Discover fun and engaging virtual composition lessons with a world-class instructor to unlock your child’s creative & cognitive talents

Get 50% off your first virtual lesson with the best instructor for your child, and experience the joy of learning composition lessons from the comfort and safety of your home.

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At San Ramon Academy of Music, we are a team of music educators on a mission to make a positive impact on the lives of our students by providing the highest quality remote music lessons throughout the United States.

We use cutting-edge sound and video technology, so even though you’re at home, you’ll feel like you’re right in the studio with us!

But we don’t just teach you to composition – we help you make a meaningful connection with music that will last a lifetime.

Our teaching staff of expert musicians includes national competition winners, postgraduate degrees, and professional performers, but it’s our patience, empathy and love of teaching that sets us apart from other music schools.

We know every student’s success starts with a great connection to their teacher. That’s why when you sign up for your first class, we’ll use the information you provide about your child to personally match them with an instructor perfectly suited to their unique learning style, personality, and comfort level.

We’ve watched hundreds of students excel and learn to play music at a level well beyond their years, and we want to help your child get there too. So, for brand-new members of the San Ramon Academy of Music community, we’re offering 50% OFF your first composition lesson!

Hear why students and their parents like to take music lessons at San Ramon Academy of Music


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.

When you sign up for your first virtual lesson you’ll receive:

Starting with your very first lesson with San Ramon Academy of Music, you’ll notice our attention to detail and commitment to providing you with the best experience possible.

This includes:

Hi, I’m James!

I’m the founder and one of the instructors at San Ramon Academy of Music.

I come from a family of dedicated professional musicians who inspired me to pursue music as a career. My lifelong love of music led me to study piano and composition at UC Berkeley and the University of Manchester. I have performed classical repertoire across Europe as both a soloist and accompanist.

While I enjoy every minute of performing and composing, my passion is teaching music – sharing the skills I’ve been so fortunate to learn over the years to bring joy and fulfillment to a new generation of musicians.

In my over a decade of teaching music, I became frustrated with many aspects of instruction in other school environments. It was disappointing to see the huge disparity among instructors when it came to providing quality music education for their students – some were great, some were mediocre, but some instructors “taught” in ways that discouraged their students and damaged their budding talents. I was saddened to see these negative outcomes, but as just another teacher in these institutions, I had little power to change things for the better.

Meanwhile, my own clients noticed my attention to detail and love for my students. As a result of their word-of-mouth recommendations, my studio grew until it was completely filled. I was getting calls with requests to take on even more students, but I had to turn them down.

As the calls persisted, however, it occurred to me that I could start my own company and run it in a way that truly nurtures each student’s unique gifts – the key was to employ teachers that were even more qualified and talented than me! By building a small, passionate team of educators, I could ensure that all students received the best possible music education.

How It Works:

Fill out the intake form below – including your learning style, musical preferences, availability and more.

San Ramon Academy of Music staff will then use this form to match your child with their most compatible composition instructor. Within 24-48 hours (business days) of our receipt of the intake form, our studio manager will contact you via email to set up your child’s first virtual lesson!

Virtual composition lessons, including this trial lesson, are conducted live over Zoom, with multiple camera angles and a professional microphone to enhance the sights and sounds of the teacher’s studio.