I believe my most important job is to help students recognize their full potential to be creative, disciplined and thoughtful pre-college pianists. It is my goal to teach my way out of a job for each of my students by providing them the skills necessary to be independent and life-long musicians. I maintain very high standards in my teaching and in my student's progress and as a result my students are focused, committed pianists that strive to reach their best. 

     I recognize and take very seriously my responsibilities as they apply to both student and parent. It has been my experience that the most successful piano students have parents/guardians who actively participate in their child's musical progress. Attending lessons and observing is encouraged, as is ensuring quality practice takes place at home daily. 



balbuena Piano studio

I teach beginning through early advanced students. I currently offer 45 or 6o minute lessons depending on student age and level. 

Prospective Students


Private Lesson schedule

For the 2016-2017 academic year I teach on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please contact me with any questions!