Music Lessons

At Park Avenue Music Center we consistently see musicians who seek music instruction quickly move to the top chairs in their ensembles. We’re proud to be part of the learning process that leads to appreciation and enjoyment of music.

Our professional teachers offer a range of styles and approaches to education that are sure to put you on the path to success. Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome.  Lessons are taught in the studios at our shop in San Jose.

Our teachers manage their own schedules and set their own rates.  Contact the teacher directly for more info.



Joe Amaral: Trumpet (408) 694-7809

Kevin Bryson: Trombone (408) 528-5967

Kelly Hesterberg: Trumpet, French Horn (408) 677-1674

Manny Mendoza: Tuba (408) 393-2275



Lisa Baratta: Sax & Clarinet (650) 483-0832

Sean Gumin: Bassoon & Sax

Thomas Narveson: Sax & Clarinet (510) 468-7184

Naomi Robinson: Oboe, Flute, Sax (408) 368-1162

Piano, Voice, & Strings


Emily Lin: Piano & Violin (408) 859-4338

Carolyn Shannon: Piano & Violin (408) 359-7323

Christine Capsuto: Voice (408) 216-7394

Nicole Cooper: Voice & Piano (408)603-7464