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.

Patrick

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 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

Teacher Clare discovered her passion for music when she was just 4 years old. Beginning with piano and later learning to play other instruments, she decided to become a music teacher to share her love of music. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in music education with an emphasis in Kodály from Holy Names University. She has been teaching piano to young beginners for almost 30 years, emphasizing her teaching philosophy of encouragement and positive reinforcement. In addition to her work as a piano teacher and freelance accompanist, she is an operatic singer who has led a number of choirs in the Bay Area.

Clare

Teacher Jonathan is a Bay Area saxophonist, composer and educator. Born and raised in San Francisco, he attended the SF School of the Arts, San Jose State University and the Manhattan School of Music for graduate work. Jonathan received honors as a California Arts Scholar, California Pre-Doctoral Scholar and was awarded scholarships from the Organization of Filipino educators, SJSU school of music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has played in Paris for a special concert and has also performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Festival, the SF Filipino Jazz Festival, and at the Great American Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Kuumbwa and Kimble’s. Bautista has played with James Williams, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, and others, as well as with the Monterey Bay Symphony, the Monterey Wind Symphony and the San Jose Symphony. He has studied both classical and jazz repertoire with Melecio Magdaluyo, William Trimble, Dr. Paul Cohen and Bobby Watson. Bautista performs regularly throughout the Bay Area and is available for clinics, coaching, and lessons in his woodwind studio. Jonathan plays and teaches woodwinds specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute as well as piano. Jonathan is trained in both classical and jazz repertoire and is equally accomplished in both. He also teaches music theory, jazz harmony, improvisation and is comfortable with all musical levels and ages. In addition to private lessons, Jonathan offers group classes including beginning woodwind ensemble, jazz combo and saxophone ensemble. He has taught at San Jose State University, the SF School of the Arts, the Jazz School in Berkeley, Redwood Middle School in Los Gatos, and schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District and San Jose Unified School District.

Teacher Jonathan is a Bay Area saxophonist, composer and educator. Born and raised in San Francisco, he attended the SF School of the Arts, San Jose State University and the Manhattan School of Music for graduate work. Jonathan received honors as a California Arts Scholar, California Pre-Doctoral Scholar and was awarded scholarships from the Organization of Filipino educators, SJSU school of music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has played in Paris for a special concert and has also performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Festival, the SF Filipino Jazz Festival, and at the Great American Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Kuumbwa and Kimble’s. Bautista has played with James Williams, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, and others, as well as with the Monterey Bay Symphony, the Monterey Wind Symphony and the San Jose Symphony. He has studied both classical and jazz repertoire with Melecio Magdaluyo, William Trimble, Dr. Paul Cohen and Bobby Watson. Bautista performs regularly throughout the Bay Area and is available for clinics, coaching, and lessons in his woodwind studio. Jonathan plays and teaches woodwinds specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute as well as piano. Jonathan is trained in both classical and jazz repertoire and is equally accomplished in both. He also teaches music theory, jazz harmony, improvisation and is comfortable with all musical levels and ages. In addition to private lessons, Jonathan offers group classes including beginning woodwind ensemble, jazz combo and saxophone ensemble. He has taught at San Jose State University, the SF School of the Arts, the Jazz School in Berkeley, Redwood Middle School in Los Gatos, and schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District and San Jose Unified School District.

Jonathan

Teacher Julia  grew up in a musical family, studying violin and piano, and went on to receive a Bachelors degree at  Biola Conservatory of Music  , and Masters degree from  Florida State University , both in Vocal Performance.  Julia performs regularly in opera and concert, most recently as the High Priestess in Aida, and as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Verismo Opera. She was also featured as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra last year, and is a member of the Opera San José chorus,     As a choral singer, she sung at the esteemed Tanglewood Music Festival in works including Falla’s La Vida Breve, Berlioz’ Damnation de Faust, and the world premiere of Harbison’s Koussevitsky Said. She also appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Boston Symphony Hall.  .Julia is equally at home in the contemporary and commercial industry. While in Southern California, she worked as a session vocalist for radio and television, most notably a guest performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Julia began teaching as a graduate assistant at Florida State University, where she worked with students in classical, broadway and contemporary repertoire. She maintained a successful private voice and piano studio for five years in Boston, and is a sought after coach and clinician for local California high school vocal ensembles. She believes in a strong technical foundation for her students, which stems from her classical background, but is also experienced in pop and contemporary music. Julia is also a superb choice for students wishing to combine piano and voice studies.

Teacher Julia grew up in a musical family, studying violin and piano, and went on to receive a Bachelors degree at Biola Conservatory of Music , and Masters degree from Florida State University, both in Vocal Performance.

