Anna Poklewski Academy of Music

Anna Poklewski Academy of Music is a new alternative music school that inspires and inculcates a love of music in every student.

We use a systematic approach combining technical training, artistry and musicianship, while fostering an understanding of music as a language in communicating emotions and experiences.

Current News and Quick Notes
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Now Opening Enrollment on Mondays!

Due to high demand our academy is proud to announce that we will be opening Mondays for lessons!  

*By appointment only!


Please call our studio about available slots at (510) 791-2726.

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Enroll in our New Violin and Flute Classes




Enroll your student into our individual lesson violin and flute programs today!















As an accomplished violinist, Sarah Kim has been teaching music for over ten years. Since beginning to play the violin at the age of four, Sarah gained

numerous years of experience in performing solo, chamber music, and orchestral music as well as teaching…




Jennifer Ridout is a professional flutist and teacher, having received a B.M. in flute performance from San Jose State University with honors. While at San Jose State, Ridout was principal chair flute in the school’s top Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra...


View the rest of these biographies and many others in our “Faculty” section under “About Us”


Please call our Studio regarding any further questions you may have

 at (510) 791- 2726





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Chamber Orchestra Music Class


Register for our chamber orchestra music class which includes instruments such as violin, viola, cello, piano, and flute.

This class is designed for children and adults who have a music background and are interested in playing in a group. At the end of the class the chambers group will have a public performance sponsored by the Anna Poklewski Academy of Music.

Date: Saturday

Time: 1:30 – 3:00

Please call our studio regarding any further questions you may have and register now to get an early bird discount!

Our number is 510-791-2726


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                " My son has thoroughly enjoyed the group music class. The teacher is wonderfull with children and makes the class friendly and fun for them. I feel the group class is the best way for young children to get started with good musical experience. "
                - Namita Maunder

                " The teachers are great and they teach well. They get things done and there are many things that go on in APAM, like recitals and concerts. The facility is really wonderful, and it is quiet enough so that people could pay attention when they play their instrument. Ever since I came, I finished many levels in CM, the yearly exam in piano. This is a terrific school. "
- Justine Young

                " APAM has provided my kid a great environment to learn piano. They have great teachers which exceed the standards and most importantly they make learning piano fun! "
  - Dian La

"  The Academy is like a family!
Hardworking and wonderful teachers.
Nice and roomy classrooms.
My children enjoy learning music here! "
- Vesta Huang

                " I think Academy of Music is a wonderful place to learn your instruments. The teachers are very nice to my sister and I. I love this school. I want to stay here to learn piano forever! "
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- Justine Du

                " The teachers are nice and teach well. The teachers are friendly and experienced. They put a lot of effort in teaching our children improve significantly when we switched to APAM. We are very impressed about the school. "
 - May Wong

                  " The teachers at APAM are very nice and friendly. My daughter has been with her paino teacher for many many years. The piano teacher is excellent. She keeps my daughter challenged. My daughter’s cello teacher is also very good. I love hearing him play the cello. Hopefully my daughter will be as good as he is later on. "
 - Jennifer Nepomuceno

                " Anna Poklewski Academy of Music is a fully accredited music school with fully qualified and certified music instructors. The staff is friendly and highly trained.
This school is conveniently located off of Mission Boulevard just down the street from several schools and easy to get to. It is in a modern spacious professional building. It is a pleasure to come to this type of environment.
My child looks forward to coming here and enjoying the variety and style of music present in the music school. The music recitals are held occasionally to the child’s particular age group so it is in a comfortable learning atmosphere important for building ones confidence. My child is always looking forward for the next recital. My child thanks me for having sent her here. "
 - Laurie Thomas

" My son loves this group music class, he looks
forward to it every week and he wouldn't miss any of
the class. The class is age appropriate and offers
a variety of activities which keeps the kids
entertained while they learn the foundation of
music. After a year of learning, my son can
recognize music notes, beats and play tunes.
I highly recommend this class. "
- Swina Sapkota

                 "  As a four years old's parent, I always search thoroughly for the best program for my daughter. When it came to learning music, I was quite fortunate when I found Anna Poklewski Academy of Music in the Summer 2007. After taking three group class sessions, my daughter has made vast progress on Music theory fundamentals by playing all the fun games that the teacher devised.
Most of the concepts are taught through body movements, songs and games. Ear training is an integral part of learning. All the keys are progressively introduced so now my daughter is able to play some simple melodies. We're keeping her in APAM to continue her group lessons and start her private lessons "
  - Wei Jing