Private Lessons 

Private lessons are available to both VCS students in grades K-12 and the general community. Private music lessons are vital for musical growth. Individualized instruction accelerates student success in technical proficiency and musical expression. VCS private lesson instructors have extensive training and years of experience in private instruction and public performance. Our new, well-appointed teaching studios provide a wonderful environment in which to learn.

To schedule lessons, contact Mary Creel in the Conservatory office.  408-362-7602


Willie Garza, Jazz
Melissa Gunter, Classical
Michelle Kissane, Classical
Ming-Hua Lo, Classical
Jamie Mulfinger, Classical


Layna Chianakas
Nicole Cooper
Dr. Mark Hulse
Lindsay Roush
Christopher Sponseller


Reggie Coates
Jamie Mulfinger
Hristo Vitchev, classical & jazz guitar



Lily Homer, violin
Scott Homer, violin/viola
Ryo Fukuda, violin


Willie Garza, trumpet
John Russell, trombone/tuba
Michael Jones, trumpet
Sandra Laverty, trumpet
Jamie Mulfinger, trumpet


Doug Zuehlke, clarinet/saxophone
Marcus Wolfe, saxophone
Michelle Kissane, clarinet
Claudia Gantivar, recorder
Laura Scheuerlein, bassoon/flute
Robert Scott, oboe
Jamie Mulfinger, woodwinds


Willie Garza, band percussion
Joey Herrera, drumset, percussion
David Sankus, percussion

  • Elementary School 1450 Leigh Avenue
  • San Jose, CA 95125 408.559.4400 FAX: 408.559.4022
  • Junior High 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 130
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2460 FAX: 408.513.2472
  • High School 100 Skyway Drive, Ste. 110
  • San Jose, CA 95111 408.513.2400 FAX: 408.513.2527
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