Julia performs regularly in opera and concert, most recently as the High Priestess in Aida, and as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Verismo Opera. She was also featured as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra last year, and is a member of the Opera San José chorus,


As a choral singer, she sung at the esteemed Tanglewood Music Festival in works including Falla’s La Vida Breve, Berlioz’ Damnation de Faust, and the world premiere of Harbison’s Koussevitsky Said. She also appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Boston Symphony Hall.

.Julia is equally at home in the contemporary and commercial industry. While in Southern California, she worked as a session vocalist for radio and television, most notably a guest performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Julia began teaching as a graduate assistant at Florida State University, where she worked with students in classical, broadway and contemporary repertoire. She maintained a successful private voice and piano studio for five years in Boston, and is a sought after coach and clinician for local California high school vocal ensembles. She believes in a strong technical foundation for her students, which stems from her classical background, but is also experienced in pop and contemporary music. Julia is also a superb choice for students wishing to combine piano and voice studies.

Julia

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

Teacher Victoria carefully crafts her lessons to each students’ needs, passing on her love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. With almost ten years of teaching experience, she brings a unique flare that is both motivating and highly successful in helping her students achieve their goals. Whether it be musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, or classical, Victoria prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills for the stage or studio.  Alongside teaching, Victoria pursues her passion as an active classical singer, performing opera throughout the United States. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest in 2016, playing the role of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Her most recent operatic roles include: Annina in Strauss II's "A Night in Venice", Susanna from Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro", Esmeralda from Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride", and Lauretta from Puccini’s "Gianni Schicchi.” Over the years, Victoria has taken First Place at the 2014 Classical Singer Regional Vocal Competition and at the 2012 NATS Vocal Competition as well as Second Place at the 2012 Reiman Opera Competition.

Teacher Victoria carefully crafts her lessons to each students’ needs, passing on her love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. With almost ten years of teaching experience, she brings a unique flare that is both motivating and highly successful in helping her students achieve their goals. Whether it be musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, or classical, Victoria prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills for the stage or studio.

Alongside teaching, Victoria pursues her passion as an active classical singer, performing opera throughout the United States. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest in 2016, playing the role of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Her most recent operatic roles include: Annina in Strauss II's "A Night in Venice", Susanna from Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro", Esmeralda from Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride", and Lauretta from Puccini’s "Gianni Schicchi.” Over the years, Victoria has taken First Place at the 2014 Classical Singer Regional Vocal Competition and at the 2012 NATS Vocal Competition as well as Second Place at the 2012 Reiman Opera Competition.

Victoria

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 Eli  is a performer, composer, and teacher with over twenty years of experience. After growing up in the SF Bay Area and developing a general musical background on several instruments and musical styles, Eli attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, then specialized in Solo Classical Guitar at San Francisco State University. Eli helps students identify their own interests and goals while ensuring a solid foundation in musical knowledge and instrument skills. Eli received Professional Diploma in Music from Berklee College of Music & Master of Music degree from San Francisco State University.

Teacher Eli is a performer, composer, and teacher with over twenty years of experience. After growing up in the SF Bay Area and developing a general musical background on several instruments and musical styles, Eli attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, then specialized in Solo Classical Guitar at San Francisco State University. Eli helps students identify their own interests and goals while ensuring a solid foundation in musical knowledge and instrument skills. Eli received Professional Diploma in Music from Berklee College of Music & Master of Music degree from San Francisco State University.

Eli

 

 

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. 

 
Dr. Ilias  (pronounced E-LEE-US) is a pianist, composer, and musicologist trained in Greece, England, and at Stanford University. A Stanford lecturer since 2005, he has also appeared as soloist and accompanist in local music theater productions, and has released four albums of instrumental music. He has been teaching the piano and music theory since his undergraduate years. He is joining the NMS after two years in Europe's musical capital, Berlin. His personal homage to Mozart is titled "Music Box":   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILDNXLEuF34

Dr. Ilias (pronounced E-LEE-US) is a pianist, composer, and musicologist trained in Greece, England, and at Stanford University. A Stanford lecturer since 2005, he has also appeared as soloist and accompanist in local music theater productions, and has released four albums of instrumental music. He has been teaching the piano and music theory since his undergraduate years. He is joining the NMS after two years in Europe's musical capital, Berlin. His personal homage to Mozart is titled "Music Box":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILDNXLEuF34

Dr. Ilias

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

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

Teacher Marcia —a professional pianist, composer, and dedicated instructor—shares New Mozart’s common goal of spreading the joy of music to students of all ages and levels. She likes to inspire young children’s interest in music through stories and games, and shows all her students how an understanding of music theory can help them make arrangements of songs and compositions of their own. Marcia has an M.A. in piano performance from Dominican University, and studied classical piano with Peggy Salkind and Aiko Onishi, jazz piano with Mark Levine, and composition and world music with W. A. Mathieu. She has taught piano for over 20 years in a variety of settings: in her private music studio (with many of her students taking part in Certificate of Merit), in music schools (at the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley most recently), and in colleges—at Santa Rosa Jr. College for 16 years, and Dominican University for 12 years, where she taught piano and music theory. A highlight of her time at Dominican was receiving a grant to stage her short chamber opera in which students and community members participated alongside faculty and professional musicians, making for an enriching collaborative experience. Since playing with other musicians can be so rewarding, she encourages her students to play duets and chamber music with friends.

