Dr. De la Sierra offers classes at all levels in Spanish guitar and classical piano, emphasizing correct posture and a unique method he calls the “araña,” the spider, to achieve accuracy and ease of playing. This method is designed to make the player so comfortable that he is indistinguishable from his instrument. The player becomes his or her instrument in the same way that a singer is his voice.
He also offers lessons internationally via Skype. These are one-on-one sessions using a HD camera for clarity of sound and picture. Personalized videos supplement the lessons.
Classes are offered in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
“As a parent, finding the right piano teacher is critical because the right piano teacher can plug into the students skill and interest. Juan is that type of teacher. He has the unique ability to make piano fun and incredibly interesting. His passion for music is contagious and my son has developed an understanding of music that goes beyond just playing the keys.”