SJG School of Music in Campbell, CA
Chris Shahin founded SJG School of Music in Campbell, during the Spring of 2004. After over 15 years of private and group instruction, he decided to design a music school that focused on excellence in musical education, but with a less formal culture than other music schools.
Shahin discovered that what his students loved most about taking lessons with him was that he taught them to play music and gave them opportunities to perform live in venues with real audiences. In these live performance settings, students achieved a level of musicianship that could not have been easily attained by taking private lessons alone.
SJG School of Music’s Core Values
1. Musical Excellence
SJG Instructors are qualified and experienced musicians. Students will learn the foundational principles of music theory, technique and styles from professional performers and teachers of music. All of these concepts are taught with a high value of musical excellence.
Musical styles include classical, jazz, rock and pop. Students are expected to study and practice their lessons to move toward musical excellence.
2. Professionalism — Not Formalities
Music lessons don’t have to be stuffy to be effective. Students at SJG do not take tests, compete for trophies or go through formal pomp and circumstance.
Our goal is to help each student realize their musical potential without external merits. Instead, we hope that each student will bring their own musical interests and goals to their lessons and receive the internal rewards of disciplined practice, performance excellence and life-long musical enjoyment.
As students progress in their musical education, SJG’s instructors provide students with developmental opportunities to grow beyond their private lesson experience. These opportunities include performing in ensemble groups, participating with the Rock Workshop program, seasonal recitals and performances with accompaniment or other workshops and clinics.
In short, SJG Music School is different from most other music schools in that it offers a breadth and depth of musical education with the main goal of music enjoyment.
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