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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About Melody (MM, NMT, MT-BC)

Melody has always respected the medical profession and felt drawn to serve in some related field. As a gifted musician, music therapy and music education are a perfect fit for her. She was drawn to The Music Place because of the dual emphasis of both music education and care for those with special needs. Melody is a board certified music therapist and holds a Master's degree in Music Therapy from Colorado State University (with a certification in Neurological Music Therapy: NMT). In addition, she graduated first in her class to receive her undergraduate B.A. degree in Music Performance from Xi'an Conservatory of Music in China.

Melody is married and has a young son. She is fun, friendly and detail-oriented and loves using music to inspire, help and educate kids of all ages.

Teaching Style

As a teacher, Melody is approaches her students with patience, cheerfulness and creativity. As a therapist, she is clinically astute and is able to easily recognize the issues and identify appropriate goals for her students and clients.


  • guzheng
  • guitar
  • piano


  • Baywood
  • Sunnyvale
  • Home studio in Santa Clara

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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