New Mozart's experienced and caring teachers range from college professors with doctoral degrees to Suzuki Certified violin teachers to jazz teachers to classical teachers who help students win competitions to early childhood music specialists.  

Our teachers bring their passion and expertise to our students at New Mozart.  New Mozart teachers continue their pedagogical development to better serve our community of budding musicians.  They also continue to inspire our students by actively performing and writing their own music for local and international audiences. 

All of our teachers share the common goal of spreading the joy of music and ensuring that they can help you meet your personal musical goals.   

We've included teacher bios here.  Many of the studios are full or nearly full.  We're enrolling students daily and today's availability may differ from what you see here.  Contact our office for the latest schedule and to find out which teachers are perfect for your learning goals. 

 

 

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PIANO (Jazz, Pop, Great w/Children)

These are some of our most popular teachers with a strong student following.  They know how to make piano fun and teach students who pursue, jazz, improvisation and popular genres and beginning to intermediate level classical students.  They are wonderful with children and some are trained early childhood music specialists.  

 
Teacher Patrick has studied piano, guitar, voice and percussion through various schools, including School of The Arts High School and San Francisco State University, as well as piano lessons with jazz masters such as Mark Little, Smith Dobson, Carlos Federico, and currently John Calloway. He teaches all ages and truly believes that he's been teaching informally since his rock days as a teenager at age 15. Formally, he has been teaching privately for about ten years, and has been with New Mozart School since 2007. Also, he is a professional musician and has been playing with various groups for the last twelve years, including his own band, Mascabeza, and others such as Benny Belard's band, Avance, Los Rumberos, and many more.

Teacher Patrick has studied piano, guitar, voice and percussion through various schools, including School of The Arts High School and San Francisco State University, as well as piano lessons with jazz masters such as Mark Little, Smith Dobson, Carlos Federico, and currently John Calloway. He teaches all ages and truly believes that he's been teaching informally since his rock days as a teenager at age 15. Formally, he has been teaching privately for about ten years, and has been with New Mozart School since 2007. Also, he is a professional musician and has been playing with various groups for the last twelve years, including his own band, Mascabeza, and others such as Benny Belard's band, Avance, Los Rumberos, and many more.

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Teacher Valerie is a dramatic mezzo-soprano whose passion is in singing songs that enrapture the heart and mind, especially in the classical styles of Old Europe as well as with modern music. She is the Director of Music at Coast Chapel in Santa Cruz and is also a singer-songwriter whose music is an inspired blend of different genres; She is currently in the process of recording her music. Valerie has extensive experience in working with children of all ages with music, and in other various capacities. Her private piano lessons follow the Alfred Piano Method and use the concepts of the Suzuki Piano Method for playing techniques. Her voice lessons are a flexible blend of the student's desired studies as well as proper vocal exercises and techniques that will encourage a healthy development of the individual's voice over time.

Teacher Valerie is a dramatic mezzo-soprano whose passion is in singing songs that enrapture the heart and mind, especially in the classical styles of Old Europe as well as with modern music. She is the Director of Music at Coast Chapel in Santa Cruz and is also a singer-songwriter whose music is an inspired blend of different genres; She is currently in the process of recording her music. Valerie has extensive experience in working with children of all ages with music, and in other various capacities. Her private piano lessons follow the Alfred Piano Method and use the concepts of the Suzuki Piano Method for playing techniques. Her voice lessons are a flexible blend of the student's desired studies as well as proper vocal exercises and techniques that will encourage a healthy development of the individual's voice over time.

Valerie (Has Openings)

Teacher Robbie started playing keyboards at the age of 2, and now has over 20 years of musical experience, predominantly from being self-taught, playing by ear, private lessons and studying the work of jazz and pop pianists. He has had the pleasure of playing with the likes of Ron E Beck (Tower of Power), Myron Dove (Santana), Tony Lindsay (Santana), sitting in with Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa), Clifford Coulter, and Danny Hull (Doobie Brothers) among others, as well as studying with world-renowned jazz artist Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets). Sensitive to creative flows and other art mediums, he has written and created several international award-winning short films and soundtracks.Robbie is enthusiastic to share his knowledge with students of various ages and experience levels, ranging from basic piano, theory, jazz improvisation, writing/composition, and music appreciation.

Teacher Robbie started playing keyboards at the age of 2, and now has over 20 years of musical experience, predominantly from being self-taught, playing by ear, private lessons and studying the work of jazz and pop pianists. He has had the pleasure of playing with the likes of Ron E Beck (Tower of Power), Myron Dove (Santana), Tony Lindsay (Santana), sitting in with Napoleon Murphy Brock (Frank Zappa), Clifford Coulter, and Danny Hull (Doobie Brothers) among others, as well as studying with world-renowned jazz artist Russell Ferrante (Yellowjackets). Sensitive to creative flows and other art mediums, he has written and created several international award-winning short films and soundtracks.Robbie is enthusiastic to share his knowledge with students of various ages and experience levels, ranging from basic piano, theory, jazz improvisation, writing/composition, and music appreciation.

Robbie (Has openings)

Teacher Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist who loves sharing her passion for music with all ages! She began playing flute & organ at age 7, and added saxes at age 15. Barbara has a M.A. in Music Composition and has performed in every solo & ensemble format imaginable for over 40 years. Her teaching approach aims to develop proper technique through scales and exercises, while delving deeper into musicianship through learning solo pieces. She enjoys playing side-by-side with students to help them model phrasing and intonation, and has a keen sense of how posture can aid in sound production. Barbara is an experienced teacher. She has taught in after-school programs in Los Gatos and is currently flute/sax coach for Russell Middle School (Milpitas). She has also led the San Jose State University Flute Choir in concert, as well as San Jose Youth Symphony’s “Avant” Flute Choir in rehearsals and summer camp concert. She recently played in San Jose Musical Theater’s production of the Wizard of Oz, and has the privilege of joining the masterful world-fusion group “Sitar Power” when they expand in orchestration.

Teacher Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist who loves sharing her passion for music with all ages! She began playing flute & organ at age 7, and added saxes at age 15. Barbara has a M.A. in Music Composition and has performed in every solo & ensemble format imaginable for over 40 years. Her teaching approach aims to develop proper technique through scales and exercises, while delving deeper into musicianship through learning solo pieces. She enjoys playing side-by-side with students to help them model phrasing and intonation, and has a keen sense of how posture can aid in sound production. Barbara is an experienced teacher. She has taught in after-school programs in Los Gatos and is currently flute/sax coach for Russell Middle School (Milpitas). She has also led the San Jose State University Flute Choir in concert, as well as San Jose Youth Symphony’s “Avant” Flute Choir in rehearsals and summer camp concert. She recently played in San Jose Musical Theater’s production of the Wizard of Oz, and has the privilege of joining the masterful world-fusion group “Sitar Power” when they expand in orchestration.

