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

ABOUT

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

Simon Petty

Simon's musical adventure began at the age of 9 when he started learning to play classical violin.  At age 13, Simon found his true musical love in guitar playing under direction of Michael Numann in the Sacramento Youth Orchestra and by the end of his high school career was the music director for Sacramento Waldorf School's musical theater leading the group on drums for performances of "The Sound of Music", "Much Ado About Nothing", and "Almost, Maine".

 

Today, Simon teaches privately in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a student and teaches songwriting at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley where he is a student of the great jazz guitarist Mimi Fox.

 

As a performer, Simon plays guitar locally with Clay Xavier's R&B outfit and in a jazz trio with saxophonists William and Madison Bohrer.  He also directs the Neo-Classical chamber group "The Petty Strings Ensemble" and frequently returns to Sacramento to perform a number of groups with his father Peter Petty, such as Peter Petty's Terpsichoreans

 

Overall, Simon's calling is to bring people together, on the bandstand and off, in harmony with beautiful, meaningful music.