(408) 418 3491

Gifted Youth Music Academy 

of San Jose 

Gifted Youth Music Academy is one of the Bay Area largest music school, teaching hundreds of students from ages 4 to adult. Whatever instrument you or your child wish to play - we have it! 

Why Gifted Youth Academy is the Bay Area's choice #1 for the music lessons


  • xylophone

  • piano

  • group lessons

  • drums


  • clarinet

  • saxophone

  • ukulele

  • violin

  • guitar

  • flute

  • music theory

  • marimba

  • brass

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14 Benefits of becoming an Academy student:

1. Piano, Violin, Flute, Voice,

Guitar, Ukulele, Saxophone, Recorder, Clarinet and Drum lessons all in one location!

The variety of the instruments that we offer can quickly expand the musical horizons for you or your child. Got a Ukulele for Christmas? Always wanted to try Saxophone? Flute, Violin, Piano? We got you covered!

We even offer such unique instruments as Marimba! We invite you to explore and find the instrument that speaks to you, especially  because…

2. Our trial lessons are always FREE.

Gifted Youth Music Academy of San Jose is dying breed of a  school that offers a first class for free.  We want you to trust your own judgment. Trust and confidence is what we built our institution on. 


Schedule your FREE class, meet the teacher, have all your questions answered and feel the Academy's vibe before you sign up!  No obligation, no money up front!  Even as an existing student, you can always try a different instrument for free!! 

3. Motivating and Inspiring Teachers! 

All of our instructors have either college training or professional performance experience.

Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With multiple teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs.

In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson. 



Besides our regular stuff, all year round we invite international stars for masterclass and workshops both in person, and online! We are the only school in San Jose that has these connections with world class musicians! 

4. Plenty of options for

young children! "Kids Corner" 

All of our lessons are tailored to the student's need, level and age. Patient approach and learning through games and activities is what makes us very successful in early music education.  

Gifted Youth Music Academy of San offers a wide variety of individual and group lessons for young children. Check to see what works for you! 

5. Wide range of music lessons times! You can also choose to have lessons online, in-person, or both!

We work 6 days a week to accommodate your busy schedule. The Academy is open Monday to Friday from 2 to 8pm and Saturday from 10 to 4.

6. Lots of Opportunities for

Serious Students. 

We encourage Academic Achievements! Many of our teachers are certified by Music Teacher Association of California. We prepare dozens of students every year to participate in Certificate of Merit state evaluation, as well as in acclaimed local competitions such as  Voce Competition and US Open International Music Competition. We also work with local public and private schools music programs and coach the orchestra and band players to insure their BEST participation. Many of our students are members of such established institutions as San Jose, California and San Francisco Youth Symphonies. 


We also offer an AP Music Theory course for those who want to add it to their high school curriculum. 

Every year we write our students college recommendation letters and help them record the supplemental CD’s for their applications.


7. We make good use of technology! 

Our rooms are equipped with LED screens that are easily hooked up to the laptops and smartphones. Teachers and students can connect to such programs as GarageBand, Theta Music Trainer, ProTools etc to enhance their musical experience. AND!

You will be automatically entered into Academy's Practice Tracker and Leaderboard, an exclusive account with Tonara, Inc.  A simple app that makes it so easy to monitor your progress and rewards the efforts in the way the kids and teens love! Teachers keep the homework log updated and check in on you between lessons. It is the best tool to achieve quickest results! 


8. We have our OWN Recital Hall!

Very few music schools can say that. Our center space transforms into a perfect stage and creates a very special atmosphere for all the young musicians and their families. New decorations make it look different every time! Our  3 times a year theme recitals are always the "talk of the town".  And participation is voluntarily and FREE! 

9. Comfortable Waiting Area for the Parents! 

Relax while you wait.

Have some water, get on the wi-fi or look around to take in the Academy vibe.  

Our comfortable waiting area is decorated with posters, pictures and diplomas of our students’ achievements. 
Or if you prefer you can sit in on your child’s lesson anytime you like.

10. A proven track record of excellence since 2006. 

The Academy has grown and multiplied in size since its Orange Music Studio times, but what will always remain  is our impeccable reputation and the enthusiasm that we put into teaching your children. See what other families had to say about us and write your own review  when you're ready! 

It's an amazing school with amazing teachers.  I am really impressed that these classes help to develop my son's curiosity, creativity and imagination. Truly professionals!


Maria E. 

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A unique and special music studio. Very inspiring for children of all ages. Teachers, manager and everybody really connect with the kids. My daughter loves her lessons!

Rina A.


Wonderful place for the whole family to find their musical heart! 



Lisa A.                 


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Meet the Director

The ability to play an instrument or sing beautifully offers a lifetime of benefits. Music lessons also foster a student’s personal, social, and academic development. The Columbia Arts Academy has made substantial investments in our three facilities and elite faculty to provide an uplifting environment designed to foster creativity, confidence and joy.
If you’ve been told you are tone deaf or uncoordinated, I’m here to inform you that everyone can improve their musical skills. As a musician, songwriter and music professor, I've witnessed thousands of students transform their lives in ways they never imagined possible. We make it our mission to help Columbia students explore and develop their talents, wherever their curiosity and interests lead them.



Violin Shop
...Gala utilizes the perfect combination of encouragement and firm guidance in order to get the best effort and technique instilled into her students. But she never forgets the fun! And the other teachers at the school work along the same principles! Wonderful place for the whole family to find their musical heart!
                            Lisa A. Parent review 2020


Our Students

love performing

on Columbia's

Biggest Stages.

Every parent wants to know how their child is progressing. That’s why, twice a year, we present our Red Carpet recitals in professional recital halls equipped with a Steinway grand piano (at no added fee). And at our Annual Student Showcase, your child can perform at the Rosewood Crawfish or Jam Room Music Festivals. Bring your family and friends to share in the fun.


“... Gifted Youth Music Academy is a new and vibrant center for learning for young aspiring musicians. its founder, Gala Yaroshevsky is a charismatic force in the musical world of San Francisco’s Bay Area It was such a joy for me to work with some of these talented youngsters recently in a master class at the Academy. This school nurtures, inspires and ignites the hearts of the young musicians.  This  conservatory in San Jose, California combines the best tradition with modern innovations. What this school does is wonderful and inspiring to so many. The whole team had the kind of dedication that builds strong musicians... "



Robert Stallman
                                                                                              The American flutist and arranger

Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.

$50/30 minutes

Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.

Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week. A one-time registration fee is $35 (due only at time of registration).


Offering quality guitar, voice, saxophone, flute, drums and piano lessons at the convenient location in San Jose, California. 
since 2006
Gifted Youth Music
Academy of San Jose
996 Saratoga ave
San Jose, CA 95129
(408) 418 3491
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