Barbara (FULL)

Teacher Paul received his B.A. in Music from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and studied with Vincent McDermott, a world music composer specializing in South East Asian opera and Gamelan Orchestras of Indonesia. He has studied piano with Jameson Trotter, son of Terry Trotter, the pianist for Natalie Cole; and Hiram Harvell. He has played keyboards in jazz, funk, rock, Latin and African influenced groups. In December 1997, he composed, produced, and performed a concert comprised of over 40 musicians, a mixed orchestral ensemble, a string quartet, a solo piano piece, a trio, a choir, two film scores, two jazz standards and three original fusion rock pieces. Paul has been teaching piano for over 10 years and works well with students age 5 and up. He is passionate about sharing his musical knowledge and incorporates classical, blues, Latin and jazz in his lessons.

Teacher Paul received his B.A. in Music from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and studied with Vincent McDermott, a world music composer specializing in South East Asian opera and Gamelan Orchestras of Indonesia. He has studied piano with Jameson Trotter, son of Terry Trotter, the pianist for Natalie Cole; and Hiram Harvell. He has played keyboards in jazz, funk, rock, Latin and African influenced groups. In December 1997, he composed, produced, and performed a concert comprised of over 40 musicians, a mixed orchestral ensemble, a string quartet, a solo piano piece, a trio, a choir, two film scores, two jazz standards and three original fusion rock pieces. Paul has been teaching piano for over 10 years and works well with students age 5 and up. He is passionate about sharing his musical knowledge and incorporates classical, blues, Latin and jazz in his lessons.

Paul (Has openings)

Teacher Alicia has over thirteen years of experience working with children to create an inspiring musical experience and to help students achieve their musical potential. She teaches both piano and voice and is a stellar accompanist. Alicia brings her extensive background in music instruction and an innate ability to connect with students. She understands that children are emotional performers and channels this energy into great music. Alicia holds a BA in Music and a minor in Jazz from UC Santa Cruz. She has taught as a music instructor at the Montessori school in Santa Cruz and privately. She also accompanied numerous choirs at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Alicia is acutely aware of her students’ unique personalities and their individual needs, and will develop a finely tuned plan to enrich and educate so that students can reach their highest potential! She enthusiastically welcomes parental involvement as she believes it is vital to students’ musical growth. She looks forward to creative collaborations for years to come!

Teacher Alicia has over thirteen years of experience working with children to create an inspiring musical experience and to help students achieve their musical potential. She teaches both piano and voice and is a stellar accompanist. Alicia brings her extensive background in music instruction and an innate ability to connect with students. She understands that children are emotional performers and channels this energy into great music. Alicia holds a BA in Music and a minor in Jazz from UC Santa Cruz. She has taught as a music instructor at the Montessori school in Santa Cruz and privately. She also accompanied numerous choirs at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Alicia is acutely aware of her students’ unique personalities and their individual needs, and will develop a finely tuned plan to enrich and educate so that students can reach their highest potential! She enthusiastically welcomes parental involvement as she believes it is vital to students’ musical growth. She looks forward to creative collaborations for years to come!

Alicia (Has Openings)

 

 

PIANO (Exam & Competition Prep)

The following teachers are classically focused and approach teaching in more structured ways.  Many of the students from these studios participate in exams, competitions and prepare for conservatory entrance.  If you prefer a disciplined approach to piano learning, these teachers will be a great fit. Lessons follow the European tradition of piano pedagogy.  Most require a minimum of 45 minute weekly lessons.  For students participating in exams and competitions, 60-90 minute lessons are recommended. 

 
Teacher Irina earned her Masters in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. She has worked with musicians such as Benjamin and Patricia Zander, Vladimir Felzman, Steve Drury, and the Alexander String Quartet. She has been teaching for twenty years, including almost a decade at New Mozart School! Her students are some of our most advanced & accomplished students.

Teacher Irina earned her Masters in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory of Music. She has worked with musicians such as Benjamin and Patricia Zander, Vladimir Felzman, Steve Drury, and the Alexander String Quartet. She has been teaching for twenty years, including almost a decade at New Mozart School! Her students are some of our most advanced & accomplished students.

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Teacher Varvara was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music majoring in Piano Performance and holds a Theater History Degree from St. Petersburg Theater Academy. She continued her Vocal Studies at St. Petersburg State Conservatory. As a piano teacher, Varvara has more than 25 years of experience teaching privately and at the Special Music School #18 in St.Petersburg, Russia. She teaches all ages, from beginning students to adults. Varvara had developed an extensive concert career as vocalist and collaborative pianist. Recent singing highlights include International Music Festival “Spanish Nights” and production of L’arbore di Diana by Martin y Soler, series of thematic recitals at Yusupov Palace and St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, performances at Dutch and Polish consulates, and recitals at Sheremetev Palace and Rimsky-Korsakov Museum. She also recorded CD of songs “Music for a While” with Tatiana Shtoda. Varvara performed the role of Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo for the Opera Academy of California and also sang recitals at Bellevue Club in Oakland, St.Michael’s Ukranian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, Zion Lutheran Church in Piedmont and Bon Vivant in Palo Alto, CA. This April she was the Chorus Master in West Edge Opera production of Donizetti’s Poliuto.

Teacher Varvara was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music majoring in Piano Performance and holds a Theater History Degree from St. Petersburg Theater Academy. She continued her Vocal Studies at St. Petersburg State Conservatory. As a piano teacher, Varvara has more than 25 years of experience teaching privately and at the Special Music School #18 in St.Petersburg, Russia. She teaches all ages, from beginning students to adults. Varvara had developed an extensive concert career as vocalist and collaborative pianist. Recent singing highlights include International Music Festival “Spanish Nights” and production of L’arbore di Diana by Martin y Soler, series of thematic recitals at Yusupov Palace and St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, performances at Dutch and Polish consulates, and recitals at Sheremetev Palace and Rimsky-Korsakov Museum. She also recorded CD of songs “Music for a While” with Tatiana Shtoda. Varvara performed the role of Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo for the Opera Academy of California and also sang recitals at Bellevue Club in Oakland, St.Michael’s Ukranian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, Zion Lutheran Church in Piedmont and Bon Vivant in Palo Alto, CA. This April she was the Chorus Master in West Edge Opera production of Donizetti’s Poliuto.

