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Music Lessons in the Bay Area

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.

“Bradley School of Music has given me a new respect for the guitar, and a new desire to learn more.”

Kenya Baker

BSM Student, Joss Stone, Tupac

“Studying at Bradley School of Music instilled a love for music and a drive to pursue my passion.”

Angelica P.

BSM Student, Belmont University

What are your musical goals?

Do you want to play in a band? Jam with friends? Or maybe you just want to learn some basic guitar chords so you can sing to your children. Whatever your musical goals are, we can help you achieve them.

We start by outlining your long term goals, what you want to ultimately achieve. We do this so you can begin to visualize your goals. Visualization is key in the attainment of any goal.

Once your long term goals are solidified, we break them down into short term goals that are easily attainable and lead you toward your long term goals. Your BSM teacher will guide you through the steps necessary to reach your goals.

Curriculum Designed for You

Everyone has their own goals, and each goal is different. Because of this, no one book or course can teach the skills necessary to achieve every person’s goals. At Bradley School of Music, we teach students on an individual basis and craft a program that is specifically tailored to their own specific goals. We’ve helped hundreds of students from stay at home moms, to 5 year old children, and professional level musicians achieve their musical goals with our own in house, proprietary curriculum.

All Ages, All Skill Levels

First things first, what is your playing level? Total beginner? Been playing a while but need some new ideas/direction? Or are you a seasoned pro looking for a higher level of education but don’t want to enroll at an expensive university? Regardless of your age or level, Bradley School of Music has a path for you.

Just Starting Out?

Our proven curriculum will be laid out for you during your first lesson. Generally, a new student will go from zero to jamming with the BSM band in 3 months! And, once you’ve gotten the taste of playing live — you’ll be hooked.

The great news is that at Bradley School of Music, the ceiling for education is extremely high. We will help you realize your musical goals, however ambitious they may be. We have a track record of taking complete beginners and preparing them for the real world of music — including acceptance into the top music universities in the world, and making a living as a professional musician.

Seasoned Pro?

One unique aspect of Bradley School of Music is the fact that our ceiling for education is extremely high. Even the most seasoned players can enroll at BSM and find new ways to grow and develop on their instrument. During your first lesson, your private instructor will discuss both your long and short term goals and outline a path of success to guide you moving forward.

Many of our most advanced students are full time professional musicians who seek a higher level of education but don’t want to spend thousands of dollars at an expensive college or university. Bradley School of Music offers advanced classes in improv, sight reading, harmony, and ear training. Our program is uniquely equipped to arm even the most seasoned players with advanced techniques on any given instrument.

Been Playing Awhile?

Our proven curriculum will be laid out for you during your first lesson. Generally, a new student will go from zero to jamming with the BSM band in 3 months! And, once you’ve gotten the taste of playing live — you’ll be hooked.

The great news is that at Bradley School of Music, the ceiling for education is extremely high. We will help you realize your musical goals, however ambitious they may be. We have a track record of taking complete beginners and preparing them for the real world of music — including acceptance into the top music universities in the world, and making a living as a professional musician.

Audition Prep?

Our proven curriculum will be laid out for you during your first lesson. Generally, a new student will go from zero to jamming with the BSM band in 3 months! And, once you’ve gotten the taste of playing live — you’ll be hooked.

The great news is that at Bradley School of Music, the ceiling for education is extremely high. We will help you realize your musical goals, however ambitious they may be. We have a track record of taking complete beginners and preparing them for the real world of music — including acceptance into the top music universities in the world, and making a living as a professional musician.

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Contact us for your free consultation appointment with founder Patrick Bradley.

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“Bradley School of Music has helped me find my confidence. I love it here, it’s a great family vibe.”

Nathan P.

BSM Student

“Bradley School of Music has opened up my son and helped build his confidence. He relaxes on stage and always has fun.”

Amy C.

Parent

“Bradley School of Music is a friendly atmosphere and it encourages growth. I’ve become a better musician because of it.”

