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Best Music Schools in Berkeley
2022

Albany Music School

Albany Music School

Albany Music School provides private music lessons, group classes, and special music programs for children in Berkeley. Private lessons on various instruments, including flute, piano, voice, violin, guitar, and drums, are available for beginners and advanced students. Music teachers focus on ear training, music theory, rhythm exercise, and sight-reading in each lesson. Games and singing are encouraged to enhance the students' appreciation of music. The school also offers group, ensemble, and duet classes for three- to six-year-olds.

701 El Cerrito Plaza
El Cerrito, CA 94530

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5 (Good)

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Berkeley Academy of Music

Berkeley Academy of Music

Berkeley Academy of Music is a private music studio located in Berkeley. It offers guitar, piano, and voice lessons for students of all ages and skill levels. It also provides a music mind games activity led by instructor Pia Siegwart. Berkeley Academy of Music is directed by award-winning pianist Naomi Sanchez, and is committed to encouraging methodologies that boost creativity and motivate exploration of the arts. Naomi loves working with young people and spreading passion for music to students and the community.

1710 Carleton St
Berkeley, CA 94703

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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2 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

California Jazz Conservatory

California Jazz Conservatory

Established in 2009, California Jazz Conservatory is an independent music conservatory in Berkeley. It is devoted to the study and performance of jazz and the African American art form. Its classes include learning the guitar, keyboard, bass, drums, and saxophone. It also offers several degree programs in jazz studies, including Master of Music, Bachelor of Music, and Associate of Arts. The school provides its students comprehensive jazz education, classes taught by professional artist-educators, and opportunities to study with local and internationally commended artists.

2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

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4.7 / 5 ( Best)

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185 (Best)

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Crowden Music Center

Crowden Music Center

Crowden Music Center is a musical institution that teaches aspiring musicians of all ages in Berkeley. The business has been in service since 1983. It aims for students to be engaged in learning and playing while making music at the same time. It helps students learn how to play piano, cello, and violin. Private lessons, Suzuki Strings programs, and summer classes are also available. It was founded by Anne Crowden, a renowned violinist. Currently, the school serves 12,000 students per year.

1475 Rose Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

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60 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

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East Bay Music Together

East Bay Music Together

East Bay Music Together is a Berkeley-based music school established in 1996 by Julie Tanenbaum. The school began with just one teacher and is now expanded into 15 different locations serving up to 1,200 families at a time. East Bay Music Together primarily offers children's music classes for various age groups. The school offers babies classes, mixed-age classes, and other specialized music teaching programs. It also conducts birthday parties and utilizes a wide range of musical genres in its lessons.

2316 Webster Street
Berkeley, CA 94705

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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6 (Good)

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Golden Key Piano School - Berkeley CA

Golden Key Piano School - Berkeley CA

Golden Key Piano School - Berkeley CA is a music school that offers private music lessons for students of all ages. The facility is conveniently located in Berkeley and has several studios equipped with baby grand pianos. Its music teachers provide 45-minute private piano lessons for beginner and advanced students. Golden Key Piano School holds a master class headed by Temirzhan Yerzhanov. Yerzhanov was awarded first place at the XIth International Robert Schumann Piano Competition in 1993.

1809 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

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4.3 / 5 ( Best)

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25 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

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Jon's School of Music

Jon's School of Music

Jon's School of Music offers fun-based music classes in the Berkeley area. It teaches keyboard melodies and drums beat for children age one to eight years old. The school enables the children to explore instruments like the acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, bells, and accordion. It also conducts lessons for playing the xylophone, trumpet, trombone, violin, and cello. In addition, the school enforces a requirement in which every kid attending the classes must be accompanied by a participating adult.

1644 Virginia Street
Berkeley, CA 94703

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4.7 / 5 ( Best)

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33 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Mr. D's Music Club

Mr. D's Music Club

Mr. D's Music Club is a music institution that teaches aspiring students from ages 8 to 12 years old in Berkeley. It offers summer camp programs to bring together musically inclined kids and beginner ones. Its summer camps focus on music, creativity, and friendships. It was founded in 2011. Its owner, Stephen Duffy, is an award-winning musician that has been in the music industry for over two decades. He has recorded more than a hundred albums during his career.

6013 Lawton Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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44 (Best)

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Nadel Voice Studio

Nadel Voice Studio

Nadel Voice Studio is a Berkeley-based music studio that is owned and operated by Jonathan Nadel. He is a lyric tenor who offers private and one-on-one voice lessons for students of all levels and abilities. He teaches all students the bel canto technique which is commonly exhibited by classical singers. His students have the opportunity to perform with the Lyric Theatre of San Jose, San Francisco Opera, The China Broadcasting Performing-Arts Group, and Lamplighters Music Theatre.

2315 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704

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8 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

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Notes Music Academy

Notes Music Academy

Notes Music Academy is an Oakland-based school that serves students of all ages in Berkeley. The learning facility is equipped with eleven teaching studios and a recording studio. Furthermore, a variety of lessons are held at the academy, including private and buddy lessons which can last for 30-60 minutes each. Notes Music Academy also has a program designed for children six months up to five years old. Its team of instructors prioritizes music theory which involves sight reading and history.

3166 Fruitvale Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602

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4.9 / 5 ( Best)

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30 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music

Oakland Public Conservatory of Music

Oakland Conservatory of Music is a Berkeley music school that teaches students and helps them become musically inclined. The school aims to make music education accessible to the area's diverse community. It teaches a variety of musical classes such as composition, music theory, and musical instruments. It was founded by educator and musician, Angela Wellman in 2001. It has delivered a number of workshops and community events, which featured artists like Sam Burtis and Slide Hampton as guests.

3445 San Pablo
Oakland, CA 94608

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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39 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

Second Sight Music

Second Sight Music

Second Sight Music is a music school that is owned and operated by Michael Smolens. Michael is a seasoned musician who has been performing for more than 40 years. He offers custom private and group music classes and provides music consulting services. He teaches students in Berkeley how to play different musical instruments, including the piano, keyboard, and hand and mallet percussion. Additionally, he handles solo performance coaching, band consulting, and music for choreographers and dancers.

P.O. Box 111
Canyon, CA 94516

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4.8 / 5 ( Best)

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26 (Best)

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Consistent (Best)

SF Garnish East

SF Garnish East

Garnish Music Production SF Bay is a modern music production school with two locations called SF Garnish East and SF Garnish West. The school's locations accept students in and around the Oakland and San Francisco area, including Berkeley. The school offers an array of courses that cover songwriting and production, sound design and synthesis, and electronic music. These courses range from being 36 hours long to over 400 hours long and are student-focused, with less than 10 students per class for most classes.

6323 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94608

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9 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

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