Varvara (Has openings)

Teacher Simon is an accomplished classical pianist and composer with an education from the Rimskiy-Korsakov College of Music. He has instructed at the Rachmoninov College of Music and for many years operated a music school for all ages in Leningrad, Russia before immigrating to the US. Simon has also participated as a judge and composer in many recitals and music festivals all over the world. With over 35 years of piano teaching experience, teacher Simon works well with students of all ages and levels. New Mozart is very pleased to have Simon join our school!

Teacher Simon is an accomplished classical pianist and composer with an education from the Rimskiy-Korsakov College of Music. He has instructed at the Rachmoninov College of Music and for many years operated a music school for all ages in Leningrad, Russia before immigrating to the US. Simon has also participated as a judge and composer in many recitals and music festivals all over the world. With over 35 years of piano teaching experience, teacher Simon works well with students of all ages and levels. New Mozart is very pleased to have Simon join our school!

Simon (Has openings)

Teacher Tatyana is an accomplished pianist & teacher with 15 years of teaching experience She has worked in a broad range of environments; from a preparatory division of a college in Russia to various music institutions in the US. She feels equally comfortable working with young children and adults at all levels. She maintains high standards of musicianship for her students while teaching them to enjoy and understand music. Tatyana received bachelor and masters degree in piano performance from the prestigious St. Petersberg Conservatory and is an active member of MTAC.

Teacher Tatyana is an accomplished pianist & teacher with 15 years of teaching experience She has worked in a broad range of environments; from a preparatory division of a college in Russia to various music institutions in the US. She feels equally comfortable working with young children and adults at all levels. She maintains high standards of musicianship for her students while teaching them to enjoy and understand music. Tatyana received bachelor and masters degree in piano performance from the prestigious St. Petersberg Conservatory and is an active member of MTAC.

Tatyana (Has openings)

Dr. Akina is an active pianist and teacher. She's given solo and collaborative performances throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. A graduate of Indiana University and University of Maryland, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Performance at University of Miami Frost School of Music under the tutelage of Santiago Rodriguez and with a cognate in Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Naoko Takao. While in Miami, she has served as a member of the piano faculty of the Frost Preparatory Program and the Young Musicians Camp at the University of Miami. Previously, she also served as an associate instructor in the secondary piano division at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her previous teachers include Edward Auer, Shigeo Neriki, Dr. Mikhail Volchok, Dr. Nathan Buckner, Yoko Shibamoto, Tomoko Yano, Mayumi Takai, and Naomi Kato. Teacher Akina hopes to share with her students the joy and life-enriching experiences music has brought to her.

Dr. Akina is an active pianist and teacher. She's given solo and collaborative performances throughout the United States, Japan, and Europe. A graduate of Indiana University and University of Maryland, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Keyboard Performance at University of Miami Frost School of Music under the tutelage of Santiago Rodriguez and with a cognate in Piano Pedagogy under Dr. Naoko Takao. While in Miami, she has served as a member of the piano faculty of the Frost Preparatory Program and the Young Musicians Camp at the University of Miami. Previously, she also served as an associate instructor in the secondary piano division at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her previous teachers include Edward Auer, Shigeo Neriki, Dr. Mikhail Volchok, Dr. Nathan Buckner, Yoko Shibamoto, Tomoko Yano, Mayumi Takai, and Naomi Kato. Teacher Akina hopes to share with her students the joy and life-enriching experiences music has brought to her.

Dr. Akina (Has openings)

Teacher Ella is an accomplished teacher with over 25+ years of teaching experience. Over the years, many of her students have successfully passed The Certificate of Merit exams and performed in MTAC Branch Honors Recitals, MTAC State Conventions, and won prizes in piano competitions. Teacher Ella believes that music is an indispensable part of life, necessary for proper development and growth in both children and adults. We are so constantly surrounded and immersed in music that it is necessary to become a part of it, whether one is creating his own magnum opus or playing along with the masterpiece of another. Teacher Ella received BM from State Pedagogical University of Moscow.  

Teacher Ella is an accomplished teacher with over 25+ years of teaching experience. Over the years, many of her students have successfully passed The Certificate of Merit exams and performed in MTAC Branch Honors Recitals, MTAC State Conventions, and won prizes in piano competitions. Teacher Ella believes that music is an indispensable part of life, necessary for proper development and growth in both children and adults. We are so constantly surrounded and immersed in music that it is necessary to become a part of it, whether one is creating his own magnum opus or playing along with the masterpiece of another. Teacher Ella received BM from State Pedagogical University of Moscow.  

Ella (Has openings)

Teacher Larisa received training and attended the Kemerovo College of Music & the Novosibirsk Conservatory of Music in Russia, and graduated with honors in piano performance. She has instructed students for the past seventeen years, and served as an accompanist for a variety of private performance events. She is dedicated to assisting all of her students to appreciate their progress and strive for excellence in their learning. Larisa enjoys working with students of all ages and levels.

Teacher Larisa received training and attended the Kemerovo College of Music & the Novosibirsk Conservatory of Music in Russia, and graduated with honors in piano performance. She has instructed students for the past seventeen years, and served as an accompanist for a variety of private performance events. She is dedicated to assisting all of her students to appreciate their progress and strive for excellence in their learning. Larisa enjoys working with students of all ages and levels.

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Teacher Alexander brings his extensive experience of over 30 years and enthusiasm to the students at New Mozart.  He knows what makes students excited about music & learning.  He's worked with beginning level students to professional pianists.  Alexander received a Doctoral degree, MM & BM from St. Petersburg Conservatory.  He served as a professor at the renowned St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and currently teaches at the College of Marin. In addition, Alexander is the Music Director & Conductor of the Russian Chamber Orchestra.

Teacher Alexander brings his extensive experience of over 30 years and enthusiasm to the students at New Mozart.  He knows what makes students excited about music & learning.  He's worked with beginning level students to professional pianists.  Alexander received a Doctoral degree, MM & BM from St. Petersburg Conservatory.  He served as a professor at the renowned St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music and currently teaches at the College of Marin. In addition, Alexander is the Music Director & Conductor of the Russian Chamber Orchestra.

