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2200 Sutterville Road
Sacramento, CA (916) 456-8742
Violinist Learning Guitar Piano Lessons

Serving the beginner to the serious musician since 1963.

Music Lessons in Sacramento, California

Private lessons are available for the following instruments: Piano, Electric Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Dobro, Lap Steel, Drums, Violin, Fiddle, Viola, Cello, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Lower Brass, Accordion, Folk Harp and Voice!

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We offer 28 highly qualified music instructors. Read about them below and give us a call if you need addional information.

              Sandra Dolores - Vocal Teacheraugue


Voice, Guitar, Ukulele

Sandra Dolores is a Sacramento - based singer/songwriter and recording artist. She has been playing and performing live for 20+ years. Since her first official solo release, Wait and See, 2011, she's steadily built a loyal following in the region performing a growing catalog of original material. Praised by the Sacramento Bee as possessing "a voice with the propensity to captivate, Sandra Dolores honed her craft by spending the majority of 2016 performing solo tours across the US. Since 2017 Sandra has taught the Pop Songwriting class at University of the Pacific’s Conservatory of Music. She also serves as a coach at the Pacific Music Business Camp each summer. Her latest album, Back to the Start, 2016, is available on all digital platforms. Currently she is working towards her Associate in Arts Degree in Music at Sacramento City College. Sandra focuses her singing lessons on vocal exercises to improve pitch, diaphragm breathing techniques, and learning popular songs. Her ukulele and guitar students will study basic music theory, ukulele and guitar tab, finger-picking/strumming techniques, and songs of the student’s choice. Original songwriting, should the student desire, is also encouraged!


All Brass Instruments

JEREMY BOLT has been teaching BRASS players of all levels since 1991. His individualized approach, teaching philosophy, and broad musical background help nurture the “whole” musician. Jeremy holds a B.M. from Berklee College of Music where he was awarded both the Berklee Winds Scholarship for performance and the Peter Kaleta Scholarship for composition. A specialist in the Broadway musical, Jeremy has performed in over 35 pit orchestras, and has served as musical director for productions on both coasts of the USA. He is currently the lead trumpet and horn arranger/transcriber for Chicago Tribute Authority, based in Sacramento. Jeremy teaches ALL BRASS instruments.

Jeremy Bolt

Carlos McCoy


Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute

CARLOS MCCOY teaches SAXOPHONE, CLARINET and FLUTE. With over a decade of performing experience, award winning saxophonist Carlos McCoy has had the opportunity to perform with a variety of greats including Bobby Escovedo, Rock and Roll hall of fame artists The Dells, Papa J (Sly and the Family Stone), grammy winners Jamie Dubberly and Carlos Caro (Pacific Mambo Orchestra), as well as many prominent west coast performers. Additional performance experiences include performing in the lead alto chair for Disney in 2006 (All American College Band), and performances at the Vienne, Umbria, and Montreux jazz festivals in Europe. Carlos is currently an in demand sideman and leads his own 9-piece Latin orchestra and a quintet which has performed at many prestigious events. Carlos holds a performance certificate from the Berklee College of Music, and a Bachelors and Masters degree in music from Sacramento State university.


Saxophone, Clarinet

DICK EVON teaches CLARINET and SAXOPHONE. He has played professionally since he was a young man in the military. Dick enjoys playing in combos and big bands and has done so for decades.

From beginners learning the fundamentals to advanced players improving their technique and knowledge, Dick is a well rounded teacher. In addition, if you want to learn how to improvise "jazz," Dick is the man to teach you!

Dick Evon

Candy Anderson


Flute, Clarinet, Violin

CANDY ANDERSON teaches FLUTE, CLARINET and VIOLIN. She's been teaching both the clarinet and flute since 1986 and has studied violin since 1987. She has a Bachelor's degree from CSUS and has played in the Gold Country Orchestra, as well as the SCC & Cosumnes orchestras and various folk/dance music ensembles. Candy studied flute with Dale DeWald and Edna Camenchero. She learned to play the clarinet from her father, W. Russell Kline, and her violin studies have been with Gilda Taffet, Michael Neumann, Ward Finley and Lisa Lawson.



MARK CARLSON teaches ACCORDION. He began his music studies in elementary school and has played a variety of instruments since then, but he focused mainly on the piano and the accordion. He learned to play the accordion at Kline Music under the guidance of Dave Chelini. Mark started giving private accordion lessons and then Dave asked him to begin teaching at Kline. He has performed at private and larger group celebrations and in local restaurants with a repertoire ranging across Oktoberfest polkas, eastern European songs, French musette, gypsy jazz, American swing and jazz, Italian melodies, and more. Mark tailors lessons to meet each student's needs and goals. He promotes good technique, effective practice methods, and works to make learning music enjoyable so that its lifelong rewards can be yours too. All ages welcome.

Mark Carlson

Tasha Barker



TASHA BARKER teaches HARP. Growing up in a musical family, she began playing music at an early age and had the opportunity to experience many different instruments. Eventually she became interested in the harp and began taking private lessons, which inspired and motivated her to continue harp playing. She was trained in the classical style but enjoys diverse genres of music such as folk, Celtic, and other ethnic music. She looks for interesting and rare music to use in lessons as well as her own musical studies. More recently, Tasha has experimented with composing and arranging music for harp. She plays regularly as both a soloist and an accompanist for her church, friends, and fellow musicians.



TONY DEY has been playing DRUMS for over 50 years and teaching for 27 years. He has toured the world with major stars like Linda Ronstadt, Mike Bloomfield, Van Morrison and is one of Sacramento's most in demand drummers. Tony teaches a wide range of styles including Jazz, Swing, Rock, Funk, Country, Reggae, Zydeco, Cajun, Blues, R&B, Brazilian and Salsa. His method of teaching employs a rich catalogue of musical rudiments, proper technique and the reading of drum notation.

On drums, at Kline, we have 3 time Sammy winner Tony Dey!

Tony Dey

Aiko Hamaguchi



SCOTT MC COLL graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Summa Cum Laude from the Music Education at the University of the Pacific with a Master's in Music Education. He has studied upright bass with Gregg August, Robert Black, Pascale Delache-Feldman and Susan Hagan and cello with Nina Flyer, Adrienne Taylor, Sara Stalnaker and Alan Balinger. He is also a trained Suzuki teacher, studying with Alice Vierra at the Greater Washington Suzuki Institute, and has taught in the New London and Providence School Districts from 2011-2013. Currently, Scott McColl teaches kindergarten through fifth general music for the Washington Unified School District.



BESS BARKER started VIOLIN at the age of ten. As a teen she began taking lessons and has continued learning and playing ever since. In 2010, she began teaching violin as a vendor for Visions in Education Charter School. When she's not teaching, Bess plays as part of a music duo, along with a harpist, for weddings and events. Although she was classically trained, Bess enjoys playing a variety of music including bluegrass, celtic fiddling, pop, rock and experimenting with different ethnic styles such as Middle-Eastern and Greek. Bess encourages the new student to develop music reading skills and technique as well as learning ear training.

Bess Barker

Pei-Yun Lee

Pei-Yun Lee


Violinist Pei-Yun Lee, enjoys making music with people. Her goal for her students is to
have solid skills and be able to experience the joy of playing music in groups. Ms. Lee
thinks students need different teaching approaches according to their personalities,
learning experience and stages of learning. She believes that music is unique because
individuals have their own voice; she hopes students not only appreciate music but also
get inspired by daily things to embrace many aspects of life and music making.

Ms. Lee currently performs with various ensembles including San Francisco Ballet,
Sacramento Philharmonic, Sacramento Choral Society, Camerata California, Modesto
Symphony and Santa Rosa Symphony. Before moving to Sacramento, she has performed
with Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Composers Orchestra, Rockford Symphony
Orchestra, Orchestra Iowa, Dubuque Symphony, and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (MA). As an active performer, Peiyun has participated insummer festivals internationally in USA,
England, Austria, and Taiwan. Throughout her musical experience, Ms. Lee has worked with world-renowned musicians such as Maestro Riccardo Muti, Mei-Ann Chen, JoAnn Falleta, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori Got?, Jaap van Zweden, Cliff Colnot, Carlos Miguel Prieto, Bonnie Hampton, Jorja Fleezanis and Julliard String Quartet.

Pei-Yun Lee holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Violin Performance at University of
Wisconsin-Madison and received a Masters degree from The Boston Conservatory. Her
mentors include Baird Dodge, Felicia Moye, Irina Muresanu and Jiachi Huang.

Every morning, Peiyun rises to a cup of black, hot coffee. The first plucked string is the
one that sets the tone for the day.


Violin, Viola

Violinist and Conductor Paolo Reyes graduated in 2013 with his Masters of Music Degree with an emphasis in Orchestral Conducting from Sacramento State under the tutelage of Leo Eylar. Since then he has appeared as guest conductor in numerous orchestras in the Northern California Region such as the Sacramento Youth Symphony, Napa Valley Youth Symphony, Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra, and as an assistant conductor for the Lake Tahoe Music Festival in 2015 and 2016. Maestro Reyes is also the Musical Director and Conductor of the Camellia Juniors and Cadets, the youth orchestra division of the Camellia Symphony Orchestra. In the summer of 2016, Reyes conducted Fairfield's Missouri Street Opera Production of The Little Mermaid and will be returning again for their production of Fiddle on the Roof. In addition to being an active conductor, Paolo is also an active violinist in the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento State Orchestra, and Camerata Capistrano, the premiere collegiate Baroque ensemble in the Sacramento region. He also was a former Principal Second violin for the Folsom Symphony, and is the Concertmaster for the Elk Grove Strauss Fesitval since 2016. Reyes studied with violinist Ian Swensen during his undergraduate studies at Sacramento State.

Paolo Reyes

Dan Pool



DAN POOL has been teaching PIANO for over 20 years and playing for over 35 years. He has a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Sacramento State University. Dan became interested in the piano at a very young age and now, apart from teaching, he also is a piano accompanist. He has 20 years of experience in theater as a pianist and conductor, has played with Music Circus and is currently the accompanist for the SCC choir and music director for the ARC theater. Dan has taught children ages from 4 to 18 but he is willing to teach all ages.



DENNIS SOUBINH teaches PIANO and started his music studies at Sacramento City College where he also tutored piano, guitar and music theory. He took piano and viola lessons at Kline Music in his early music studies and continued his music studies at Sacramento State University as a piano major. In addition to teaching at Kline Music, Dennis also teaches over 30 students privately in the Sacramento, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, and Folsom areas. Dennis welcomes students of any age, starting as young as 4 years old. His main goal for his students is not only for them to grow as pianists and well-rounded musicians, but to also nurture their artistic beings while they learn a universal language. Dennis is honored to be part of the Kline Music family to nuture and pass along the gifts and passion of music to future generations.

Dennis Soubinh

Mike Bobo



MIKE BOBO has been teaching PIANO at Kline Music since 1976. He has studied music at schools in both the U.S. and in Europe. He enjoys all types of music and teaches jazz, classical, and popular style. While students of all ages are welcome, younger beginners should be at least 7-8yrs old. Apart from teaching, Mike also performs locally with numerous groups, as well as his own jazz combo. The most frequent comment he hears is:" I wish my mother hadn't let me quit piano lessons when I was young."



JUBILEE LEE teaches PIANO at Kline Music. She studied classical piano for twelve years with a teacher who nurtured her passion for music and the classics in particular. She started teaching piano at the age of 17, and to this day has continued to keep a full roster of private students in Sacramento, Roseville and Rocklin. In addition to teaching at Kline Music starting in 2007, she enjoyed teaching at the Barthelmes Conservatory of Music in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Jubilee has enjoyed many opportunities to perform for weddings, accompany at classical recitals, and provide music for church groups and entertain at convalescent homes. She is especially gifted with patience for the brand new beginner, as well as the adult wishing to return to piano lessons after a long hiatus. Her focus is on introducing students to classical music, but she can help students learn other genres as well. Her emphasis is on building strong reading skills from the very beginning, incorporating theory, correct technique, and sight reading into each lesson, and keeping the lessons "interesting" with a variety of excellent materials. The lessons are tailored to the individual student, as each student is unique in ability and personal interest. Jubilee accept students five years old and above.

Jubilee Lee

Kathleen Poe



KATHLEEN POE has taught PIANO at Kline Music for over 10 years. She earned her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance, studying with Mack McCray at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, as well as with Gene Savage and Richard Cionco at CSUS. She earned her Masters in Music Composition, studying with Leo Eglar. Her work, "Expressions for String Orchestra" was premiered by the CSUS Symphony in 1998. Kathleen has performed extensively in the Bay Area as well as in Sacramento. She has performed as a pianist with the Monterey Symphony, Gold Country Chamber Orchestra, California Youth Symphony and CSUS Symphony. She has also played for Music Circus, Davis Musical Theater Company, CSUS Opera Theater, and many other performing groups. Kathleen divides her time between Kline Music and Sacramento City College, where she teaches piano classes, music appreciation, and performance classes.



LAURA CORREIA has been playing the PIANO for over 27 years and has been teaching for a little over 12 years. Learning through private lessons, Laura studied music in college with an emphasis in music history. She developed an interest in music at a young age; her mother played piano and organ so Laura was constantly surrounded by music. Her love of performance was groomed by her first piano teacher who organized regular piano recitals. Throughout her high school and college years, Laura performed in choir, musicals and plays. Teaching has always been a dream for her, and she has developed a patience for children by being the oldest of 6 kids.

Laura Correia

Jessica Esposito


Piano, Oboe, Bassoon, Flute

JESSICA ESPOSITO grew up in South Florida and moved to Sacramento in early 2016. She received a Bachelor's Degree in Flute Performance and a Master's Degree in Multiple Woodwind Performance from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. Jessica plays flute, bassoon, saxophone, oboe, clarinet, and piano, and has been a dedicated musician for almost two decades. When she's not teaching, Jessica plays bassoon in the Sacramento Symphonic Winds and flute in the Camellia City Flute Choir. Jessica teaches woodwinds as well as piano and is fluent in multiple genres spanning from classical and jazz to pop and rock music. Her goal for her students is for them to have a deep love and understanding of music, and most importantly to have fun.


Guitar, Ukulele

JEANNE JOHNSON teaches GUITAR and UKULELE. She studied guitar locally with Gilda Taffett, Susan Scangarella and Marc Teicholz of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Dr. Ivan Olson and Walter Kerfoot of the American gave her a solid foundation in music theory. She also studied the Suzuki Method for the guitar with Frank Longay and uses it to instruct students who are interested in this method. "A student can begin playing the guitar as early as age 6 or 7, or enjoy taking up this instrument at any stage of life." As a private teacher, Jeanne offers an approach to music that helps ensure immediate success-- this helps build student enthusiasm for the instrument and motivation to practice. Lessons are tailored to each student's musical goals and personal abilities. She focuses on proper technique and incorporates note reading, scales, and chord theory into lessons from the start to create a foundation for more challenging music. The advantage of private lessons is that each student can work at his or her own pace.

Jeanne Johnson

Kenny Manlapig


Guitar, Ukulele

KENNY MANLAPIG has been playing GUITAR for over 40 years, and has taught and played professionally for over 30 years. He graduated with honors from Sacramento City College, where he also served on the faculty. His thirty-plus years experience as a working musician includes performances at the Monterey Blues Festival, the International Pop Overthrow in Hollywood and in August, 2012 Kenny performed in front of sixteen thousand people at Country In The Park in Sacramento, sharing the stage with major country music acts. Kenny also plays guitar and sings with his band, The Stance. His guitar talents have also been featured in numerous musical theater productions throughout the Sacramento area, where his playing has been described as “outstanding” and “stellar”. Besides performing live, Kenny has also recorded 2 CDs with UltraSuede and The Bandersnatch (with Greg Williams). For the 1999-00 and 2000-01 NBA seasons, he wrote and recorded the music used by the Sacramento Kings during the team introductions. For the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, his music was used for the Sacramento Kings' radio and TV broadcasts. In April 2016, Kenny had the honor of leading the
National Anthem at the final Kings game at Sleep Train Arena. He spent twelve years as worship team leader at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and currently plays guitar at Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church. Kenny has taught students of all ages, and has had tremendous success with children. Kenny also teaches beginning UKULELE.