Teacher Marcia—a professional pianist, composer, and dedicated instructor—shares New Mozart’s common goal of spreading the joy of music to students of all ages and levels. She likes to inspire young children’s interest in music through stories and games, and shows all her students how an understanding of music theory can help them make arrangements of songs and compositions of their own. Marcia has an M.A. in piano performance from Dominican University, and studied classical piano with Peggy Salkind and Aiko Onishi, jazz piano with Mark Levine, and composition and world music with W. A. Mathieu. She has taught piano for over 20 years in a variety of settings: in her private music studio (with many of her students taking part in Certificate of Merit), in music schools (at the Crowden Music Center in Berkeley most recently), and in colleges—at Santa Rosa Jr. College for 16 years, and Dominican University for 12 years, where she taught piano and music theory. A highlight of her time at Dominican was receiving a grant to stage her short chamber opera in which students and community members participated alongside faculty and professional musicians, making for an enriching collaborative experience. Since playing with other musicians can be so rewarding, she encourages her students to play duets and chamber music with friends.

Marcia

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.

Larisa

Dr. Nai-Yu  is a dedicated pianist and teacher with professional training, an upbeat personality and a great love of children. Dr. Nai-Yu began her teaching in her native Taiwan while still in college and has continued developing her passion for education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Kansas through teaching projects with Prof. Sophie Gilmson and Dr. Scott McBride Smith. In these projects Nai-Yu’s students of all ages have continually won praise from the director for their improved skills in music reading, technique, and memorization and they been invited to perform in the honors recitals every semester. In addition, she volunteered to teach piano lessons for underprivileged elementary school students.  As a performer Dr. Nai-Yu has won several piano competitions including National Student Music Competition, Taiwan KAWAI Piano Competition, and being named as a finalist in the Grieg International Young Artist Competition. She received her bachelor’s degree from a top ranked music school in Taiwan, master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and doctoral degree at the University of Kansas under the instruction of Dr. Jack Winerock. She was selected as scholarship recipients during her studies both in Texas and Kansas. She has been regularly giving community recitals, and performing in master classes and music festivals in the United States, Europe and Asia. She also collaborates with various ensembles such as chamber music, choir and new music ensemble

Dr. Nai-Yu is a dedicated pianist and teacher with professional training, an upbeat personality and a great love of children. Dr. Nai-Yu began her teaching in her native Taiwan while still in college and has continued developing her passion for education at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Kansas through teaching projects with Prof. Sophie Gilmson and Dr. Scott McBride Smith. In these projects Nai-Yu’s students of all ages have continually won praise from the director for their improved skills in music reading, technique, and memorization and they been invited to perform in the honors recitals every semester. In addition, she volunteered to teach piano lessons for underprivileged elementary school students.

As a performer Dr. Nai-Yu has won several piano competitions including National Student Music Competition, Taiwan KAWAI Piano Competition, and being named as a finalist in the Grieg International Young Artist Competition. She received her bachelor’s degree from a top ranked music school in Taiwan, master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and doctoral degree at the University of Kansas under the instruction of Dr. Jack Winerock. She was selected as scholarship recipients during her studies both in Texas and Kansas. She has been regularly giving community recitals, and performing in master classes and music festivals in the United States, Europe and Asia. She also collaborates with various ensembles such as chamber music, choir and new music ensemble

Dr. Nai-Yu

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

Teacher Paul  received his BM from the SF Conservatory of Music, and furthered his studies in ethno-musicology in Berlin at the Universitaet der Kunst, and the history of western music theory and Schenkerian analysis in Vienna at the Universitaet fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst.  He is a sought after freelance accompanist for singers, choirs and string players performing standard repertoire as well as contemporary standards. He has worked in a variety of pedagogical settings as accompanist/performer.  Paul is a patient teacher who has worked with young children as well as advanced pianists and currently teaches at the Community Music Center in San Francisco and at New Mozart School of Music.

Teacher Paul received his BM from the SF Conservatory of Music, and furthered
his studies in ethno-musicology in Berlin at the Universitaet der Kunst, and the history of western music theory and Schenkerian
analysis in Vienna at the Universitaet fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst.

He is a sought after freelance accompanist for singers, choirs and string players performing standard repertoire as well as contemporary standards. He has worked in a variety of pedagogical settings as accompanist/performer.