Dr. Alexander (FULL)

Teacher Sharon has over 10 years of experience  teaching piano, music theory and aural training. She received a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas and is currently finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University.  As a professionally trained pianist, she believes the relationship between teacher and student is the key to determining how much joy and improvement student will receive. Sharon teaches all levels of students from beginners to examinees for music exams, such as RCM and ABRSM. Advanced students are also very welcome. Sharon performs throughout the United State, Prague, and Taiwan.  She is also an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) 

Teacher Sharon has over 10 years of experience  teaching piano, music theory and aural training. She received a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the University of Kansas and is currently finishing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University.  As a professionally trained pianist, she believes the relationship between teacher and student is the key to determining how much joy and improvement student will receive. Sharon teaches all levels of students from beginners to examinees for music exams, such as RCM and ABRSM. Advanced students are also very welcome. Sharon performs throughout the United State, Prague, and Taiwan.  She is also an active member of Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) 

Sharon (Has openings)


 

VIOLIN/VIOLA

Our violin and viola teachers are experienced in teaching children to professional musicians.  Our students range from young beginners to students who excel in ASTA exams.  Over the years we've helped many students successfully audition into ECYS, PYO, and CYS as well as universities and conservatories.

 
Teacher Olga received her Bachelor's of Music at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music and her MA in Music from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. She has over 20 years of teaching experience ranging from private lessons instruction to coaching string ensembles & string quartets through the Rachmaninov College of Music. She has served as the principal violist in the Russia Philharmonic for their chamber orchestra and has served as an instructor for the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, the SFCMC Orchestra. Many of her students have become professional musicians, playing and teaching all over the world. 

Teacher Olga received her Bachelor's of Music at the Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music and her MA in Music from the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. She has over 20 years of teaching experience ranging from private lessons instruction to coaching string ensembles & string quartets through the Rachmaninov College of Music. She has served as the principal violist in the Russia Philharmonic for their chamber orchestra and has served as an instructor for the San Francisco Jewish Community Center, the SFCMC Orchestra. Many of her students have become professional musicians, playing and teaching all over the world. 

Olga (FULL)

Teacher Eric established Redwood Symphony in 1985 after receiving his Doctorate in Conducting from Stanford in 1985. His teachers have included Samuel Krachmalnick, Paul Vermel and Andor Toth. He has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, several Bay Area orchestras and choruses, and with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Ramshead Productions at Stanford, and the Cañada College Drama Department. Dr. Kujawsky made his Davies Symphony Hall debut with Redwood Symphony and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in June of 1996. He is equally at home with symphony, opera, musical comedy or jazz, and is recognized as one of the Bay Area's foremost conductors. Eric is an experienced teacher who has worked with students of all ages and levels.

Teacher Eric established Redwood Symphony in 1985 after receiving his Doctorate in Conducting from Stanford in 1985. His teachers have included Samuel Krachmalnick, Paul Vermel and Andor Toth. He has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, several Bay Area orchestras and choruses, and with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Ramshead Productions at Stanford, and the Cañada College Drama Department. Dr. Kujawsky made his Davies Symphony Hall debut with Redwood Symphony and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in June of 1996. He is equally at home with symphony, opera, musical comedy or jazz, and is recognized as one of the Bay Area's foremost conductors. Eric is an experienced teacher who has worked with students of all ages and levels.

Dr. Eric (FULL)

  Teacher Irene earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of California: Santa Barbara. While at UCSB, Irene studied with world-renowned violinist, Helen Callus. Irene is classically trained and is currently a violist for the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Irene enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. Teacher Irene believes learning music should be fun and enjoyable; music is her greatest passion in life and she feels teaching is another way of sharing that passion with others. Irene says: “There is nothing as satisfying as nurturing a seedling into a beautiful flower.” New Mozart is pleased to have teacher Irene as one of their instructors.

 

Teacher Irene earned her Bachelor’s degree in Music from the University of California: Santa Barbara. While at UCSB, Irene studied with world-renowned violinist, Helen Callus. Irene is classically trained and is currently a violist for the Bay Area Rainbow Symphony. With over 10 years of teaching experience, Irene enjoys working with students of all ages and levels. Teacher Irene believes learning music should be fun and enjoyable; music is her greatest passion in life and she feels teaching is another way of sharing that passion with others. Irene says: “There is nothing as satisfying as nurturing a seedling into a beautiful flower.” New Mozart is pleased to have teacher Irene as one of their instructors.

Irene (Has Openings)

Teacher Michele earned her Bachelor’s degree from Berkley College of Music in Boston, and a Masters from Conservatory Basel in Switzerland. She has more than 15 years of experience, which includes tenure for more than 10 years as a violin teacher at the Music-Academy Basel, Switzerland. Her performance experience ranges from The Boston String Quartet and Basel Sinfonietta, a professional symphony orchestra in Switzerland, to touring with artists such as Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson and performing with Gloria Estefan, Joe Lovano, Mark Feldman and many others.  In her many years of experience, Michele has worked with teaching in many different styles from Suzuki method and traditional violin method, to teaching jazz violin, chamber music, and how to perform within an orchestra. We are proud to have Michele as a part of our teaching staff as she has such a broad and diverse understanding of the violin.

Teacher Michele earned her Bachelor’s degree from Berkley College of Music in Boston, and a Masters from Conservatory Basel in Switzerland. She has more than 15 years of experience, which includes tenure for more than 10 years as a violin teacher at the Music-Academy Basel, Switzerland. Her performance experience ranges from The Boston String Quartet and Basel Sinfonietta, a professional symphony orchestra in Switzerland, to touring with artists such as Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson and performing with Gloria Estefan, Joe Lovano, Mark Feldman and many others.  In her many years of experience, Michele has worked with teaching in many different styles from Suzuki method and traditional violin method, to teaching jazz violin, chamber music, and how to perform within an orchestra. We are proud to have Michele as a part of our teaching staff as she has such a broad and diverse understanding of the violin.

Michele (FULL)

BM Gnesin State Music College.  MM Maimonid State Music College. Post graduate work at Maimonid State Music College Viktoria performed with the leading Russian orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (1993-1996) and Moscow Symphony Orchestra (1996-2003). Viktoria also has extensive teaching experience of over 20 years.  She has taught students ranging from 4 years of age to professional musicians.      

BM Gnesin State Music College.  MM Maimonid State Music College. Post graduate work at Maimonid State Music College

Viktoria performed with the leading Russian orchestras including the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra (1993-1996) and Moscow Symphony Orchestra (1996-2003).

Viktoria also has extensive teaching experience of over 20 years.  She has taught students ranging from 4 years of age to professional musicians.  

