Serving Alamo & Dublin, CA

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Our Mission

Music & Beyond provides positive, memorable opportunities for students of all skill levels to explore their interest in music through a rewarding progression of discovery.

About Our School

Our Teachers

Our music instructors are skilled artists themselves and experienced teachers. They are committed to your success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for music and the arts.


Music Lessons

Music & Beyond provides lessons to children and adults of all ages. Private instruction is available. Music enriches our lives. Enrich your life: listen, learn, and perform. Your interest is the key. You must take the first step. Let our teachers be your guide.

Music Lessons

Lessons We Offer

Quality music lessons for people of all ages

  • Piano


    The piano is both approachable for young beginners and richly complex for advanced players, and is perfect for learning to read music and building a strong musical foundation.

  • Guitar & Ukulele

    Guitar & Ukulele

    One of the foundational instruments of contemporary music, our guitar instructors teach across genres and will equip you to play for yourself or as part of a group.

  • Voice


    The vocal instrument is a complex living system and healthy technique is the key to lifelong enjoyment. Study musical theater, pop music, opera, or anything that interests you.

  • Cello


    Cello lessons will help you to develop strong fundamentals and play without tension to create a clear and beautiful sound on this soulful instrument.

  • Drums & Percussion

    Drums & Percussion

    The drum kit is an energetic instrument that cultivates precise rhythm and strong music fundamentals. Learn to create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.

  • Violin & Viola

    Violin & Viola

    Whether you want to learn the classics or contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the technique needed to excel at these captivating instruments.

  • Bass


    The low pitch of the bass guitar holds down the groove in almost all styles of music. Learn to play different styles and techniques.

  • Woodwinds


    Develop a beautiful sound on the saxophone, clarinet, oboe or flute. Study the musical style of your choosing with our highly qualified woodwind instructors.

East Bay’s Premier Music School for All Ages & Skill Levels!

At Music & Beyond, we strive to provide a friendly learning environment where children and adults alike can develop their musical talent and gain a life-lasting appreciation for music. Catering to any style, our teachers are competent in instructing everything from classical theory to contemporary music. 

Our experience is that music has a transformative power, and can enrich your life immensely. Studies have shown that musical prowess can increase aptitude for math and other subjects. The ability to play an instrument builds confidence and provides an opportunity to shine in social situations for a lifetime to come! And, above all else, learning to play an instrument is FUN!

Music & Beyond offers private lessons and group instruction in a variety of instruments, such as piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin, ukulele, and many more!

Music & Beyond Locations

Alamo »

3000 Danville Blvd, Ste G, Alamo, CA 94507

Dublin »

4560 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568

Why Choose Music & Beyond

We Teach All Around You!

Music & Beyond serves students from Alamo, Danville, Dublin, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Walnut Creek and beyond!

Praise for Music & Beyond

  • This has been the place for my son & daughter’s piano lessons. Harrison is an awesome teacher. He’s structured, yet flexible to go with the flow, as my kids are lukewarm about taking piano lessons.

    Also, Bitta, is friendly and runs the front office really well. 5-stars!

    Alan C. | Alamo, CA

  • Herman is a very impressive music teacher! Recommend him highly!

    Jeff Reber,In Tune Piano Service

    Jeff R. | Walnut Creek, CA

  • My Guitar lessons with Papa Bear (Aaron Glass) have been amazing! His attention to detail has been greater that any other teacher that I’ve had before. He goes over everything from hand techniques and postures to covering the most efficient way to change to and from chords. He is a passionate, and lively character. I highly recommend trying this music school!

    Bill S. | San Francisco, CA

  • Our little guy has been taking guitar lessons from Aaron since shortly after they opened. What a great place. It’s everything you’d want a music lesson to be. He has fun, he’s learning to play guitar, he’s appreciating music and the dedication that being a musician takes. In a half hour, he’s expressing himself, growing as person, developing a talent and having fun. I couldn’t ask for more.

    Kristen T. | Alamo, CA

  • Our son loves his piano lessons there with Hermann, a way cool musician in his own right! We love the whole environment at Music & Beyond – a place where everybody is passionate about music (starting with Aaron aka Papa Bear). Having fun with music and keeping it interesting. Thanks, guys!

    N. C. | Walnut Creek, CA

  • Enrolled my children, one in piano and one in drum. So far we are very happy with out decision!

    Ellie O. | Dublin, CA

  • My daughter has been going to M&B for about six months. So far so good and she is enjoying her lessons

    J K. Dublin, CA

  • My 9 year old has been taking piano lessons since this location opened. The staff is friendly and are good when it comes to working with children. I am satisfied with the progress my child is making. The location is convenient but parking can be challenging so leave early enough to allow extra time for this. There are shops nearby that you can visit if you choose to not sit in on the lesson.

    Shanda S. Sunol, CA

  • My son is going to for violin class since last few months and he really enjoying and instructor teaching techniques very well.

    Ramesh P. Dublin, CA

  • We moved from Boston area recently and wanted to have our older daughter, aged 9, continue her Violin lessons. Music & Beyond was recommended by some of our friends living in the area. Our daughter really likes her teacher helping her with the violin lessons. Watching her sister learn music, our younger daughter also expressed interest in learning Piano lessons and so we enrolled her as well. She really likes her teacher too and has been doing well. Teachers are very courteous, knowledgeable, punctual and professional. The location is also very convenient for us.

    Ravi P. Dublin, CA

  • My boy is going to Music & Beyond for Guitar classes since November 2014. We find it very useful the way he improved his guitar playing skills. The teachers are very co-operative and has good music knowledge and also very co-operative in case we need to adjust timings.

    Nick and his team are doing great job.

    Sreeni K. Dublin, CA

  • My girls 8 and 13 years old, have been attending Music and Beyond since the school open on September 2014. Nick is very friendly and always help us with our questions or concerns. My girls play violin, Ariel my daughter’s teacher is always on time for the class, she knows how to manage them and teach both of them at the same time, my girls love to go to take their lessons.

    Tan G. Dublin, CA

  • My 11 daughter has been taking piano lessons at Music & Beyond, for a couple of months. Her teacher is Riles, and he is very systematic with his instruction, and combines music theory with piano practice. He is patient and attentive to detail. I also like the Studio, which is clean and new. Would definitely recommend.

    Andrea C. Dublin, CA

  • Highly recommend Music & Beyond. Nick and his team are Great, Enthusiastic and accommodative. Nick recommended Piano for my 6 Year old son and he is doing great. Teachers and the class environment is positive and my son loves going for his weekly classes.

    Natraj K. Dublin, CA

  • My 9 years old son has been learning violin at Music & Beyond in Dublin for just 3 weeks. After trying his first private class, he has been interested in learning to play violin very much. His teacher, Terrel, is very nice, patient, and professional at teaching kids. Michael is very happy to go to his class every week. Also, Nick who works at the front desk is very nice and friendly to help us to schedule the time and etc. I’d highly recommend Music & Beyond at Dublin.

    Kathy W. Dublin, CA

  • My 11 yr. old son is going to this place to learn Guitar since last 6 months or so. He is very happy with his teacher and class. He loves to go to this class and enjoys learning of Guitar. His teacher Ariel is very friendly, flexible and knowledgeable. Learning music is definitely a long-term commitment but we are confidant that our son is in good hands and learning the needed skills over the time. We are happy with his progress so far.

    Niraj A. Dublin, CA

  • My 6-year-old recently started taking drum lessons here. I am very happy with his progress. I was not expecting him to start learning notes so quickly, but he is very excited about already being able to “read music” a bit. I especially like the fact that he is not being pressured to learn. If he needs more time with something, his teacher will give it to him, and always makes it fun. My son looks forward to coming here each time.

    Anne V. Dublin, CA

  • We recently moved to US and wanted to get my 5 year old into learning some instrument. Nick was very helpful and suggested Piano for her. It has been two months now and daughter is totally hooked on it.
    Riles teaches her Piano and he is very friendly and though my girl is really into the shy category, she looks forward to her class. And is motivated enough the whole week to practice at home.

    Suchitra K. Nutley, NJ

  • We’ve been going to Music & Beyond in Dublin for 6 months and have seen remarkable improvement in our son’s piano abilities. We love working with Nick and have enjoyed our piano lessons from everyone there. I would highly recommend Music & Beyond!

    T S. Pleasanton, CA

  • The staff here is extremely friendly. We have a six year old taking guitar lessons from Aaron and he is excellent with him. He provides a fun learning experience and is really good at motivating and keeping him interested. After every lesson he comes home eager to share with the family what he learned that day! This is an awesome place to come for music lessons!

    Kim H. Alamo, CA

  • My 11 year old boy and 9 year old girl have been taking lessons from Mr. Herman from the time it opened. My kids enjoy his method of teaching. He strikes the right balance of fun and technique. The owner, Aaron, is also very accommodating with schedules too. It’s a warm friendly creative place.

    N C. Alamo, CA

  • My 9 year old and 5 year old take piano lessons with Herman. They love their lessons and are soaring with their progress. Aaron runs his business smoothly and professionally with a wonderfully personal touch. This is a terrific place to take music lessons.

    Tammy S. Charleston, SC

  • Signing my 4 and 2 year old up for kindermusik immediately! Loved the facility, clean, classy and comfortable. This is just what Alamo needed!

    Jeff T. Alamo, CA

  • We went to our first class for Piano lesson last weekend and were totally impressed! My 6 yr old was at other place in Danville and got bored and non interested, even after many sessions. With Herman’s class, he was into it from the get go. Herman holds the kids attention and makes learning music captivating, cool and empowering.

    Music B. Alamo, CA

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