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San Jose Academy of Music now has two locations:

 SAN JOSE -  3695 Rose Terrace Circle

 SARATOGA -  17791 McKinnon Drive

         *the Director, Eric Barlaan, has begun teaching music from his home residence.


Thank you for visiting the San Jose Academy of Music website (SJAM)!

We hope that all of the information presented to you is informational, inspirational, and a great introduction to what SJAM has to offer.

SJAM is a music academy composed of professional musicians dedicated to the musical and artistic education of the community.

We currently offer private lessons for students interested in learning the following:

Classical Piano

Jazz Piano

Classical Organ




Guitar and Bass

Drums and Percussion






Audio Recording

Music Production

Music Theory

Ear Training

We welcome and encourage students of all ages! Whether a student is a beginner, or one who has already begun their lifelong relationship with music, we aim to help each individual develop their own understanding of music's richness and expressive means.

Ensemble opportunities such as children's chorus and small instrumental ensembles are also encouraged.

Public performances and recitals are encouraged to promote self-esteem and accomplishment.

We at SJAM believe that music and the arts should be incorporated into every individual's life to help shape and mold them to reach their full potential.

"Music has a power of forming the character, and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young." — Aristotle

Our mission is to provide the people in our community an excellent music and arts program taught in a professional, personal, nurturing and fun environment.

And so, we invite you to visit us to experience the wonderful things we are doing at the Academy, to hear the beautiful music that our students are creating, to appreciate their artistic work, and most importantly, to see the difference that we all can make in the lives of those in our community.

Let us celebrate and experience music together!