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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Shen-Ling C.

Shen-Ling C.

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About Shen-Ling

Shen-Ling's eyes sparke when she talks about teaching, because it's the delight of her heart to inspire her students to grow in their love for music. She has been teaching piano since 1981 and holds a Masters Degree in Piano Pedagogy (the study of teaching piano) from Butler University at Indiana, where she won several educational awards for her creative approach to teaching from the youngest child to college level students. She is fluent in both English and Mandarin, and also teaches in both languages.

While living in Indiana, Shen-Ling participated in the Indiana Music Teachers Association, where she served as a judge for the piano adjudication of students who hoped to attain certification for their musical accomplishments. For over 10 years, she was involved in designing and developing courses for the Families with Children from China Association. She also implemented teaching methods for the Youth Music Group Camp of Butler University.

Teaching Style

Shen-Ling's students enjoy her creative teaching methods and sense of humor. She has a genuine care and compassion for her students, and is always searching for innovative ideas, technologies, and methods to better support them in their musical journey, as well as to hone her own skills as an educator. She believes in continually evolving her teaching style and even her educational philosophy and methods as she experiences new students and teaching situations. She also helps select students prepare for the Certificate of Merit program through the Music Teachers Assocation.


  • Piano
  • Special Needs


  • Baywood Ave
  • Lawrence Expwy
  • Campbell 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