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 (FULL)

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

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

Valerie (FULL)

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

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

Robbie (Has openings)

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

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

Barbara (FULL)

  Teacher Alan  from Brazil, is Assistant Conductor at The Festival Opera Association (Walnut Creek, CA) and Associate Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY). As a voice instructor, Alan was responsible for the voice department at the Paganini International School of Music in New Jersey. During two years, he promoted a diverse musical culture among that community, providing access to musical education for students of different backgrounds. Alan Anibal has served as judge for voice auditions in Opera Companies in New York and the SF Bay Area. He has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Bard College, under the guidance of Harold Farberman, Apo Hsu, and Leon Botstein.

Teacher Alan from Brazil, is Assistant Conductor at The Festival Opera Association (Walnut Creek, CA) and Associate Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY). As a voice instructor, Alan was responsible for the voice department at the Paganini International School of Music in New Jersey. During two years, he promoted a diverse musical culture among that community, providing access to musical education for students of different backgrounds. Alan Anibal has served as judge for voice auditions in Opera Companies in New York and the SF Bay Area. He has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Bard College, under the guidance of Harold Farberman, Apo Hsu, and Leon Botstein.

Alan (Has openings)

 Teacher Marie's unique background in opera, musical theater, physical theater, dance, piano, and yoga make her a dynamic versatile artist and teacher. Her forte is Golden Age and contemporary musical theater, and operetta.  As a professional actor and singer, Marie has performed across the country in regional theaters, NYC opera companies, and Off-Broadway. Credits include: Ragtime at Barrington Stage Company, OffBroadway Figaro 90210!, NY Gramercy Opera A Christmas Carol, NY One World Symphony Hannibal, Brooklyn Philharmonic Liebovar, NY Lyric Opera The Impressario, and La Comedia Smoke on the Mountain. She was a resident artist with Nevada Opera, an apprentice at Barrington Stage Music Theater Conservatory in MA, and a performer at Quisisana Resort, Music on the Lake in Maine.  She loves sharing her creative passion for opera and musical theater with children and inspiring young artists to seek art as a means of self-expression. She has toured with FBN Productions Inc., an opera outreach program in South Carolina, sharing the joy of opera in school settings, and has also taught voice and piano privately in NYC. She served as Adjunct Voice Faculty at NYU and also taught voice at the leading performers arts school for children in NJ.  She received her BA in Vocal Performance from Providence College, and her Masters of Music in Opera Studies and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. She is so grateful for her experience in the Big Apple and can’t wait to create community and soak up the sun on the west coast!

Teacher Marie's unique background in opera, musical theater, physical theater, dance, piano, and yoga make her a dynamic versatile artist and teacher. Her forte is Golden Age and contemporary musical theater, and operetta.

As a professional actor and singer, Marie has performed across the country in regional theaters, NYC opera companies, and Off-Broadway. Credits include: Ragtime at Barrington Stage Company, OffBroadway Figaro 90210!, NY Gramercy Opera A Christmas Carol, NY One World Symphony Hannibal, Brooklyn Philharmonic Liebovar, NY Lyric Opera The Impressario, and La Comedia Smoke on the Mountain. She was a resident artist with Nevada Opera, an apprentice at Barrington Stage Music Theater Conservatory in MA, and a performer at Quisisana Resort, Music on the Lake in Maine.

She loves sharing her creative passion for opera and musical theater with children and inspiring young artists to seek art as a means of self-expression. She has toured with FBN Productions Inc., an opera outreach program in South Carolina, sharing the joy of opera in school settings, and has also taught voice and piano privately in NYC. She served as Adjunct Voice Faculty at NYU and also taught voice at the leading performers arts school for children in NJ.

She received her BA in Vocal Performance from Providence College, and her Masters of Music in Opera Studies and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. She is so grateful for her experience in the Big Apple and can’t wait to create community and soak up the sun on the west coast!

Marie (Has openings)

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

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

Paul (Has openings)

 Teacher 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 (Has openings)

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

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

Alicia (FULL)

  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 (Has openings)

 

 

PIANO (Exam & Competition Prep)

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

 
  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 (Has openings)

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

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

Tatyana (Has openings)

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

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

Simon (Has openings)

 Born in Taiwan, Dr. Claire has performed frequently as professional collaborative pianist in the United States and Taiwan. In 2014, Claire performed Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto at Maryville College in Tennessee as a winner of the Maryville Orchestra Concerto Competition. Dr. Claire completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Anne Epperson and Colette Valentine after earning Master of Music degree from University of Tennessee-Knoxville with Dr. Kevin Class, Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Soochow University in Taipei.   In addition to performing, Claire is a frequent participant in music festivals, competitions and masterclass. In the summers of 2010 and 2013, Claire attended the Chautauqua Music Festival in southwestern New York, in 2014 she worked as a collaborative pianist at Oberlin in Italy, a competitive annual summer training program for singers, pianists, and instrumentalists held in Arezzo, Italy, and in 2016 Ms. Chiu attended the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. Dr. Chiu is currently in demand as a collaborative pianist in the bay area for accomplished musicians and festivals.  She is a member of MTAC and CMTANC and is experienced in working with 4 year olds to adults.

