Certified Simply Music Piano Teacher
Vocal Arts Coach
Serving Contra Costa County
Charter/Homeschool Approved Educator:
- Visions in Education
- Vista Oaks Charter School
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Senya has always had an undeniable passion for music. She is excited to bring this passion of music to others and enable her students to express themselves through self-generative musicality. Teaching the tools to create music, as well as training children and adults, to use their imagination to build, compose and bring into existence musical creations of their own.
Senya’s 27 years of musical background and experience has allowed her to identify the unlimited potential of early childhood music & movement education as well as improvisation and composition at an early age. She is a Licensed Teacher through the Musicopolis Improvisation Piano Program she chose these programs because they lay the foundation to seamlessly roll into the playing based piano method made possible by Simply Music Piano. Senya's musical background includes playing piano, singing and studying the voice. She started piano lessons at the age of 8. At 17 years old Senya auditioned and was accepted into the Judy Davis Studio of Oakland, California. A world renound Voice Coach to the Stars. Here she gained the vocal strength and power she never thought possible. During these years and beyond Senya continued to perform as a solo vocalist in various bands and spent time in the recording studio.
Senya enjoys teaching Early Childhood Music & Movement, Preschool Piano, & (beginner–advanced) Piano & Voice Lessons. She is a Certified Teacher with the world leader of playing based music education; Simply Music Piano. This playing based method has students of all ages playing contemporary, classical, accompaniment and blues piano from their very first lessons!
From Students -
Piano Lesson Testimonials and Letters:
"Thank you for being a wonderful and professional music instructor. Your positive energy is contagious and inspiring!" Tia - Brentwood, California
“We were impressed yesterday when Lauren heard some random blues music and she paused and said, wait! I can play that, and then went on to demonstrate it with her fingers. :) ” Thank you, Traci - Brentwood, California
“We love your lessons and are extremely happy and excited with the results! Senya you are very sweet and great with my kids. You are always informative and keep the class fun and exciting.” Kimberly - Antioch, California
“I have truly been amazed at how well my son has done. It brings tears of joy to my eyes to hear him play. I appreciate that you are so patient with the kids and always make sure they understand the concepts before moving on. I am so pleased with our lessons.” Amy - Brentwood, California
"My daughter is gaining a ton of skills and confidence on the piano, the instruction during class is clear and manageable. It has helped her achieve playing the piano, she feels playing the piano is attainable and fun. As a parent this makes lessons enjoyable." Stephani - Oakley, California
"I like my lessons and I am proud to play for my friends and family. Thank you for being a good teacher and making class fun, I like to practice and share my songs with you." - Bryson, 10yrs old - Discovery Bay, California
“I have seen a lot of music programs over the years. Some were fun. Some were clever. Some were thorough. Here’s one that has it all. In terms of presentation, effectiveness, philosophy – you name it – there’s nothing out there that compares at all.” Mary Pride: Publisher, Practical Homeschool Magazine
Voice Lesson Testimonials:
“Marissa and I would like to thank you for such an amazing musical experience with you. Marissa’s love for music has grown so much with the tools you have given her and your own enthusiasm has lifted her higher than you could imagine. You giving her the opportunity to get to experience a recording studio and get to hear herself on her very own CD made her dream to sing so large. Thank you for all you have done. You are awesome and your love for music is just simply magical.” Kindly, Irene & Marissa, Brentwood.
“As a musician and teacher myself, I have always been very picky about whom I allow my daughter, to work with. Within minutes of my daughters first session with Senya, I knew she was the real deal! Her lesson plans are nothing short of brilliant. Her method is simple but very effective. Not only is Senya a talented musician and teacher, she is generous and has a lot of integrity. I like that she doesn’t just take anyone, and requires prospective students to audition for her. She is looking for “coach-able” students, and you can trust Senya to not waste your time or money if your child doesn’t have the interest. I am so excited that my daughter will continue to learn from Senya. I know with her guidance my daughter will learn proper technique and diction, she will learn how to take care of her voice, how to choose a song that will showcase her vocal strengths, and how to make an emotional connection to a song. I know that under Senya’s tutelage my daughter will grow into a strong well trained musician. I am in complete awe of Senya, and I know that my daughter is in good hands!” Deena – Brentwood, Ca
“I sang the National Anthem for my high school homecoming game in front of thousands of people, thanks to Senya. Not only did Senya assist with the vocal coaching/training but she also instilled a confidence in me that helped calm my nerves, Senya’s vocal training was amazing and I recieved many compliments on my performance.” Jennifer – Clayton, Ca