Nell Kauffman
Piano and Music Appreciation
Arroyo Grande, California

For the love of music and of teaching….
I became a member of the California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT) in 1995. At the same time I joined the Central Coast Music Teachers Association (CCMTA). I have thoroughly enjoyed my membership with them and have served in such capacities as historian, publicity chairperson and now also as co-vice president, which includes a co-chair in the CAPMT auditions program.
My experiences include 22 years of teaching the piano, leading and accompanying children’s choirs at Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, home schooling our four children from Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade, teaching at Arcadia Christian School and earning a Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Los Angeles.

Instruments of Praise Music Studio (IPMS)

Welcome to Instruments of Praise Music Studio (IPMS) in Arroyo Grande, California. I am Nell Kauffman and I provide piano instruction for all ages and levels from beginners to advanced students. My students have participated in the CAPMT auditions, honors and evaluations programs as well as district recitals. IPMS has also participated in the Paderewski Festival that is held in Paso Robles in the fall.

IPMS students are encouraged to develop their unique talents and abilities as they strive towards reaching their full potential. Students can receive instruction in the classics, technique, music theory, ear training and music appreciation. Sight-reading and accompaniment skills are also encouraged. Participation in IPMS studio recitals held throughout the year help to develop and encourage performance skills while at the same time provide students with an opportunity to share their musical offerings with the community as well as with family and friends.

For current rates and special offers, please contact Nell Kauffman

Memberships, Associations & Links

Central Coast Music Teachers' Association (CCMTA)
Music Teachers' National Association (MTNA)
California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT)
Piano Store in Nipomo
Paderewski Festival