Paul is a patient teacher who has worked with young children as well as advanced pianists and currently teaches at the Community Music Center in San Francisco and at New Mozart School of Music.

Paul

Teacher Susan  has over twenty years of experience teaching privately to both children and adults of all ages and abilities. She has taught in the Classroom as an Elementary School Music Supervisor as well as Jr. College Music Instructor. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Music from Boston University College of Music and a Masters Degree. She is credentialed to teach Music both in Massachussetts and California and is trained in Classical and Jazz Piano as well. Besides being trained by first-rate Artists, she has performed in various venues including the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. As a professional Pianist and Teacher, she feels that good and helpful interaction between student and teacher is of utmost importance so that the love and joy of Music instills the desire to learn.

Teacher Susan has over twenty years of experience teaching privately to both children and adults of all ages and abilities. She has taught in the Classroom as an Elementary School Music Supervisor as well as Jr. College Music Instructor. Her degrees include a Bachelor of Music from Boston University College of Music and a Masters Degree. She is credentialed to teach Music both in Massachussetts and California and is trained in Classical and Jazz Piano as well. Besides being trained by first-rate Artists, she has performed in various venues including the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. As a professional Pianist and Teacher, she feels that good and helpful interaction between student and teacher is of utmost importance so that the love and joy of Music instills the desire to learn.

Susan

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

Dr. 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 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)

Dr. 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 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)

Dr. Sharon

Teacher Xiaolin  is an accomplished pianist and teacher who brings passion and enthusiasm whether she is performing or teaching. She received a BM in Music Education from the School of Music, San Francisco State University and Child Development Studies Certificate. In addition to her many years of experience performing and teaching, she is still an active member of Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) which allows her to continually grow as a teacher and educator to better encourage her students.  She provides piano education for all levels of students to succeed as independent learners who are lifelong musicians. She loves creating great relationships with all of her students through her highly individualized piano teaching approach while offering lessons that are both fun and challenging.  Teacher Xiaolin believes that every individual has a different and unique way of learning and so she adapts her teaching method/style based on the needs of each and every student. Over the years, many of her students have passed the ABRSM piano and music theory exams (up to Grade 8).

Teacher Xiaolin is an accomplished pianist and teacher who brings passion and enthusiasm whether she is performing or teaching. She received a BM in Music Education from the School of Music, San Francisco State University and Child Development Studies Certificate. In addition to her many years of experience performing and teaching, she is still an active member of Music Teachers' Association of California (MTAC) which allows her to continually grow as a teacher and educator to better encourage her students.

She provides piano education for all levels of students to succeed as independent learners who are lifelong musicians. She loves creating great relationships with all of her students through her highly individualized piano teaching approach while offering lessons that are both fun and challenging.

Teacher Xiaolin believes that every individual has a different and unique way of learning and so she adapts her teaching method/style based on the needs of each and every
student. Over the years, many of her students have passed the ABRSM piano and music theory exams (up to Grade 8).

Xiaolin


 

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

Teacher Kymber , violinist, arranger and teacher has a varied music career in opera orchestra, chamber music, new music, rock, and folk music. With the support of her teacher, Dana Mazurkevich (a student of David Oistrakh), she earned her master's degree from Boston University with an emphasis in performance. In addition to playing and recording in various musical styles throughout her home state of Illinois, she has played internationally in halls such as Schloss Mirabell, Wiener Musikverein, His Majesty's Theatre, and Boston Symphony Hall. She has also performed at the Ravinia Music Festival, Aberdeen Music Festival, and Schlern International Music Festival,where she had the honor of playing for Zhakar Brohn.  In recent years, Kymber has had the honor to work under and collaborate with composers such as Mike Stoller (from Leiber and Stoller “Hound Dog, Yakety Yak, Stand By Me”), Artie Butler (Barbra Streisand’s Here’s to Life, the arranger and producer of What a Wonderful World), and Mark Volkert (retired, long-standing Assistant Concertmaster of San Francisco Symphony). Additionally, she has explored and performed Balkan music, performed with the classic rock band KANSAS, and performed as concertmaster with Iranian-hit music singer MOEIN.  Currently, she is a Fellow at NorCal Music Festival and frequents playing with New Ballet San Jose Orchestra, Russian Chamber Orchestra, and Cambrian Symphony. For fun, she enjoys playing Irish music in local sessions and her Cretan Lyra.  As an educator, Kymber is a motivating, exciting and challenging violin teacher. She thrives on the challenge to help her students make connections with their instruments and music. While she loves the excitement that music gives each of us, she does expect practice at home and complete focus in her studio. That being said, she is proud of all her students from celebrating and new scale learned, mastering a bow stroke, to the completion of an audition. In addition to a skeletal Suzuki method approach, she includes building all types of musical knowledge such as technique and aural training through fun exercises and other outside resources based on the student’s age and level of playing. She encourages imagination and abstract concepts like speed, musical feeling, and weight in music to all her students. She is also very encouraging of parents becoming involved in the music making process with their child at home.