Born in Taiwan, Dr. Claire has performed frequently as professional collaborative pianist in the United States and Taiwan. In 2014, Claire performed Beethoven’s “Emperor” Concerto at Maryville College in Tennessee as a winner of the Maryville Orchestra Concerto Competition. Dr. Claire completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Collaborative Piano at the University of Texas at Austin under the tutelage of Anne Epperson and Colette Valentine after earning Master of Music degree from University of Tennessee-Knoxville with Dr. Kevin Class, Professional Performance Certificate from Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Soochow University in Taipei.

In addition to performing, Claire is a frequent participant in music festivals, competitions and masterclass. In the summers of 2010 and 2013, Claire attended the Chautauqua Music Festival in southwestern New York, in 2014 she worked as a collaborative pianist at Oberlin in Italy, a competitive annual summer training program for singers, pianists, and instrumentalists held in Arezzo, Italy, and in 2016 Ms. Chiu attended the Brevard Music Festival in North Carolina. Dr. Chiu is currently in demand as a collaborative pianist in the bay area for accomplished musicians and festivals.

She is a member of MTAC and CMTANC and is experienced in working with 4 year olds to adults.

Dr. Claire (has openings)

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

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

Larisa (Has openings)

  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 (Has openings)

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

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

Ella (Has openings)

  Teacher 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 (Has openings)

  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 (Has openings)

  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 (Has openings)


 

VIOLIN/VIOLA

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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 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.

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  Dr. Elizabeth  has performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the United States and has received numerous awards and scholarships. She was the 1st prize winner of the Columbus State University Concerto Competition. Her studies have taken her across the globe from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to the University of Performing Arts in Graz, Austria; the Schwob School of Music in Georgia, USA; the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest; and Stony Brook University in New York, USA. Her primary teachers include Hagai Shaham, Phil Setzer of the Emerson Quartet, Silvia Marcovici, Sergiu Schwartz, and Burkhard Godhoff. A dedicated teacher as well as performer, Dr. Elizabeth has been actively involved in the training of young violinists in New York and abroad, previously serving on the faculty of Stony Brook University Pre-College, the Herald School of Music, and the Joyous School of Music in New York. She has also coached undergraduate chamber music and private undergraduate violin lessons at Stony Brook University in New York. Many of Teacher Elizabeth’s students have received top scores in New York State School Music Association Exams (NYSSMA) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exams (ABRSM); others have been accepted into top universities in the country such as NYU, Bard University, Juilliard Pre-College, and Rutgers University. Her most dedicated students have been featured in broadcasts for radio and TV stations including FOX News, NBC, the Harry Connick Jr. Show on Fox, SAT. 1 TV in Germany for President Obama at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, and ABC News.

Dr. Elizabeth has performed as soloist with orchestras in Canada and the United States and has received numerous awards and scholarships. She was the 1st prize winner of the Columbus State University Concerto Competition. Her studies have taken her across the globe from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music to the University of Performing Arts in Graz, Austria; the Schwob School of Music in Georgia, USA; the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest; and Stony Brook University in New York, USA. Her primary teachers include Hagai Shaham, Phil Setzer of the Emerson Quartet, Silvia Marcovici, Sergiu Schwartz, and Burkhard Godhoff. A dedicated teacher as well as performer, Dr. Elizabeth has been actively involved in the training of young violinists in New York and abroad, previously serving on the faculty of Stony Brook University Pre-College, the Herald School of Music, and the Joyous School of Music in New York. She has also coached undergraduate chamber music and private undergraduate violin lessons at Stony Brook University in New York. Many of Teacher Elizabeth’s students have received top scores in New York State School Music Association Exams (NYSSMA) and the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exams (ABRSM); others have been accepted into top universities in the country such as NYU, Bard University, Juilliard Pre-College, and Rutgers University. Her most dedicated students have been featured in broadcasts for radio and TV stations including FOX News, NBC, the Harry Connick Jr. Show on Fox, SAT. 1 TV in Germany for President Obama at the National Tree Lighting Ceremony, and ABC News.

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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.

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 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.

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GUITAR (Acoustic & Electric)

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

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

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

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  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.

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    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.

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

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

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

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

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  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.