 

 

Viktoria (Has openings)

 

 

CELLO

We teach beginning level students to students studying for conservatory entrance. Our experienced teachers have helped many students successfully audition into the local youth orchestras including ECYS, PYO, and CYS.

 
  Teacher Cynthia is an accomplished cello instructor and musician. She was a principal cellist of Stanford Symphony and Opera Orchestras. Cynthia also studied in Tours, France. She is a professional classical and popular cellist consistently and is repeatedly hired to perform in numerous local orchestras and choral ensembles, music theatre, chamber music groups and rock bands. Groups have included Silicon Valley Symphony, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, , California Pops Orchestra, Choral Ensembles, Broadway By The Bay, Los Altos High School Choruses, and The Commitments and Josh Fox rock bands. She has performed for professional orchestras with audiences of over 900 people. Cynthia has also done weekly private ensemble coaching for public concert performances. She really enjoys working with students of all age groups and is very passionate about passing on her knowledge to students at New Mozart School of Music.

 

Teacher Cynthia is an accomplished cello instructor and musician. She was a principal cellist of Stanford Symphony and Opera Orchestras. Cynthia also studied in Tours, France. She is a professional classical and popular cellist consistently and is repeatedly hired to perform in numerous local orchestras and choral ensembles, music theatre, chamber music groups and rock bands. Groups have included Silicon Valley Symphony, Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, , California Pops Orchestra, Choral Ensembles, Broadway By The Bay, Los Altos High School Choruses, and The Commitments and Josh Fox rock bands. She has performed for professional orchestras with audiences of over 900 people. Cynthia has also done weekly private ensemble coaching for public concert performances. She really enjoys working with students of all age groups and is very passionate about passing on her knowledge to students at New Mozart School of Music.

Cynthia (Has Openings)

 
 
 

 

GUITAR (Acoustic & Electric)

We have an excellent guitar teaching staff and teach guitar lessons in everything from rock to jazz, classical to pop, Spanish to chording.  Many of our guitar graduates have gone on to study music in colleges and universities. 

 
Teacher Thomas received his MM from Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in France, and a BM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Thomas has performed in concerts throughout the world including the Concert for the Minister of Antiquities, Cairo Egypt, Duo recital, Eça de Queirós Museo, Lisbon Portugal, Concert " Museo de Romanticismo', Madrid Spain, and Recital of the complete works of Turina, Baltimore, US. While Thomas has a strong classical background, he has also taught all styles and levels, which he enjoys. Thomas works well with all ages, and is pleased to be working with students at New Mozart!

Teacher Thomas received his MM from Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin in France, and a BM from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Thomas has performed in concerts throughout the world including the Concert for the Minister of Antiquities, Cairo Egypt, Duo recital, Eça de Queirós Museo, Lisbon Portugal, Concert " Museo de Romanticismo', Madrid Spain, and Recital of the complete works of Turina, Baltimore, US. While Thomas has a strong classical background, he has also taught all styles and levels, which he enjoys. Thomas works well with all ages, and is pleased to be working with students at New Mozart!

Thomas (Has openings)

Teacher Paul received his B.A. in Music from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and studied with Vincent McDermott, a world music composer specializing in South East Asian opera and Gamelan Orchestras of Indonesia. He has studied piano with Jameson Trotter, son of Terry Trotter, the pianist for Natalie Cole; and Hiram Harvell. He has played keyboards in jazz, funk, rock, Latin and African influenced groups. In December 1997, he composed, produced, and performed a concert comprised of over 40 musicians, a mixed orchestral ensemble, a string quartet, a solo piano piece, a trio, a choir, two film scores, two jazz standards and three original fusion rock pieces. Paul has been teaching piano for over 10 years and works well with students age 5 and up. He is passionate about sharing his musical knowledge and incorporates classical, blues, Latin and jazz in his lessons.

Teacher Paul received his B.A. in Music from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and studied with Vincent McDermott, a world music composer specializing in South East Asian opera and Gamelan Orchestras of Indonesia. He has studied piano with Jameson Trotter, son of Terry Trotter, the pianist for Natalie Cole; and Hiram Harvell. He has played keyboards in jazz, funk, rock, Latin and African influenced groups. In December 1997, he composed, produced, and performed a concert comprised of over 40 musicians, a mixed orchestral ensemble, a string quartet, a solo piano piece, a trio, a choir, two film scores, two jazz standards and three original fusion rock pieces. Paul has been teaching piano for over 10 years and works well with students age 5 and up. He is passionate about sharing his musical knowledge and incorporates classical, blues, Latin and jazz in his lessons.

Paul (Has openings)

Teacher Larry is an accomplished music educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. His diverse musical background and extensive musical experience make him an ideal teacher. Larry has signed with/recorded for Warner Bros., Rounder, and Rhino record companies. As a published songwriter (ASCAP) he has had his music placed in film, television, with Pandora, with MUZAK, and recorded by various artists. He has written, recorded, and produced, 6 indie CDs, has toured extensively throughout the U.S., and has shared the stage with a long list of popular recording artists. He enjoys teaching students of all ages, from beginning to advanced, tailoring lessons to each individual’s needs and goals. Larry has also recently written and teaches two comprehensive courses in songwriting. He has taught guitar students and songwriting students who have gone on to play professionally, record and perform their own original music, and has worked with students who were signed recording artists. Larry is currently teaches at New Mozart School of Music as well as Sf. Community Music Center.  

Teacher Larry is an accomplished music educator with over 20 years of teaching experience. His diverse musical background and extensive musical experience make him an ideal teacher. Larry has signed with/recorded for Warner Bros., Rounder, and Rhino record companies. As a published songwriter (ASCAP) he has had his music placed in film, television, with Pandora, with MUZAK, and recorded by various artists. He has written, recorded, and produced, 6 indie CDs, has toured extensively throughout the U.S., and has shared the stage with a long list of popular recording artists. He enjoys teaching students of all ages, from beginning to advanced, tailoring lessons to each individual’s needs and goals. Larry has also recently written and teaches two comprehensive courses in songwriting. He has taught guitar students and songwriting students who have gone on to play professionally, record and perform their own original music, and has worked with students who were signed recording artists. Larry is currently teaches at New Mozart School of Music as well as Sf. Community Music Center.  