Teacher Kymber, violinist, arranger and teacher has a varied music career in opera orchestra, chamber music, new music, rock, and folk music. With the support of her teacher, Dana Mazurkevich (a student of David Oistrakh), she earned her master's degree from Boston University with an emphasis in performance. In addition to playing and recording in various musical styles throughout her home state of Illinois, she has played internationally in halls such as Schloss Mirabell, Wiener Musikverein, His Majesty's Theatre, and Boston Symphony Hall. She has also performed at the Ravinia Music Festival, Aberdeen Music Festival, and Schlern International Music Festival,where she had the honor of playing for Zhakar Brohn.

In recent years, Kymber has had the honor to work under and collaborate with composers such as Mike Stoller (from Leiber and Stoller “Hound Dog, Yakety Yak, Stand By Me”), Artie Butler (Barbra Streisand’s Here’s to Life, the arranger and producer of What a Wonderful World), and Mark Volkert (retired, long-standing Assistant Concertmaster of San Francisco Symphony). Additionally, she has explored and performed Balkan music, performed with the classic rock band KANSAS, and performed as concertmaster with Iranian-hit music singer MOEIN.

Currently, she is a Fellow at NorCal Music Festival and frequents playing with New Ballet San Jose Orchestra, Russian Chamber Orchestra, and Cambrian Symphony. For fun, she enjoys playing Irish music in local sessions and her Cretan Lyra.

As an educator, Kymber is a motivating, exciting and challenging violin teacher. She thrives on the challenge to help her students make connections with their instruments and music. While she loves the excitement that music gives each of us, she does expect practice at home and complete focus in her studio. That being said, she is proud of all her students from celebrating and new scale learned, mastering a bow stroke, to the completion of an audition. In addition to a skeletal Suzuki method approach, she includes building all types of musical knowledge such as technique and aural training through fun exercises and other outside resources based on the student’s age and level of playing. She encourages imagination and abstract concepts like speed, musical feeling, and weight in music to all her students. She is also very encouraging of parents becoming involved in the music making process with their child at home.

Kymber

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

Born and raised in China, Teacher Shaoqing started his violin playing at the age of 5 under the tutelage of Wang Dengyun, the head of the string department of Nanjing University of the Arts. While studying with Professor Wang, Shaoqing won multiple national competitions for young artists and successfully gave his premiere concert in 2003 in Nanjing Culture Arts Center. In 2006, he went to Beijing to study with Chai Liang, the chief violin professor at Central Conservatory of Music, and legendary Chinese violin educator YaoJi Lin. In 2010 he came to the United States on a full scholarship to study at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Upon graduation he received a full scholarship for a graduate program where he studied with Professor Jesse Mills at Bard College in New York and was a teaching assistant at Longy School of Music in Boston. He received a double Master of Arts degree in String Performance from both schools in February of 2017. Shaoqing has served as concertmaster at Quincy Symphony Orchestra, VGO orchestra, and the Longy School of Music Orchestra.  He has taught students of all ages (both individual and group classes) in both violin and viola since 2010. He is experienced in both traditional and the Suzuki Method of instructions. Shaoqing trained extensively under the guidance of a renowned Suzuki specialist, Donald Becker, director of Suzuki Institute of Boston.

Born and raised in China, Teacher Shaoqing started his violin playing at the age of 5 under the tutelage of Wang Dengyun, the head of the string department of Nanjing University of the Arts. While studying with Professor Wang, Shaoqing won multiple national competitions for young artists and successfully gave his premiere concert in 2003 in Nanjing Culture Arts Center. In 2006, he went to Beijing to study with Chai Liang, the chief violin professor at Central Conservatory of Music, and legendary Chinese violin educator YaoJi Lin. In 2010 he came to the United States on a full scholarship to study at Montclair State University in New Jersey. Upon graduation he received a full scholarship for a graduate program where he studied with Professor Jesse Mills at Bard College in New York and was a teaching assistant at Longy School of Music in Boston. He received a double Master of Arts degree in String Performance from both schools in February of 2017. Shaoqing has served as concertmaster at Quincy Symphony Orchestra, VGO orchestra, and the Longy School of Music Orchestra.

He has taught students of all ages (both individual and group classes) in both violin and viola since 2010. He is experienced in both traditional and the Suzuki Method of instructions. Shaoqing trained extensively under the guidance of a renowned Suzuki specialist, Donald Becker, director of Suzuki Institute of Boston.

