“Cornerstone music is a treasure trove of talent, fun, and nurturing.  “Miss Annie” is the heart and soul of the place.  She has an amazing way with children and with 88 keys.  My son started attending Miss Annie’s beginning music class when he was 3 and he now plays violin like a champ at 6 years old thanks to their new Suzuki program.  He auditioned for his elementary school’s talent show and he stunned the judges with  his playing. They said he played better than their 3 graders and he’s only in Kindergarten.  Thanks, teacher Tiffany and Cornerstone!  It’s also an amazingly affordable bargain, especially when compared to other music schools nearby who are easily twice or three times the cost!  You can watch a video of my son’s recital there on youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zoy5UNrYC4M
– Jim Wells

“Our daughter and son started the beginner’s music class with Miss Annie at ages 3 and 2, respectively, and we have been with the center for over 8 years and many of our friends’ children have joined us. The harmony road piano class taught by Miss Annie has no parallel elsewhere – she is magnificent with kids and inspires them to love and enjoy music passionately. Both our kids are also in the outstanding Suzuki violin program with Tiffany and Shayna, both are amazing teachers! They now enjoy playing piano and violin duets and are both in their school’s orchestra, thanks to everything they learned at Cornerstone, especially the love towards music!”
– Jane and Ming Weng

“Ann Pittel, the Director of Cornerstone, inspired my son to grow up to be a major donor to the Hong Kong Philharmonic where he has lived and worked for the past 15 years.”
– Sherry Nelson

“When I first moved to Los Angeles and lived in Santa Monica, I was a teacher at Cornerstone Music Conservatory and received very special training for teaching both group and private lessons on a variety of instruments. As my students progress and mature as musicians, the foundation laid by Ann Pittel, the director, is evident in every way. in her methodology, in her soft, inquisitive approach to music and in the care she takes with her students. If I had a child, I would certainly bring them to Cornerstone. The level of love and care for music that is exhibited is very rare today; heads above what I have seen in most so-called ‘learning institutions.’
Then again, when you love what you do, it shows.”
– Dave Bass