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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Pat D.

Pat D.

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About Pat

Pat is well versed and experienced in quite a few instruments. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony, and various recording artists in all genres of music, but he now considers jazz to be his forte. Pat is able to play and enjoys playing almost every genre of music, from show tunes to country! He has many years of teaching experience, and joined The Music Place faculty in 2006.

He loves seeing a student smile when the basics of music finally start to come together, and the instrument begins to sing!

His main hobby is playing golf, and he loves to spend time with his large family (including his wife, 6 children, and fourteen grandchildren).

Teaching Style

One of Pat's gifts is getting along with children and gaining their confidence. Since Pat has found that every student is unique in their approach to learning, he believes an unorthodox approach to teaching is often more fruitful and rewarding for the student.


  • Guitar
  • Bass
  • Ukulele
  • Banjo
  • Mandolin
  • Violin
  • Jazz Flute


  • Willowhurst Ave
  • Koch Ln
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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