San Jose Music Lessons for Kids

In person or online. We've got everything you need to get started and stay motivated!

A Better Way to Learn

Expert Teachers

Top rated instructors guide you in every step of your journey

Personalized Lessons

Your style, your pace. Customized lessons designed for you

100% Guaranteed

Try a lesson. If you're not satisfied we'll refund your unused balance

Popular Music Teachers in San Jose, CA

Or other areas around you:
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Annemarie W.

1 Review
San Jose, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Spanish-Italian
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Music, Vocal Performance from Sonoma State University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Annemarie W.

1 Review
Book Now

Bel Canto Technique, proper breathing, projection of the voice, expression of the voice, posture, performance technique, vocal pedagogy, vocal anatomy.

About Annemarie

I am an excellent and very experienced musician and vocal/piano coach. I focus on technical skills, creative expression, theory, a beautiful sound, body mechanics and enhancing the joy and appreciation of Music. I have a Master of Arts degree in Music and Education from Sonoma State University, and

Recent Reviews
Karen P.
Such a great music teacher! Annemarie is very knowledgable and patient. My daughter has learned so much from her.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Profile-student-favorite Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Linda C.

22 Reviews
Campbell, CA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 1981
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • BA in Music + Teaching credential from Humboldt State University
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.
Student Favorite
This teacher is rated in the top 15% of teachers in the specialty subject. This badge demonstrates subject mastery on a nationwide scale.

Linda C.

22 Reviews
Book Now
About Linda

I have been a public school music teacher for 30+ years. I am an optimistic, enthusiastic person, who will help you learn music reading in addition to music playing. I started on piano as a young child, and studied clarinet from elementary school through college, where I focused on french horn. I h

Recent Reviews
Steven
My son has loved taking lessons with Linda. She is setting just the right pace with him. She is flexible given his strengths and weaknesses. He was genuinely disappointed when I told him he couldn't go to lessons this week because of a family commitment. Can't recommend highly enough!
Janet P.
very comfortable and satisfying first lesson.
JoAnn C.
Linda was great! As an adult beginner with the cello she made the lesson enjoyable and easy to follow. She adjusted quickly for where I knew a little and where I knew nothing. Highly recommend her!
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Mike S.

San Jose, CA
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Profile-location-home Student's Home
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Mike S.

Book Now

I teach all levels of trumpet with a completely custom lesson plan designed for each student. Trumpet playing should be fun and as effortless as possible!

We will cover:
How to play trumpet (tone, range, articulation)
How to read music
Techniques for better sightreading
Body use (how a relaxed body can lead to better playing)
Music Theory (how does music work and how can I use this knowledge to my advantage?)
Mental aspects of music (overcoming stage fright, preparing for a performance)
All styles are covered from jazz to classical and everything in between.

About Mike

Everyone is different so the way I approach teaching trumpet is different for everyone! The goal, however, is the same. To be great trumpet players and have fun doing it. I'm here to teach anyone and everyone how they can truly enjoy and immerse themselves in music through the trumpet.

Meet Online Music Teachers Serving San Jose, CA

AnnAnn P.

Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks English, Thai
  • Awarded UIL Outstanding Soloist from Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition
  • Teaches students 5 and up
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

AnnAnn P.

Book Now

Hello! I'm AnnAnn and I'm excited to hear you play!

I teach students of different levels, and I adapt to the needs of each student. Students will be asked to study tone and technical exercises in addition to their repertoire to help them progress in both fundamental and musical aspects of their playing.

If the student is studying flute in school, they can bring that material for additional help, or we can work on other repertoire to create further challenges outside of the classroom.

If you would like to study with me on a day or time that is not listed, please feel free to message me and we can find a time that works best! I look forward to meeting you and helping you reach your musical goals!

About AnnAnn

AnnAnn Puttithanasorn is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Flute Performance at the SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music. She was an active student in her high school and has held officer positions as drum major and section leader in band and historian for the National Honor Society. An

Ryan S.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish, Japanese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile

Ryan S.

