San Jose Music Recording Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Music Recording lessons? Our San Jose teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Popular Music Lessons
in San Jose, CA

Why TakeLessons?

Lessons taught: 9 3 7 , 1 4 0 and counting...

Connect Locally or Online


Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location. Start by searching in your ZIP code to find teachers near you.
Learn More


Live, Online Lessons

What if the teacher who best fits your needs is on the other side of the country? No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.
Learn More

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress,
we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Perform Search

Your search for the perfect teacher starts with the subject you'd like to learn and your ZIP code. From the list of recommended teachers, compare detailed information about each option before you make your teacher selection.


Browse Profiles

Take some time to review the teachers in our network. All of our teachers provide detailed profiles, including information about their background, specialties, and teaching style. You can also read reviews from past and current students.

Book Online

Select your teacher and book online. After you book, your teacher will contact you directly to talk about your first lesson and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.


Get Started With Free Resources

Popular Music Recording Teachers Near San Jose

Anthony J.

San Jose, CA
Learn More

Christopher J.

San Jose, CA
Learn More

Pasquale E.

San Jose, CA
Learn More
Anthony J. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Classical Guitar, Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Extensive musical training, including thirteen years of jazz and classical guitar performance and theory, coupled with real-life experience as a studio and touring guitarist offers me a unique approach to music instruction focused on your individual goals and needs.

*** Lesson Details ***
While I do have a general method for education, the priority is always on what the student wants to learn. If you have specific subject material you would like to explore, contact me, I'll certainly help you out in any way I can!

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier
-Gibson Les Paul Standard
-Carvin DC400 Custom Build
-Agile Interceptor Pro 7-string
-A whole host of other amplifiers, mandolins, acoustics, classicals, and folk instruments
-Home studio equipped with Pro Tools 11 for recording exercises

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring with me basic gear for teaching (not much more than sheet music and a guitar), but I can not leave gear with students. If a student had questions about specific types of gear I may have, including effects processors and amplifiers, and would like a hands-on learning approach, they can contact me in advance and I can demo the equipment for them.

*** Specialties ***
- I have been working recently as a touring musician and recording artist for rock and metal bands for the past few years. If you need assistance with breaking through stage fright, I can help your live presence dramatically.
- Folk stringed instruments and odd tunings.
- Sight Reading, both classical compositions and big band charts.
- Improvisational techniques.
- Theory and Songwriting.
- Recording techniques.

Christopher J. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Clarinet, Flute, French Horn, Gaming, Guitar, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Singing, Songwriting, Test Prep, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Upright Bass, Video Production, Viola, Violin, Web Design

About Me

Hello, my name is Chris. I am currently a Jazz Studies major at San Jose State University. I began my musical journey at Dartmouth Middle School. I played saxophone, and was only mildly interested in music. I stayed in music in high school, but remained only mildly interested until my Sophomore year. I discovered the trumpet and began to listen to Louis Armstrong, and became obsessed with jazz and mastering the trumpet. In just 2 short years, I had studied enough trumpet to travel South America with the San Jose Youth Symphony Philharmonic Orchestra. After my South American tour, I decided to teach privately and share my talents with the world. I won a scholarship to San Jose State for music excellence in 2009, and joined the Spartan Marching Band. While in this prestigious organization I performed in Olympic Stadiums, Disneyland, and all over San Jose. I am currently working toward a Bachelor of Music with a dual emphasis in Music Education and Jazz Studies from San Jose State. I work for, and Manzana Music.

In addition to in person lessons, I teach online. Online lessons use Skype, which provides students with a convenient opportunity to get high quality music lessons. I have personally received lessons online from the highest level of professionals. I recommend online lessons to anyone who is not able to attend in person lessons, or prefers the convenience of online lessons.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect me to be on time and prepared for every lesson every week. I will have a large selection of music and material for us to learn from every week. All our lessons will be prepared ahead of time. For every hour I spend with you, I spend two at home preparing. I will design lessons based on your weaknesses and what you want from the lessons. We will improve all your skills as a musician, and will have a well balanced lesson plan every week. In addition, I will be glad to upload videos or MP3's and e-mail them to you if you need some extra instruction while studying at home.

I expect that the student have the materials I assign him or her for that week. I expect the student to look at the material and practice it. I do not expect the student to learn it completely or master it in one week, but I do hope for progress. Come prepared with a pencil and something to hold all your music (like a folder or notebook).

Soon after lessons begin, sign of improvement will be clear. My students take very well to my instruction, and show sign of improvement in their bands. All of my students are currently placed in advanced bands.

I can teach Trumpet, Songwriting and Music Theory at professional levels. I teach Piano, Guitar, Saxophone, Bass (upright and electric), Violin and Viola for beginners.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in a private room, several music stands, piano, computer, pencils, paper.

*** Travel Equipment ***
1 trumpet to rent, books, electric pianos, pencils, paper, customized music.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in the Jazz genre. I am professionally trained in Classical music as well. I can teach both genres for Guitar, Viola, Violin, Bass, Piano, Trumpet, Saxophone, Music Theory, and Songwriting.

Pasquale E. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Broadway Singing, Italian, Music Performance, Music Recording, Opera Voice, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice

About Me

Pasquale E., Tenor
Born in Naples, Italy
Graduated from San Jose State University School of Music 2009
Professionally - Touring Recording Artist
Discography: Released 6 Full Length CDs
Teaching: 2010 - Present

Teaching Style: Combination of Music Theory and Vocal Exercises - Students are prepared to be able to read music and understand the theory and dynamics. In addition, students are analyzed individually to determine their strengths and weaknesses vocally. Once the assessment is complete, then exercises will be structured to advance the student technically with proper vocal exercises.

All lessons include the voice instructor, Pasquale E., and an accompanist. At the end of each lesson, the student shall receive a CD recording of the lesson with exercises.

For those interested in perfecting Italian and/or Neapolitan diction, Pasquale E. can assist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons are 60 minutes in length if on a weekly basis.
Lesson are 90 minutes in length if on a bi-weekly basis.

Lessons all take place in South San Jose at the Teacher's Recording Studio.

Lesson are 1/2 Music Theory and 1/2 Vocal Technique

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in voice lessons. I use the Bel Canto method. I train students in all genres.

Gary O.

San Jose, CA
Learn More

Samuel C.

Santa Clara, CA
Learn More

Jordan W.

Campbell, CA
Learn More
Gary O. San Jose, CA

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Audition Prep, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Euphonium, Film Scoring, Flugelhorn, French Horn, Jazz Voice, Logic Pro Software, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba

About Me


Gary is a trumpet player and educator originally from Reno, NV. He graduated with a MA in Jazz Studies under the direction of Dr. Aaron Lington at San Jose State University in 2014. Gary has studied jazz and classical trumpet privately with Jeff Lewis, Dr. Kathryn Adduci, and Tim Wilson during his residency at SJSU. Gary will complete his Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music Education in 2015.

Most recently, Gary has been teaching instrumental music with San Jose Jazz in their project Progressions, a music program helping elementary kids in at-risk schools receive quality music education. Inspired by the Venezuelan music program El Sistema, Progressions works with students of low socioeconomic backgrounds who are at the highest risk for gang violence and drop out in their communities. During the summers, Gary is actively involved as the Technical Director and the Assistant Camp Manager with the San Jose Jazz Summer Jazz Camp.

Gary has served as Band Director at St. Leo the Great Catholic School in San Jose, CA, running recruitment and education in a 4th-7th grade instrumental music teaching trumpet, trombone, clarinet, flute, and saxophone.

He also works for the Alum Rock Jazz Program based in San Jose, CA. Under the direction of Tim Spacek, Gary can be found running live sound and instructing elementary and middle school students in San Jose during the school year and their three week summer camp.

Previously, Gary has been a part-time instructor at Leigh High School in Campbell, CA as a Visual Technician and Brass Caption for their marching band and assistant with their jazz ensemble. Gary has also served as a interim staff member of the Sacramento Mandarins as a brass technician for the 2012 season, for their field show Prophecy.

Aside from his teaching and University studies, Gary has played with a variety of music ensembles, professional music groups, and commercial music productions, including:

-All About Theatre (Beauty and the Beast, Anything Goes, Honk!, The Drowsy Chaperone,)
-Santa Cruz High School (Once Upon A Mattress, The Wedding Singer)
-Scott'€™s Valley Performing Arts (Annie Get Your Gun)
-The King's Academy (Where's Charlie?, Hello Dolly)
-Woodside Priory School (Fiddler On The Roof)
-CMT of Santa Clara (Suessical-The Musical)
-The Lyratones
-The 7th St. Big Band
-New World Ape
-Jason Bond and the Committee


I believe that my broad experience will help connect learning, passion, and fun with future students taking instruction from me. There is no single way to learn music and play trumpet. Music is a lifetime journey of discovery...I am just here to help you on your way.

--- Specialties ---

Gary is predominantly a Brass Specialist, with an emphasis on Trumpet, although he is able to give lessons on all brass instruments.

Lessons are also available on Piano through Intermediate level players, followed by a long list of other topics on the teachers profile.

Gary is also an avid recording engineer for both studio and live sound. Students wishing to learn how to record music or work in these fields will benefit from a professional home studio and access to portable devices for live recording and field work.

