Have you always wanted to play or sing? Do you love Piano, Guitar, Harp, Violin, Cello, or Drums? Do you want to learn to really sing or record a demo? We've got a full recording studio to work with you once you've achieved your goals! Our teachers have that teaching "X-factor"... Come and join our quickly expanding student body! Something is causing our school to grow like never before... come and find out what it is! We welcome you to join us and feel our positive energy.

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • National Guild of Piano Teachers, America College of Musicians

Payment Options

  • MasterCard, PayPal, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  Person Bonnie teVelde
  City Arroyo Grande, CA
  Zip Code 93420
  Address 624 E. Grand Avenue
  Phone Number (805) 474-1224

Business Representative

Bonnie teVelde

Owner/Instructor

Certified Music Teacher - American College of Musicians, National Guild of Piano Teachers. Honor roll for last consecutive 11 years. Judge, 2009 International Piano Competition in Harbin, China.

Products & Services

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

We specialize in Individualized music lessons and personalized Musical Growth Plan for each student. Lessons are custom-tailored to each student's personal learning style and strengths based on their learning style, personality, musical tastes, instrument, and age. Students learn differently in every phase of life as goals change, the brain changes in how it takes in knowledge.

  • I would recommend this business

I highly recommended this place. It has been nothing but a top notch and positive experience for my son Jonathan. If you want the best for your kid and want to see them go to the next level as a person and as musician this is your place. My kid has been going here for a year and it’s been absolutely amazing. Can’t thank them enough.

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  • I would recommend this business

Bonnie and her staff have all been very welcoming and supportive! My daughter (3y/o) has been enrolled in the SensaPitch program for 9 months and absolutely loves her teacher!! The program has been beneficial--and very unique in that it teaches perfect pitch! My daughter isn't reading sheet music quite yet, but she is able to follow along in the program song books and play 2 songs without much assistance while singing and she recognizes several notes so far. She keeps progressing week to week. I highly recommend this place!!

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  • I would recommend this business

What a wonderful, warm, and caring music studio. As a child I had bad experiences with private violin, piano and vocal teachers. I blamed myself for getting scolded by my teacher and thought I was hopeless. It is so refreshing to see the exceptional love and care given to the students here!

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  • I would recommend this business

When I first saw Bonnie working with my daughter (8 yrs. old), I realized I was in the presence of a master teacher. Bonnie is an expert at balancing new challenges with successes for students. She knows how to match a student's personality with the right instructor, and she uses her extraordinary musical intelligence and charisma to set young musicians up for success. More than anything, Bonnie seems to want my kids to experience the full richness, self-expression, and intellectual engagement that music has to offer.

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  • I would recommend this business

I really like this place. My son took drum lessons and we liked the teacher, Ken, who is outgoing, motivated, unique, talented and always smiling. We hope to continue my son's music education here in the near future.

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  • I would recommend this business

As a 21 year old with very little musical background, I wasn't sure if it was too late to learn piano, but I decided to try out some lessons at the teVelde Conservatory of Music anyways. Bonnie worked with me through the lesson books and helped me learn advanced pieces that I brought in. She kept me excited and motivated to practice and learn, and turned my slight interest in piano into a hobby that I plan to do for the rest of my life. Bonnie is an excellent teacher and the teVelde Conservatory of Music is a fantastic school.

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Hi Bonnie. First off, although I have met you several times and sing Tevelde's praises to just about anyone I meet (I have referred at least three current students); I just read your bio and wow! I am humbled and impressed at the same time. I played piano and violin as a child and took voice as an adult. I have always believed in the well roundedness and personal pleasure/accomplishment/enhancement of music in ones life. My husband plays the piano well by ear (he is an engineer, go figure) and I am more of a piece it out by music person. I will tell you: Max (5 1/2) has been in and out of activities.

Some he adores, some we withdraw from. Ever since our first little piano sessions with Shea when Max was 3, I fell in love with Tevelde. First off: the connection between Ms. Shea and Max was clear. She enthusiastically appeals to children and entices and inspires them. We did the group piano circle for a year, being the last ones in the class to hang on. The next year we attended a new school and our schedules conflicted with Max at Tevelde. Bummer. We tried an alternative school with a nice young male troubadour who I thought might work well. Although he was skilled; he did not have the knowledge of engaging Max (children). In addition, he began teaching in a method too mature for Max. We stopped after two classes, continuing to be in touch with Tevelde and Shea about openings. When we began a new school year, Eureka, a class time opening formed and we grabbed it. Back to Shea! At times I sit in on class, sometimes watch from the wait room. I can't help but marvel at Ms. Shea's patience, her inspirational style and she really reals Max in. He LOVES it. The material is age appropriate, she continues to engage and push him to the next level all the while making it fun. Max actually practices at home without me asking, unbelievable! I never did that as a child, my mom had to harp on me to practice ~ making it an obligation not a passion. That's the difference. The moment Max disengages I will make a choice whether to continue, as of now: he is self propelled in this mission to learn to play piano, and wishes to play wind instruments and electric guitar as well. Max and I have attended two youth symphonies at the PAC, enjoying 3 hours of classic music together.

I love that we have appreciated together the SF Nutcracker and Shen Yun, he picks out the instruments that he recognizes and gets so excited when he sees the piano rolled out onto stage. Thank you for offering the best possible school and for employing teachers like Ms. Shea who bring to life the joy of music!

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  • I would recommend this business

My daughter has only been taking lessons at TeVelde school of music for 4 months and I am amazed at the improvement I have seen! I took her to a different teacher last year for the whole year and it was practically a waste. Cassidy is an awesome piano player and a perfect match for my daughter's learning style! I feel that the online learning style and personality quiz was very helpful in matching my daughter with the right teacher. Nice job!

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The teVelde Conservatory of Music - San Luis Obispo - Arroyo Grande

We specialize is private, custom-tailored lessons catered to your learning style and personality. We have two locations, one in San Luis Obispo, CA and one is Arroyo Grande, CA. We teach piano, guitar, drums, voice, cello, flute, and more!

To learn more and sign-up for lessons, go to www.TEVELDEMUSIC.com.

From Our Website

Zoom and Facetime safely bring your favorite personal music teacher into your home! Our one-on-one video sessions offer private, custom-tailored music lessons in the comfort and safety of your home. Your teacher will even help guide you through setting up your remote lessons. Absolute Perfect Pitch is the "secret sauce" of musical talent characterized by the ability to recognize a note without a reference. Learning to play a new instrument is much easier with Absolute Perfect Pitch as it enhances every aspect of learning music, from playing by ear to sight-reading.


Our teachers have over 100 years of combined musical training and hold multiple degrees and certifications in teaching and development. Each teacher is certified in our Whole-Brain Music Method, "SensAPitch"(TM), and continue training in music education, mentoring and personality types to help us custom tailor each lesson to the individual student's needs. We have curated the most qualified, joyful, caring teachers to join our family, as we believe it takes more than just mastering an instrument to be a teacher.


We specialize in Individualized music lessons and giving our students the edge of Perfect Absolute Pitch and Whole-brain learning in full color. Each student is unique, and each student can learn music quickly and easily if taught according to how they learn by a teacher who is a good match for them. The match is everything. There is no way one teacher can teach all students because they are simply not all the same. Some will succeed, some will fail, all depending on how closely they match the teacher's personality type.