San Jose School of Music offers Music Lessons in:

Piano, Guitar, Voice, Singing, Drums, Bass, Violin, Cello, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin & More!


That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals. We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty seven year old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.

The main reason to choose the School of Music as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual. If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, blues and classical.

Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Berklee College of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Hartt School, University of Miami,
University of Texas at Permian Basin, Dick Grove School of Music, Santa Clara University, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, UC Davis, Santa Clara University, Sonoma, State, San Francisco State and San Jose State. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 30 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.


Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory con
cept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn Bach or Alicia Keys, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. Our piano faculty will show you the fundamentals of sight reading, technique and theory, but they will also incorporate your favorite songs into your lessons. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice in the beginning . Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.


Our drum instructors teach rock, metal, jazz, funk, blues and many other styles. Drum language can be complex and our instructors will challenge any drummer with a wide variety of technical exercises designed to improve your speed and comfort. All drummers bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. You do not have to purchase a drum kit to take lessons. Beginning students can learn with a drum pad and sticks for only $25.00. Students use our drum set at their lessons and do not have to bring anything except their drum sticks and a notebook.

Our voice teachers primarily focus on popular music. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you. Voice students spend time each week doing physical exercises to improve their vocal range, ear training, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation and more. All voice students set goals with their teacher to work on sounding like their favorite recording artists, or if they prefer, to develop their own unique voice. We not only teach singers, but can also help local TV and radio personalities who want to enhance their speaking voices.

Our violin teachers teach a combination of traditional and Suzuki methods in classical, pop, fiddle tunes, celtic music and more. Beginner students can expect to work on fundamental techniques, simple songs and melodies, sight reading and theory. We balance musicianship and enjoyment by making sure that at each lesson you are challenged with a new technique or theoretical concept, while always including something fun. We use a variety of string method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring in their favorite songs.

Sign up today by calling 408-286-8828 or e-mail

$40 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.

There is a one time registration fee of $35.00

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

It's easy to take the next step:
Lessons are first come, first serve so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
(408) 286-8828
1090 Lincoln Avenue Suite 7, San Jose CA 95125

Offering quality piano, voice, guitar, singing, drum, bass, violin, cello, banjo, mandolin & ukulele lessons in the Willow Glen area of San Jose, CA. Also serving Campbell, Santa Clara, Lose Gatos, Cupertino, Saratoga and the rest of the San Francisco South Bay Area