Teacher Profile

Shelly Wilner

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Certified Teacher


Phone+1 818-621-8870
Additional services
  • I provide lessons for online students

Welcome! I would love to talk with you about Simply Music, and answer any questions you may have. I have a B.A. in Music Education from UCLA, a B.A. in Music Therapy from CSUN, an M.A. in Educational Psychology in Early Childhood from CSUN, and an M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University. I am a Board Certified Music Therapist & Nordoff Robbins Music Therapist. I have worked with children for 30 years, in classroom and clinical settings. I am also the mom of 2 daughters, ages 19 and 16.

I teach 44 weeks out of the year:1 week off at Thanksgiving 2 weeks off at Winter Break2 weeks off at Spring Break3 weeks off during Summer Break.

Students pay a flat monthly rate, which is the annual fee evenly divided by 12: Individual lessons are $210/mo. and group lessons are $136/mo.

I would not be teaching piano had I not found Simply Music. It is developmentally appropriate, play-based and geared toward success and feeling good about oneself.

As a teacher, I have been trained in the paradigm of nonviolence, and it is important to me that students’ experience of playing and learning piano is non-pressuring, with the goal of connection with oneself and others. A favorite quote that guides my teaching is, “No matter what subject you teach, no matter what age you teach, all you can ever truly teach is who you are.”

Feel free to call, text or email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!