Private Music Lessons

For Students of All Ages and Abilities

"A child who sings is a happy child."

Whether you are looking for serious music education and want your child to take exams, or you just want your child to learn how to play his or her favorite songs, you are in a right place.

Our music program is a year round program, students may enroll at anytime on a month to month basis. There are no yearly or semester contracts.

There is a 30 min. required interview/trail lesson with the teacher of your choice. A $50.00 interview/trial fee must be settled before an interview lesson can begin. These interview/trial lessons cannot be rescheduled or refunded.


In-Studio Private Music Instruction

San Jose Academy of Music currently offers private one-on-one lessons for the following instruments: Piano, Voice, Violin, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Drums, Harp, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Theory, Composition, Audio Recording, and Music Production for all levels and ages.
Instrument technique, posture and position, ear-training, and music theory such as note-reading and rhythm are emphasized. Above all, musicality and expression are explored.
Our instructors also provide preparation for Royal Conservatory of Music certification (we are an RCM founding school!) and Music Teachers’ Association of California Certificate of Merit exams upon request.

Group Music Instruction

Please inquire about group class scheduling and rates.

Special Needs

Lessons are offered to children with autism and other special needs requirements. Skills that will be emphasized are: piano technique, piano theory, music reading, listening, rhythm, and following directions.

Scheduled Lessons

Your lesson time has been reserved for you with a mutual understanding that we will have lessons at the same day and time each week. When students enroll, they are reserving a space in the studio and in their instructor’s schedule. Payment for this time slot is made at the beginning of each month – it is your choice whether or not to come to that time slot. If a scheduling conflict arises, please feel free to speak with us and we will be happy to work with you to find a time that will work best for everyone.


We ask that:

  • Students come to lessons on time and prepared with all assignments, music, and necessary materials.

In return, we will provide:

  • An enriching musical education and warm learning environment for all of our students.
  • To always be punctual and well-prepared.
  • To teach with kindness and respect.
  • And to always be there for our students for any reason.


A one-time registration fee of $60 per student is required upon enrollment.

Tuition is a monthly-flat-fee-structure during the Academic Term from August to June. Below are the per-lesson rates for once-a-week lessons. 

  • 30-minute Lessons – $50.00
  • 45-minute Lessons – $75.00
  • 60-minute Lessons – $100.00

Monthly tuition is due before the 10th of each month and is to be submitted to SJAM Management by Zelle, cash, check, and/or online bill pay through your bank.

Summer Term:  June to August

* Please note that a late fee of $25/month will be applied to any tuition submitted after the third lesson of the month. Returned checks require a fee of $30 to be added to the tuition.


Parental Role
Students under the age of 8 are expected to have a parent present at each lesson. The parent’s role in the development of their child’s music education is imperative. Practice should be monitored and instilled in a daily routine. We recommend a practice routine at the same time everyday, making practice habitual. Music takes discipline and motivation in order to succeed, and both parents and teachers should instill these skills.

Scope of Study
To become a well-rounded musician, it is essential that students be actively engaged in all facets of music study, including theory, sight-reading, technique, and performance. We highly encourage students to participate in the 2-4 recitals we hold each year. Composition, singing, and other artistic activities are also encouraged.


To enroll as a student at the San Jose Academy of Music, please contact send us an email at [email protected]. You must complete the following:

  • Enrollment process – Follow all the steps on the process.
  • Registration Form – The business manager will send you the registration form. Please note that all personal information is for communication purposes between Parent, Student and SJAM. Personal information is NEVER shared or sold with third parties.
  • Parent/Student Handbook – Review and E-Sign (the password is on the enrollment process).Once the registration form is completed and the initial fees are settled ($60 registration fee and first month’s tuition), lessons will commence.

Please note that a student’s lesson time slot in their chosen instructor’s schedule is not officially reserved until all fees have been submitted.

Register Form

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