Contemporary Piano and Production in North Berkeley

Piano, Digital Production, Theory & Composition

Hi, my name is Jaren! I provide piano lessons at my beautiful studio in North Berkeley, and in local homes. What makes my lessons stand out? A few things:

  • My curriculum provides a solid foundation of musicianship and music theory, while incorporating pieces that your child will truly love and be excited to play. While I have a strong classical background (Music BA, UC Berkeley, 3.8 GPA) – I encourage my students to explore contemporary songs, jazz, and improvisation. My students learn pieces that are meaningful to them, and through our musicianship work we develop skills that can be used for songwriting, performing in jazz ensembles, or accompanying their singing voice on the piano.
  • I connect classical and contemporary music. Whether finding similarities in the harmonic progression of a Tchaikovsky sonata and a Cat Power song, or composing a new melody for a Chopin piece, I will help your child hear classical music anew.
  • I'm an expert in producing electronic music and beats using digital audio software, and can teach this popular skill on its own, or in conjunction with piano lessons (a great option for teenagers with broad musical interests). My software of choice is Ableton, and I can help you find affordable options.
  • I have a beautiful studio at 1345 MLK Ave. in North Berkeley, right across from Fat Apples.

Learn more at my website:

Thank you!

Region Served: 
East Bay
Elementary school, Middle school, High school
Jaren Feeley
jarenfeeley [at]