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Small Business Spotlight: Miss Emily's Piano Studio

Patch asks Emily Baum, better known as "Miss Emily," of Miss Emily's Piano Studio five questions about her business.

Miss Emily and her students. Photo courtesy Miss Emily's Piano Studio.
Miss Emily and her students. Photo courtesy Miss Emily's Piano Studio.
Editor's note: The above video was produced by Patch contributor Ronald Dam for a previous story on Emily Baum.

Emily Baum, better known to her students as "Miss Emily," describes herself as an "owner, teacher, entrepreneur" when it comes to Miss Emily's Piano Studio. She took the time to answer five questions from Patch about her business.

Patch: How did Miss Emily's Piano Studio get started?
Emily Baum: My business started back in 1999 on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach. After a decade and the economy took a turn, I moved to a Redondo Beach location. Things do come full circle, as I just arrived again back at Pier Avenue where the business originated, only to find myslef in an even better location than the first one. Now that schools have cut music locally, the piano studio is thriving, and we are offering group and private instruction for blossoming virtuosos, young beginnerrs and kids ages 4-94! 

Patch: What's Miss Emily's known for?
Baum: Miss Emily's is a fun place where kids and grownups can learn, practice and take up piano lessons in a warm, nurturing, beachy, convenient and luxurious environment to learn beginning piano or mark it off a bucket list for returning students. I also work with children who have special needs and/or autism. 

Patch: What's unique about Miss Emily's?
Baum: The new location is right at the beach, one block from coffee shops, restaurants, boutiques, banks and in the heart of Hermosa. Clients can have a day at the beach, get their errands done and enjoy dining in Hermosa while kids have their piano lessons. And of course, the famous A-FRAME PIANO SIGN. 

Patch: What's the best part about being located in the South Bay?
Baum: There's no other place I'd rather live, work and play. I live a block from the studio and walk to work. Living the dream—no commuting! And doing what I love, teaching and inspiring kids and adults. 

Patch: If you could give your customers one piece of advice, what would it be?
BaumKeep practicing. Like all disciplines, what you put into something is what you will get out of it. All children should try piano at some point and be exposed to music. It helps with math and science skills, critical thinking, and teaches discipline and self-expression.

Miss Emily's Piano Studio is located at 200 Pier Ave., Suite 303 in Hermosa Beach. For more information, visit pianolessonsbyemily.com.

This article is part of our Small Business Spotlight series, which runs Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays on Redondo Beach Patch. Get your business featured.

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