Experienced Music Teachers

Capable of Teaching All Levels

Take Music Lessons IN PERSON or Online with San Jose School of Music!


Keep your extracurricular activities up and learn music in the comfort of your own home!

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Our Promise To You

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Since 2003 we have helped thousands of students begin and continue on their musical journey. We are one of the largest schools of music in the San Jose area, offering private lessons in all popular instruments, as well as voice.

We know you are busy and it can be very hard to find a reliable music teacher. 
Our staff consists of experienced music teachers, capable of teaching all ages and levels.

That's why we go above and beyond to find the BEST music teachers in the San Jose... so you don't have to! 

We constantly renovate and improve our facilities as well as provide on-going support to our instructors to ensure we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience. While you're researching the best school for you, consider the benefits of becoming a San Jose School of Music student and find out why we are your number one choice for music lessons!

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11 Benefits of San Jose School of Music:


1. Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Violin, Singing, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, and Ukulele in ONE location!

We are the only school in Willow Glen, San Jose that offers all of these popular instruments: All acoustic Pianos, Violin, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drum set, Voice, Singing, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo and Ukulele in one location.

2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in San Jose.


We have almost 30 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for almost every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. 

3. The widest range of music lesson times available!


We are one of the only music school in San Jose that offers music lessons from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

4. A proven track record of excellence since 2003.


Visit our testimonial block below to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. The School of Music has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, singing and drum lessons in Willow Glen, San Jose year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over a 1,000 families for almost 20 years.

5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.‍


We have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in Willow Glen, San Jose.. 

Instead of waiting in someones living room or a music retail store showroom afterthought, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like. 

6. Fully stocked music lesson rooms


Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. We have spent thousands of dollars on our studio to offer soundproofing and large observation windows.

7. Free music recitals at reputable venues and our annual student showcases with NO participation fees!


We are one of the only music schools in San Jose that offers free recitals with a grand piano in a first class professional recital hall.  Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. 

In January and June many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at prestigious auditoriums. We even provide a red carpet and step and repeat banner to make it fun! 

8. Professional office staff to serve you.


We are the only music school in downtown Willow Glen that offers professional customer service for their students. 

Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.

9. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.


We are the only music schools in Willow Glen, San Jose that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see pictures to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder® is our unique method of music education that you can only get here. 

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder® here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults. 

10. Located on the Avenue in the heart of Willow Glen, San Jose.


Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of the South Bay Area. Just steps from  our school, you will find great shopping and dining in the quaint village of downtown Willow Glen.

11. Month to Month lessons.


The School of Music does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis. If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.


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Our Services

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Music Lessons

We believe that the best way to learn music is with one-on-one, private instruction. Each lesson is tailored individually, for the way the student learns best.

Your Number One Choice For Music Lessons
In San Jose And Area


Ongoing support to our instructors ensures we are always providing our students and parents with the best possible musical experience.


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Voice Lessons

Our private voice teachers primarily focus on popular music and musical theatre songs. If you have always wanted to be a better rock, pop, country, jazz, gospel, theatre, or R&B singer, then we have the right voice teachers for you! 


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Piano Lessons

Our piano teachers teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whether you want to learn a classical sonatina, rock chords, or popular sheet music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. 


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Guitar Lessons

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 concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song.


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Drum Lessons

Our drum instructors will 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 may bring in their favorite drum parts to learn in their lessons and theory is encouraged. 


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Pre-School Music

Learn, Play, & Smile! In our classes, children explore complex musical concepts through age-appropriate songs, and rhymes. Our First Steps in Music and Conversational Solfege programs use the curriculum created by Dr. John M. Feierabend, Director of The Center of Music and Movement in The Early Years.  Our goal is to enhance each child’s natural aptitude for music with rich experiences that nourish his or her musical intelligence, and to develop a lifelong love for music. Our music classes are a wonderful way to grow, play, and smile with your child. We encourage parents to participate both in class and at home.  We hope your family will benefit from our unique programs.  


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String Lessons

Our string instructors will teach all styles of music, from learning to play by ear to reading music. If you want to play classical music or the fiddle, we have a teacher for you. Students can be as young as 5 years old, or younger with the teacher's approval. Our students love learning the  fundamentals, as well as incorporating your favorite songs into their lessons. Our violin teachers have friendly personalities and love working with children and teens and adults!



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The Most Qualified Teaching
Faculty In The Area

We have 23 music teachers, who we've handpicked so your student can have the right personality and the right teaching style that works for them. All our teachers have teaching experience, a degree in music or extensive performing experience, and most importantly, a fun, motivating personality that you're sure to love! Whether you’re seeking out your own unique individual voice or trying to sound like one of your heroes, our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least two music teachers for the most popular instruments, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and completely dedicated to teaching the type of music that you want to learn in your music lessons.


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Hear What Clients Like You Are Saying About Us:

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Tracy M.


My kids have been taking lessons here (violin and piano) for nearly two years and we couldn't be happier. Their instructors are patient and great with kids. They have made the learning process fun and enjoyable and have really fostered a love of music in my kids.


Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn in music lessons?

Our teachers understand that every student is an individual, with personal musical needs and goals. We make it a priority to tailor how we teach and what we teach to your individual needs. If you enroll here for lessons, 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. Together, you will develop a plan to achieve your goals! We love beginners, so even if you don't know where to begin, we can help!

What styles of music can I learn?

We teach all styles from rock, pop, jazz, country, worship, blues and classical. We combine the important fundamentals with the music. YOU want to play. With all of the teachers at San Jose School of Music, you are sure to find the best match for YOU.

Are your instructors qualified?

Our instructors are highly qualified, all have teaching experience, and most importantly, they have a passion for teaching. Being a musician doesn't automatically make you a teacher--that's why we search for those who are best qualified for mentoring our music students! We search the entire San Jose area for the top teachers, who embody the high values at San Jose School of Music. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the USA and Europe and have 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. We search high and low for the BEST teachers, so you don't have to!

How long does it take to learn an instrument?

There is no set answer of how long it takes to learn an instrument. With regular practice, a basic level of playing can be accomplished in a few months. Most of our students take lessons on a long term basis because they want to be constantly improving and they find the lessons enjoyable.

I don't have any musical background or ability. Can I still help my child practice?

Yes. Even if you don't have a musical background you can ask the teacher for advice on how to help your child practice. By simply monitoring that they are doing exercises a certain number of times per day the student will progress. Parents will occasionally sit in on their child's music lesson to get an idea of the proper way a song should sound or how the student should be positioning their hands.

What are your rates?

$42.50 per 30 minute private lesson held once a week.
All Lessons are held once a week, at the same day and time. There is a one-time registration fee of $35.00 per student. All fees must be paid by pre-authorized debit or credit cards.


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Working Hours


Monday             8:00AM-9PM
Tuesday             8:00AM-9PM
Wednesday       8:00AM-9PM
Thursday           8:00AM-9PM
Friday                 8:00AM-9PM
Saturday            11:00AM-4PM