Piano Lessons

 

 

 All instructors are independent contractors who teach a wide range of styles, such as classical, jazz, and ragtime. 

If you are interested in learning about each instructor, feel free to browse their bios below.

 

   

 

MIKE BOBO — PIANO

Prospective students should contact Mike directly.

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 styles. Mike 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." Email: [email protected]

 

NICOLAS FOUTCH — PIANO

Nicholas Foutch has been teaching piano since 2016. He has been studying piano since he was six years old, and Nicholas currently studies with CSUS faculty member Kirsten Smith. He is working towards his Associates Degree in Performance at SCC. As part of his teaching method, he likes to focus on technique, effective practice, and performance of repertoire for recitals. While happy to accommodate students who want to play music outside of classical literature, Nicholas's main focus is classical music. Email: [email protected]

 

 

JUBILEE BARKER — PIANO


Prospective students should contact Jubilee directly.

Jubilee Barker has nearly twenty-two years of experience teaching piano to students of all ages—up to eighty years old. Currently, she accepts students six years old and older; beginners to late intermediate levels. 

Jubilee has been passionate about playing the piano ever since she could reach the keys. She studied the classics for twelve years under the private instruction of a dedicated teacher who introduced her to Chopin, Debussy, and Ragtime. She studied music theory at American River College, performing and accompanying at various weddings, classical concerts, and convalescent homes through the years. In addition to teaching at Kline, she has taught at the Barthelmes Conservatory of Music in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and continues to instruct private students throughout the greater Sacramento area. 

Jubilee especially enjoys teaching kids, brand new beginners, and adults with the courage to dust off their skills. She is patient, allowing students to learn at their own pace, while challenging them to develop musically. Jubilee is committed to helping students excel at reading music, as reading music accurately and fluently will enable students to play for a lifetime. She also focuses on helping students acquire strong technique, learn artistic and expressive phrasing, and explore music theory. She enjoys introducing her students to great classical pieces. For more information please email [email protected]

 

 

VIRGINIA McCOY — PIANO

Virginia McCoy attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with highest honors. After graduation, Mrs. McCoy spent two years studying at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris, France under internationally recognized professor Adam Wibrowski. Mrs. McCoy then went on to study for one year in Italy in a small town outside of Rome. After several years of teaching, Mrs. McCoy went back to school and recently received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Sacramento State University. Mrs. McCoy has performed in numerous locations in the United States, France, Italy, Austria, and Hungary and she has participated in master classes with such well known artists and teachers as John Perry, William Wellborn, and Jerry Berthiaume, among others. In 2013, with her trio, Mrs. McCoy took second place in the A.J. and Susana Watson Chamber Music Competition. Mrs. McCoy is a sought-after accompanist in the Sacramento area and beyond, serving as accompanist for six different choirs, as well as many solo instrumentalists and vocalists. Mrs. McCoy has been teaching piano to children and adults for over fifteen years and currently maintains a studio of nearly thirty students. Email: [email protected]

 

 

NICOLAUS MEAGHER — PIANO

Nicolaus Meagher teaches piano.  He began his studies at Kline Music nearly thirty years ago, and continued his classical theory and performance studies with Louise Savage.  He has taught at Kline Music since 2005.  Meagher has served as a pianist at the local Holy Spirit Parish for the last twenty-three years.  In addition to piano, Meagher has drummed since 1999, rudimental and drumset.  He attributes the instruction of Kevin Goings and Kline's own Tony Dey as crucial to his percussion education and musicianship.  Nicolaus has the experience of thousands of live performances with numerous bands, and as an accompanist and solo pianist.  Nicolaus welcomes students ages seven and up.  His goal is to foster a life-long love of music, while learning the essentials of technique, theory and artistry in a fun way.  While not a drum class per se, he will have students drum during the class to assist in the learning of rhythm.  He is passionate about his teaching and is honored and humbled to teach the local community of young musicians.  When not teaching or playing music, Meagher can be found cycling or flying airplanes.

Prospective students are more than welcome to contact him via e-mail at [email protected]  Students can also be signed up by calling Kline Music at (916) 456-8742.

 

 

DENNIS SOUBINH — PIANO

Dennis Soubinh teaches piano, and he 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 four 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 nurture and pass along the gifts and passion of music to future generations. Email: [email protected]

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