Alex A.

BSM Student

Hear it from Guthrie

Guthrie Govan is a virtuoso guitar player from Chelmsford, England and is widely regarded as one of the greatest living guitar players. Guthrie stopped by for one of our master classes at Bradley School of Music. Hear what he has to say:

“Whatever you’re teaching and/or feeding them is clearly working. I’d love to come back.”

- Guthrie Govan

Hear it from Kenya

Award winning guitarist Kenya (Eric V.) Baker has been a touring musician for much of his career. He was lead guitarist for British singer/songwriter and Grammy Award winner Joss Stone from 2006-2010. Here’s Kenya speaking about his experience at BSM:

“Bradley School of Music has given me a new respect for the guitar, and a new desire to learn more.”

- Kenya Baker

Music

-for community, for balance, to share, to empower, for unity, for growth.

“I feel inspired learning here. Bradley School of Music gives me the fuel for my creativity.”

Jacob R.

BSM Student

“When I came to BSM, I tried harder and learned faster because the program was more personalized. I just enjoyed it more.”

Nate E.

BSM Student

“I love the Adult Jam at Bradley School of Music because it gives me a chance to play with a full band and practice my goals every month.”

Norm V.

BSM Student

“I love the Family Jam because everyone is so supportive, and it helps me build confidence on stage.”

Nick C.

BSM Student

“Playing at the Adult Jam allows has made me feel very accomplished.”

Warren B.

BSM Student, Lafayette Chamber Member

Jam Nights

The Jam Nights are an integral part of the curriculum at Bradley School of Music. Students build confidence every month by performing with other students, instructors, and top Bay Area musicians.

Family Jam

The Family Jam Night is a fun place for students of all ages and levels to perform in a fun and encouraging environment. Friends and family members can sit down and grab a bite to eat while enjoying some live music from BSM students and teachers.

This no pressure jam session is the perfect place for any student looking to sharpen their performance skills and receive positive reinforcement. Performing live is a crucial part of the BSM program, and it has been proven to be effective, insightful, and most importantly fun!

Adult Jam

The Adult Jam is a bit of a different vibe. Students can come relax, grab an adult beverage, and perform with BSM instructors. It’s a place for people to showcase what they’ve been working towards, and also to meet new people to jam with.

Ready to start?

Contact us for your free consultation appointment with founder Patrick Bradley.

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MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS

Patrick Bradley

Patrick Bradley

Founder

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 and session player in Malibu, CA. Patrick has recorded with…read more

Jason Heninger

Jason Heninger

Instructor - Guitar | Bass | Drums

Regarded as one of the “Bay Area’s best guitarists” Jason incorporates Jazz and Rock styles with a funk R&B feel. A Berklee College of Music grad, Jason plays with several corporate bands including the Patrick Bradley Trio as well as Department of Rock…read more

Tom Patitucci

Tom Patitucci

Instructor - Guitar | Bass

Tom Patitucci got his first guitar at the age of 10, and began playing folk and blues music. One day, his grandfather brought over a cardboard box full of jazz records that he found next to a neighbor’s garbage pail. Tom and his brother…read more

Joyce Pricco

Joyce Pricco

Instructor - Voice | Piano

Holding a Masters in music education Joyce is widely recognized as the “go to” voice instructor in the Bay Area. Her extensive musical style ranges from Pop, Jazz, and Gospel to Opera, Musical Theatre…read more

Rick Cittar

Rick Cittar

Instructor - Guitar | Bass

Rick combines over 20 years of professional experience as a performer, band leader, recording artist and guitar and bass instructor. He has a strong academic background with a degree in Music, together with years of experience…read more

Orestes Vilató

Orestes Vilató

Master Percussionist

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 is one of the most emulated in the genre…read more

Rick King

Rick King

Instructor - Guitar | Bass | Drums

Rick King attended Pasadena City College electronic music program,eventually transferring to Citrus College where he enrolled in a recording arts program. After graduation, he studied music composition…read more

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