About Leanne Schafer Private Piano Lessons

Hi! I’m Leanne Schafer, and I welcome people of all ages, from children to senior adults, to my home studio.

MY Story


Private Piano Lessons

Born and raised in the Sacramento area, my mother taught me to play the piano as a child and I began formal lessons in college. Later, as an adult, I studied with Dilworth Simmons at the Pease Conservatory in Sacramento who suggested I teach piano lessons. I found that I love teaching, and a few years later I returned to college to earn a B.A. degree and a teaching credential.

I taught in local preschools and elementary schools for six years. I have been teaching children and adults to play the piano for over 30 years, and I enjoy teaching at all levels, from beginners through advanced.

I love the challenge of finding music that different students love and want to play. When I’m not teaching piano students or playing the piano I enjoy sewing, gardening, and reading.

-Leanne Schafer


What People are Saying

“Highly skilled teacher. A positive influence.”

My son has been taking piano lessons from Leanne Schafer for nearly four years. Ms. Schafer is a highly skilled teacher who combines the perfect mixture of patience, encouragement, and assertiveness. She always manages to not only challenge Mason to do better each week, but keeps him interested by personalizing his lessons with music pieces to suit his taste. Ms. Schafer has been an incredibly positive influence in my son’s life, and I highly recommend her instruction

Angela Simon

“They are way ahead of me now!”

My girls have been taking piano lessons with Ms. Schafer for about a year and they learn a lot. I used to be able to follow their lessons in the beginning but they’re way ahead of me now. They surprised me with their wonderful songs and their theories knowledge. Thank you Ms. Schafer!

Katy N. 

“A perfect fit for me as a piano teacher. A fun time!”

Leanne is a perfect fit for me as a piano teacher. Each week I do practice and look forward to my lesson. After many years of self-playing, and as I said, on and off lessons, Leanne provides a stable lesson plan for me. She guides my poor fingering, keeps my left hand playing softer, and is great at catching my counting errors. All of this is done in a sincere, friendly way so that I am not embarrassed. Each week I enjoy my piano lesson, I learn new things, play good music, and have a good, even fun time.

Melanie A. Rochin

“Patient piano teacher. Brings out the best in her students.”

My two children and I have been students of Leanne Schafer for the last couple of years. She combines firmness, with kindness to bring out the best in her students. She maintains high standards for her students, while adapting to their individual needs. Students learn all aspects of piano music, and the techniques needed to become proficient..”

Jane Gebhart

Piano Lessons for All Ages

I teach piano lessons in my home studio to students in Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Gold River, Rancho Cordova, and Citrus Heights California.  I can teach you how to play your favorite songs on the piano, and make it fun, too!  Get in touch with me today to schedule your lessons and get started on your musical journey! You’ll love learning how to play the piano from an experienced piano teacher.

Drop Me a Line

Let me know if you have any questions!

Schafer Piano Lessons – Location

6309 Tami Way Carmichael, CA 95608

Serving: Carmichael, Fair Oaks, Gold River, Rancho Cordova & Citrus Heights

Phone: 916-944-1088 Email: schaferpianolessons@gmail.com