Frequently Asked Questions

Is my child old enough to take music lessons?
Young children are remarkably able to absorb information and learning music comes naturally to children above three years old, and can do so at our Music Appreciation class, which covers a broad range of music and instruments every Saturday at 10:10am. Adult supervision is required for children between the ages 3-8. For private lessons, we recommend students wait until the age of 4 to begin taking 30 minutes lessons.
Do you offer one-on-one lessons?
Yes we do. We offer private and group music lessons to beginner and advanced levels, depending on the teachers and the instrument. Weekly lessons vary from 30, 45, to 60 minutes each.
I am an adult interested in learning music, can I enroll in lessons?
Definitely, we encourage all ages to come and try out a lesson with us. Adults are encouraged to sign up as well!

What instruments do you teach?

Cupertino Music Academy offers lessons in Piano, Guitar Instruments, Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Drums, Voice, Music Theory, Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone and French Horn.

Do students at your academy get an opportunity to perform?

Yes they do. We prepare for our recitals in a 'Masterclass' led by our teachers, who give each student a chance to perform and receive feedback. We have a Spring Recital and a Winter Recital.

What are your fees for music lessons?
Kindly visit our tuition web page for lesson fees, class, payments, and policies.
Why choose Cupertino Music Academy over other music schools?

We are an established community of educators passionate in bringing the power of music to children and their families. Music as a universal language supports child development in early ages and strengthens the foundations of future school success.

Does CMA help a student participate in music competitions?

We are members of CMTA (California Music Teachers Association) and Trinity Testing (London). Students are recommended to study for at least 45 minutes to one hour to achieve the maximum results in order to place well in competitions. Prices range from $100 - $250 to enter competitions plus books and travel expenses that are required in order to participate.

Please contact Dr. Yanakieva about special music competitions and evaluations.