Larry (Has openings)

Teacher Patrick has studied piano, guitar, voice and percussion through various schools, including School of The Arts High School and San Francisco State University, as well as piano lessons with jazz masters such as Mark Little, Smith Dobson, Carlos Federico, and currently John Calloway. He teaches all ages and truly believes that he's been teaching informally since his rock days as a teenager at age 15. Formally, he has been teaching privately for about ten years, and has been with New Mozart School since 2007. Also, he is a professional musician and has been playing with various groups for the last twelve years, including his own band, Mascabeza, and others such as Benny Belard's band, Avance, Los Rumberos, and many more.

Teacher Patrick has studied piano, guitar, voice and percussion through various schools, including School of The Arts High School and San Francisco State University, as well as piano lessons with jazz masters such as Mark Little, Smith Dobson, Carlos Federico, and currently John Calloway. He teaches all ages and truly believes that he's been teaching informally since his rock days as a teenager at age 15. Formally, he has been teaching privately for about ten years, and has been with New Mozart School since 2007. Also, he is a professional musician and has been playing with various groups for the last twelve years, including his own band, Mascabeza, and others such as Benny Belard's band, Avance, Los Rumberos, and many more.

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Teacher Vincent has a tremendous background as a music educator, drawing on over thirty years of experience working in the music world. By the time Vincent graduated high school, he began touring with Rodney Franklin (a CBS Records artist) and performing with a variety of other local blues, rock, and Caribbean bands for over ten years. He also spent a number of years playing with the Navy Band throughout the Mediterranean. For the past fifteen years, Vincent has dedicated much of his time to teaching students of many ages and skill levels. His teaching experience includes classes in guitar at the Lincoln Child Center for children with special needs, the Albany Community Center, Cazadero Music Camp, Harmony School, and the Black Pine Circle School, as well as private lessons from his studio in downtown Berkeley. His students have gone on to study music themselves at prestigious universities!

Teacher Vincent has a tremendous background as a music educator, drawing on over thirty years of experience working in the music world. By the time Vincent graduated high school, he began touring with Rodney Franklin (a CBS Records artist) and performing with a variety of other local blues, rock, and Caribbean bands for over ten years. He also spent a number of years playing with the Navy Band throughout the Mediterranean. For the past fifteen years, Vincent has dedicated much of his time to teaching students of many ages and skill levels. His teaching experience includes classes in guitar at the Lincoln Child Center for children with special needs, the Albany Community Center, Cazadero Music Camp, Harmony School, and the Black Pine Circle School, as well as private lessons from his studio in downtown Berkeley. His students have gone on to study music themselves at prestigious universities!

Vincent (Has openings)


FLUTE/SAXOPHONE

Teacher Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist who loves sharing her passion for music with all ages! She began playing flute & organ at age 7, and added saxes at age 15. Barbara has a M.A. in Music Composition and has performed in every solo & ensemble format imaginable for over 40 years. Her teaching approach aims to develop proper technique through scales and exercises, while delving deeper into musicianship through learning solo pieces. She enjoys playing side-by-side with students to help them model phrasing and intonation, and has a keen sense of how posture can aid in sound production. Barbara is an experienced teacher. She has taught in after-school programs in Los Gatos and is currently flute/sax coach for Russell Middle School (Milpitas). She has also led the San Jose State University Flute Choir in concert, as well as San Jose Youth Symphony’s “Avant” Flute Choir in rehearsals and summer camp concert. She recently played in San Jose Musical Theater’s production of the Wizard of Oz, and has the privilege of joining the masterful world-fusion group “Sitar Power” when they expand in orchestration.

Teacher Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist who loves sharing her passion for music with all ages! She began playing flute & organ at age 7, and added saxes at age 15. Barbara has a M.A. in Music Composition and has performed in every solo & ensemble format imaginable for over 40 years. Her teaching approach aims to develop proper technique through scales and exercises, while delving deeper into musicianship through learning solo pieces. She enjoys playing side-by-side with students to help them model phrasing and intonation, and has a keen sense of how posture can aid in sound production. Barbara is an experienced teacher. She has taught in after-school programs in Los Gatos and is currently flute/sax coach for Russell Middle School (Milpitas). She has also led the San Jose State University Flute Choir in concert, as well as San Jose Youth Symphony’s “Avant” Flute Choir in rehearsals and summer camp concert. She recently played in San Jose Musical Theater’s production of the Wizard of Oz, and has the privilege of joining the masterful world-fusion group “Sitar Power” when they expand in orchestration.

Barbara (Has openings)

SAXOPHONE

Teacher Eric established Redwood Symphony in 1985 after receiving his Doctorate in Conducting from Stanford in 1985. His teachers have included Samuel Krachmalnick, Paul Vermel and Andor Toth. He has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, several Bay Area orchestras and choruses, and with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Ramshead Productions at Stanford, and the Cañada College Drama Department. Dr. Kujawsky made his Davies Symphony Hall debut with Redwood Symphony and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in June of 1996. He is equally at home with symphony, opera, musical comedy or jazz, and is recognized as one of the Bay Area's foremost conductors. Eric is an experienced teacher who has worked with students of all ages and levels.

Teacher Eric established Redwood Symphony in 1985 after receiving his Doctorate in Conducting from Stanford in 1985. His teachers have included Samuel Krachmalnick, Paul Vermel and Andor Toth. He has performed with the Aspen Music Festival, several Bay Area orchestras and choruses, and with TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Ramshead Productions at Stanford, and the Cañada College Drama Department. Dr. Kujawsky made his Davies Symphony Hall debut with Redwood Symphony and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus in June of 1996. He is equally at home with symphony, opera, musical comedy or jazz, and is recognized as one of the Bay Area's foremost conductors. Eric is an experienced teacher who has worked with students of all ages and levels.

Dr. Eric (FULL)

 

 

VOICE

Our voice teachers work with beginners to professional singers.  We include healthy singing techniques in every lesson so that students can successfully sing any genre of music.  Our students have appeared on national TV, numerous musical theatre and opera productions. 

 
Teacher Diane teaches students who range from beginners to professional singers. Her students have received awards from NATS, and have gone on to professional acting and performing careers. She has also been teaching with New Mozart School since 2004. On top of her busy teaching schedule, Diane maintains a full performance schedSule in the Bay Area. She made her Solo Opera debut as Monica in The Medium and later appeared as Lucy in The Telephone and Laetitia in The Old Maid and The Thief. She appeared with Mission City Opera as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah and as Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte. Her past performances include Olympia in North Bay Opera's Les Contes d'Hoffman, Frasquita in Bay Shore Lyric Opera's Carmen and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Capitol Opera of Sacramento. She was a winner in the 2002 San Jose Opera Guild vocal competition and appeared as a guest artist with the SJSU symphony as the Queen of the Night in a program of excerpts from The Magic Flute!

