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Our experience in starland is wonderful. My sons are learning fast and they enjoy each lesson.

Jessica Lacaba, Alameda, CA

The people working here are very friendly and helpful. I take a piano lesson from Ms Araks. She is very inspiring, and I really enjoy her lesson. She is also very good at teaching music to children. Highly recommended.

Megumi A

We have had a wonderful experience with Starland School and Ms. Araks and Holly. We would give a 10 to Starland and all the staff. Thank you very much.

Lilly and Yun Zhuo, Alameda, CA

Starland is a BIG 10 in my books! Just when I’m thinking of giving up singing/music all together, you inspire me. Thank you!!!

Amy Aguon, Alameda, CA

My daughter Lydia has taken piano for 2 years now. Lydia loves her teacher! She's a patient and kind teacher and very encouraging! We appreciate her flexibility when we have make up lessons. Your office staff are always friendly and welcoming. You offer a nice variety of music for sale. We loved the recital last year and enjoyed the parade performance! Thank you for providing the opportunity for children (and adults) to learn music, especially with all the education cutbacks-it may be the only opportunity for some. Thank you!

Yvette Santiago, Oakland, CA

I wanted to say that the experience that both my daughter and I have had at Starland has been wonderful. I would rate it a 9. I didn't rate it a 10 because I don't rate anything a 10. What continually impresses me is how dedicated the teachers are and that they make learning music enjoyable. Emma has been taking piano lessons for a while now which prompted me to give the drums a try. I have always wanted to but have been terrified. I often find myself laughing during the lesson which is such a nice way to diffuse anxiety. An added benefit is that I am also "walking my talk". My daughter not only hears me encouraging her to practice and being supportive but that I am also trying something new and not giving up.Two very high thumbs up for Eric and Thomas, not only good teachers but nice, sincere people. That matters to me and it is what will keep me from going somewhere else that may have a fancier space or cheaper rates. You have a great team.

Carin Ramsey, Alameda, CA
Starland School of Music – SF Bay Area’s #1 Choice For Music Lessons Since 1979 – Our Music School Serves Alameda, Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward, Piedmont, Pinole, Richmond, Berkeley, Union City, Albany, Newark, Fremont, and the greater Bay Area.