Learn piano with a Marin County treasure- composer and music teacher Ron McFarland! Ron is currently taking new students!
Ron McFarland has been teaching piano to children and adults in Marin for over 30 years. His studio in his home in Tiburon, CA has produced hundreds of enthusiastic and well-trained pianists, several of whom have gone on to win music competitions and to perform professionally.
Whether you are looking for introductory piano lessons for your child or are interested in taking your own piano playing to a higher level, Ron McFarland is an incredibly gifted, experienced piano teacher who knows how to strike the perfect balance between the importance of discipline in learning and refining piano technique and having fun while you are at it.
Ron's students learn to play beautifully and never sacrifice an ounce of enjoyment in the process. Call Ron at (415) 435-1656 to schedule a free introductory piano lesson!
Weekly private piano lesson (1/2 hour to 1 hour)
Two workshops a year
Duets (with Ron)
Lessons tailored to age of student
Ron works with students of all ages and believes in providing a comprehensive approach to the study of piano. He possesses an extensive repertoire of music from which to select appropriate pieces depending on a student's ability and interests. Studying with such an accomplished pianist is a rare opportunity, but Ron is most concerned with giving you what you need to find the joy in your own playing.
What the press has to say about Ron McFarland:
"...a presumptive virtuoso well worth watching." ~Musical Courier
"...He is a Marin Treasure." ~Classical Sonoma
"...glorious...worthy of BartÓk." ~Opera News
What Ron's clients have to say:
"A Remarkable Opportunity..." Rick Bragdon (adult student)
How many chances do aspiring pianists have to learn from a person who studied the instrument with the great Ethel Leginska - and learned to compose from Arnold Shoenberg?! And, what's the chance that this person will care more about the beauty of sound you make on the piano than hitting every note without a mistake? And, is it even remotely possible that you could learn from this distinguished teacher while sitting in his beautiful studio overlooking the bay in Tiburon, playing one of his two Steinways that sit side-by-side like perfect partners? Well, it's all possible with Ron McFarland - a wonderful, kind man who has taught me (an intermediate student) not only to play the piano, but to love music more than ever. Bravo!
"Ron is a Gem..." Tracy Kiles (parent of student)
My son has been taking piano from Ron McFarland for 7 years now and boy you should see him play! Ron is nothing short of a great teacher- he's extremely experienced teaching kids and adults from beginners to very advanced as well as highly gifted pianists. Ron is a very nice and patient teacher but he also somehow manages to instill really good technique so if you stick with the piano you have a great foundation thanks to Ron. He knows and has played all the great pieces so you always are learning some wonderful piece. He is great about teaching music theory and sight reading along the way so you get a very well-rounded understanding of music and of the history of various composers too.