As a private teacher, Mr. Tierra brings students an insight from the highest level of the musical industry while providing patient advice that is taylored to the needs of the student. Mr. Tierra specializes in providing the love for the music first while giving the essential tools for his students to flourish. He is great at beginning a student with no prior awareness of music and cultivating a love for it while maintaining realistically high standards that students are excited to meet.

He is also great at taking proven students and bringing them to a higher level and fixing problems that may have occured during their previous learning process. Mr. Tierra preaches that music is cool and rewarding and students deserve to see it that way. Mr. Tierra is well versed in many styles of music and specializes in teaching these different styles. He also excells at improvising, composing, song writing, and can coach rock bands and musical groups.

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Contact Details

  Person Chetan Tierra
  City San Diego , CA
  Zip Code 92101
  Address San Diego County
  Phone Number (831) 566-5841

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Chetan Tierra

Piano Teacher

Emerging American pianist, Chetan Tierra, has been seen on concert stages as soloist and recitalist in America, Europe, and Africa since the age of six. He holds top prizes in many competitions, most recently competing in the Van Cliburn Piano Competition, receiving second prize at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, and the Audience award and Third Prize at the Jose Iturbi International Music Competition. He has also received First Prize at the California International Young Artists’ Competition, First Prize at the Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, and Second Prize at the New Orleans International Piano Competition.

Mr. Tierra made his Carnegie Hall debut with high praises in November, 2006 where the NY Concert Review called his performance “magnificent.” As a busy concert pianist, Mr. Tierra has appeared multiple times with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Santa Cruz Symphony, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, and the TSO Orchestra among others, working with great conductors such as Andrew Grahms, Klauspeter Seibel, and John Larry Granger. He has been featured on television and radio all over the world including Italy’s “teleblu” tv channel and WCLV and KUSP radio stations.