Established in 1997! When Bonnie teVelde founded the school, she learned that 80% of new students quit music lessons in the first year. She decided to research the reason for those failures, and came to believe that each student has a unique and individual learning style. She now utilizes testing that identifies these learning styles, and uses results to place students with their optimal teacher.

Matching the right instrument and the perfect teacher to the student, is the key to this school's unprecedented success! TSM is the Most Highly Recognized School within 300 miles, with over 12 Honor Roll, Excellence in Teaching Awards from the American College of Musicians and the International Conservatory of Music Educators.

In 2012, teVelde started the process of obtaining a patent for our revolutionary new method to teach Absolute Perfect Pitch. The TAP Method is currently being used in our classrooms with over 90% success rate!

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Stress Free Lessons That Are Fun! All Ages, All Styles!

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • National Guild of Piano Teachers
  • American College of Musicians

Serviced Areas

  • San Luis Obispo County, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Grover Beach, Oceano, Nipomo, Santa Maria, Orcutt, Avila Beach, San Luis Obispo, Shell Beach

Payment Options

  • PayPal, Personal Checks, Debit Cards, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

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

Business Representative

Bonnie teVelde

Owner/ Instructor

It is a personal passion of Bonnie teVelde to figure out how to teach every student exactly the way they learn. An expert in the development of the brain and music, Ms. teVelde is continually evolving the teaching styles at teVelde Music.

In 2011, Ms. teVelde developed The T.A.P. Method which teaches students how to hear Absolute Perfect Pitch. We currently have over 200 students, between the ages of 2 & 60, learning perfect pitch.

Products & Services

TeVelde Music, Inc.

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TeVelde Music, Inc.

Private & Group Lessons in Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Violin, Cello, Harp, & All Band Instruments. Offering a Band/Orchestra Program, and a Children's Choir. Music Therapy for ADD, ADHD, Autism, TBI, and other learning & physical disabilities; as well as for the elderly and handicapped.

  • I would recommend this business
  • Highly trained instructors, personal attention and relationship with students.
  • May be a little pricey for some, but if you can make it work, teVelde is your best value

Our family has been going to teVelde for over four years, with our now eight and nine year old children. Their instruction, personal attention and relationship with children is unmatched. My children look forward to their lessons, as they love their instructors Sierra and Emily. They cater each lesson, not only to the individual child, but where that child's energy and interest is on that day. They always make it educational, interesting and fun for my kids. As a result, I never get any complaints about piano lessons and my kids are progressing very nicely. In my opinion, students looking forward to their lessons is the biggest compliment a music school or instructor can get!

Value for moneyWorth every penny
Service & supportAbove and beyond
QualityThe best you'll find
LocationTwo schools, in SLO and AG
Overall ratingExcellent

  • I would recommend this business

We are very excited to havefound Bonnie and teVelde ....we have only been enrolled for a couple months but we are so happy with the quality of instruction. Our daughter continues to love singing and music and cant wait to get to her lessons every week.
Looking forward to many fun years to come!
Laurie C

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  • Early childhood educated, reasonable cost, great teachers, great director, great philosophy, method.
  • Far drive since we're in Orcutt.

My children are 3 and 5 and have been taking lessons for 18 months. My oldest had lessons in our prior state on the east coast and after moving here, it took me months to find a teacher who would be a great fit for the ages of my children. teVelde has been more than a blessing to my family. I am amazed by the director and teachers who have a heart for young people as well as the skill set of both music and early childhood education to work with such young children. I have learned valuable lessons through watching the teachers with my children… the different ways they learn and receive information, their talents and interests being brought out and developed and the increase of their love for the art of music. Thank you Bonnie and Sierra for being part of my “village” in developing a great learning environment for my children.

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  • I would recommend this business
  • The personal time and attention given to each student and their family.
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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!

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  • I would recommend this business
  • KNOWLEDGEABLE, friendliness, comfortable

This school has the most thought-out curriculum to teach children music. They take the time to find out how the child learns and they create a course specifically for that child. The knowledge of the teachers is through the roof. It is tempered with the patience and politeness needed to pass on that knowledge to someone else. I am constantly recommending this school to all my friends and colleagues who are interested in music lessons for either themselves, their children or both.

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