Teaching Philosophy

Soong Piano Studio provides private piano instruction for students of all ages (children to adults). The goal of Soong Piano Studio is to teach, inspire and encourage students and to enhance their ability to explore their musical creativity and expression in the art form of playing piano.


Soong Piano Studio

801 Mahler Road, Suite #214

Burlingame, CA 94010

Phone: 650.339.2176




From San Francisco – Hwy 101

Take 101 South to the Broadway exit. Take the second exit and loop around and go over the overpass on Broadway. Stay in the middle lane and make a left at the light onto Bayshore Highway. Make a left onto Mahler, and then an immediate left into the parking lot of 801 Mahler.

From San Jose – Hwy 101

Take 101 North to the Broadway exit. Make a u-turn at the first available turnoff after the first light. Make a right onto Bayshore Highway. Make a left onto Mahler, and then an immediate left into the parking lot of 801 Mahler.


Parking is available directly in the lot in front of the building.

Policy and Fees

Introductory Interview

Please feel free to contact me to arrange for a free, informal introductory interview. This first meeting will allow me to assess your needs and expectations as a student. It will also allow you to evaluate my services as a piano instructor, including comfort level, personalities, lesson expectations,  schedule accommodations and specific concerns teaching various age groups. I look forward to learning about your musical background (if any) and level. This gives us the opportunity to talk in depth about the lesson structure, practice time, fees, policies and any other questions or concerns you may have before starting lessons.


Lessons are $40/half hour or $80/hour.

Tuition Remittance Schedule

All lessons meet by appointment, usually once a week or once every other week as agreed upon during the introductory interview, payable on the first lesson for the first month. Thereafter, monthly tuition is due at the first lesson of each month and subsequently applied to lessons for the entire month.

Cancellation/Makeup Lesson Policy

Students must notify Soong Piano Studio of a lesson cancellation a minimum of 24 hours prior to lesson time. If at least 24 hours’ notice is given, then a makeup lesson will be scheduled at the earliest possible date. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, students will be charged for the scheduled lesson and no makeup lesson will be given. Students are given the opportunity for 4 makeup lessons/year. However, should students exceed the allotted 4 makeup lessons, full charges will be applied for subsequent missed lessons with the additional penalty of not being allowed to schedule makeup lessons. If the instructor cancels a lesson due to unforeseen/special circumstances, students will be reimbursed fully and rescheduled at both parties’ earliest convenience.


All federal and state holidays will be observed.

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