Music Studios


“I love taking piano lessons with Mr Eli because he’s fun and he makes me love music even more!  He’s patient when I get something wrong"  -Ilayda, age 9

“Eli has a kindness that connects with kids. My daughter has been studying with Eli for almost 10 years. She still looks forward to working with him, every week.” - Frazer, parent of 14 year old

"Eli's class is the only thing that we do regularly over Zoom that my kids get really into" - Emma

"He supports me. He always says try again, take your time. I'm learning so much."  - Nickolas, age 9

 "I enjoy playing Guitar with Eli. It’s better than math. He’s nice and gets me to try things that I wouldn’t do if it’s hard, makes it fun."- Axel, age 9

"He explains things really well. When I don’t understand something he teaches it a  different  way, that makes it easier and more fun. A patient and very encouraging teacher." - Jack, age 13

Digital Audio Recording
Private classes are available for students of all ages ( 4 to 100! )
Education Experience
  • 9 years teaching general music in Oakland Public Schools
  • 12 years managing his own teaching studio
  • Orff certified ( 4 summers at the San Francisco International Orff Course )
  • Kodaly level 1 ( Holy Names Summer Prgoram)
  • Masters Degree in Music Composition from Mills College
  • Bachelors Degree in Music Composition from Wesleyan University
  • 3 years teaching music at Alchemia (Arts program for developmentally disabled adults)
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Current times:
Tuesdays at 11 am Pacific Time
Saturdays at 9 am Pacific Time
donation based
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Tuesdays / Saturdays 10 am Pacific Time
$50 / 4 classes
Scholarships available
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Time / day TBD

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