Caylia Chaiken

Video Conference Lessons Available

Piano, Voice

Mill Valley, San Rafael

Beginners in All Genres, Intermediate/Advanced in the Following Genres:, Classical, Musical Theater
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Biography and Methodcchaiken

Caylia Chaiken is a California State credentialed music teacher with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Masters in Education. She has taught general music and choral singing in both private and public schools, and has directed many musical theatre programs in the North Bay Area. In her studio, she teaches piano, singing, performance technique and songwriting.  Her varied teaching techniques help guide her students in discovering their own expressions and creativity through music. Caylia Chaiken is an accomplished professional pianist, singer, and songwriter who loves sharing the joys of learning music with her students of any age.

At the Caylia Chaiken Music Studio:

Singing is taught as an extension of one’s natural speaking voice – everyone can sing!
The singer learns breath control, pitch recognition, posture, vocal placement and performance techniques that will bring their singing to a professional level.
Piano taught in kinesthetic method, featuring the Simply Music® Program, where muscle memory is retained, allowing the student to play a recognizable melody immediately.
The piano student will learn correct hand position, posture, rhythm and musicality, along with innate music theory.


“Caylia’s heart is in her music and with her students.  Our daughter has her voice because of Caylia!”  Susan Diamond, Mill Valley

“I came to Caylia after years of vocal training.  Caylia was a dream.  She helped me to re-train my voice, so that I sang in an organic way, allowing my body to simply click into place.  I learned how to protect my voice.  I am thrilled to learn from her.” Emily Hallinan, Kentfield

“Caylia has the unique ability to support and lead students to achieve their very best”  Garrett Lawrence, Mill Valley

“Thanks for your musical magic, Caylia!”  Lauren Swalberg, San Anselmo


Contact Info:

(415) 383-5395