Teacher Diane teaches students who range from beginners to professional singers. Her students have received awards from NATS, and have gone on to professional acting and performing careers. She has also been teaching with New Mozart School since 2004. On top of her busy teaching schedule, Diane maintains a full performance schedSule in the Bay Area. She made her Solo Opera debut as Monica in The Medium and later appeared as Lucy in The Telephone and Laetitia in The Old Maid and The Thief. She appeared with Mission City Opera as the soprano soloist in Handel's Messiah and as Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte. Her past performances include Olympia in North Bay Opera's Les Contes d'Hoffman, Frasquita in Bay Shore Lyric Opera's Carmen and the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with Capitol Opera of Sacramento. She was a winner in the 2002 San Jose Opera Guild vocal competition and appeared as a guest artist with the SJSU symphony as the Queen of the Night in a program of excerpts from The Magic Flute!

Diane (Has openings)

Teacher Valerie is a dramatic mezzo-soprano whose passion is in singing songs that enrapture the heart and mind, especially in the classical styles of Old Europe as well as with modern music. She is the Director of Music at Coast Chapel in Santa Cruz and is also a singer-songwriter whose music is an inspired blend of different genres; She is currently in the process of recording her music. Valerie has extensive experience in working with children of all ages with music, and in other various capacities. Her private piano lessons follow the Alfred Piano Method and use the concepts of the Suzuki Piano Method for playing techniques. Her voice lessons are a flexible blend of the student's desired studies as well as proper vocal exercises and techniques that will encourage a healthy development of the individual's voice over time.

Teacher Valerie is a dramatic mezzo-soprano whose passion is in singing songs that enrapture the heart and mind, especially in the classical styles of Old Europe as well as with modern music. She is the Director of Music at Coast Chapel in Santa Cruz and is also a singer-songwriter whose music is an inspired blend of different genres; She is currently in the process of recording her music. Valerie has extensive experience in working with children of all ages with music, and in other various capacities. Her private piano lessons follow the Alfred Piano Method and use the concepts of the Suzuki Piano Method for playing techniques. Her voice lessons are a flexible blend of the student's desired studies as well as proper vocal exercises and techniques that will encourage a healthy development of the individual's voice over time.

Valerie (FULL)

Teacher Alicia has over thirteen years of experience working with children to create an inspiring musical experience and to help students achieve their musical potential. She teaches both piano and voice and is a stellar accompanist. Alicia brings her extensive background in music instruction and an innate ability to connect with students. She understands that children are emotional performers and channels this energy into great music. Alicia holds a BA in Music and a minor in Jazz from UC Santa Cruz. She has taught as a music instructor at the Montessori school in Santa Cruz and privately. She also accompanied numerous choirs at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Alicia is acutely aware of her students’ unique personalities and their individual needs, and will develop a finely tuned plan to enrich and educate so that students can reach their highest potential! She enthusiastically welcomes parental involvement as she believes it is vital to students’ musical growth. She looks forward to creative collaborations for years to come!

Teacher Alicia has over thirteen years of experience working with children to create an inspiring musical experience and to help students achieve their musical potential. She teaches both piano and voice and is a stellar accompanist. Alicia brings her extensive background in music instruction and an innate ability to connect with students. She understands that children are emotional performers and channels this energy into great music. Alicia holds a BA in Music and a minor in Jazz from UC Santa Cruz. She has taught as a music instructor at the Montessori school in Santa Cruz and privately. She also accompanied numerous choirs at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Alicia is acutely aware of her students’ unique personalities and their individual needs, and will develop a finely tuned plan to enrich and educate so that students can reach their highest potential! She enthusiastically welcomes parental involvement as she believes it is vital to students’ musical growth. She looks forward to creative collaborations for years to come!

Alicia (FULL)

Teacher Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist who loves sharing her passion for music with all ages! She began playing flute & organ at age 7, and added saxes at age 15. Barbara has a M.A. in Music Composition and has performed in every solo & ensemble format imaginable for over 40 years. Her teaching approach aims to develop proper technique through scales and exercises, while delving deeper into musicianship through learning solo pieces. She enjoys playing side-by-side with students to help them model phrasing and intonation, and has a keen sense of how posture can aid in sound production. Barbara is an experienced teacher. She has taught in after-school programs in Los Gatos and is currently flute/sax coach for Russell Middle School (Milpitas). She has also led the San Jose State University Flute Choir in concert, as well as San Jose Youth Symphony’s “Avant” Flute Choir in rehearsals and summer camp concert. She recently played in San Jose Musical Theater’s production of the Wizard of Oz, and has the privilege of joining the masterful world-fusion group “Sitar Power” when they expand in orchestration.

Teacher Barbara is a multi-instrumentalist who loves sharing her passion for music with all ages! She began playing flute & organ at age 7, and added saxes at age 15. Barbara has a M.A. in Music Composition and has performed in every solo & ensemble format imaginable for over 40 years. Her teaching approach aims to develop proper technique through scales and exercises, while delving deeper into musicianship through learning solo pieces. She enjoys playing side-by-side with students to help them model phrasing and intonation, and has a keen sense of how posture can aid in sound production. Barbara is an experienced teacher. She has taught in after-school programs in Los Gatos and is currently flute/sax coach for Russell Middle School (Milpitas). She has also led the San Jose State University Flute Choir in concert, as well as San Jose Youth Symphony’s “Avant” Flute Choir in rehearsals and summer camp concert. She recently played in San Jose Musical Theater’s production of the Wizard of Oz, and has the privilege of joining the masterful world-fusion group “Sitar Power” when they expand in orchestration.

Barbara (FULL)

Teacher Varvara was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music majoring in Piano Performance and holds a Theater History Degree from St. Petersburg Theater Academy. She continued her Vocal Studies at St. Petersburg State Conservatory. As a piano teacher, Varvara has more than 25 years of experience teaching privately and at the Special Music School #18 in St.Petersburg, Russia. She teaches all ages, from beginning students to adults. Varvara had developed an extensive concert career as vocalist and collaborative pianist. Recent singing highlights include International Music Festival “Spanish Nights” and production of L’arbore di Diana by Martin y Soler, series of thematic recitals at Yusupov Palace and St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, performances at Dutch and Polish consulates, and recitals at Sheremetev Palace and Rimsky-Korsakov Museum. She also recorded CD of songs “Music for a While” with Tatiana Shtoda. Varvara performed the role of Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo for the Opera Academy of California and also sang recitals at Bellevue Club in Oakland, St.Michael’s Ukranian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, Zion Lutheran Church in Piedmont and Bon Vivant in Palo Alto, CA. This April she was the Chorus Master in West Edge Opera production of Donizetti’s Poliuto.

