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Faculty

The SJAM music faculty aims to develop the arts appreciation among younger and older generations developing compassionate, well-rounded human beings. They are committed to the highest levels of professional and personal growth and excellence. They are performing musicians specializing in Classical music, Jazz music, or both.

Private lessons offer the student the undivided attention of his/her instructor. Our instructors are highly - credentialed instructors, who love to teach and who have chosen music education for the profession and careers. This makes all the difference in the world to the quality of lessons you will receive. SJAM instructors are not only highly professional, but also very positive, friendly and thorough.

San Jose Academy of MusicFaculty Members:
Ophelia Raboca
Ophelia Raboca
Piano Instructor/SJAM
Director

Ophelia started her piano lessons at the age of 6 and began performing at the age of 7. She received her Teacherís Diploma in Piano and B.M. in Piano Performance at the University of the Philippines under a full scholarship. more...

Eric Barlaan
Eric Barlaan
Piano Instructor

Ericsson Barlaan's earliest memory of the arts is of a Roland digital piano in the 80's. At the age of three, he remembers that digital green screen that came on midi keyboards, and to a kid that's that's one fascinating screen. more...

Eric Barlaan
Michael Chio
Piano Instuctor

Michael Chio attended the Manhattan School of Music. He has had a long and successful career on cruise lines, performing with his own band before becoming the number one piano entertainer in the cruise industry. more...

Leah Nasciemento
Leah Nascimento
Piano Instructor

Leah showed an interest in piano at a very early age. Before she started formal lessons,
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Kerry Li
Violin Instructor

Kerry Li studied Violin Performance and Music Education at San Jose State University. She started playing the violin at the age of nine and has been active in playing in orchestras and chamber ensembles.
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Kristal Schwartz Barlaan
Kristal Schwartz Barlaan
Harp Instructor

Kristal Schwartz Barlaan is a professional harpist with over a decade of performing and teaching achievements. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, earning a Masters in Performance with Honors, as well as a Bachelors of Music Performance from Thomas Edison University. more...



Kristyn
Kristyn Van Cleave
Piano Instructor

Kristyn Van Cleave has grown up in San Jose, California and has studied piano since
the age of 6. She participated in MTAC's Certificate of Merit program and received
multiple awards and scholarships.
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Dina Reyes

Voice/Piano Instructor

Dina Reyes brings a wealth of experience in voice and piano and holds a M.M. from the San Francisco Convervatory of Music.
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Richard Le
Richard Le
Piano/Guitar Instructor

Richard Le was a late bloomer when it came to music, having started taking classes on a whim in college, but has since made considerable progress in that short span of time. Along with finishing his music theory courses, he has also dabbled in piano (classical and jazz), voice
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