Private Instruction

While Chetan is a performing artist first, he does maintain a small piano studio in San Diego, CA. If you would like to inquire about taking lessons with Chetan, click on the contact link above.


As a private teacher, Mr. Tierra brings students an insight from the highest level while providing patient advice that is tailored to the needs of each student. No two students are alike, and therefore a different approach must be taken with each one. Chetan specializes in giving the essential tools for his students to flourish while providing a love for music and maintaining high standards. He is also great at taking proven students and bringing them to a higher level, sometimes fixing problems that may have occurred during a previous learning process. Mr. Tierra teaches that music is a cool and rewarding experience and that students deserve to see it that way. He is well versed in many styles of music and is excited to pass these on to his students as well.

- Lessons are always at the student's home, which Mr. Tierra finds beneficial to the comfort of learning.


- While he specializes in highly advanced students, their ability does not play a role in his decision to take on the student or not, even with beginners. The student just needs to have a supportive family and a general natural ability with the instrument.

- The basics of piano playing always starts from the classical perspective, but as the student progresses, elements of pop, movie music, songwriting, and improvising, can be learned upon request.

"This teacher is not going to waste your time. He is very well organized, has great interpersonal skills, knowledgeable at teaching piano and talented at playing piano. Mr. Tierra sets realistic goals that helps my son to succeed. He fosters in my son understanding and appreciation for music. Mr. Tierra is also a Great Pianist!"

-Olga J.

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