Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” To me, music is also the language of the heart and soul. I love to teach piano. You can take lessons in my home or yours from beginners to very advance pianists; I welcome them all. I believe that learning to play the piano or any instrument will add years to your life and life to your years.
Here are some samples of my music:
The Peninsula Hotel is offering something special: I will teach a private master class/ lecture/performing for you and/or your friends for one hour and 30 minutes at the Hotel. I will tell you about the history of piano and music. If you choose, I will give you an overall idea about playing the piano, and I will perform some examples of music to enhance the experience following by a Q&A. After the lesson, we will have lunch at the beautiful Restaurant Belvedere.
For more details, please visit the Peninsula Hotel’s Hollywood Piano Legend: A Private Lesson
Throughout the experience, Castillo de la Gala shares not only his knowledge of music history, but also his personal reminiscences of performing for Hollywood legends. That evening or next, you and a companion will enjoy VIP seating for Castillo de la Gala’s evening performance in the Living Room with a glass of Champagne and a medley of desserts.
Meet Antonio in the Living Room for morning coffee and conversation your piano skills. Antonio then escorts you to a suite or to the foyer of The Verandah for your private lesson.
A PRIVATE PIANO LESSON
Antonio will share his insight about piano-playing techniques, which will vary according to your level of expertise.
LUNCH IN THE BELVEDERE
You and Antonio will share an intimate lunch in The Belvedere restaurant where he will regale you with tales and legends of his 30+ year history of performing for celebrities and Hollywood elite.
AN EVENING IN THE LIVING ROOM
You and a guest can enjoy VIP seating for Antonio’s performance in The Living Room along with a glass of Champagne and a medley of desserts.
Please call hotel for more information
The program duration is 4.5 hours with lesson from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm and evening in The Living Room from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Reservations is required 72 hours in advance
This lesson is only applicable to one person at a time and depending on Antonio’s availability
Minimum 16 years of age
This program is subject to availability
Manuel M. Ponce
Ludwig van Beethoven