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FLUTE/SAXOPHONE

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

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

Barbara (Has openings)

FLUTE

   Pic Coming Soon!     Teacher Anna  received her Bachelor’s degree in classical flute and music education from Miami University and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she created and directed an elementary charter school music program, studied jazz piano and taught flute lessons. Since moving to California 15 years ago, Anna has taught piano, flute and voice with music programs in Napa, San Francisco, San Bruno and San Mateo. She has also worked as music director, piano accompanist and flute soloist in churches throughout the Bay Area.

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Teacher Anna received her Bachelor’s degree in classical flute and music education from Miami University and is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, where she created and directed an elementary charter school music program, studied jazz piano and taught flute lessons. Since moving to California 15 years ago, Anna has taught piano, flute and voice with music programs in Napa, San Francisco, San Bruno and San Mateo. She has also worked as music director, piano accompanist and flute soloist in churches throughout the Bay Area.

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VOICE

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

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

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

Diane (Has openings)

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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 Teacher Marie's unique background in opera, musical theater, physical theater, dance, piano, and yoga make her a dynamic versatile artist and teacher. Her forte is Golden Age and contemporary musical theater, and operetta.  As a professional actor and singer, Marie has performed across the country in regional theaters, NYC opera companies, and Off-Broadway. Credits include: Ragtime at Barrington Stage Company, OffBroadway Figaro 90210!, NY Gramercy Opera A Christmas Carol, NY One World Symphony Hannibal, Brooklyn Philharmonic Liebovar, NY Lyric Opera The Impressario, and La Comedia Smoke on the Mountain. She was a resident artist with Nevada Opera, an apprentice at Barrington Stage Music Theater Conservatory in MA, and a performer at Quisisana Resort, Music on the Lake in Maine.  She loves sharing her creative passion for opera and musical theater with children and inspiring young artists to seek art as a means of self-expression. She has toured with FBN Productions Inc., an opera outreach program in South Carolina, sharing the joy of opera in school settings, and has also taught voice and piano privately in NYC. She served as Adjunct Voice Faculty at NYU and also taught voice at the leading performers arts school for children in NJ.  She received her BA in Vocal Performance from Providence College, and her Masters of Music in Opera Studies and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. She is so grateful for her experience in the Big Apple and can’t wait to create community and soak up the sun on the west coast!

Teacher Marie's unique background in opera, musical theater, physical theater, dance, piano, and yoga make her a dynamic versatile artist and teacher. Her forte is Golden Age and contemporary musical theater, and operetta.

As a professional actor and singer, Marie has performed across the country in regional theaters, NYC opera companies, and Off-Broadway. Credits include: Ragtime at Barrington Stage Company, OffBroadway Figaro 90210!, NY Gramercy Opera A Christmas Carol, NY One World Symphony Hannibal, Brooklyn Philharmonic Liebovar, NY Lyric Opera The Impressario, and La Comedia Smoke on the Mountain. She was a resident artist with Nevada Opera, an apprentice at Barrington Stage Music Theater Conservatory in MA, and a performer at Quisisana Resort, Music on the Lake in Maine.

She loves sharing her creative passion for opera and musical theater with children and inspiring young artists to seek art as a means of self-expression. She has toured with FBN Productions Inc., an opera outreach program in South Carolina, sharing the joy of opera in school settings, and has also taught voice and piano privately in NYC. She served as Adjunct Voice Faculty at NYU and also taught voice at the leading performers arts school for children in NJ.

She received her BA in Vocal Performance from Providence College, and her Masters of Music in Opera Studies and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from New York University. She is so grateful for her experience in the Big Apple and can’t wait to create community and soak up the sun on the west coast!

Marie (Has openings)

 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 (Has openings)

  Teacher Alan  from Brazil, is Assistant Conductor at The Festival Opera Association (Walnut Creek, CA) and Associate Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY). As a voice instructor, Alan was responsible for the voice department at the Paganini International School of Music in New Jersey. During two years, he promoted a diverse musical culture among that community, providing access to musical education for students of different backgrounds. Alan Anibal has served as judge for voice auditions in Opera Companies in New York and the SF Bay Area. He has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Bard College, under the guidance of Harold Farberman, Apo Hsu, and Leon Botstein.

Teacher Alan from Brazil, is Assistant Conductor at The Festival Opera Association (Walnut Creek, CA) and Associate Conductor at The Opera Company of Brooklyn (NY). As a voice instructor, Alan was responsible for the voice department at the Paganini International School of Music in New Jersey. During two years, he promoted a diverse musical culture among that community, providing access to musical education for students of different backgrounds. Alan Anibal has served as judge for voice auditions in Opera Companies in New York and the SF Bay Area. He has a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Bard College, under the guidance of Harold Farberman, Apo Hsu, and Leon Botstein.

Alan (Has openings)


 

HARMONY ROAD

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

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

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

Valerie

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

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

Alicia

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

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

Sarah

 
 
 

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

 
 

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

 

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

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