Hi! My name is Jesse Bonaventura and I teach piano at the San Ramon Academy of Music.
Music is collaborative so why wouldn’t music lessons be the same? My primary goal is to teach each student how to teach themselves. I do this through molding lessons to match each student’s individual needs and encouraging them to identify, analyze, and achieve their own musical goals, oftentimes without realizing they are even doing so.
I earned my Bachelor of Music Performance from SUNY Fredonia in 2018 where I was a concerto competition winner and soloist with the Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra. I graduated with a Master of Music Performance from the Bowling Green State University of Ohio in 2021, where I also held a TA position for classroom piano. During my time at Bowling Green, my teaching methods evolved to incorporate primarily online methods due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’ve been teaching piano, theory, history, appreciation, and songwriting to students of all ages through all my years in academia.Book With Jesse
“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”