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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Private lesson Rates

PRIVATE LESSON TUITION RATES

Effective 8/2014

PLEASE NOTE: When paying with Purchase Orders, please add $5.00 monthly rate surcharge.

For answers to frequently asked questions about tuition changes see this FAQ page.

(Tuition varies by instructor according to their education, experience and parent-evaluated effectiveness.) Read about lower cost, apprentice teachers here.

TEACHER NAME

INSTRUMENTS
(In order of specialization)

4-WKS
30-min
PD. Monthly

4-WKS
45 min
PD. Monthly

10% discount Wkly 60m Monthly

DROP-IN 30-min Rate (1x)

2x Per Month* (30 min)

PLEASE NOTE: Because of extra materials and training required, Special Needs Music Coaching (with a non-therapist)

and Instrument Survey are charged at the flat rates indicated below. (Special Needs Music Coaches are noted with *) :

ANY

Music Coaching for students w-Special Needs (non-therapist)
$160.00 $240.00 $288.00 $45.00 $90.00

ANY

Instrument Survey
$160.00 $240.00 $288.00 $45.00 $90.00

Allisyn**

Piano
$125.00 $187.50 $225.00 $36.25

$72.50

Alison

Voice, Piano $150.00 $225.00 $270.00 $42.50 $85.00

Becky*

Flute, Recorder, EMA, Drums

$135.00

$202.50

$243.00

$38.75

$77.50

Beth

Piano, Voice, EMA

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Branden

Guitar, Bass
$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Carolyn*

Violin, Piano, Vocal Ens., EMA, Beg. Cello & Viola
$145.00

$217.50

$261.00

$41.25

$82.50

Cassidy**

Piano, Cello, Euphonium, Baritone, Ukulele, EMA $125.00 $187.50 $225.00 $36.25 $72.50

Cymber

Harp, Piano, Voice, Flute, Percussion & EMA $140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Damali

Piano, Voice, EMA 

$135.00 $202.50 $245.00 $38.75 $77.50

David**

Trombone, Tuba, Clarinet, Cello, Composition

$125.00

$187.50

$225.00

$36.25

$72.50

Eleazar 

Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Clarinet $145.00

$217.50

$261.00

$41.25

$82.50

Elsa

Piano $135.00 $202.50 $245.00 38.75 $77.50

Gayatri **

EMA, Recorder, Voice, Beg Piano

$125.00

$187.50

$225.00

$36.25

$72.50

Ivan*

Music Technology & Composition, Drums, Guitar, Bass

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Kevin

 Trombone, Trumpet,Piano, Voice
$145.00

$217.50

$261.00

$41.25

$82.50

Laura

Piano $150.00 $225.00 $270.00 $42.50 $85.00

Laural

Piano, Voice, EMA

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Lilia

Piano

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Lisa

Violin, Viola, Piano

$140.00 $210.00 $252.00 $40.00 $80.00

Lori*

Piano, Voice, Clarinet, Recorder

$135.00

$202.50

$245.00

$38.75

$77.50

Jonathan

Piano, Guitar $90.00 $135.00 $162.00 $27.50 $55.00

Makalea

Piano, Choral, EMA

$135.00

$202.50

$245.00

$38.75

$77.50

Meira

Violin, Viola, Piano $150.00 $225.00 $270.00 $42.50 $85.00

Meghan

Music Therapy
Covered by some insurances
(minimum session: 35 minutes)
$215.00
(35 minutes + notes)
$255.00 $306.00 $50.00 $100.00

Melanie

Voice, Piano $145.00 $217.50 $261.00 $41.25 $82.50

Melanie*

Music Therapy
Covered by some insurances
(minimum session: 35 minutes)
$250.00
(35 minutes + notes)
$323.25
$388.00
$62.50 (35 minutes)
$125.00
(35 minutes)

Mila*

Piano, EMA $140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Monique

Voice, Vocal Ensemble, Piano

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Monisha

 Early Music Awareness (EMA)

$125.00 $187.50

$225.00

$36.25

$72.50

Nancy*

Piano, Drums, Voice, Bass, Guitar
$145.00

$217.50

$261.00

$41.25

$82.50

Pat

Guitar, Violin, Banjo, Mandolin

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Patricia

Voice, Piano, EMA $145.00 $217.50 $261.00 $41.25 $82.50

Rebeca*

Voice, Piano, Violin, Special Needs

$145.00

$217.50

$261.00

$41.25

$82.50

Rosa

Piano, Flute, EMA

$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Sandra*

Trumpet
$140.00
$210.00
$280.00
$40.00
$80.00

Shane

Piano, Guitar

$140.00
$210.00
$280.00
$40.00
$80.00

Sam

Violin, Viola, Piano, Drums, Guitar, Sax $150.00 $225.00

$270.00

$42.50

$85.00

Shen-Ling*

Piano, IRC $145.00

$217.50

$261.00

$41.25

$82.50

Stephanie*

Piano, EMA, Voice, Flute
$140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Steve

Piano, Voice, Sax, Clarinet, Guitar, Flute $140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

Tatiana**

Violin, Guitar, EMA
$125.00 $187.50 $225.00 $36.25

$72.50

Timmy

Drums, Piano $125.00 $187.50

$225.00

$36.25

$72.50

Trevor

Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Pedal Steel, Beg. Piano $145.00 $217.50 $261.00 $41.25 $82.50

Valery*

EMA, Piano $135.00 $202.50 $245.00 $38.75 $77.50

Yvonne

Piano, Voice $140.00

$210.00

$252.00

$40.00

$80.00

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Although we are happy to offer lessons 2x or 3x per month as a cost-reducing option, the cost per lesson is slightly higher to help offset the limitation on a teacher's schedule availability.

* Teacher is a Special Needs Coach and has experience working with Special Needs kids (at a different rate)

**Apprentice teacher's rate adjusts up gradually as required teaching hours are accrued. Read more about apprentice teachers here.

For rate comparisons to other area schools (by city) as of 11/2013 see this page

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Last Modified: 2015.04.17

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