Teacher Varvara was born in St.Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from Rimsky-Korsakov College of Music majoring in Piano Performance and holds a Theater History Degree from St. Petersburg Theater Academy. She continued her Vocal Studies at St. Petersburg State Conservatory. As a piano teacher, Varvara has more than 25 years of experience teaching privately and at the Special Music School #18 in St.Petersburg, Russia. She teaches all ages, from beginning students to adults. Varvara had developed an extensive concert career as vocalist and collaborative pianist. Recent singing highlights include International Music Festival “Spanish Nights” and production of L’arbore di Diana by Martin y Soler, series of thematic recitals at Yusupov Palace and St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, performances at Dutch and Polish consulates, and recitals at Sheremetev Palace and Rimsky-Korsakov Museum. She also recorded CD of songs “Music for a While” with Tatiana Shtoda. Varvara performed the role of Ilia in Mozart’s Idomeneo for the Opera Academy of California and also sang recitals at Bellevue Club in Oakland, St.Michael’s Ukranian Orthodox Church in San Francisco, Zion Lutheran Church in Piedmont and Bon Vivant in Palo Alto, CA. This April she was the Chorus Master in West Edge Opera production of Donizetti’s Poliuto.

Varvara (Has openings)

 

 

HARMONY ROAD

All of our Harmony Road teachers are experienced in working with young children and have Harmony Road Certification.  They were trained at Princeton, Juilliard, Mozarteum among others.  Check out the Harmony Road schedule to enroll in this internationally acclaimed piano foucsed group program for children 3-7. 

 
Teacher Valerie is a dramatic mezzo-soprano whose passion is in singing songs that enrapture the heart and mind, especially in the classical styles of Old Europe as well as with modern music. She is the Director of Music at Coast Chapel in Santa Cruz and is also a singer-songwriter whose music is an inspired blend of different genres; She is currently in the process of recording her music. Valerie has extensive experience in working with children of all ages with music, and in other various capacities. Her private piano lessons follow the Alfred Piano Method and use the concepts of the Suzuki Piano Method for playing techniques. Her voice lessons are a flexible blend of the student's desired studies as well as proper vocal exercises and techniques that will encourage a healthy development of the individual's voice over time.

Teacher Valerie is a dramatic mezzo-soprano whose passion is in singing songs that enrapture the heart and mind, especially in the classical styles of Old Europe as well as with modern music. She is the Director of Music at Coast Chapel in Santa Cruz and is also a singer-songwriter whose music is an inspired blend of different genres; She is currently in the process of recording her music. Valerie has extensive experience in working with children of all ages with music, and in other various capacities. Her private piano lessons follow the Alfred Piano Method and use the concepts of the Suzuki Piano Method for playing techniques. Her voice lessons are a flexible blend of the student's desired studies as well as proper vocal exercises and techniques that will encourage a healthy development of the individual's voice over time.

Valerie

Teacher Alicia has over thirteen years of experience working with children to create an inspiring musical experience and to help students achieve their musical potential. She teaches both piano and voice and is a stellar accompanist. Alicia brings her extensive background in music instruction and an innate ability to connect with students. She understands that children are emotional performers and channels this energy into great music. Alicia holds a BA in Music and a minor in Jazz from UC Santa Cruz. She has taught as a music instructor at the Montessori school in Santa Cruz and privately. She also accompanied numerous choirs at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Alicia is acutely aware of her students’ unique personalities and their individual needs, and will develop a finely tuned plan to enrich and educate so that students can reach their highest potential! She enthusiastically welcomes parental involvement as she believes it is vital to students’ musical growth. She looks forward to creative collaborations for years to come!

Teacher Alicia has over thirteen years of experience working with children to create an inspiring musical experience and to help students achieve their musical potential. She teaches both piano and voice and is a stellar accompanist. Alicia brings her extensive background in music instruction and an innate ability to connect with students. She understands that children are emotional performers and channels this energy into great music. Alicia holds a BA in Music and a minor in Jazz from UC Santa Cruz. She has taught as a music instructor at the Montessori school in Santa Cruz and privately. She also accompanied numerous choirs at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. Alicia is acutely aware of her students’ unique personalities and their individual needs, and will develop a finely tuned plan to enrich and educate so that students can reach their highest potential! She enthusiastically welcomes parental involvement as she believes it is vital to students’ musical growth. She looks forward to creative collaborations for years to come!

Alicia

Teacher Sarah holds her Masters in Music History from Princeton University, where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Music History. Voice is her main instrument and piano a strong second, with specialized experience in baroque and classical styles. As a mother herself, inspired by her own experiences and education, she began to question what method of instruction would be best for her daughter, who has an obvious keen ear toward music. She is well-versed, knowledgeable in all aspects of music and is excited to teach New Mozart students in a way that keeps them inspired to further their development in the language of music for years to come. Teacher Sarah brings years of musical experience, sensitivity to young children’s learning, and a passion for teaching.

Teacher Sarah holds her Masters in Music History from Princeton University, where she is currently pursuing her PhD in Music History. Voice is her main instrument and piano a strong second, with specialized experience in baroque and classical styles. As a mother herself, inspired by her own experiences and education, she began to question what method of instruction would be best for her daughter, who has an obvious keen ear toward music. She is well-versed, knowledgeable in all aspects of music and is excited to teach New Mozart students in a way that keeps them inspired to further their development in the language of music for years to come. Teacher Sarah brings years of musical experience, sensitivity to young children’s learning, and a passion for teaching.

Sarah

 
 
 

Our Current and Formal Instructors Have Studied at the Following Top Music Institutions

 
 

Juilliard School of Music
Yale University
Oberlin Conservatory
Manhattan School of Music
New England Conservatory of Music
Guildhall School of Music
Cambridge University
Indiana University                       

 

Eastman School of Music
Northwestern University
Carnegie Mellon University
Brown University
Moscow Conservatory
St. Petersberg Conservatory
Royal Academy of Music
Princeton University

Trinity College of Music
Cleveland Institute of Music
University of Southern California
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
Berklee College of Music
Mozarteum, Salzburg
Royal Conservaotry, The Hague  
Musik Akademie Basel