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 or tuition tier!

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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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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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Asher grew up in a very musical family and has eight older siblings, most of whom are musicians. Two of them, Adam and Jared actually taught at The Music Place, and Jared was his first music teacher as a child. The influence of his siblings and

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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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Ben, originally from Marin County, earned his Bachelor's of Music in Music Therapy from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Upon completion, he returned to California to serve in his chosen career as a music therapist. He enjoys

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Beth was born and raised in San Jose, as the oldest of 3 siblings, and developed a passion for music at a very young age. Home-schooled through high school, she was involved in piano lessons, choir and semi-private voice for many years, and

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Caroline, BM, MT-BCis a dedicated and driven music therapist who strives to positively impact those she has the opportunity to work with. Rooted in a core belief that every individual is immensely valuable, she aims to

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Cassie P., BS, MT-BC: As long as she can remember, Cassie has always loved singing, playing piano and conecting with children and adults. At Biola University she received her B.S. in Music where she studied both classical and

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Charles was raised by a family of professional musicians, falling in love with drums at the age of 12. Since then he has performed guitar, piano, bass, drums and vocals for numerous musical projects. As an avid musician Charles went on to

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Chris, BM, MT-BC, found his passion for music as a child and his love for teaching soon after that. He began learning music playing trumpet and continued on to study guitar, piano, ukulele and voice over the next several

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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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Elizabeth (Liz) joined The Music Place Team in 2009 around the time we celebrated our 25th anniversary. Although she was involved in music as a child (playing flute), it was her childrens' interests that brought her to the Music

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As long as she can remember, Emery has always loved singing and working with children. She began learning violin as a child growing up in the midwest and is thrilled to have the opportunity to combine her passions for music and kids at The Music

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Ha began studying piano at the age of 3 years old.  Because of the way it was taught,  she did not really enjoy learning piano for several more years, but she persevered until it she fell in love with piano. At a fairly early age, it

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Hannah is both sweet and strong. A graduate of William Jessup University in Rocklin, she holds a bachelor's degree in music with a piano emphasis.  In addition to her serious study of piano, Hannah also loves to sing and was delighted to

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Hasika has been studying piano at The Music Place since she was 6 years old. Only two years after starting with 20+ year Music Place veteran teacher, Rebeca, Hasika had progressed so quickly that Rebeca suggested she transition to Eleazar,

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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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As a child, Jason was surrounded by music which inspired the broad-based musician he is today. Starting with piano lessons, as a young child, he went on to pursue intensive study in voice, music theory and then fell in love with guitar and most

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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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Joy has been performing in public since she was four years old. As a young child she and her cousin modeled together, and growing up in a musical household, she sang and played instruments with her three brothers in family performances. 

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Kayleigh teaches dance, piano and Early Music Awareness (EMA). 

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

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Kyoko has taught music in various elementary schools in the Bay Area from kindergarten to 6th grade since 2012, both in traditional and special education classrooms having more than 700 students every week. In addition, singing in Gospel Choirs

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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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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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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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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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Stella is the daughter of concert pianist Eleazar and violin/voice teacher Rebeca Inciarte. These wonderful teachers have served on the Music Place faculty for almost 25 years and were happy to get their musical daughter started in music

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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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Ting, MM, MT-BC, is a joyful, energetic and kind young woman who loves children, musc, teaching and serving. As a child she found such a love for music that she branched out from many years of learning piano (15 years) to also

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Tomas was born and raised in San Jose and began his musical journey as a young child being inspired by the piano lessons he took after school.  Although his family was not particularly musical, he credits his love for music to his mother

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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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