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RCM Certified
Welcome to Chromatic Piano Academy - Where Music Flourishes and Joy Resonates! On behalf of Chromatic Piano Academy, it is my immense pleasure to extend a warm welcome to you! I am Dr. Seba Ali, the founder of this musical haven, and I'm thrilled to have you join our community. At Chromatic Piano Academy, we believe in creating more than just musicians; we foster a supportive and non-competitive environment where the essence of music, pure beauty, and the joy of playing come to life. Whether you find yourself immersed in the intricate world of Chopin or dancing along to a simple tune, our academy is dedicated to ensuring that your musical journey is not only enriching but also filled with pure delight. Here at Chromatic Piano Academy, we cherish the uniqueness each individual brings to the piano. Our community is a tapestry of diverse musical backgrounds, and together, we embark on a journey of exploration, growth, and, most importantly, having a good time. As you delve into the enchanting world of music with us, know that our goal is to see you not just thrive but build a lasting and healthy relationship with music. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way, offering guidance, encouragement, and the tools you need to unlock your full musical potential. Get ready for a musical adventure where every note resonates with joy, and every challenge is an opportunity to grow. Welcome to Chromatic Piano Academy – where the harmony of community and the beauty of music come together to create something truly extraordinary. Let the music play! Warm regards, Dr. Seba Ali Founder, Chromatic Piano Academy

Instrument / Discipline

  • Piano
  • Theory
  • History
  • Composition
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Rudiments
  • Analysis

Spoken languages

  • English

Specialized in

  • Youth (7-17)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Young Children (under 7)
  • Beginner/Elementary
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Teaches At

  • Music school
  • Online
  • Teacher's home
  • Teacher's studio

Specialist designation

  • Piano - Elementary
  • Piano - Intermediate


  • 2017 - Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) - Stony Brook University
  • 2013 - Masters of Music, Piano Performance - Stony Brook University
  • 2011 - Professional Performance Certificate, Piano Performance - Lynn Conservatory of Music
  • 2008 - Bachelor of Music, Piano Performance - Cairo Conservatory

Professional development

  • Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music - - 2019
  • Assistant Professor of Music (LAU) - - 2016
  • Founder and Director : Imagine Community Outreach Program - - 2016
  • Founder and Director: Chromatic Piano Academy - - 2023
  • Founder, Lead Manager and Artistic Director – The Imagine Initiative - - 2016
  • Piano Faculty: Santa Clara University - - 2022

School Associations

  • California Association of Professional Music Teachers - Provincial / State
  • California Music Teacher Association - Provincial / State
  • International Society for Music Education - International
  • Music Teachers National Association - National
  • New York Music Teachers Association - Provincial / State
RCM Credentials
RCM Certified