Shaoqing

Teacher Val is a cellist and former alum of New Mozart School of Music. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Illinois with concentration on strings and orchestra conducting. She graduated with the Division Achievement award in Music Education and is currently certified to teach k-12 orchestra, band, choir, and general music. Val grew up in Palo Alto and was involved in many community music organizations including Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Golden Gate Youth Orchestra, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, and Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she played in the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in college. Val has years of experience working with young children through San Mateo County’s programs for youth and had taught her own classroom for the past three years. She has also taught privately for over 5 years and is not only professionally trained to teach music but also professionally trained to work with children of all needs. Furthermore, her strengths include string pedagogy and working with students of all exceptionalities. Val is glad to be back from Chicago and is looking forward to bringing the love for music she found through New Mozart to the children throughout the community.

Teacher Val is a cellist and former alum of New Mozart School of Music. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Illinois with concentration on strings and orchestra conducting. She graduated with the Division Achievement award in Music Education and is currently certified to teach k-12 orchestra, band, choir, and general music. Val grew up in Palo Alto and was involved in many community music organizations including Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Golden Gate Youth Orchestra, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, and Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she played in the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in college. Val has years of experience working with young children through San Mateo County’s programs for youth and had taught her own classroom for the past three years. She has also taught privately for over 5 years and is not only professionally trained to teach music but also professionally trained to work with children of all needs. Furthermore, her strengths include string pedagogy and working with students of all exceptionalities. Val is glad to be back from Chicago and is looking forward to bringing the love for music she found through New Mozart to the children throughout the community.

Val

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David


 

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

Teacher Victoria carefully crafts her lessons to each students’ needs, passing on her love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. With almost ten years of teaching experience, she brings a unique flare that is both motivating and highly successful in helping her students achieve their goals. Whether it be musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, or classical, Victoria prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills for the stage or studio.  Alongside teaching, Victoria pursues her passion as an active classical singer, performing opera throughout the United States. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest in 2016, playing the role of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Her most recent operatic roles include: Annina in Strauss II's "A Night in Venice", Susanna from Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro", Esmeralda from Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride", and Lauretta from Puccini’s "Gianni Schicchi.” Over the years, Victoria has taken First Place at the 2014 Classical Singer Regional Vocal Competition and at the 2012 NATS Vocal Competition as well as Second Place at the 2012 Reiman Opera Competition.

Teacher Victoria carefully crafts her lessons to each students’ needs, passing on her love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. With almost ten years of teaching experience, she brings a unique flare that is both motivating and highly successful in helping her students achieve their goals. Whether it be musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, or classical, Victoria prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills for the stage or studio.

Alongside teaching, Victoria pursues her passion as an active classical singer, performing opera throughout the United States. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest in 2016, playing the role of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Her most recent operatic roles include: Annina in Strauss II's "A Night in Venice", Susanna from Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro", Esmeralda from Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride", and Lauretta from Puccini’s "Gianni Schicchi.” Over the years, Victoria has taken First Place at the 2014 Classical Singer Regional Vocal Competition and at the 2012 NATS Vocal Competition as well as Second Place at the 2012 Reiman Opera Competition.

Victoria

Teacher Val is a cellist and former alum of New Mozart School of Music. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Illinois with concentration on strings and orchestra conducting. She graduated with the Division Achievement award in Music Education and is currently certified to teach k-12 orchestra, band, choir, and general music. Val grew up in Palo Alto and was involved in many community music organizations including Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Golden Gate Youth Orchestra, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, and Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she played in the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in college. Val has years of experience working with young children through San Mateo County’s programs for youth and had taught her own classroom for the past three years. She has also taught privately for over 5 years and is not only professionally trained to teach music but also professionally trained to work with children of all needs. Furthermore, her strengths include string pedagogy and working with students of all exceptionalities. Val is glad to be back from Chicago and is looking forward to bringing the love for music she found through New Mozart to the children throughout the community.

Teacher Val is a cellist and former alum of New Mozart School of Music. She received her Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Illinois with concentration on strings and orchestra conducting. She graduated with the Division Achievement award in Music Education and is currently certified to teach k-12 orchestra, band, choir, and general music. Val grew up in Palo Alto and was involved in many community music organizations including Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, Golden Gate Youth Orchestra, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, and Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Furthermore, she played in the University of Illinois Symphony Orchestra in college. Val has years of experience working with young children through San Mateo County’s programs for youth and had taught her own classroom for the past three years. She has also taught privately for over 5 years and is not only professionally trained to teach music but also professionally trained to work with children of all needs. Furthermore, her strengths include string pedagogy and working with students of all exceptionalities. Val is glad to be back from Chicago and is looking forward to bringing the love for music she found through New Mozart to the children throughout the community.

