Montecito Piano



I am a piano teacher offering private piano lessons in Montecito and Santa Barbara.  As a classically trained pianist with a Master of Arts degree in piano performance and over a decade of teaching experience, I love to make the dream of playing the piano fun for people of all ages!


"It makes me happy that my son has such enthusiasm to play the piano. Charissa has a gift to teach and get kids to love it!"
-Parent of 4-year-old student




Tailored lessons

Private lessons will be custom fit for each individual based on age, experience level, goals and musical taste.

Studio Option

Learn at a studio conveniently located in Santa Barbara.


Regular recitals provide students with the opportunity to perform. Performing helps students to create goals and serve as motivation to improve their skills and learn new music. 


Lessons At Home

If you live in the Santa Barbara or Montecito area home lessons may be available. Contact me for more information.

My daughter gets all of her musicality from Charissa. Great teacher, pianist, role model, etc...for the big and the small!
— Adult student and parent of 6-year-old student






Half hour lesson at the studio conveniently located in Santa Barbara. 45 minute and hour lessons also available.



Half hour lesson in the comfort of your own home. 45 minute and hour lessons also available. Additional lessons exclude travel fee.