Clara Capps

Piano Instructor

About Clara

Salutations! My name is Clara Capps and I teach piano at the San Ramon Academy of Music.
Music is an essential part of life. Learning to play the piano cultivates listening skills, enhances a student’s ability to communicate, brings joy, and encourages personal discipline. It also allows one to share something beautiful with others in an artistic manner.

Besides regularly teaching private piano lessons, I have taught general classroom music classes for five years in public and private schools. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music from California State University, East Bay. I have accompanied for the Royal Choir, a children’s choir that has sung in local churches and venues. Playing the piano and organ as a church musician in local churches has been a source of joy. I am a member of the Music Teachers’ Association of California and the American Guild of Organists.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, knitting, and hiking with my husband.

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“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”

“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”

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