The Music Place, San Jose California, Where Learning Is Fun!

THE place for wholesome MUSIC and DANCE education for children of all ages in San Jose, Sunnyvale and around the South Bay.

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Beth S.

Beth S.

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About Beth

Beth was born and raised in San Jose, as the oldest of 3 siblings, and developed a passion for music at a very young age. Home-schooled through high school, she was involved in piano lessons, choir, and semi-private voice for many years. She attended San Jose State University, where she received a B.A. in Creative Arts, with an emphasis in Music Education. In early 2004, Beth started interning at The Music Place during her senior year in college, and soon began studying the harp.

What she loves most about teaching is watching the students grow in enjoyment of what they are studying, especially as they realize how they can use their gifts to bless others. Until the birth of her first child, Beth also served The Music Place as the Administrator of Professional Development, providing educational resources and support to our faculty. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, hiking, and being involved in the music ministry at her church.

Teaching Style

Beth's is relaxed and fun, with an emphasis on creative expression, though she strongly encourages the development of proper technique, sight-reading skills, and good practice habits. Although she is comfortable teaching a wide variety of musical styles, her specialties are classical and contemporary chord-based arrangements.


  • Piano
  • EMA
  • Voice
  • Harp


  • Willowhurst Ave
  • Gilroy home studio
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Actual Customer Testimonials:

"We have recommended to many of our friends. We love the place. It has totally helped our daughter to not only know the notes but to truly have fun with them! We love the teacher(s) and wish them all the very best. - " -- Happy parents

"Our daughter, Melissa, loves her music class, and she looks forward to the recitals. She's made friends and become more confident. We'd recommend the Music Place to anyone. -- Melissa's parents, Kathy & Matt, Los Gatos" .

I tell everyone who will listen about the amazing introduction to music that our daughter is getting with the Music Place. People are always amazed when a 3-year old explains that she played an oboe last week and is going to play a piccolo next week! Most importantly, our daughter can't wait for music class & asks to go every day. -- The Pace Family