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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Mila F.

Mila F.

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About Mila

Mila graduated from Russian Music School in 1970, and attended Belarusian State University, where she earned a Masters Degree in Art. She began her teaching career working with students as a college youth counselor and later as a vice principal and art teacher with high-risk kids until she moved to the United States in 1995. Since Mila joined the faculty of The Music Place in 2001, parents have consistently given glowing reports about her. Mila's hobbies include interior design, knitting, and reading books. She also loves animals (especially cats), horses, and dogs (especially golden retrievers, cavalier King Charles spaniels, and East European shepherds).

Teaching Style

Mila is a firm but fun teacher who with her Conservatory training is able to creatively help kids move into repertoire that helps him feel great about what they are accomplishing. She's encouraging and patient. Although her European training was rigorous, kids love Mila style is fun and her personality is gentle.


  • Piano


  • Willowhurst Ave
  • Koch Ln
  • Baywood Ave
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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