Learn the language of music playing what you love

San Diego and North County San Diego

Please call for more information about lessons: (619)356-0881

About Corby Stutzman, Piano Teacher

Portrait of Corby Stutzman at the Piano

I grew up in Southern CA and played piano all my life beginning with classical studies at age 6. I moved to the east coast and obtained my music degree from NYU in 1995 and began teaching in Greenwich Village NYC in 1999.  All the while I taught I continued to take lessons from some of the world’s greatest musicians living in NYC.

I was classically trained, but ventured into jazz and pop studies after college.  I played many jazz solo gigs in New York City as well as accompanied singers, performed and sang my own material at songwriter venues, accompanied rock bands on keyboards and performed classical music in the recital galas I hosted for my students.



John Malashock
As an adult beginner piano student, Corby has been the perfect teacher for me. She is extremely supportive and encouraging; works on a great balance of technique and musicality; keeps me challenged, but not to the point frustration; and is just plain FUN to work with. Her pacing of my lessons has been great. Even I am amazed at how far I have progressed in a year.
David C.
I am delighted to recommend Corby Stutzman. As an adult, who had not played for many years, I was hesitant to begin again. However, in the year and a half I have studied with her, I have brought back many old pieces and learned new ones. She is a master not only of classics, but of jazz, and uses her knowledge of musical structure and harmony to inform and enlighten as to each piece of music studied. Her suggestions are always constructive and helpful, and I leave my lessons feeling inspired. She has also encouraged me and given me confidence to play before others. On occasion, I have seen her teach children. They respond to her with the same enthusiasm I feel. I am enjoying the piano as I never did before, and only regret I did not begin earlier.
Tony P.
Corby is a great teacher! Thanks to her encouragement, I learned to memorize my music, after 40 years of thinking I never could. Just started out with a two page simplified Schubert Serenade, and now I have pieces of up to 10 pages committed to memory.