-------Mission for Lessons -------

My mission for lessons with my students is personal growth and musical development. Everyone learns differently; I aim to develop my students where they are strongest and help strengthen their weaknesses. Most of all, I aim to have FUN learning music!

I assess my students from the beginning and develop a lesson plan suited best for them, whether you are just learning music, playing for fun, or aiming to get ready for High School or College literature.

Lessons are suited for AGES 6+, with ALL RANGES of experience, including BEGINNING STUDENTS.

All styles of literature can be explored, from Jazz, Classical, Pop, Rock, Latin, and more.

Coverage of High School, Middle School, and Beginning Band literature is standard in my lessons. Most lessons utilize tested method books for each students specific study. Alternate music involving Marching Band, Jazz Band, or Concert Band is also available during lessons.

---General Lesson Curriculum---

Lessons for Beginners, ages 6+

-Introduction to the instrument and learning how to play.
-Learning notes and fingerings.
-Tone production (instrumental teaching).
-Learning to read music, in both Treble and Bass clef.
-Basic Music Theory.
-Enjoying music and HAVING FUN!

Lessons for Intermediate Players (based on skill level)

-Continued development of tone production (instrumental teaching).
-Technique development with articulation, slurring, and finger technique (instrumental teaching).
-Continued development of music reading skills.
-Exploration of the 12 major and 12 minor keys.
-Development of Music Theory skills appropriate to age and level of schooling.

Lessons for Advanced Players (based on skill level)

-Advanced development of Brass studies, through High School Level and Collegiate repertoire and pedagogy.
-Lessons in Advanced music theory at A.P. High School & Collegiate level. *
-Composition, Arranging, and Music Production. *
-Jazz Theory and Improvisation lessons. *

*Private instruction specifically designed for Advanced Studies
topics are also available.

*** Studio Equipment ***

Students choosing to study with me in my personal studio have access to a quiet, easily accessible study space. Everything a student need to start right away is available, the student just brings their instrument.

---Recording Studio---
JBL 4300 Series Speakers
Focusrite Sapphire PRO 40
Logic Pro

A nice, 88-key piano is available for piano lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***

Gary travels with a very wide variety of music for lessons, covering every angle of musicianship.

Students can expect to read and see a variety of music from many different composers and publishers.

Workbooks will be recommended upon first lesson with instructor and supplemental materials will be provided and suggested upon subsequent lessons.

Samuel C. Santa Clara, CA

Subjects Taught

Ableton, Audio Engineering, Conga Drums, Drum, Hand Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Tabla

About Me

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 2010 with degrees in History and Music, I spent several years touring and recording with artists on the East Coast, teaching as many as 20 private lessons a week, and learning to play tabla (Indian hand drums) to keep my own musical education alive and moving forward. I have a passion for music of all kinds, and specifically for drums and percussion. As a result of my diverse tastes, I have quite an eclectic performance background. Over the last decade I have performed with rock and metal bands, jazz ensembles, percussion ensembles, various independent singers and songwriters, musical theater productions, African drum ensembles, and even played tabla for a contemporary dance company back in Virginia.

Recently my girlfriend and I relocated to San Carlos, CA so she could pursue a job at a local hospital. I love the change of scenery and can't wait to start teaching in this area. There are few things in this world that give me as much joy as working with students who are genuinely motivated and passionate about improving, both as musicians and as people.

Jordan W. Campbell, CA

Subjects Taught

Accompaniment, Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Hello all that are interested in expanding their musical knowledge! I have been playing guitar for more than fifteen years and have been teaching for more than five. I started out as a kid plucking away at a bargain basement guitar training myself by ear. I did not start taking lessons until I was out of high school. When I decided to take my musical education to the next level I enrolled in college courses and began learning the fundamentals of music. These courses combined with my private lessons provided me with a "Great Awakening" regarding musical expression. I began to understand the method to the madness of music. That is what inspires me to teach! I want to guide my students and give them the opportunity to experience the joy of discovery in the world of music. I pride myself in teaching what my students want to learn, each lesson is crafted to my individual student's interests. Along with specific lesson plans I also supplement with the foundations of musicianship!

Music Recording With TakeLessons

TakeLessons offers private in-studio and in-home Music Recording in San Jose and nearby areas. Learn how to record music by working with a qualified TakeLessons instructor. Review San Jose Music recording teacher profiles and contact a friendly TakeLessons student counselor by phone or email for assistance with scheduling your Music recording lessons.

Whether you are a beginner Music recording student, intermediate Music recording student, or advanced Music recording student, a TakeLessons Instructor can help you learn or enhance your Music recording skills. Your choices for a San Jose Music recording instructor come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find one that matches your interests and skill level. Each Music recording instructor's specialties are listed on their ...

What Our Students Think

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More