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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Nancy B.

Nancy B.

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About Nancy

As a young teacher just out of college in 1987, Nancy joined the Music Place faculty as one of its first three instructors, teaching piano, voice, and EMA. A few years later, she left to take a full-time position as music director at one of the South Bay's largest churches where she served with great renown for 25 years. Later, a career change allowed Nancy to expand her skills by working with special needs students in a public school environment while continuing to teach privately in her Evergreen home studio. The Music Place gladly welcomed Nancy back from her long sabbatical in early 2007 for private and small group instruction. Nancy has a degree from Northern California Bible College preceeded by 12 years of music instruction as a child.

Teaching Style

Students stay with Nancy a long time and are touched deeply by her warmth as well as her amazing versatility, not only in her ability to teach multiple instruments, but a huge variety of styles from classics to blues and gospel. Her experience with kids who have special needs has only increased her ability to intuit the needs of all of her students. Nancy has an easy relaxed style, a great sense of humour, a wonderful gift with children and fabulous technical competence. She specializes in contemporary/gospel music and improvisation while offering a strong foundation on all her instruments. Nancy is married and the mother of three grown children.


  • Piano
  • Voice
  • Guitar
  • Ukulele
  • Bass
  • Drums


  • Baywood Ave
  • Koch Ln
  • Evergreen 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