Best Music Classes in the Bay Area

These Music Classes were voted the Bay Area’s 2018 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: San Jose School of Music. Offers piano, guitar, voice, violin, cello, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and drums. All teachers have teaching experience and a degree in music or extensive performing experience. 1090 Lincoln Ave., #7, San Jose. 408-286-8828.

Silver: Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose. 915 Meridan Ave., #110, San Jose. 408-885-1746.

Bronze: The Music Place. Multiple locations. 408-445-2787.

SF and Marin

Gold: Songbird Studios. Three San Francisco locations offer lessons in singing, voice, song writing, in addition to summer camps. 1463 Pine St., 3823 24th St. and 1610 Irving St. 415-935-4383.

Silver: Blue Bear School of Music. Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, San Francisco. 415-673-3600.  

Silver: Music Together of San Francisco. Multiple locations. 415-596-0299.

Bronze: Little Folkies. 1515 Church St., San Francisco. 415-669-4121.


Gold: Music Together. In these interactive classes, babies and young children dance, sing and join their families in making music. Multiple locations. 800-728-2692.

Silver: Allegro Music School. 1880 S. Grant St., San Mateo. 650-593-3900.

Bronze: School of Rock San Mateo. 711 S. B St., San Mateo. 650-347-3474.

East Bay

Gold: Bay Area Academy of Music. Provides high-quality music lessons for children, teens and adults in a professional studio environment. 5460 Sunol Blvd., #1, Pleasanton. 925-398-8683.

Silver: Music Together. Multiple locations. 510-848-7464. eastbaymusictogether.

Bronze: The Growing Room Academy. Multiple locations in San Ramon and Danville. 925-837-4392.

Bronze: Village Music School. 1720 Linda Drive, Pleasant Hill. 925-676-8400.


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