"no goal is out of reach".
goes beyond that of a simple music or piano teacher. he is an invaluable mentor to all his students. 40 years of success. knowledge in all facets of the music business and an instructor are impressive.
as a music mentor/teacher, brian can take you beyond your personal goals and opens up possibilities and avenues you never thought possible; with his guidance, vast years of musical experience and unique teaching style.
Brian Withycombe is an award-winning Bay Area pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer, music mentor/teacher and multi-keyboardist with over 30 albums and 213 recordings selling worldwide on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora, Sound Cloud, and Rhapsody. His original music is played daily in over 25 countries around the world and has been featured in films, videos, and television.
As a private music theory and piano teacher, Brian's students range from fortune 500 CEO's and vice-presidents to professional performing musicians to straight up beginners all looking for a teacher who can motivate, inspire, and go beyond the norms of what is expected. In each case, he delivers and exceeds their expectations.
Brian has played and shared the stage with some of the world's most famous and influential stars, artists and musicians. He has over 7,000 recordings showcasing his skills in jazz, pop, latin, rock, blues, country, and fusion.
A member and musical director of a number of award-winning Bay Area bands:
The Blue Meanies, 911, Gino and the Hawks, Stark Neked, AjaVu, Steelin’ Chicago, Section 6, All Star Jukebox, Anything She Wants, Savory.
Brian has performed, shared the stage, and toured with members of Tower of Power, Santana, Chicago, Steely Dan, Cold Blood, Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and The Holding Company, Pablo Cruise, Huey Lewis and the News, Elvin Bishop, Eddie Money, Mr. Big, Journey, Jefferson Starship, Boz Scaggs, Commander Cody, Sheila E., John Lee Hooker, Bonnie Raitt, Bon Jovi, Cheap Trick, Jeff Lorber, Maynard Ferguson, The Doobie Brothers, Joan Baez, Helen Reddy, Robin Ford, Blood Sweat & Tears and more...
As a caring citizen, Brian co-founded the non-profit SpiritedCause.org to help address and correct not only local issues in his own community but also to take on issues that affect many people across our world.
“Brian is an awesome piano instructor. He’s an amazingly talented musician but he’s great at coaching at any level, including beginners like myself. He really strikes the right balance between pushing to make you better, while making sure learning is enjoyable and fun. He picks music you’ll enjoy studying and enjoy practicing, so even with a super busy schedule you look forward to the lessons. With Brian, you’re learning from the absolute best.”
-Javier O., V.P. Facebook
"Brian, I wanted to drop a short note and thank you for your support and instruction. I could not be happier with my progress and continually look forward to every lesson. Even my nephew who plays in a local band was impressed with my playing and is now asking me questions about music ! You have made a huge difference in my life and I now have another outlet for expressing my feelings".
V.P., Wells Fargo
"I wanted to reach out and say thank you for inspiring me at a young age. I've always been a music nerd, but for some reason, I played the shit out of Sarge's Heroes and the music always stood out clearly in my mind. This was about the time I was going wild with the free finale notepad download. Anyway, my partner Jim Goodwin and I are scoring our third slam for Tennis Channel and just got a call to redo the theme from City of Heroes which triggered all my memories of your music. All of this simply to say thank you. If I can inspire one kid the way you inspired me, I will have succeeded."
-Hobbs Magaret, Egghead Music
"I have developed a path and teaching method that not only inspires people to play well but also to never to stop learning and growing. I am proud of this accomplishment and strive to make sure every student succeeds and continues to enjoy exploring music and the piano for years."
"Few things in life compare to playing the piano.
It is beyond magical". - Brian