Private Vocal & Piano Instructor

John started singing before he could talk and began playing the piano the summer before his seventh birthday, continuing a tradition of music that was passed down from his guitarist father and vocalist mother. The following thirty years would bring experiences in concert orchestration, musical theatre, vocal performance, Big Band Swing, and an opportunity to play Mozart on the Fibonacci Grand Piano. His training includes fifteen years’ piano instruction in the Orf and Suzuki methods, ten years of musical theatre performance, four years of Dalcroze education culminating in a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills, a lifetime of vocalization and over thirty years of technical musical experience. Having been an Alzheimer’s Caregiver for six years, John is a witness to the therapeutic qualities of music. He believes that it’s never too early to teach music, and it’s never too late to learn.


How long have you been working with Stagelight?
6 years
What do you love most about your job?
I love to see my students discover their inner talents and the confidence that can give them
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Making music with my friends, hiking and camping, gaming, reading, working on classic Beetles and playing with my sons and nieces and nephews
What are 3 fun facts about you?
1. I was a cheerleader in HS and a cheer coach in college
2. My family came to this continent in 1625
3. A nuclear powered Virginia-class attack submarine shares my name (USS John Warner SSN-758)
Why did you choose to pursue a career in your field?
I performed and played music for fun and my wife encouraged me to study music. My mentor at the University saw that I could speak in public and said that I should pursue Music Education. I also remember what it was like to study music as a kid, and I like to be able to relate to their individual learning styles
If you weren’t a teacher, what other job could you see yourself pursuing?
I guess I could try my hand at being a Ranger for the Nation Parks Service.
What’s your favorite musical, movie, and/or show?
Into The Woods, The Big Lebowski, and Bluey


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