Val


 

GUITAR (Acoustic & Electric), Electric Bass, Ukulele

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

Teacher Eli  is a performer, composer, and teacher with over twenty years of experience. After growing up in the SF Bay Area and developing a general musical background on several instruments and musical styles, Eli attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, then specialized in Solo Classical Guitar at San Francisco State University. Eli helps students identify their own interests and goals while ensuring a solid foundation in musical knowledge and instrument skills. Eli received Professional Diploma in Music from Berklee College of Music & Master of Music degree from San Francisco State University.

Teacher Eli is a performer, composer, and teacher with over twenty years of experience. After growing up in the SF Bay Area and developing a general musical background on several instruments and musical styles, Eli attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston, then specialized in Solo Classical Guitar at San Francisco State University. Eli helps students identify their own interests and goals while ensuring a solid foundation in musical knowledge and instrument skills. Eli received Professional Diploma in Music from Berklee College of Music & Master of Music degree from San Francisco State University.

Eli

Teacher Ryan has been playing the guitar for over thirty years, and teaching guitar for the past 24. He began his musical journey when he picked up one of his grandfather's mandolins at the age of three. Soon after, Ryan discovered that his grandfather had a guitar in his garage. Ryan felt naturally drawn to the guitar; as though his hands were meant to play. Ryan has studied with various teachers including James Garcia, Rich Hawthorn, Mike McKenna, Dr. Paul Setziol, and Ron Dunn. Ryan is well versed in all styles of guitar including classical guitar, jazz, and composition. Ryan currently plays in the San Jose based band, Divided By Seven. Ryan has taught the highest quality guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons to students of all ages and levels including 4 year old beginners to students who have gone on to major music in college.

Teacher Ryan has been playing the guitar for over thirty years, and teaching guitar for the past 24. He began his musical journey when he picked up one of his grandfather's mandolins at the age of three. Soon after, Ryan discovered that his grandfather had a guitar in his garage. Ryan felt naturally drawn to the guitar; as though his hands were meant to play. Ryan has studied with various teachers including James Garcia, Rich Hawthorn, Mike McKenna, Dr. Paul Setziol, and Ron Dunn. Ryan is well versed in all styles of guitar including classical guitar, jazz, and composition. Ryan currently plays in the San Jose based band, Divided By Seven. Ryan has taught the highest quality guitar, bass, and ukulele lessons to students of all ages and levels including 4 year old beginners to students who have gone on to major music in college.

Ryan

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

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.

Patrick

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

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


Teacher Jonathan is a Bay Area saxophonist, composer and educator. Born and raised in San Francisco, he attended the SF School of the Arts, San Jose State University and the Manhattan School of Music for graduate work. Jonathan received honors as a California Arts Scholar, California Pre-Doctoral Scholar and was awarded scholarships from the Organization of Filipino educators, SJSU school of music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has played in Paris for a special concert and has also performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Festival, the SF Filipino Jazz Festival, and at the Great American Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Kuumbwa and Kimble’s. Bautista has played with James Williams, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, and others, as well as with the Monterey Bay Symphony, the Monterey Wind Symphony and the San Jose Symphony. He has studied both classical and jazz repertoire with Melecio Magdaluyo, William Trimble, Dr. Paul Cohen and Bobby Watson. Bautista performs regularly throughout the Bay Area and is available for clinics, coaching, and lessons in his woodwind studio. Jonathan plays and teaches woodwinds specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute as well as piano. Jonathan is trained in both classical and jazz repertoire and is equally accomplished in both. He also teaches music theory, jazz harmony, improvisation and is comfortable with all musical levels and ages. In addition to private lessons, Jonathan offers group classes including beginning woodwind ensemble, jazz combo and saxophone ensemble. He has taught at San Jose State University, the SF School of the Arts, the Jazz School in Berkeley, Redwood Middle School in Los Gatos, and schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District and San Jose Unified School District.

Teacher Jonathan is a Bay Area saxophonist, composer and educator. Born and raised in San Francisco, he attended the SF School of the Arts, San Jose State University and the Manhattan School of Music for graduate work. Jonathan received honors as a California Arts Scholar, California Pre-Doctoral Scholar and was awarded scholarships from the Organization of Filipino educators, SJSU school of music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He has played in Paris for a special concert and has also performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival, the Stanford Jazz Festival, the SF Filipino Jazz Festival, and at the Great American Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall, Kuumbwa and Kimble’s. Bautista has played with James Williams, Pete Escovedo, John Santos, and others, as well as with the Monterey Bay Symphony, the Monterey Wind Symphony and the San Jose Symphony. He has studied both classical and jazz repertoire with Melecio Magdaluyo, William Trimble, Dr. Paul Cohen and Bobby Watson. Bautista performs regularly throughout the Bay Area and is available for clinics, coaching, and lessons in his woodwind studio. Jonathan plays and teaches woodwinds specializing in saxophone, clarinet, flute as well as piano. Jonathan is trained in both classical and jazz repertoire and is equally accomplished in both. He also teaches music theory, jazz harmony, improvisation and is comfortable with all musical levels and ages. In addition to private lessons, Jonathan offers group classes including beginning woodwind ensemble, jazz combo and saxophone ensemble. He has taught at San Jose State University, the SF School of the Arts, the Jazz School in Berkeley, Redwood Middle School in Los Gatos, and schools in the Santa Clara Unified School District and San Jose Unified School District.

