-Beginning piano
-Songwriting mentorship and support

Carmen has been studying voice and singing with various coaches since she was 6 years old. She is mostly self-taught on the piano.

Singing, writing songs, and sharing the joy and healing power of music with others are some of Carmen’s deepest callings. She offers beginning piano lessons and voice lessons as well as songwriting mentorship and support. She works with clients out of her home in the North County Coastal region of San Diego and is currently accepting female clients beginning at age 16.

Carmen’s approach is intuitive, integrative, and nurturing. She is deeply empathic and has the unique ability to understand the individual needs of each student she works with – the practical needs in relation to skill development as well as the deeper emotional needs along the way. Lessons combine the theoretic aspects of music, singing, and songwriting with the emotional and instinctual relationships with music and self-expression through music.

If this resonates with you, and you’d like to explore your musical passions, Carmen invites you to reach out by sending a message through the contact page.


“I worked with Carmen for about six months specifically taking voice lessons. I was so amazed at how much I learned in such a short time; she taught me to project my voice in a way I never thought possible – it was very powerful! My only regret is that I had to move, cutting my time with Carmen. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking some help. Whether it’s just for fun, or you’re really serious about taking your musical ability to a more serious level, Carmen will help you get there.” -Desiree S.

“As someone who had never played a musical instrument before, I looked to Carmen for my first lesson.  From day one, she was courteous and patient in her teachings. I went from not being able to play anything to playing chords and short songs in just a few lessons. She helped me build the fundamentals I needed to start my life on the piano. With her knowledge and teachings I have moved on to medium length songs and reading music. I recommend her for lessons for any age group. Thank you Carmen.” –Robert G.