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Bonnie teVelde

Bonnie teVelde

San Luis Obispo, CA

" Welcome to teVelde Music, Inc."

Services: Drums, Guitar, Piano, Violin, Voice Teacher / Vocal Coach

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Our students learn to play faster, enjoy lessons more and stick with their instrument longer. This is because we custom-tailor each lesson to the student's learning style and personality. You and/or your child will be playing right from the start and will be set up to enjoy a lifetime of music.

Our teachers stand apart through their commitment to give each student a unique opportunity to experience the amazing effects that come with taking music lessons. Enroll today!

Drums

Guitar

Piano

classical contemporary

Violin

Voice Teacher / Vocal Coach

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  • Kelly R. March 20, 2013

    "My son started lessons with teVelde 2 years ago when he was 10. He started with their "School of Rock" summer camp program. At the end of 2 weeks, he could play a song on piano, guitar, bass, and drums., and had had his first experience In a recording studio. He found his love for classical piano, and Bonnie personally jump started him through 10 years worth of curriculum in 2 years. He now has added Cello, with Anna (who is wonderful), piano with Treven (amazing) and Cassidy(also a great math tutor!), and they all teach him music from a different perspective. i can truly say that my son has gone from being a bored, highly intelligent child who constantly got in trouble for not " focusing" in school, to an advanced singer/songwriter and classical pianist who is continually asked to play for events. He plays cello in the SLO Youth Symphony. Last year Bonnie set up a program where the more advanced students could participate in the teacher training programs at the school, and my son has now had the experience of tutoring other students. These kinds of activities are a parent's dream for their child. On top of everything else, Bonnie taught my son absolute perfect pitch with her TAP Method, so now he has that "X" factor that will allow him to hear in color for the rest of his life. This school has the most amazing team of teachers. You owe it to your child to give them a real chance to be amazing at music. If it happened for my son, it could happen for your child."

  • Kelly R. March 20, 2013

    "Casey is so wonderful! She took my shy 4 year old, and made her feel comfortable from the first lesson. She plays her violin every chance she gets! Bonnie got my daughter's personality and learning style results from Kidzmet, and now Casey uses it to teach my daughter exactly the way she learns. She is so excited! I could not be happier!"

  • Miriam M. October 26, 2011

    "Our two kids, 4 and 6 year old, have been taking piano lessons at the TeVelde School of Music for almost a year. And they love their teacher – Sierra – who is absolutely amazing! She is always positive, friendly and encouraging. She is enthousiastic about music in general but also about every little improvements the kids make. She is inspirational and we are so glad to have found her!"

  • KL S. October 14, 2011

    "Sierra has an infinite amount of patience and encouragement for her students and it shows in her enthusiasm. Positive reinforcement is always used and the kids never feel deflated, even if they can't quite master the task on the first go 'round. "

  • Nanci N. October 13, 2011

    "We LOVE teVelde Music. We love how Bonnie cares about matching the student with the teacher they can work best with, and how she gets involved with helping individuals, whether or not they are directly working with her. My daughter loves her teacher, Sierra, and talks about her regularly. Sierra has made sure to recognize my daughter's strengths and weaknesses and works with them accordingly. My daughter loves it, and the confidence and knowledge she has gained in just a few months amazes me. She starts counting the hours to lesson day, days in advance. We look forward to sending our other two daughters to TeVelde soon, and would definitely recommend this school of music to others!
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  • Catherine M. October 13, 2011

    "My daughter loves to perform. She has loved performing since the day she was born. I enrolled her in ballet when she was two years old and it took me about a year and a half to realize that it wasn’t dance that was driving her, it was the music. I never imagined enrolling her in music lessons at the age of three. I thought that was something for older children. Then a friend recommended Bonnie teVelde. When I spoke to Bonnie I was blown away by her program. I couldn’t wait to get my daughter enrolled at her school. My daughter began taking lessons with Lara (San Luis Obispo location) just before her fourth birthday and is flourishing. It is incredible to see what she is learning – playing the piano, understanding how to read music, and learning pitch and rhythm. My four year old daughter now talks about one day learning the violin and flute. Lara is an amazing instructor and brings a knowledge of both music and child development to her teaching approach. I feel that she understands my daughter and tailors each lesson to my daughter’s needs. The classes are very positive and fun. My daughter leaves music school excited about what she has learned. As someone who can’t forget my rigid piano teacher, her metronome, and hating lessons; it is great for me to see that my daughter’s experiences are the complete opposite. I am thankful for teVelde Music and the way they are nurturing and developing my daughter’s love for music. I wish I had known about Bonnie and her program for toddlers and preschoolers earlier. Two year olds CAN take music lessons… if I had only known."

  • Laurie C. October 13, 2011

    "We are thrilled to have found Bonnie and teVelde Music. Our daughter continues to be excited about music and singing....and looks forward to each and every lesson. The quality of instruction is outstanding and we are looking forward to years of fun and exciting lessons, camps and events.

    Thanks so much"

  • Lori S. October 13, 2011

    "My son has taken guitar here for 5 years.
    He has learned so much. Joe is great!"

  • Ynana Z. October 13, 2011

    "My son Luca (age 11) has studied with Bonnie TeVelde at this music school, then located in Arroyo Grande, for 6 years. With as much as I love burning fossil fuels and car time in general, I have thought of finding something more local for my children's music education many times. However, Bonnie and the teachers that she hires are simply the best. Luca learns piano, drums, sight reading and voice in the same class. He learns that music is fun, interesting and within his capabilities -- one of those "secrets of the universe." He truly grows in self esteem with every lesson. And now, an additional TeVelde School of Music has opened in SLO!"

  • Markell N. September 13, 2011

    "My eight year old son has been taking piano and drum lessons at teVelde Music for 10 months. Bonnie runs a wonderful school and instructors like Sierra, JJ and Dean make it special. I am astonished at the music my son is able to make after such a short period of time. Bonnie is an expert at finding the right instructor for each student. The School of Rock summer camp was the highlight of our summer. Our son is turning into a musician before our very eyes!"

  • Markell N. September 13, 2011

    "My eight year old son has been taking piano and drum lessons at teVelde Music for 10 months. Bonnie runs a wonderful school and instructors like Sierra, JJ and Dean make it special. I am astonished at the music my son is able to make after such a short period of time. Bonnie is an expert at finding the right instructor for each student. The School of Rock summer camp was the highlight of our summer. Our son is turning into a musician before our very eyes!"