Welcome to Bradley School of Music

Bradley School of Music is the trusted choice for music instruction. We specialize in teaching & performance on guitar, vocals, piano, drums, and bass. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned professional, Bradley School of Music will help you reach your musical goals. Community involvement, monthly Jam Sessions, and Master Class events are a few of the ways students get involved with Bradley School of Music. We are a community of musicians that have devoted our lives to music, and we are dedicated to sharing that passion with you.

    • Patrick Bradley

      Patrick Bradley

      Patrick began playing guitar at age 12. Upon graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he began his professional career as a studio musician…

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    • Orestes Vilató

      Orestes Vilató

      Born in Camagüey, Cuba in 1944, multi-percussionist Orestes Vilató is one of the most influential figures in the world of Latin percussion. His unique style on the Cuban timbales…

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    • Kaila Thompson Student of the Month! April 2015

      Kaila Thompson Student of the Month! April 2015

      “Kaila is developing into a fine performer. She confidently played some longer pieces of music at Family Jam Night and showed her ability to listen and adapt to the musicians accompanying her.”

      -Tom Patitucci, BSM instructor

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    • Shawn Krause & Damon Torian March 2015

      Shawn Krause & Damon Torian March 2015

      “Damon has inspired and impressed all of us at BSM! In spite of facing tremendous adversity this past year, he confidently and successfully  performed at our Family Jam. He…

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    • Alex Rein Student of the Month! Feb 2015

      Alex Rein Student of the Month! Feb 2015

      “Alex put a lot of dedication and hard work into preparing for his audition to Berklee College of Music. He played a beautiful rendition of ‘In a Sentimental Mood’ and really made it his own. Congratulations Alex!”

      -Jason Heninger BSM instructor

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    • Norman Villacorte Student of the Month! Jan 2015

      Norman Villacorte Student of the Month! Jan 2015

      “Norm’s solo was great on Billy Cobham’s ‘Red Baron’ and he continues to show tremendous progress. Keep it up Norm!”

      -Patrick Bradley BSM instructor/Owner

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    • Chris Shultz Student of the Month! Dec 2014

      Chris Shultz Student of the Month! Dec 2014

      “The world of music is opening up for Chris! His playing has gone to a whole new level!”

      -Patrick Bradley, BSM Owner/Instructor

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    Watch Guthrie perform with students and teachers
    Find out about our monthly Jam Sessions
    Courses in Theory and Improvisation
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    • Friday Open Mic Nights (Excluding Holidays)

      7-9 p.m.
      1042 Brown Ave, Lafayette CA 94549
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      Open Mic Night gives students the chance to perform on stage with top Bay Area musicians and Bradley School of Music teachers. Students realize their short term goals by performing in front of a live audience every week.  This event welcomes performances from the public as well as BSM students!

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    • Adult Jam Bradley School of Music 18+

      7-9 p.m.
      1042 Brown Ave Lafayette CA
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      The jam session is part of the Bradley School of Music Program. The jam session allows students to get professional performance experience. So come on out to our Lafayette location and listen to students jam with owner Patrick Bradley, legendary Orestes Vilato of Santana, and other local professionals and instructors of Bradley School of Music.

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    • Family Jam Night

      4-6 p.m. 7-9 p.m.
      1042 Brown Ave, Lafayette CA 94549
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      The Family Jam Night gives students the chance to perform on stage with top Bay Area musicians and Bradley School of Music teachers. Students realize their short term goals by performing in front of a live audience every month.

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    • Open Counseling

      3-6 p.m.
      1042 Brown Ave, Lafayette CA 94549
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      Open Counseling is a “drop in” tutoring session available for students during Jam Week. During these sessions, students can work with the instructor on a topic of their choice and/or jam with other drop in students and teachers.

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