Piano Lessons - San Diego - Del Mar - Carmel Valley - Solana Beach - Rancho Santa Fe - La Jolla - North County - Voice Lessons - Since 1984
Piano Press is based in Del Mar, CA, publishing fun and interesting materials for music teachers and students. With over thirty-two years of teaching experience and the combined expertise of many qualified music teachers, songwriters, musicians, writers, artists, and producers, our mission is to provide materials for both the private music studio and the music classroom.
Our products feature original songs and piano pieces by acclaimed songwriters and composers. Intended both for instructional purposes and for entertainment, the songs and compositions we publish serve as supplementary teaching pieces and can be used to accompany any method. We create "pedagogically sound" piano arrangements that work well for instructional purposes.
Our lesson studio has provided both private and group lessons since 1984, in music store studios, private homes, and public and private school classrooms. Our students have ranged from the very beginner (3-4 years) to the senior citizen, from the hobbyist to the professional recording artist. With a long list of alumni, we have seen our students successfully perform in recitals, talent shows, festivals and competitions, audition for and receive parts in musical theatre and opera productions, become college music majors, and pursue professional recording careers.
We have worked with local public high schools to help students acquire independent study credit towards graduation, as well as home school students. Internships for course credit are available for college-level students. By providing a comprehensive music program, our students learn general musicianship as well as proficiency on the instrument.
Piano Press is an ASCAP publisher, and Elizabeth C. Axford, owner, is an ASCAP songwriter, arranger, and instrumentalist. In addition to publishing music teaching materials, we publish and license piano and instrumental arrangements of public domain music, original piano pieces, and songs.
Del Mar Office Team
Elizabeth C. Axford, M.A. - Owner, Arranger, Author, Composer, Editor, Instructor, Music Typesetter, Producer, Songwriter, Web and Graphic Designer