San Jose School Of Music

San Jose School Of Music



One of San Jose's largest music school with hundreds of students attending every week. Four time winner of the "Best Music Class" category from the readers of Bay Area Parent magazine.

Students drive from as far away as Gilroy and from up the Peninsula to take lessons here. We offer lessons for ages 4 to adult.

When you are searching for a music school, please consider the benefits of becoming an San Jose School Of Music student and find out why we are San Jose’s number one choice for music lessons.

11 benefits of becoming an Academy student:

1. We are the only school in the Willow Glen area of San Jose that offers all of these popular instruments: All acoustic Pianos, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Drum set, Voice,Singing, Violin, Cello, Bass, Mandolin, Banjo and Ukulele in one location.

2. One of the largest and most qualified teaching faculty in the area.

We have 30 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.

3. Wide range of music lesson times available!

We offer music lessons six days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

4. A proven track record of excellence since 2003.

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. We have a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, singing and drum lessons in Willow Glen, San Jose year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by thousands of families for over twenty years.

5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.

We have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in San Jose.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service. We also provide large observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

6. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in Columbia!

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument.

7. Free music recitals in world class music halls with NO participation fees!

We are one of the only music school in San Jose that offers free recitals with a grand piano in a first class professional recital hall and student recitals.

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital.

Many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at prestigious Venus as they have a grand pianos and world class acoustics. We even provide a red carpet and step and repeat banner to make it fun!

For our students these recitals are free and unlike many schools we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.

8. Professional office staff to serve you.

We are the only music school in the area that offers professional customer service for their students seven days a week.

Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.

9. Trophies, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music schools in Willow Glen, San Jose that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces (see pictures to the right) by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder®” wristbands that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder® is our unique method of music education that you can only get here.

More importantly when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder® here. We also specialize in music lessons for adults.

10. Located in the downtown Willow Glen area of San Jose.

Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of the South Bay. Close to our school, you will find great shopping, dining and a quaint neighborhood village.

11. Month to Month lessons.

San Jose School Of Music does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

Take the next step and contact us today!

We LOVE seeing our students accomplish their goals!


Hired 8 times
25 employees
21 years in business
Serves San Jose , CA

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Do you own a violin?

Student who has an instrument, Student who is planning to purchase an instrument and would like advice

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

Under 5 years old, 5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Instrument interested in

Violin, Viola, I can recommend an instrument

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    Frequently asked questions

    That question is often asked by prospective students. Our teachers make it a priority to get to know you on a personal level and to become familiar with your personal musical needs and goals.  

    We do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach.  A seven-year-old having their first guitar lesson will have very different needs than a fifty-seven-year-old taking up piano for the 2nd time after having had lessons as a child.  The main reason to choose San Jose School of Music as your music lesson provider, is that we are sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual.  

    If you enroll here for lessons, we will work with you to make a plan that will fit your needs and musical preferences. At the first lesson your teacher will ask you about your favorite type of music, and set goals to help accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

    Our teachers have received their education from prestigious institutions such as Berklee College of Music, Oberlin Conservatory, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Hartt School, University of Miami, University of Texas at Permian Basin, Dick Grove School of Music, Santa Clara University, UCLA, Cal State Northridge, UC Davis, Sonoma State, San Francisco State and San Jose State. Many of our instructors have gone on performance tours of the US and Europe and have over 30 years of professional performance and teaching experience. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and strive to get to know each student and their parent on a personal level.  

    Our lessons are $42.50 per 30-minute private weekly lesson.  

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar