New Instructors

Hello from Tavan Music Academy! We wanted to let you know that we’ve added several talented instructors to our faculty, and we are honored to have them as part of the Tavan Music family! Check out the INSTRUCTORS web page to get more information on our new Violin, Piano and Guitar instructors.

Also, be sure to stop in and say hi to our new administrator, Lindy Day! She’ll be able to help out with any questions you have about Tavan Music Academy.

Remember to take advantage of our free trial lesson before the end of the year as our policies will be changing soon. Until then, Happy Holidays from all of us at Tavan Music Academy!

New Workshop Series!

Dear Parents and Students of Tavan Music Academy…
I am so happy to introduce a new FREE Workshop series to you. For the past year, I have been thinking about what I can provide to you, the amazing students of Tavan Music Academy, that could not only add to the existing lessons we already have, but could also act  independently in and of itself.

​I realized quickly that there is just SO MUCH information out there about music and the music industry that sometimes it can be a little daunting for someone to navigate through it all. I saw a need to educate the local community on all things music, for all skill levels, even for those who have never played a single note in their lives!

And so I created this Workshop series, which I am calling Allegro Lane.

See, I feel that the information my fellow instructors and I will be going through in these workshops is so important, that I decided to offer them for FREE, with no catch whatsoever.  We’ll be covering everything from music theory (more information below), home recording tips, songwriting sessions, how to get your music published on iTunes and Spotify, and much much more.

I would LOVE to see you at these Workshops. They will usually take place on a Thursday evening, and again, there is NO commitment at all for you to enjoy the experience!

NEXT Workshop
A CRASH COURSE IN MUSIC THEORY
Description: Have you ever wanted to read music? Or have a student who is currently taking lessons but have no idea how to help them when they’re doing their homework or practicing at home? A CRASH COURSE IN MUSIC THEORY will cover a variety of tips and tricks to help you read music! We’ll go through the basics that are taught to every student and even introduce some short cuts that will make the process of reading faster and easier! Recommended for all age levels and is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for parents of students currently taking lessons AND students who may need a refresher on how to read music quickly and efficiently.

Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Location: Tavan Music Academy (1454 Pollard Road, Los Gatos, CA 95030)
Time: 7:30 PM to 9 PM

I truly hope to see all of you there for the beginning of an exciting new venture for Tavan Music Academy. Thank you, as always, for being a parent and/or someone who supports the education of music and the arts.

Best,
Amir Khostavan

Violin lessons? We got ’em!

Tavan Music Academy is now proud to offer Violin lessons!

Satya Jimenez is a violinist studying music at San Jose State University. She received her Associates degree at Cabrillo College, where she was a teaching assistant for the string department, as well as a private violin instructor for beginning and intermediate adult students. She has experience teaching classical violin with children from beginning to intermediate levels through the Youth Music Project at San Jose State University, Right Start Music and the Sunnyvale music school in both private and group lessons.

If you’d like to set up a one-time FREE trial lesson with Satya, contact us today!

Record Here!

Learn how to record at Tavan Music Academy!

Starting June 16th, Tavan Music Academy (TMA) will be offering live recording classes with students aged 16 and up. You’ll learn how to work with the industry standard in Digital Audio recording, Avid’s Pro Tools! You’ll also get experience working with a state of the art mixing console, microphone gear, cables and how to work with MIDI as well.

Classes will be on-going and will be treated like any other sessions at the academy with the same pricing (info available on our pricing page). Curriculum will be include recording live in the studio, mixing and mastering. Students will be required to work on material hands on, and are highly recommended to purchase either Pro Tools or Logic X for home usage to practice.