"My method is to teach the basics of note-reading and chording while covering the music, songs, and styles that each student finds interesting. It has to be fun.” ~Kenny


Guitar, Electric Bass, Beginning Ukulele

PETER KETT, British born, emigrated to the U.S. in 1978 after a yearly stint of playing in the Paris Metro, a French rock band, and collecting addresses and phone numbers of American tourists. He has been playing GUITAR for over thirty years and teaching for twenty. In the mid-eighties he played in the British folk/rock duo Back to Front, and also with The Lunatic Fringe. He has three A.A. music degrees (Theory, Performance, and Songwriting) from SCC and is one recital short of a B.A. in music composition from CSUS with a minor in Classical Guitar which he hopes to complete in the near future. Pete teaches most styles but is particularly adept at folk, rock, blues and instrumental acoustic fingerpicking. He presently plays nylon string guitar and melodica with local world music group Fantacea. Pete also teaches beginning to intermediate ELECTRIC BASS and beginning UKULELE.

Peter Kett

Dave Shapiro


Guitar, Electric Bass, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele

DAVID SHAPIRO has performed, composed, arranged, toured around the world, and recorded with many artists for over 40 years, including Capitol recording artists - The Norton Buffalo Stampede, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Mauldaur, Taj Mahal, Tower of Power, The Pointer Sisters, Hoyt Axton, Tony Rice, members of Jefferson Starship, Peter Rowan, Emmy Lou Harris, Dolly Parton, Elvin Bishop, Bela Fleck, and others. He was the house arranger for the Bay Area based Suspex records for many years. He worked with Jerry Garcia on the TV soundtrack to the 80s Twilight Zone remakes. He has led several bands in Europe and the US and continues to play his original songs and music in Sacramento with West of Next and The Skeletons. He has played George Gershwin's music with several symphony orchestras on tenor banjo. He teaches many guitar styles, including jazz, country, rock, fingerpicking, flatpicking & slide. David also teaches mandolin, 4 and 5 string banjo, lap steel, dobro, ukelele, songwriting, theory, and arranging. He enjoys teaching all students from beginners to advanced,10 years old and up on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. He graduated summa cum laude from the Berklee School Of Music with a BA in Composition.


Guitar, Electric Bass, Ukulele

GREG WILLIAMS teaches GUITAR, ELECTRIC BASS and UKULELE. He has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and has been teaching, performing and recording professionally for over 25 years. Greg has earned a B.M degree in classical guitar performance with Dr. Richard Savino, and a M.M. degree in composition with Dr. Stephen Blumberg at CSUS. Greg got his start in hard rock and heavy metal with Metal Blade recording artists Sentinel Beast. He has been awarded 3 SAMMIE awards for his work as leader of the jazz/rock band The Mind Club, and worked with his friend and fellow Kline's instructor Kenny Manlapig in folk/rock band The Bandersnatch. Greg's most recent solo CD is 2009's A Circle of Hidden Intentions, available on Magnatune records. Greg has performed in the United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Greg will be performing in Germany in April 2012. Greg is the vice-president of the Sacramento Classical Guitar Society and director of the Sacramento Guitar Orchestra. Greg has been on the faculty of CSUS and Sacramento City College. Greg teaches all ages, from 8 years old on up.

Greg Williams

Gabe Nelson


Electric Bass, Guitar

GABRIEL NELSON teaches ELECTRIC BASS and GUITAR. He has played since he was 11 years old. Although Gabriel never had any formal lessons he learned and developed his musicianship by performing and asking questions along the way, his fellow musicians were quite helpful with this. Through his high school years he studied music theory and played bass in the jazz ensemble, directed by Ike Paget. After graduation he began playing local gigs in Sacramento with many different bands, until 1992 when he joined Cake. From that point forward he has toured the United States and abroad several times as well as performed on the band's platinum selling albums. Gabriel incorporates an emphasis on the basics of melody, rhythm, harmony, music arrangement, reading music, music theory, proper technic and ear training, along with teaching his students songs they want to learn.



ERIN BRADLEY has over 17 years of PIANO experience. Her passion for music stemmed from a very musical family. Having been surrounded by music her entire life she became interested in the piano as a young child and has learned a variety of styles though her focus has been on classical training for the last eleven years. Currently Erin is working on completing her music teaching credentials at Sac State, sings in a church choir, volunteers as a church pianist and teaches here at Kline Music. Erin’s interest in teaching is motivated by the desire to share music as a universal language. Her musical talents encourage students to expand their musical knowledge, grow as musicians, and become well rounded pianists.

Erin Bradley