am currently studying. By “dissecting” the song into few measures with simple exercises, he has helped me overcome challenging pieces. It happens that when I go for a lesson frustrated because I feel stuck with a new song, I feel so much hope and enthusiasm afterwards. Throughout exercises, patience, and practice, he has helped me feel unstuck and ready to continue achieving playing beautiful and inspiring songs that fill my soul with joy and satisfaction.
Both my children take piano lessons from Peter. He sets a solid/thorough foundation of knowledge, skill building, and technique for my younger son (7y). He is very inquisitive and Peter does an excellent job giving him enough piano theory to satisfy his thirst to know more about music. Peter is very well organized and talented teacher. He is enthusiastic and can pick out the needs of each child quickly. My husband was very impressed with how positive he is with the kids. My older son LOVES music and is learning music composition from Peter. My son says, "I didn't know how fun composition is. I can do this everyday!" The kids speak for real quality of Peter's work.
Mr. Lopez is a great teacher. He teaches both my son and myself. I have nothing but good things to say about his teaching. He is also very patient. My son is 7 and is not the most easy student but Mr. Lopez did not give up on him and he is much better than I could imagine him to be. Mr. Lopez is also a very accomplished pianist who knows how to translate talent into educating his students. He is also a very understanding and approachable person. We highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn piano. Thank you Mr. Lopez!
Peter is an outstanding musician and piano teacher. Our nine year old son has taken lessons from Peter for two years now. Peter really knows how to relate to children, recognize their individual strengths/weaknesses and motivate them in their piano study. His enthusiasm for music and teaching is affecting. I have since referred a few friends with kids of different ages to Peter and they are all very happy with him.
I felt very lucky indeed. He didn't waste anytime. It's always a pleasure to come across someone like him. He seemed to cover quite a bit in a relatively short amount of time. I was very impressed.
I was so glad that I found Peter ... before my Music final last semester. I was so stressed with my Music final, which was about Arabic Music. I am an international student at my local community college, and I am not majoring in music. I was having a really hard time understanding the music material we covered in class. Peter is a GREAT TUTOR. He is very patient and knowledgeable. I remembered there was a listening part in my assignment, but the speaker on my laptop didn't seem to work. Peter and I went all the way back to his studio and we started our lesson all over again. He explained to me the very basic music stuff and vocabularies that I didn’t understand. He helped me go through the example step by step. I did very well on my final, and I really appreciated Peter’s effort. Thank you, Peter.
Peter is responsive, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Peter is the right fit. He is a great mentor and really cares and thinks from my perspective. I would recommend him to anyone.
Thank you so much for all your patience, inspiration, and talent you have shared with me during 2014! You are the best! Here is to another year of creativity.
Thank you for all your hard work and the fantastic job you have done in teaching [our son] and getting him through the CM [Certificate of Merit] exam. We are truly fortunate to have met you ... You are the best!
Thank you for being such a supportive teacher to [our daughter] this school year. She is enjoying playing the piano because of your gentle guidance and setting high expectations.