Piano Lessons

About karey

Karey graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Piano, Summa Cum Laude, from Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. While at college, he studied under the direction of prolific concert pianist, Daisy De Lucca Jaffe, who traces her special technique and approach directly to famed composer and performer Franz Liszt. Karey also was a featured vocal soloist on the college’s national TV broadcast and played lead roles in major Shakespeare and Gilbert and Sullivan productions.

After college, Karey spent over a decade touring the country as a concert artist, writing and recording music for multiple CD solo and duet projects and leading worship at large conferences. Since coming to Fresno in 2005, he has been on the music staff at a couple of large churches in town and played Harold Hill in a production of The Music Man at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater.

Karey is a regular featured pianist at the Fresno International Airport for their seasonal holiday music program, entertaining travelers from Thanksgiving to New Years Eve from all over the world as they fly in and out of Fresno.

About The studio

I currently teach from my personal home piano studio in the Tower District.  Lessons are taught on my beautiful Yamaha C3 Grand Piano.  There is a living room right next to the piano studio where parents / grandparents are encouraged to wait.

30 minute or 45 minute lessons are offered.  Contact me for current rates.

Monthly fees are the same each month no matter whether there are 4 or 5 lessons that month and are due on the 1st of each month and late by the 5th.  

I offer a free initial lesson and consultation to see if it's a good fit - so contact me and let's talk!

About My Philosophy as a Teacher

I began singing and playing the piano at age 5. Music has been an integral part of my existence and has been used as an expression of my soul and spirit at every stage and struggle of my life. As I approach each new student, my goal is to inspire in them that same deep love of music in general and the piano in particular. This kind of inspiration is more caught than taught.

My strong disciplined background has given me the mindset and tools to pass on to students to help them achieve what they thought was previously impossible. Each student is different and factors such as stage of life (I have some students in their 60s and some that are age 4) and personal goals are always factored in.

Learning a new instrument is an incredible way to learn and apply important life principles, such as patience and kindness with yourself, the discipline of daily practice and how much progress can be made when you know HOW to practice, and how excellence is found in the details. You will find in me a patient teacher, but one who holds the bar high. My goal is to get you the results you want, and sometimes that involves gently pushing you beyond your comfort zone. I look forward to meeting you and investing in your life!