Meet our fabulous faculty!

In the thumbnails below, enjoy a quick pictorial overview of our teaching team, or use the link below to see the same list of teachers and what they teach all in one place!

See list of teachers and what they teach!

Abigail's stories 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, recorder and drums--and later guitar and

...

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

...

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

...

Amanda 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 Education for Music Therapy (MME) and

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

Christine has been serving as a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2013. She graduated in from Cal Poly in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in music for piano performance and a minor in psychology. She knew she wanted to use her musical

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

Gaby began piano lessons at the young age of 4. She then went on to study voice and guitar at the age of 12 at the Music Place. Since then, she has discovered a passion for the art of singing and completed her B.M. in Vocal Performance at San

...

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

...

Jackie has been classically trained on piano and both Suzuki and classically trained on violin.  She earned her Bachelor's of Arts of Music in 2020 from San Jose State University and joined the Music Place faculty not long after that having

...

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

...

Jeremy found his passion for music while in high school, and starting off at Cal Poly as a math major, soon followed his heart to major in music at Moorpark College in Southern California. Transferring to the renown San Jose State University

...

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

...

"Mr. Joe" 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 a dual major in voice and

...

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

...

Lynnelle has led orchestras, choirs, seminars, master-classes, and tours. She founded and served as Artistic Director of the SpiritMusik Concert Series and currently serves as the Director of Music at the Congregational Church of San Mateo, UCC.

...

Melanie joined the staff of The Music Place and Arts Educators Group (its non-profit partner organization) when her family moved to the Bay Area in 2013.  She now serves as its Clinical Director, leading and supporting a great team of music

...

Mila graduated from Russian Music School in 1970, and attended Belarusian State University, where she earned a Masters Degree in Art. She began her teaching career working with students as a college youth counselor and later as a vice principal

...

Monique graduated from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California with a B.A. in Music and an M.A. in Christian Worship Leadership. She fell in love with music as a young child and grew up dancing, playing piano and singing in choirs. She

...

Moses has always had a passion for the creative and performing arts. He began teaching music at the age of 12, and several years later in 1995, he joined the The Music Place faculty and taught piano and violin for 7 years. After finishing

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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

...

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 with a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting in 1992. Her first teaching experience was working as an

...

Valery grew up singing in choirs and being involved in all types of music. She joined our office faculty at The Music Place in 2001, working as a regisrar, and now also works as a music instructor specializing in teaching very young children,

...

For as long as she can remember, Vanetia has loved children and music, and when she and her husband had a child of their own, she looked for a place where he could be exposed to music in a fun way.  Her son Juan Angel began in small

...