New Music School in Cupertino, CA

  • Cupertino

    20009 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

  • (408) 828-2735
  • Hours

    Mon - Fri: 12PM - 8PM
    Closed Saturdays & Sundays

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Music Exploration

New Classes

Music exploration class

Music Exploration Class

Introductory to Music
With Sarah Newman

Location: Be Natural Music Cupertino

For 4-6 Years Old: TBA
For 7-9 Years Old: Mondays, from 5:15 PM - 6:05 PM

Introduce your child to a natural way to explore sound and music with piano, voice, handbells, percussion, ukulele, and even harp!

Classes will be held in our main stage room, where students will sing, play a variety of instruments, and write simple songs. Recital every season.

Sarah Newman has ten years of experience teaching young children with enthusiasm. Parents love her approach, informed by her training in child development, music theory, and sound healing.

  • Ongoing classes; year-round
  • Meets once a week
  • Limit 10 children (minimum 3)
  • Flat-rate Pricing: $199 per month
    • Includes class materials
Rainbow & Handbells Choir

New Classes

Rainbow and handbells choir

Rainbow and Handbells Choir

With Sarah Pinck

Learn to sing and play your favorite songs in a group environment with handbells!

Class is great for kids who love signing and may know piano but not required

6 - 10years
Monday’s 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Scholarships available!!!
Guitar Group Class
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Group Guitar Class

Learn the skills you need to play Rock N Roll, Pop and Jazz!

Location: Be Natural Music Cupertino

Ages: 10 & Up

For beginning guitar players

Grasp the essentials needed to begin playing any style of music.

"Kids @ Heart" Adult Band

New Classes

Young at heart adult band class

Young at Heart Adult Band Class

With Curtis Wallace

Band Setting for Adults
Weekly Classes (year-round)
Play Live shows!
Play Cover Songs!
Scholarships Available!!!
Tuesday 6:15pm - 7:10pm
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Weekly 30 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 30 min Once per week ($76.25) $305/mo
Weekly 45 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 45 min Once per week ($93.75) $375/mo
Weekly 60 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 60 min Once per week ($112.50) $450/mo
Weekly 90 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 90 min Once per week ($137.50) $550/mo
Biweekly 30 Jammer 2 30 min Twice per month ($87.50) $175/mo
Biweekly 45 Jammer 2 45 min Twice per month ($100.00) $200/mo
Biweekly 60 Jammer 2 60 min Twice per month ($120.00) $240/mo
Spot 30 1 30 min One-time spot lesson ($90.00) $90.00
Spot 45 1 45 min One-time spot lesson ($110.00) $110.00
Spot 60 1 60 min One-time spot lesson ($125.00) $125.00
Group Classes (Flat-rate) 4 50 min Once per week ($49.75) $199.00
RRB Classes (Flat-rate) 4 55 min Once per week ($45.00) $180.00

Registration Fee for All Classes:

One-time payment of $50.00 per student

Flat rate - Add a family member to a Private Lesson

$225 per month for a 60-minute lesson
$275 per month for a 90-minute lesson

Any missed lessons require 24-hour notice. Makeup lessons are available under certain circumstances.


Half Month Tuition: 2 Lessons per Month

Both lessons must be scheduled within the month you are paying for.  Contact the Office Manager for scheduling.

$120 per additional member for a 60-minute lesson

One-Time “SPOT” Lesson = 1 lesson

$65 per additional member for a 60-minute lesson


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Music Lessons

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Vocal Lessons

Be Natural Music is where aspiring and young vocalists can find the tools they need to learn the fundamentals of singing.

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Ukulele Lessons

With the ukulele, the sky’s the limit! In our student-tailored lessons, you can learn a variety of music styles & genres.

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Guitar Lessons

Our team of professional guitar instructors at Be Natural Music would love to work with you and help you get started.

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Harp Lessons

We offer private lessons on a wide variety of instruments, including the Celtic harp. Our teachers guide students every step of the way.

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Bass Lessons

We offer bass lessons for all skill levels and ages. We are here to transform your passion for playing the bass guitar into a reality.

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Jazz & