Music Lessons

...Best money I've ever spent!"–Burt, Professional Musician

...So patient and encouraging"–Nicole, Beginning Student

...The PhD of Rock!"–Desmond, Advanced Student

...I love working together to bring forth my artistic vision...our lesson is the highlight of my week!"–Kerry, Singer/Songwriter

...I learned more from your class than all the other classes I've ever taken!"–Dex, Lead Singer


Take music lessons with a warm and friendly music coach who encourages your musical dreams, develops a customized learning plan for you, and makes learning music fun and rewarding!   We specialize in teaching kids and adults in classic, blues, and rock.

Music Lessons Customized for you:
Find musical enlightenment with a customized plan designed to guide you step by step on your personal journey through music.  Whether you are a curious beginner or an accomplished professional, you will enjoy the confidence that comes from working with a trusted coach guiding you to the next level in the search for your musical bliss.



Singing Lessons:   Get Singing Lessons to expand your range, strengthen your tone, and develop your style!

Guitar and Bass Lessons:  Take Guitar or Bass Lessons to play classic songs, learn your favorites, or rock out in a band!

Piano Lessons:   With Piano Lessons, learn to read music, play popular and classical pieces, or jam in a band!

Songwriting Lessons:   Learn with Songwriting Lessons to write your first song, understand music theory, and unlock your creativity!

Schedule a Music Lesson:

Get personal music lessons if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Janak has also worked with students and musicians from around the United States and across the world, including clients from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, India, and Australia.  If you live outside the area, take lessons via Skype.  

To set up a music lesson, please send an email to Janak.

Music Lessons for Children and Teens:

Children’s lessons bring the beginnings of musicianship for your child in voice, guitar, and piano (bass also available for older children). Parents can also request a program that includes introduction for their child to two or three instruments at once (e.g. piano and guitar, singing and piano or guitar, or all three!).

Your Music Lesson Guru:

Dynamic and articulate, patient and encouraging, as well as genuine and friendly in his teaching approach toward beginning or advanced students, Janak Ramachandran is passionately dedicated to coaching you (or your child) to your personal music goals! Whether you want to expand your vocal range and ability, play guitar or bass or piano, or unleash the rock star vocal performer inside you, Janak can expertly guide you from tone-deaf or butter fingers to successful gigging!

Whether you are an absolute beginner or an aspiring musician, Janak is one of the most well-regarded music teachers in Northern California. He is the 2010 recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award for his decade of service at the Blue Bear School of Music, the largest music school of its kind in Northern California.

He teaches voice, guitar, bass, piano, songwriting/music theory, and stage performance for singers, actors, and musicians. He is also the 2011 recipient of the Blue Bear School of Music’s award for most popular teacher (measured as most lessons booked).

Janak Ramachandran:  your music lesson guru.


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Singing Lessons
Sound like a great singer

Expand your range

Create your own style

Guitar and Bass Lessons
How to play your favorite songs

How to sound like a one person band

How to create a solo


How to move an audience

How to create an authentic energy and presence

How to relax and enjoy your time on stage