The Music Place, San Jose California, Where Learning Is Fun!

THE place for wholesome MUSIC and DANCE education for children of all ages in San Jose, Sunnyvale and around the South Bay.

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Recitals in San Jose & Sunnyvale


Parents visiting or new to The Music Place, may not know that our recitals are uniquely comfortable, relaxed, and encouraging... quite different from the boring, stiff, scary recitals many of us experienced as a child.

We strongly encourage families to give students the wonderful opportunity to perform in one of our upcoming recitals! Our 2014 Fall Holiday Recitals run on weekends in November and early December. Our Intermediate and Advanced Student recital will be in early June by invitation only.

2014 Fall Holiday Recitals will be conducted in San Jose at the following locations:
Please join us... Invite Friends or family for FREE unlimited guest admission!

CGSLC =Christ the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
1550 Meridian Ave., San Jose, CA 95125
SCVJCC = Santa Clara Valley Japanese Christian Church
40 Union Avenue, Campbell, 95008

PLEASE NOTE the following recitals and teachers presenting. If your teacher is not yet listed,  please contact him/her before registering to verify the recitals they will attend. We look forward to seeing you there!

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TIME Additional

Nov 15 Yvonne, Kevin, Stephanie, Trevor, Pat, Rebeca, Shane, Doris, Nancy
Nov 15
Cymber, Yvonne, Tetyana, Rebeca, Nancy 4:30PM CGSLC
Nov 15 Patricia, Alison C., Carolyn

Nov 16
Laural, Ivan, Ayase, Trevor, Steve, Lori, Allisyn K. 3:00PM CGSLC
Nov 16
Cymber, Laural, Melanie, Yvonne, Cassidy, Ivan, Meira, Steve, Lori, Ayase, 5:30PM CGSLC
Nov 22 Becky, Laural, Shane 2:00PM SCVJCC

except for Laural's vocal group
& Becky's EMA group
Nov 22 Becky, Valery, Cymber, Eleazar 4:30PM

except for Becky's Drums & Beats; Valery's EMA
 Nov 22
Becky, Valery, Eleazar, Laural 7:00PM SCVJCC FULL
except for Valery's Sat All Arts Class
Nov 29
Timmy, Kevin, Ayase, Eleazar, Nancy 2:00PM CGSLC
Nov 29 Gayatri, Patricia, Timmy, Ayase 7:00PM CGSLC

Nov 30 Patricia, Lori 3:00PM
except for Patricia's 7PM vocal group
boy playing viola Dec 6
Lilia, Lisa, Kevin, Mila, Monique, Janice, Shane, Stephanie, Lori 2:00PM
except for Janice/Stephanie's vocal group performs here
Dec 6
Valery, Lisa, Mila, Carolyn, Monique, Tetyana, Ivan, Melanie, Lori 4:30PM
except for Carolyn's Tuesday 2:30 EMA group

Dec 6 Lisa, Tetyana, Lori, Carolyn, Alison C., Branden, Tatiana 7:00PM
except for Beth/Alison Group vocal,
Carolyn & Tatiana's Violin ensemble
Dec 7 Lilia, Ivan, Cassidy, Shawn, Carolyn, Allisyn K., Monique 3:00PM CGSLC

Dec 7 Gayatri, Ivan, Meira, Cassidy, Melanie 5:30PM
except for Gayatri's 6:45PM vocal group

Even the Youngest Beginner is Invited To Participate!

We encourage everyone to participate in Fall and Spring music recitals. We frequently have students perform in recitals (with their teacher) who have had only a few lessons, and parents are quite surprised by this positive and memorable experience.

vocal ensembleIn addition, we invite all music performance classes (Voice, All Arts and Theater) to participate as well. Even our pre-school Early Music Awarenessİ students occasionally perform. And what a sight it is to see children as young as 2 on stage for the first time in their lives, perhaps wearing costumes and so proud to be waving at their moms, dads and grandparents!

This year's Dance Performance Classes will have their year-end recitals at a new venue... watch for updates!. You may see some pictures on the Facebook site of our affiliate, Soaring Spirit Dance.

Dozens of Performance Opportunities

We offer 15-20 recitals per season which are conveniently scheduled to make choices easier and to accommodate all of our students. A larger number of recitals also help ensure that each recital runs no more than 75-90 minutes. At smaller venues, the recital may even be as short as 30-40 minutes.

Wonderful Variety

Our recitals offer a wonderful variety of voices, instruments and ensembles, showcasing all levels of development!

Enjoying a Recital?

Child receiving a
        certificateWatch out! You may find yourself laughing and enjoying our friendly hosts, entertaining students, and of course, we can't forget the consistent review of the fun-but-friendly "3 RULES TO BE A GOOD AUDIENCE!" We do our very best to make the atmosphere so relaxed and the families so at ease, that parents often comment at the difference from their own more rigid experiences. By the way, we have adult students performing too, but only if they want to.

Our hope (and indeed, our experience) is that recitals become a wonderful, and yes, even exhilarating moment in your child?s growth as a person, not just a musician. We also see that when parents encourage their children to share their growing abilities by performing, everyone leaves inspired and encouraged!

We Do Not Charge Admission for music recitals.

Instead, participants pay an early registration seasonal fee of $35.00 per child, or $45.00 maximum per family until October 15th. After of October 15th, those rates go up by $5.00.

Food too!

Receptions following each recital allow students to hear the encouraging comments from the audience and faculty while enjoying treats and beverages.

Although we provide light refreshments and refreshing punch and coffee, (hot cider in the winter) we always appreciate the variety of finger foods or treats that parents might want to bring and share.

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Last Modified: 2014.11.21

Actual Customer Testimonials:

"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents

"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .

I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family