Bay Area Musical Mentors

Bay Area Musical Mentors

5.0 (2)
1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

Greetings! My name is Jakob Pek. I am a passionate and dedicated music educator versed in guitar, piano, percussion and harmonic theory.  

I teach both children and adults, from toddlers to gradparents, complete beginners to dedicated hobbyists and professionals. Those with a genuine interest in and curiosity of music are welcome to study with me. 

For children, I know that I am not only teaching music, but also nurturing their capacities for pattern recognition, problem solving, communication, motor skills, confidence and discipline, all while giving them the lifelong and fufilling gift of musical experience and expression.

For my adult students, I focus on creating a fufilling and creativetly rewarding experience through my lessons, giving them the tools and personalized attention necessary to achieve their musical goals, whatever those goals may be.

I provide all curriculum and teaching materials for my students, personalizing each course of study to fit their needs, strengths and ambitions. I do not overbook myself and sincerely commit to the development of my students. 

I received an MA in Musical Composition and MFA in Musical Performance from Mills College in Oakland, CA and have been deeply fortunate to have studied one on one with multiple master musicians and artists. I am an active artist in the local music scene and have performed my original work in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, and South America.

I love music with a passion and it is a sincere privelege to bring music into the lives of my students. If you are interested in bringing music into the life of your child or into your own life, please give me a call!

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Berkeley, CA 94703
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2 Reviews


  • Phil

    Jakob is providing a consummate musical education for our son. He keeps it fun , challenging and engaging while providing a foundation for future learning and musical exploration. The end goal for our son is musical literacy and after 2 1/2 years with Jakob he is well on his way.

  • Jozie Fassl

    At the heart of Jakob’s teaching lies a dedication to music as a profound and pure expression of relationship. I am so impressed with Jakob’s creative teaching style. He is ridiculously skilled, has the most tuned-in set of ears and is able to adapt to your needs and come out with creative ways to teach YOU so you feel fulfilled, seen and motivated to practice from the inside out. He is exceptional and I highly recommend him.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I begin with a 10-15 minute phone conversation with the partent of the student (or student themselves) to learn a little bit about them and to find out if we're a good fit. If all seems good I generally book a 45-60 minute introductory lesson.

At this lesson, parents and students will get a feel for my teaching and coaching style. The latter half of the lesson is dedicated to going over my lesson policies and packages, anwering any questions that may come up, and completing an enrollment form. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I received an MA in Musical Composition and MFA in Musical Performance from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Throughout my teaching career I have taught toddlers, teens, college courses, adults, grandparents and workshops. I'm an active artist and musician who has performed my creative work in New York, Los Angeles, South America and Tokyo.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My rates range from $180 a month to $456 a month depending on the package you choose.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching as a natural development of my own musical study and practice. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with total beginners, dedicated hobbyists and professional performers. My youngest student has been 3 years old. My oldest were in their 70s.