The SJAM music faculty aims to develop the arts appreciation among younger and older generations, helping to shape compassionate, well-rounded human beings. We are performing musicians who specialize in classical music, jazz, rock, pop, and more. We are committed to the highest levels of professional and personal growth and excellence.

Private lessons offer the student the undivided attention of their instructor. Our teachers are highly-credentialed, genuinely love to teach, and have chosen to pass on their passion for music by instilling in their students a strong foundation of knowledge, quality of education, and, most importantly, the enjoyment of music and the arts.


Ophelia N. Raboca

SJAM Founder & Director,

Piano Instructor


Evamarie Teodoro

Violin & Piano Instructor

San Jose Childrens Chorus Instructor

Preschool Music Program Director


Leah Nascimento

Music Therapy, Piano Instructor

Michael Chio

Piano, Flute & Clarinet Instructor


Merced Te

Piano Instructor


Carmen McKinstry

Voice Instructor


Caleb Cadaing

Trumpet, Baritone, Euphonium & Ukelele Instructor

Music Composition Instructor

Music Theory Instructor (All levels through AP)


Joseph Valdes

Violin, Drums & Guitar Instructor