Recent news!: September 2022 -Rob is now a member of the MTAC Music teacher Association of California. All students are eligible for the CM Certificate of Merit testing in February 2023.
This Summer 2022, Rob was music consultant on a new Warner Brothers TV show from the producers of Lost. Stay tuned for updates on this secret project!
Rob & the staff have been fully vaccinated & boosted and are currently accepting students BOTH Online or In-Person!
Whether you're a beginner or continuing your studies, Rob brings 25 years of experience, insight & fun to every one of your piano lessons.
Rob's experience as a piano teacher has been instilled in him from early on, having taken piano lessons from a pedagogical lineage that can be traced all the way back to Beethoven.
Rob brings a unique perspective to the art of piano teaching to suit today's needs, juggling his music with a successful acting & directing career in Film, Television & Commercials giving him the ability to help students become stand out performers for the camera and stage, coupled with the skills needed to excel as a musician as well.
Lesson rates for in-home or Online
Contact us for more info!
Depending on location, in-home lessons are only given at the 60 minutes rate due to travel.
Online Lessons are generally given via ZOOM. This preferred platform allows for Whiteboarding, Sharing of materials, sharing of audio without transfers, sharing of screens, and even sharing of Music APPs plugged into the computer. Other platforms such as SKYPE & FACETIME are available if necessary.
We welcome students of all ages!
Whether it's your first time at the piano, brushing off years of dust, or want to advance from your current level, we will build a curriculum for you.
Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Broadway, Classical. Holiday songs. You name it and we will find a way to get you playing songs you like in no time.
Los Angeles Area
We are based in the San Fernando Valley with locations in Sherman Oaks and Burbank. We are happy to come to your home and teach in a familiar setting to you, servicing many areas of Los Angeles.
For more info you can write RobSteinerMusic@gmail.com
or leave us a message at 310-889-4938
We look forward to your success.
Originally from the NYC area, Rob attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music for Jazz studies and Emerson College for Musical Theater, both in Boston, MA Later he attended The Stella Adler Academy of Acting in Hollywood, CA
Rob's whirlwind career in music & acting has taken him from writing themes for Fox TV, The LA Dodgers & Buick, to sold out shows at the Hollywood Palladium & the Rio Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, intimate performances at the world famous Magic Castle Hollywood, CA, to International shows in Europe, Asia, Australia & the Arab Emirates.
Rob has also worked with performers from American Idol, Post Modern Jukebox, Celtic Woman, Wicked, Moulin Rouge and the producers of the original productions of American Idiot, Book of Mormon and DreamGirls, and International World Music star Kouros.
In between tours & teaching, his acting career has led him to working along side such luminaries in the movie business as Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller & James Gandolfini; Roles on the TV shows Angel, House MD & Workaholics.
He was also the first actor to have composed the jingle and starred in a national commercial in a non spokesperson capacity.
As a filmmaker Rob has had his work featured at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007, and he wrote and directed and co-starred in an official entry in the Los Angeles Shorts Fest program in 2008.
IMDB PARTIAL LISTINGS: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0825994/
Rob is absolutely a delight! Our daughter has been taking lessons with Rob for a few months now, both piano and vocal lessons. My daugther always looks forward to her sessions with Rob and she has improved immensely with her piano and singing. Rob is super technical but knows how to relay that to the kids in a friendly, kind and fun way so the kids don't feel like this is work.
Andrew C. Studio City, CA Via Yelp
Patient, entertaining, talented, knowledgeable , are just some of the words I would use to describe Rob and his teaching style. He has been a huge blessing to us. My 8 year old son has been taking lessons with Rob for almost a year now. (And)Believe me when I tell you that Solomon looks forward to his lessons with Rob more than anything. I couldn't be any happier that we have Rob setting the foundation for Solomon's piano journey.
Kevin G Los Angeles, CA Via Yelp
I have been taking lessons from Rob for two years now and couldn't be happier. As an adult learner, I had been struggling to find a teacher I "clicked" with, and had been really frustrated. Rob was the first teacher that really understood when I said I wanted to play rock and popular music. He's also really done a great job of helping me push my boundaries and I feel like I've really seen a lot of improvement in my confidence and my ability. During the last couple year he's been incredibly flexible both online and in person, which is a huge plus.
Michael B Silver Lake, CA Via Yelp
Rob is an extraordinary teacher, a talented musician, and above all, committed to his students. I am one of his older adult students. When I started my piano lessons with Rob, I had never played a musical instrument and could not read music. Now, thanks to Rob's excellent teaching techniques and considerable patience and humour, I am sight reading and happily playing my favourite songs.
Rebecca E. AltaDena, CA Via Yelp
Rob is a wonderful piano teacher. He’s professional and yet very friendly. My 7yo is introverted and Rob has been able to keep her engage. She’s now excited to play during the week and is learning a great deal.... even with the challenges of learning via Zoom. I highly recommend him to any family who wants to learn piano.
Priscilla - Via THUMBTACK
Rob Has been very patient with me and makes learning piano a very fun, enjoyable experience. Feel like like I’m progressing faster than ever!
Noah - via THUMBTACK
Rob is a dream to work with. I've hired him to create original music for several of my short films, and I've loved everything he's given me. He's so talented!!!
Heather H Via YELP
Rob is a fantastic artist. I have hired him as an accompanist for several Purple Owl Productions shows, as well as my own personal vocal performances. He is professional, talented, and a lot of fun to work with!
Bella L. Via YELP
Rob is lovely! He is great with my kids they enjoy his teaching style which really focuses on the individual child’s interests and this motivates them to learn and have fun at the same time! He also is a great at providing detailed information on how the kids are doing which helps to see how they are progressing from a parents perspective. BIG fans! Thanks Rob!
Sunita B Via LESSONS.COM
Rob is a really versatile teacher with the ability to tackle all different kinds of goals. He got a sense of what I'd been working on on my own, then tailored some ideas to where I wanted to work toward. He's an enthusiastic presence and clearly cares about his students.
Ethan D- Brooklyn, NY via WYZANT
5 Stars for Rob!! I'm a guitarist, and I have been performing with Rob consistently for five years. He is the leader of the group and a fantastic one. We take studio recordings that are often complex and have to to recreate them in a live setting for a small band. Rob is great at figuring out how to accomplish this and creates clear, easy to follow charts. He communicates well and knows how make the band sound its best. So in my experience, his teaching abilities are on point. He is funny, kind, talented and a joy to work with. I recommend him to you highly!! :)
Scotty B via LESSONS.COM
Rob's skills set covers a wide variety of needs for all your musical endeavors. Contact us to set up a consultation for all your audio and visual creative needs.
Here is a beautiful song I arranged for Chloe Agnew from Celitic woman. Produced by Kari Wahlgren
Rob performs and Music Directs for American Idol finalist & Post Modern Jukebox singer Joey Cook
LA Shorts Fest 2008 Entry. Written, directed, Music by Rob Steiner