Martan Mann
Martan Mann

Martan Mann

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Introduction: Hi - My piano lessons are truly goal-changing. I teach music as a language, giving the student specific exercises to place in the subconscious. These are serious lessons. I want you to succeed. Once you can "speak" music, music is effortless and fun (See Kenny Werner). All my regular students have free access to all my courses. My lessons are 45 minutes. I teach in an organized Step-by-Step approach. The goal is to create a spontaneous, creative and meaningful music language in the subconscious. It Works! Special: First lesson is $40 (reg $65). Let's talk. Call me today! I teach both classical and jazz. I have a Masters Degree in classical piano and I am an active jazz performer and author of books and online courses. My main interest is teaching pianists to improvise music. That is the most fun and life-changing. I'm only interested in teaching students who are serious about achieving their musical goals. Give me a call, text, Zoom or email. I am happy to discuss your music goals and my teaching methods. I have an extensive online jazz piano course called "JazzSkills for Piano". I also have individual lessons called "JAZZ MASTERCLASS: Step-by-Step. --Martan 🙂 P.S. I am very passionate about performing and teaching piano. Music is my life. I believe that playing music gives us much joy and balance in our life. I sincerely want music to change your life.

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Serves Boulder Creek, CA

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Jorie J.
Feb 1, 2023

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A great first experience with piano lessons since I was a child - planning on working with him for a while.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No, the student cannot read music • 4+ yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Andrew C.
Sep 27, 2020
Martan is an incredibly valuable teacher. I have learned so much already, learning the basics which are setting me up to be a great piano player. I look forward to our lessons every week!
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Dan K.
Sep 15, 2020
Working with Martan is great! He completely loves what he does, and that passion flows through his lessons. The workload is hefty, but it has to be if you want to learn to play piano - there is so much to know. Martan knows it, and he very much wants his students to know it. I wish I had more personal time to improve my skills as quickly as his lessons deserve it, but I work with what I have and have been improving steadily.
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John C.
Sep 17, 2020
My relationship with Mr. Martan Mann began when I purchased his book, Improvising Blues Piano. On page seven of the book, Martan makes multiple references to the subconscious. I immediately connected with his philosophy. I now study privately with Martan. He guidance has caused me to closely observe the mixolydian mode and its application to the blues. I’m enjoying this part of my musical journey. Martan is a gentle, generous mentor. He’s a great pianist too!
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Siva M.
Sep 17, 2020
I’ve been taking lessons from Martan for more than a year now and continuing on. He’s a fantastic musician. I consider him as my true “guru”. He has a very unique and exceptional teaching ability which will lay a great foundation for any level student in terms of music theory, reading, writing, technique and thinking music in general. Martan is a kind of teacher who pushes you and challenges you which is what I love about him. His goal is to get you better/best. Very disciplined, methodical, professional and pays great attention to details. He is very friendly and lovable teacher. In this 1+ plus year journey theres not a single lesson that I didn't enjoy. I have hugely improved on every front from where I began and can’t thank him enough for his guidance and teaching. Definitely recommend him 10/10
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