Jonathan

FLUTE/CLARINET/SAXOPHONE

 

 

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

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 Victoria carefully crafts her lessons to each students’ needs, passing on her love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. With almost ten years of teaching experience, she brings a unique flare that is both motivating and highly successful in helping her students achieve their goals. Whether it be musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, or classical, Victoria prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills for the stage or studio.  Alongside teaching, Victoria pursues her passion as an active classical singer, performing opera throughout the United States. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest in 2016, playing the role of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Her most recent operatic roles include: Annina in Strauss II's "A Night in Venice", Susanna from Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro", Esmeralda from Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride", and Lauretta from Puccini’s "Gianni Schicchi.” Over the years, Victoria has taken First Place at the 2014 Classical Singer Regional Vocal Competition and at the 2012 NATS Vocal Competition as well as Second Place at the 2012 Reiman Opera Competition.

Teacher Victoria carefully crafts her lessons to each students’ needs, passing on her love of music to her students in an inspiring and engaging manner. With almost ten years of teaching experience, she brings a unique flare that is both motivating and highly successful in helping her students achieve their goals. Whether it be musical theater, pop, rock, jazz, or classical, Victoria prepares her students with healthy technique and performance skills for the stage or studio.

Alongside teaching, Victoria pursues her passion as an active classical singer, performing opera throughout the United States. She made her professional debut with Opera Southwest in 2016, playing the role of Amenaide in Rossini’s Tancredi. She holds a Master of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance from the University of Arizona. Her most recent operatic roles include: Annina in Strauss II's "A Night in Venice", Susanna from Mozart’s "Le Nozze di Figaro", Esmeralda from Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride", and Lauretta from Puccini’s "Gianni Schicchi.” Over the years, Victoria has taken First Place at the 2014 Classical Singer Regional Vocal Competition and at the 2012 NATS Vocal Competition as well as Second Place at the 2012 Reiman Opera Competition.

Victoria

Teacher Julia  grew up in a musical family, studying violin and piano, and went on to receive a Bachelors degree at  Biola Conservatory of Music  , and Masters degree from  Florida State University , both in Vocal Performance.  Julia performs regularly in opera and concert, most recently as the High Priestess in Aida, and as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Verismo Opera. She was also featured as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra last year, and is a member of the Opera San José chorus,     As a choral singer, she sung at the esteemed Tanglewood Music Festival in works including Falla’s La Vida Breve, Berlioz’ Damnation de Faust, and the world premiere of Harbison’s Koussevitsky Said. She also appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Boston Symphony Hall.  .Julia is equally at home in the contemporary and commercial industry. While in Southern California, she worked as a session vocalist for radio and television, most notably a guest performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  Julia began teaching as a graduate assistant at Florida State University, where she worked with students in classical, broadway and contemporary repertoire. She maintained a successful private voice and piano studio for five years in Boston, and is a sought after coach and clinician for local California high school vocal ensembles. She believes in a strong technical foundation for her students, which stems from her classical background, but is also experienced in pop and contemporary music. Julia is also a superb choice for students wishing to combine piano and voice studies

Teacher Julia grew up in a musical family, studying violin and piano, and went on to receive a Bachelors degree at Biola Conservatory of Music , and Masters degree from Florida State University, both in Vocal Performance.

Julia performs regularly in opera and concert, most recently as the High Priestess in Aida, and as Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera with Verismo Opera. She was also featured as the Soprano Soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Sequoia Symphony Orchestra last year, and is a member of the Opera San José chorus,


As a choral singer, she sung at the esteemed Tanglewood Music Festival in works including Falla’s La Vida Breve, Berlioz’ Damnation de Faust, and the world premiere of Harbison’s Koussevitsky Said. She also appeared with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Boston Symphony Hall.

.Julia is equally at home in the contemporary and commercial industry. While in Southern California, she worked as a session vocalist for radio and television, most notably a guest performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Julia began teaching as a graduate assistant at Florida State University, where she worked with students in classical, broadway and contemporary repertoire. She maintained a successful private voice and piano studio for five years in Boston, and is a sought after coach and clinician for local California high school vocal ensembles. She believes in a strong technical foundation for her students, which stems from her classical background, but is also experienced in pop and contemporary music. Julia is also a superb choice for students wishing to combine piano and voice studies

Julia


 

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