What if learning piano
was as fun as

your favorite game?

fighting ninjas?

puppy kisses?

birthday cake?

climbing mountains?

having a superpower?

making a 3-point shot?

Online piano lessons that turn technology into your greatest asset for learning, encourage accountability and connect you with world-renowned teachers – all from your most convenient location: home.

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The benefits of piano lessons span far beyond reaching your musical milestones…

Did you know, virtual music lessons can also:

Improve a student’s cognitive development and grades

Help develop personal accountability

Build confidence and concentration

Become a fulfilling and lucrative career path

Encourage using technology as a learning tool

Reduce stress and
calm everyday anxiety

If you’re ready to discover world-class piano lessons to unlock your creative & cognitive talents – we’ve got you covered.

Get instant access to a FREE 15-minute lesson from our founder and internationally recognized musician, James Daly!

In this free on-demand piano lesson, you’ll:

PLUS – Our secret hack to getting the best possible sound and video quality out of your zoom connection to completely transform the way you learn online!

Online learning can feel
disconnected and impersonal…

But with San Ramon Academy of Music, you’ll experience the transformative shift that happens when passionate instructors utilize innovative technology to empower your potential and create fulfilling & immersive learning experiences.

We take the struggle out of learning online so YOU can reach your musical milestones with ease. How do online lessons work?

BONUS – A zoom meeting like you’ve never seen before! We replicate the “in-person” learning experience that is simply unmatched by providing multiple camera angles during each lesson so you can stay engaged and get a birds eye view of the piano for more effective learning.

“With normal zoom lessons there are sound quality issues and video cutting in and out. My son Jacob doesn’t have any issues with your multiple device filming – I don’t know what it is about what you do, but he’s getting more out of his virtual lessons than he is in person!”

~ Ann

Meet your Online Piano Teachers


My name is James Daly and I teach piano and am the owner of the San Ramon Academy of Music.

I believe in developing more than just “good musicians.” Let’s use music as a vehicle to develop the skills that make us better people; empathy, patience, perseverance, courage, and optimism. This inextricable connection of your ‘best self’ and ‘best musician’ is why I’ve had the privilege of working with some of my students for years.  Music is a powerful vehicle for some of life’s most important lessons.

For over 12 years I’ve taught piano, theory, and composition to students of all ages. I earned my bachelor’s degree in music from UC Berkeley with an emphasis on performance and composition, and written dozens of internationally performed piano works, chamber pieces, and orchestral music. 

I also studied at the University of Manchester and performed classical repertoire across Europe as both a soloist and accompanist.

Aside from teaching, I enjoy spending my free time at the gym, cooking, drawing, and reading.


My name is Nigel Cathey and I teach both trumpet and piano at the San Ramon Academy of Music.

I believe when you’re able to sing through your instrument, you can experience music and express your emotions on a new level. The inspiring thing is that this occurs at every level of learning from beginner to master. You just have to get started to experience them!

I earned my bachelor’s degree in instrumental performance from The University of Alabama and have served as a Worship Director since 2017. I specialize in jazz and commercial music and have performed throughout the Southeast United States since 2016. I have over 4 years of experience teaching piano and trumpet to students of all ages.

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.

Hello everyone! 

I’m Crystal Casey and I teach voice and piano at the San Ramon Academy of Music. 

After teaching music for over 10 years I’ve learned that musicians are their most creative selves when feeling relaxed, confident, and free. That’s why I focus on overcoming insecurity and tension along with the details of piano and vocal technique. Music is a wonderful and life-changing integration of our technical and emotional experiences!

I have a BA in Vocal Performance from Texas Christian University, where I sang in the Concert Chorale and was a founding member of the TCU Opera Society. Before TCU, I earned my Associate’s degree from Weatherford College where I was involved in musical theater and choir. 

I’m also a singer-songwriter and recording artist. You can listen to my work on all the major streaming services.

I love spending free time with my husband and two dogs, Angelina the elderly Chiweenie and DJ the Belgian Malinois and retired officer. I also enjoy cooking, nature, the occasional video game, and reading nonfiction.

Hi, I’m Rhea.

I have a BA in music and an MA in Piano Performance Studies from the University of Sheffield, England. As a result, I have extensive experience in the world renowned Chinese and United Kingdom pedagogical methods.I also have over 7 years of teaching as well as performing experience. My passion is making sure music is enjoyable and tailored to my students’ personal needs and goals!

Piano lessons are always more than piano. Besides the fundamental piano technique training and music theory, singing, ear training, and stage performance are part of my class as well, along with games, even drawing, and workout sometimes. I believe the process of learning piano is a process of knowing how to coordinate your whole body, build up perseverance and who you can become.

Hi, I’m Lauren.

I began studying piano at age 4, and violin a year later. I won numerous national competitions, including the top prize at the Young Artist Music Competition. I provide piano, music theory, and composition lessons to students of all ages.

I received my undergraduate degree under the supervision of Dr. Sara Laimon at McGill University. I received my Master’s in Music Education Research under the supervision of Dr. Isabel Cossette. Upon graduation, I worked as a piano faculty and a Suzuki certified instructor at McGill Conservatory of Music, Montreal, Canada before moving to the United States.

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The convenience is really great. The fact that my son can sign in on his own has helped him develop a sense of responsibility to be on time and complete his lesson.


The instructors have great passion, not only for music, but imparting their passion onto the students. I love to see the joy you have when our son learns and reaches his milestones.


Inka is excelling better with digital classes. She’s practicing more and I love it. There’s something about remote lessons that makes her feel more responsible and she even practices before class.

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