• Private Piano lessons for Beginner & Intermediate levels, all ages

    Offering beginning & intermediate private piano lessons, including music theory, musicianship, ear training, sight-reading, and improvisation. Lessons are catered to each student's needs and desires and are conducted in a comfortable environment.

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  • Recorder Lessons & Ensemble for Adults

    Fusion Ensemble is a new Connect Group starting in Fall 2017. Participants will master the family of Recorder instruments, beginning with the Alto Recorder, learn music theory and play in an ensemble that performs uplifting music of our times.
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Welcome to

Ms. Blakey's Music Studio

My music studio is located in USC/Exposition Park neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles.

My lessons involve all facets of music, from theory and ear training, to performance and technique. But most importantly, I provide my students the highest quality music instruction possible. It is my desire to see all my students excel in their musical abilities and to develop the music within them.

Learning to play an instrument is a beautiful gift you can carry throughout your entire life.

photoJudith Blakey, lover of music and committed to sharing her passion of music with others, is a music educator, an accomplished singer, musician, and author. Trained in Studio Art and Classical Voice, she earned her BA at Transylvania University in Lexington KY, and moved to Los Angeles to continue her music education and career. As a recorder teacher and music program developer, she has served over ten years teaching recorder and ensemble classes in the Los Angeles area public, charter, private, after-school programs, and at adult community centers. She also teaches beginning piano at the SESA Conservatory of Music and maintains a private music studio where she teaches piano, voice, and music theory to students young and old with varying degrees of interest and ability.

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Alto Recorder Classroom

Aspiring musicians with little or no formal training receive instruction in a relaxed group setting that allows them to enjoy the challenge of learning together.

Adult Recorder Ensembles

Participants experience the joy of performing music in an ensemble with people who share the same passion.

Private Piano Lessons

Piano lessons for students young and old with varying degrees of interest and ability.

My Teaching Goals

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    To incorporate Music Theory and Technique into exciting lessons that students will look forward to.
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    To teach each student to accurately and thoroughly read music and to provide a basic understanding of all the most common musical terms.
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    To encourage, in each student, the exploration of their own unique gifts for musical expression.
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    To inspire in each student a love for music through lessons taught with patience and understanding.
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Playing an Instrument Benefits Your Brain

Music and the Brain

In this highly informative short video created for TED-Ed, Dr. Collins and animator Sharon Colman Graham cleverly sum up how playing an instrument benefits your brain and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this.

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Sign-up for private piano lessons and get the fireworks started in your brain today!