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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    • James Hunyada

      James Hunyada

      “James tackled a tough song with poise and composure.  I’m delighted by his progress this month!”

      ~Patrick Bradley BSM Instructor

       

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    • Nate Elwood

      Nate Elwood

      “Nate is an exceptional student and always works hard to achieve his goals on the guitar.  It was never a question of “if” he would get Student of the Month, it was “when”.  His moment arrived this month because his performance was exceptional and clearly showcased all the hard work and practice he’s been putting in.  Congrats Nate!”

      ~Chris Hansen (BSM guitar instructor )

       

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    • Shane Seaton January 2014

      Shane Seaton January 2014

      “Shane has shown tremendous growth in his 7 months at BSM. He worked very hard this month to perform “Bold As Love” in it’s entirety, which is no small feat for a guitar player, and he nailed it! Great job Shane!”

      - Jason Heninger (BSM guitar instructor)

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    • Jonathan Freeman

      Jonathan Freeman

      “Jonathan Freeman was awesome at December 2013 Jam!  I was totally impressed with his solo on ‘Stairway to Heaven’–He set the bar high with both his work ethic and playing ability”

      -Patrick Bradley (BSM guitar instructor)

       

       

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    • Jianna Davis

      Jianna Davis

      “Jianna worked hard for the November jam and did an excellent job singing two songs. One of the challenges with the new Bradley School of Music Family Jams is the stage, it is up close and personal and for many performers it can be a daunting thing. Jianna felt that way the first time she sang for jam at the new location, but prepared well for the next one. Even though she is getting used to the idea of people right in front of her, she has taken to the task of visualizing and rehearsing with Family Jam in mind. This attitude helped her performance immensely. Way to go, Jianna!”
      - Joyce Pricco (BSM voice and piano instructor)

       

       

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  • Ukulele, Guitar & Bass, Intro to Music. Find out more!
    Watch Guthrie perform with students and teachers
    Find out about our monthly Jam Sessions
    Courses in Theory and Improvisation
    Find out which instructor is right for you
    • Friday Open Mic Nights (Excluding Holidays)

      7-9 p.m.
      1042 Brown Ave, Lafayette CA 94549
      Directions 

      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
      Directions

      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
      Directions

      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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    • June 13th, 2014

      NEW- Friday Open Mic Nights!

      Bradley School of Music is proud to announce our Open Mic Nights held every Friday from 6:30-8:30 at our 1042 Brown Ave performance center.  This event welcomes performances from the public as well as BSM students.  Come check out the talent in the Bay Area! Call Sarah with any questions! 925-408-1351

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    • February 5th, 2014

      **NEW** SPRING GROUP CLASSES COMING SOON!!

      Stay tuned for our upcoming spring group classes in March.  Ensemble, Improvisation and Lab classes available… more details to come!! Contact Sarah with any questions 925-408-1351.

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    • November 15th, 2013

      NEW!! Guitar Center Field Trip!

      Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 2pm. Want to check out the latest and greatest music gear?  Sign up today!  Call Sarah at 925-408-1351. We will be heading to Guitar Center to help with any questions you may have with new gear or updating what you already have.  Don’t forget your BSM VIP card that gets you a discount at Guitar Center in Concord.  Feel free to meet us at BSM to carpool no later than 1:30 or at 1280 Willow Pass Rd. Concord, CA.  See you there!!

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    • October 15th, 2013

      Sign up NOW!! Fall Group Classes

      Would you like yet another challenge to bring your music ability to the next level?  These 5-week classes are a favorite here at Bradley School of Music and fill up fast.  With our variety of Ensemble, Lab, and Improv classes, we are sure you will find one suited just for you.  They will be held Saturday’s November 9-December 7th.

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    • September 5th, 2013

      New! Pro Jam Performance!!

      Bradley School of Music is proud to add yet another event to our Jam week- Pro Jam Performance!! At Pro Jam, our seasoned instructors will jam on stage to provide students and their families with top-notch entertainment as well as education.

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