Meet our fabulous faculty!

In the thumbnails below, enjoy a quick pictorial overview of our teaching team, or use the button below to see a list of teachers and search by instrument!

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Abigail, MA, MT-BC, has stories that encircle the arts, well being, and loving God and people. As a child she found such a love for music that she branched out from many years of learning piano to also learn violin, cello,

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Alison found her passion in song as a young girl and believes that every singer can experience the joy of singing expressively with warmth and freedom. Although voice is her primary instrument, her first instrumental learning was on piano

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Allisyn K. is a gifted young pianist who has been studying piano seriously since she was 7 years old. Participating in the Certificate of Merit program for many years, she has received numerous awards from the Music Teacher's Association for her

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Amanda, MA, MT-BC, is an excellent musician with a heart for helping others with her musical gifts. After completing her BA in Music with a piano concentration at UC Santa Cruz, she competed her Masters degree in Music

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Andrew is a friendly, creative and thorough musician who still performs frequently and who loves making learning fun for his students. A graduate of the renown Berklee School of Music in Boston, his career blossomed under the tutelage of world

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Becky teaches Flute, Piano, Recorder, Group & Private Early Music Awareness (EMA), Beginning Drums and Beginning Piano.  She believes that all children are a gift from God and that everyone is able to learn music in

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Brendan is passionate about whatever he does. Music. Teaching. Kids. Performing. Music Therapy. Helping people. These are just a few of the things he loves. 

An outstanding pianist, vocalist, and  cellist, Brendan

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Charlotte was born on the Gulangyu Island (also known as "piano island") in China, and comes from a family of piano players, opera singers, and music teachers. Inspired by her uncle who was a famous pianist, she began learning piano at the age

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Cindy was raised in a large family in rural central California, where she sang

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Cymber has been teaching at the Music Place since 2014. She is a performing harpist and multi-instrumentalist, who teaches harp, piano, ukulele, dulcimer, flute, recorder, composition and performance preparation. Nearly all of Cymber's students

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From a long line of church pianists, Dave began studying piano at the age of 6 so he could play in the local community church. His fun, out going personality helped him to survive the ultra strict training he received as a child and also showed

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Eleazar joined The Music Place in 1997. He is a multi-instrumented Phase 2-3 teacher, registered both with the ABRSM and Royal Conservatory. Growing up a musical child prodigy, he began teaching at the age of 13, and has concertized all over

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Elsa is a California native who grew up in the Bay Area. Elsa has been teaching piano since the late 1990's. Although her study was traditional and more formal, including time with Hans Boepple (Santa Clara University music professor and

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Gina is a quiet soul who is a patient and kind piano and flute teacher.  She loves to watch her students succeed. Gina began practicing piano since she was 5 years old and has been playing ever since. She also has experience as a piano

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Jacqueline is an outstanding musician who has been classically trained on piano and on violin in both the Suzuki and classical methods of teaching. She has been teaching and sharing her love for music with others for many years and earned her

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Janice was born in Kansas into a musical family. She comes from a long line of singers, poets and piano players. Her dad, a jazz pianist and songwriter was an early IBM research engineer and holds patents on many early computer devices (like the

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Jill H. has always loved kids AND music! Like many children, Jill began learning piano as a child, and after several years added violin to her music learning journey. From there, she became passionate about the cello, and is currently active in

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"Mr. Joe", MA, MT-BC, is a multi-talented, super-educated musician who loves to learn.  Starting with steel lap guitar, Joe began learning various instruments at the age of seven and just never stopped learning.  With

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Juan Angel, also known as Angel, is one of our own.  He began taking Early Music Awareness (EMA) classes at The Music Place when he was just 2 years old, and since then has developed an

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Kayleigh teaches dance and Early Music Awareness (EMA). 

She has studied dance intensively since 2007 and has an extensive background in dance education and performance. During

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Lynnelle, MA, is a music therapist and like most therapists, an outstanding musician. 

She has led orchestras, choirs, seminars, master-classes, and tours. She founded and served as Artistic Director of

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Melanie, MA, MT-BC, is a music therapist and also serves as the Clinical Director of our Music Therapy team.

She joined the staff of The Music Place and Arts Educators Group (its non-profit partner organization) when her

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Mila has been teaching piano at The Music Place since 2001. Many of her students stay with her until they go away to college.  Beginners and experienced alike love her!

Graduated from Russian Music School in 1970, she attended

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Monique began at The Music Place in 2009 where she has been teaching voice, piano, vocal ensembles and summer camp classes.

She graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California with a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Christian

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Moses began at The Music Place as an intern piano and violin teacher in 1995. After college, seminary, marriage, kids and pastoring, he rejoined our team in 2017.

He has always had a passion for the creative and performing arts. He began

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As a young teacher just out of college in 1987, Nancy joined the Music Place faculty as one of its first three instructors, teaching piano, voice, and EMA. A few years later, she left to take a full-time position as music director at one of the

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Now a student at The University of Calfornia (Santa Barbara), Nathanael's musical journey began at the age of 5. His practice began to pay off after being accepted into the San Jose Youth Chamber Orchestra in fifth grade. During his time there

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As a child, Pat was exposed to every sort of music under the sun, which laid the foundation for the musician he is today. He began teaching in the late 1980's and returned to the South Bay in 2015 to be closer to family. Having served around the

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Pat is well versed and experienced in quite a few instruments. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and various recording artists in all genres of music, but he now considers jazz to be his forte. Pat is

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Patricia has two master's degrees, one in Vocal Arts from the Music Academy in Łodz, Poland, and the other in Voice from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. After violin, piano, and viola training, Patricia discovered her voice and went on

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Preethi began her musical training with The Music Place at the age of 4 and has been singing and playing the piano ever since. She was involved in many theater productions at her high school including High School Musical Jr. and The

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Rebeca is conservatory trained in music education and holds a Master's degree in Vocal Performance.  A native of Venezuela, she and her husband, Eleazar, are well-loved musicians who have performed in churches and concert venues across the

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Rosa has been playing piano since her childhood, and also studied flute and music theory at the college level. She worked for the San Jose Unified School District for over twenty years as an instructional aide, and joined The Music Place

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From the time Shane began private piano lessons in the second grade, to the time he received his B.A. in Improvisational Music Studies from San Jose State University, he has consistently taken music seriously. This includes applying his strong

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Shen-Ling's eyes sparke when she talks about teaching, because it's the delight of her heart to inspire her students to grow in their love for music. She has been teaching piano since 1981 and holds a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy (the study

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A lifelong lover of music, Sun Joo Lee started playing violin at six years old in Seoul, South Korea, before coming to the U.S. at the age of 17. Her extensive orchestral experience includes serving as concertmaster for the Chicago Covenant

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Tetyana has been a joyful and welcome addition to our voice and piano faculty since 2003.

Music has always been a big part of Tetyana's life. After Music School, she entered the National Musical Academy of Ukraine and graduated from it

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Valery specializes in classes for our youngest students: Family Classes, EMA, Vocal All Arts and elementary piano.

She grew up singing in choirs and being involved in all types of music.  In 2001, not long after enrolling her own

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Vanetia loves teaching young children. Her specialties are Early Music Awareness (EMA) and beginning piano.

For as long as she can remember, Vanetia has

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