15 Reviews
Book Now

Experienced piano teacher of 7 years! My lesson plan is simple : 1. we warm up with basic scales + finger exercises, 2. we focus on tone + proper technique, and 3. we play a variety of solo pieces, duets, and ensemble music (I prepare backing tracks to help w/ rhythm and timing... or play the parts myself).

The time devoted to each portion of the lesson is totally adjustable. You will learn what you want to learn at your own pace.

About Ryan

Experienced cello, drum, piano, and guitar player of 20 years. Has a MFA degree in music composition + a BFA in music performance. Recorded professionally for tv shows such as "Glee," "Entertainment Tonight," and "Extra." Also records for "Sonoton Recordings." Currently resides in Los Angeles, Cali

Recent Reviews
Akemi
I could not ask for more in a teacher. Ryan is amazing in every way. He has been teaching my 4 year old son the drums for nearly a year. When my son started lessons, he was actually below the minimum age for students, but he shared a passion for music that Ryan was willing to cultivate and be patient with.

Ryan is versatile in his teaching methods, creative, open, patient. Teaching a young student, Ryan adjusted to teaching music reading fundamentals with colors and shapes. He also figured out ways to correct, critique and build all the while building a young child's confidence.

Ryan provides a written evaluation of our son annually and has him prepare for two public recitals a year. Ryan integrates modern technology into the lessons to quickly provide feedback and create customized beats and tempos to practice to.

Above all, Ryan smiles and laughs. He makes every lesson pleasant and we treasure him, truly.
Matthew K.
Awesome first lesson with Ryan, he teaches at whatever pace you learn best at.
Dat T.
Ryan is very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. I had a great time learning guitar from him. Make sure you tell him what your goals are so he can help you achieve them.
Profile-background-check Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Rocky R.

Teaches Online
Starting at $34
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2000
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Quick View
See Profile
Background Check
This teacher successfully passed a thorough criminal background check with SterlingBackcheck. This badge verifies trusted teacher status.

Rocky R.

Book Now

Rocky began playing drums and taking private lessons at 12 years old. He started learning classic rock tunes from Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin. Drums were very easy for Rocky to learn, he was learning techniques and songs very quickly. He wanted to strengthen his musical education which he did at Santa Fe High School.

He took all the music courses, concert band, marching band (section leader), jazz band, and winter drum line. Rocky has jammed with great players such as Poncho Sanchez,Bo Diddley, Christy Hemme (WWE), Murv Douglas (Powerman 5000), etc. He has various musical styles from Jazz to Latin, and R&B to Rock. You can see him playing all over LA and Orange County music venues

About Rocky

I took all the music courses, concert band, marching band (section leader), jazz band, and winter drumline. I have jammed with great players such as Poncho Sanchez, Bo Diddley, Christy Hemme (WWE), Murv Douglas (Powerman 5000), etc. I have various musical styles from Jazz to Latin, and R&B to Rock.

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing music teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

Is your dream music teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

How It Works

Here's why 2 million people a month use TakeLessons

Match

Find your perfect teacher in under 3 minutes. Need help finding the right teacher? Call our friendly student counselors at 877-231-8505877-231-8505.

Meet

Your instructor will motivate, support, and inspire you. Meet up with your teacher in person or connect with them online anywhere around the world!

Master

Each lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

Educating the World

310
Lifelong learning subjects offered
6,483
Amazing, inspiring, supportive teachers
2,045,044
People that use our platform each month
3,004,877
Lessons given around the world

Why TakeLessons?

