Private voice lessons include classic technical training, with repertoire including everything from Pop, Rock, Classical, Arias, light Opera, Country, microphone training, audition preparation and musical theater instruction. We stress voice protection while working towards improving vocal performance, expanding vocal range and dynamics, vocal tone, musical theory, sight singing, connecting chest, face and head voice. We work towards eliminating stage fright by boosting performance confidence. Professional studio recording is also available for students to make their own CDs.
Piano/Keyboard lessons include reading music, music theory, and playing familiar songs. Our Teaching method is somewhat unique in that we take a chordal approach while also teaching notes in both hands, enabling students to sight read quickly while learning to improvise and create and compose their own music. This approach works for both the youngest child as well as seasoned adults. Students can gravitate towards any genre they desire. Singing while playing will be encouraged.
Private guitar lessons on Acoustic, Electric, Classical and Bass guitar include reading and playing notes and chords in the following genres: Rock, Pop, Folk, Classical, Country, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues. Music theory and fun is included. Ukulele lessons include reading notes, learning chords and strumming/picking techniques for various genres, including Rock, Pop, Country and Hawaiian music.
Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Tuba & More. Wind instrument lessons include sight-reading and playing, music theory and performance techniques while building confidence to play in groups or perform as a soloist. Students will also learn how to transpose music to fit their instrument as needed.
Workshops include vocal and audition techniques, staging, theater games, improvisation, monologues, scene rehearsal, production/planning a show, sound and lighting setups, costuming, script writing, directing and performance.
We help beginning students understand various rhythms and the importance of keeping the correct beat. We teach students how to read percussion/drum music while also learning to adlib and keep the beat for a band. Advanced students will learn more complicated rhythms and advanced drumming and percussion techniques.
Harmonica lessons will cover learning to read notes and various techniques to add harmony and solo lines to songs. Music theory will also be taught. Genres include Rhythm and Blues, Rock, Pop and Country.
Violin, Fiddle, Viola, Cello and Bass lessons include the Suzuki method for all ages. The Suzuki method teaches students using a nurturing and motivational approach. Our teacher is of the highest quality with many years of experience. Violin students can start lessons as early as 4 years old. A parent or guardian is required for students 4-6 years of age.
Pat Miller Music School and Talent Agency has been located in the South Bay Area for over 10 years.
Ms. Pat, the Executive Director and a full-time instructor, has successfully taught hundreds of students of all ages for over 25 years – including many special needs students. She makes it a priority for her students to have fun while developing their talents and skills for a lifelong love of music.Tuition Instructors
We nurture students’ creative side by teaching with innovative methods. Our students realize immediate success while having lots of fun in the process. Our fine, experienced teachers implement positive reinforcement, helping students reach and go beyond their goals as proficient musicians and talented and expressive vocalists.
We are conveniently located and accessible from routes 85, 17 and 280.
Please call for hours or to schedule a trial lesson! (408) 871-7010
Lessons are avaliable in Voice, Piano, Guitar, Violin, Viola, Ukulele, Harmonica, Trumpet, Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, & Drums
Instruction on additional instruments avaliable as well.
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Lessons available in:
Voice Guitar/Bass Violin Piano Ukulele Harmonica Trumpet Flute Saxophone Clarinet Drums Banjo
INSTRUCTION ON ADDITIONAL INSTRUMENTS AVAILABLE
5% Discount for families with 3 or more students!
Tuition is payable monthly or receive a discount by paying quarterly.
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Check out our wonderful team of instructors.
Piano instructor. Ideal for beginning students. B.A. from California State University Chico. Piano, Dance and Musical Theater. Wonderful with young children.
Harmonica, Guitar, Drums and Voice instructor. Mark has preformed worldwide at major Fairs, Festivals, clubs and other music venues including Chicago Blues Festival and the Monterey Blues Festival. In his travels he has performed along side of and recorded with many top-flight musicians covering all musical genres from Electric and Acoustic Blues to Classic Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Folk, Roots, Americana, Christian Rock, Hip-Hop, and Reggae. Mark is also an excellent teacher of harmonica, guitar, drums and vocals; having lots of patience and superb musicianship. He has a BA from SUNY Albany and an AA from NASSAU Community College in theater.
Drums & Piano teacher. Dave has a BA in Music 1977 from Murray State and a MA in Music Education 1981 from San Jose State. He is an excellent and fun addition to our staff. He is very knowledgable and makes learning so much fun!
Trumpet & Piano teacher. Jacob has been playing the trumpet for 12 years and has lots of experience in various styles ranging from classical to marching band to big band jazz/latin and even hip hop. Jacob teaches beginner students to intermediate students. He is currently in three music groups; the West Valley College Jazz Band, the 7th Street Big Band and he is in a small combo band named Whirl'd. He plays gigs in and around the Bay Area. He is currently working on songs for the Whirl'd album which should be out in the next year or so.
Amy teaches all singing styles and focuses on the student’s goals, whether that is singing better during “Happy Birthday” and “Star Spangled Banner” or pursuing a professional career. Amy Mendon, soprano, is known on opera and concert stages throughout the Bay Area for her full, warm voice and highly expressive performances. Amy received a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Music Education. With 10 years of voice instruction experience and 15 years of professional performance experience, she has been a member of the Opera San Jose Chorus since 2005 and studied voice in Austria in 2008. Most recently, Amy co-founded First Street Opera where she performs in monthly residence at two area venues and she currently sings with the St. Ann's Anglican Chapel Quintet in Palo Alto.
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