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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Children Learning Trumpet
Frequently Asked Questions
Piano Teacher helps Children try Trumpet



What is the purpose of an assessment? 

answer To help families...
  1. Determine the innate musical sensitivities in each child.
  2. Inspire children about the FUN that music learning can be
  3. Choose the appropriate type (or age) of class or instrument that would be positive (particularly if a change is indicated).
  4. Determine together what type of instruction is developmentally appropriate yet (REMINDER: This decision should not be not based on AGE, but rather ability.)

How is it done?


We play simple games with the children, using instruments and learning tools that help reveal their musical sensitivities and learning style. This is a really fun time for children, and even the shyest children often surprise their parent by how happily they interact with us. In addition, parents always appreciate the valuable feedback that helps to custom-plan a unique course of music education for each child.


What times and locations are available?


You may request one of the several times and locations using our Assessment Request Form


How long does it take?

answer The assessment screening with children and parents takes about 45-minutes of your time, It takes about 20-25 minutes to play little evaluatory games with the children and 20 minutes to discuss the results with the parent (s)This immediate feedback is extremely helpful and relevant to the entire education of the child, not limited to music.

Do parents attend?

answer We appreciate the opportunity for the parents to observe this process since we refer to its results following the assessment. In some cases, however, if the parent and Music Education Specialist determine that the child will be more responsive without the parents, they may mutually agree to step into the lobby. In about 20 minutes, the specialist will inform the parents they are ready to review the assessment.

Do you offer assessments for teenagers?

answer This is not usually necessary for a teenagers, but you are always welcome to call us to schedule an assessment.  (Our phone questionnaire can help us make a more specific choice for your child.)

Is there a charge for the assessment?

answer There is no charge for the assessment, but it often takes a week or two to get an appointment.

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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