WHAT WE DO

With over 700 students and nearly forty faculty, Inspire Music is one of the largest private music studios in the Bay Area. Our diverse faculty brings a wide range of musical experience, offering instruction in many different instruments and musical styles. In addition to our private lessons, we also offer instrument rentals, accessories, and group classes.

ABOUT

  • Instrument Rentals​

  • Private Instruction

  • Instrument Accessories and Maintenance

  • Summer Camps and Rock Bands

  • Free Educational Seminars for Our Customers

  • SOTA Audition Prep

OUR TEACHERS

PIANO INSTRUCTORS

ANNIE

SMITH

JILLIAN KIM

NAOMI

STINE

KELLI

CASEY

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

BEAU

DREAM

LORA

LIBBY

COLIN

BRADY

CAROLINA

TANNOUS

VOCAL INSTRUCTORS

VICTOR CERVANTES

ANNIE

SMITH

JEAN-PAUL

JONES

LORA

LIBBY

SUZANNE

RIVIN

GUITAR INSTRUCTORS

LUKE

DOUGHTY

ZACH

MATTOCKS

HENRY MOSER

FRANCIS

OLIVERA

BRETT

EASTMAN

ANTONY

KAKAMAKOV

PABLO DAVILA

VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS

VICTORIA

PERENYI

BEAU

DREAM

ANNAMARIE

ARAI

MIA

NARDI-HUFFMAN

WIND INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTORS

KYLE

BEARD

COURTNEY

WISE

JENNA

COUNTRYMAN

DRUM INSTRUCTORS

CHRISTIAN

ARRIOLA

BRETT

EASTMAN

Ryoko Takahashi

Ryoko's musical journey began at the age of 4 when she was enrolled in piano classes with the Yamaha Music Foundation in Tokyo, Japan.  After graduating high school she continued her studies at Kunitachi College of Music in Tachikawa, Tokyo and completed her BA with a major in classical music performance at Ferris University in Yokohama.  Ryoko's hard work and natural talent in college led her to win the coveted "Diploma of Outstanding Merit" prize from the Japan Piano Teacher's Association two years in a row in 2005 and 2006.

After graduating, Ryoko began working as an accompanist for violinists, flautists, and other instrumentalists for performances as well as student auditions and recitals.  Her many performances with the violinist Sho Kobayashi include a chamber music performance at Musicasa Hall in Tokyo in 2013 and a benefit concert for the victims of the Fukushima earthquake in September of 2017.

In addition to music, Ryoko was a preschool and kindergarten teacher in her home town of Tokyo for 4 years and continued to teach children when she moved to the United States with her husband in 2016.   While she continues to specialize in classical music, Ryoko also likes to dabble in pop and jazz when given the opportunity.  With her extensive classical training and experience in education, Ryoko is a patient teacher with an easy going nature who likes to instill a love of music in all of her students.