  • Easy and Hassle-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
  • Background Checked Teachers
  • Over 3 Million Lessons Given

Hear From TakeLessons Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

Profile_127701_pi_TL2
"Patient, focused, encouraging and time efficient. He was good at keeping our youngster on task and making the experience fun. Wish he was able to take our child further with piano. I don't know how much was Tyler and how much was our child, but our kiddo learned quickly from Tyler. Thank you Tyler!"
Sterling
Took Piano lessons from Tyler B.
Profile_236581_pi_5a78ffd815cfa11fffb6f9e1438850611b71dd8e
"Akos is an incredible instructor. He is flexible to your goals and style of music you want to play. He is incredibly knowledgable, patient (and good at bass, himself!). I noticed a huge improvement in my learning from lesson 1, even bigger in the first 2 months and now 7 months in, I am still learning a ton. I highly recommend Akos for your bass lessons!"
Coleman
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Akos F.
Profile_233628_pi_166269_494831816601_796121601_5950781_667832_n
"I’ve been working with Cookie steadily for over twenty years.

I have our enjoyed musical collaborations, as well as having the opportunity to fine tune my performance skills.

I am also thankful for our friendship.

When you work with Cookie, you are in the presence of a consummate professional.

Joe McWilliams"
Joe
Took Singing lessons from Cookie T.
Profile_43594_pi_IMG_2692-2
"I'm learning everyday."
Owen
Took Saxophone lessons from Thomas K.
Profile_28773_pi_1530547_745196432158065_604990394_n
"Wilma is a wonderful instructor. She is extremely patient and will go over the materials until the student understand and can play the lesson as required. I was able to sit and observe her in the lesson and was able to assist my son when he was practicing. She is always prompt and ready to go when we arrived. We never had to wait she was always prepared. My child is 6 and Wilma was able to get him focused on what he needed to do in class and he was able to replicate the lesson at home."
Glynnis
Took Guitar lessons from Wilma Evangeline B.
Profile_202742_pi_DSC_0176
"My son Gavin took lessons with Noah last year and as a result found a love for music! Noah was able to introduce subject matter in a unique and personalized way which allowed my son to gain knowledge and skill quickly."
Kevin
Took Acoustic Guitar lessons from Noah T.
Profile_137178_pi_IMG_1834
"Dr. Kalantzi has been an excellent instructor for my daughter. We have been taking lessons from her for several years. She is very personable and patient with my daughter, knows how to motivate her and make each lesson (and homework) fun, and continues to look for ways to help her improve. I would recommend Dr. Kalantzi for anyone new to violin as well as for more seasoned musicians."
Jeff
Took Violin lessons from Panagiota K.
Profile_46727_pi_Anto
"Antonella is a phenomenal teacher and motivator. My two children - Jacob 14 and Corinne 12 have been taking lessons from her for over 4 years and have grown to play very well and just as important love playing the piano thanks to her patient and skilled teaching style."
John
Took Piano lessons from Antonella D.
Profile_231486_pi_56907856_2565568183471371_2670131372072370176_n
"Love Fawn! She is very encouraging and keeps my progress steady. Easy going and never critical . Also flexible with my schedule. Highly recommend."
Chris
Took Piano lessons from Fawn A.
Profile_186668_pi_D30DEF50-AB6C-44F1-BE91-1ACEF767195A
"Stephanie is a dedicated instructor. She commits to voice coaching with a sincere passion that keeps me engaged all the time, and helps me express my vocal potential.

She provides examples with her voice that facilitate understanding and learning the vocal techniques and the shapes of the voice.

I leave each lesson with sense of accomplishment and look forward to the next one.

I have been taking lessons with Stephanie for 3 months and experienced a noticeable improvement of the quality of my tone and extension of my vocal range."
Fabio
Took Singing lessons from Stephanie H.
View More
View Less

Popular Music Articles from our Blog

Violin Tips: Working That Pesky Fourth Finger

Mastering finger coordination when you're first learning how to play the violin can be tricky - but it's not impossible! Even when it should be simple, however, sometimes keeping that pesky fourth (pinky) finger in line can be a chore. Here are a couple of helpful exercises to take control and gain strength... Finger Raises Perfecting your violin technique can be a life-long process. Leopold Auer, author of the book Violin Playing as I Teach It, explains that it can take years for you t …

By Suzy S.

Student Groups