Top Music Programs for Kids in the East Bay

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Published Aug 24, 2015

All kids enjoy music in some capacity, whether it's a mom & tot sing-along, private piano lessons at the conservatory, or anywhere in between. Here are some of our favorite music lesson providers in the East Bay:

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Top Music Programs for Kids in the East Bay


Crowden Music

Crowden welcomes music students of all ages and levels of ability. From group classes in music fundamentals, to private lessons, to advanced ensembles and composition workshops, Crowden teachers help their students to become the best musicians they can be. Because chamber music is at the heart of a Crowden education, they believe in giving students the tools to develop and express their musical independence, along with the sensitivity to play as part of a team.



East Bay Music Together

East Bay Music Together will be expanding for the fall semester with four additional venues, for a total of 17 locations. They will also be adding classes in Hebrew, French, Spanish and German. Music Together is an award-winning, internationally recognized early childhood music program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, big kids, and the adults who love them.




Music In Motion Studios

Music in Motion Studios offers instrumental instruction is offered in violin, viola, violoncello, piano, and more.

Strings ensemble coaching workshops are also available for The Albany String Academy, which is a private tuition-based after-school enrichment program, open to students in the Albany Unified School District.




Golden Key Piano School

If you're looking for a professional piano school that offers specialized private lessons, Golden Key Piano School has been chosen as the best of Berkeley in music lessons for the last six consecutive years. Highly trained piano teachers teach based on Anna Artobolevskaya's teaching philosophy which is the crème de la crème of Russian methods.




Oakland Youth Chorus

OYC welcomes all children and youth, celebrates their cultures, and connects them to each other through joyful and affirming music education and performance programs.  Their programs focus on musical excellence at all levels, nurturing the development of the whole child. Community performances provide opportunities for singers to connect across neighborhoods, foster greater community engagement, and engage in the arts as service learning experiences.



Len's Music Lessons

Lenny Gill offers private music lessons for guitar, bass, and drums. He also offers rock band and blues/improvising group classes. Since 1980, he has taught over 1000 students of all ages and levels, including those with learning disabilities. Contact Lenny for a fun, patient, and experienced teacher with a laid back approach.




Musically Minded Academy

At Musically Minded Academy, students may choose from private, semi-private or group lessons. Workshops, classes and ensembles are also offered. With over fifteen teachers with a wide variety of skills and knowledge, they provide lessons in a variety of genres and instruments to meet varying student interests, ages and abilities.



Asghari Guitar Lessons

Aaron Asghari has a knack for breaking down complex music theory ideas and explaining them in a way that makes it easy for anyone to understand. Learn the fundamentals and you will not only learn to play guitar but you will also master the mechanics--allowing you to truly convey emotions and ideas through music. Lessons are offered in several styles for students of all ages and abilities.





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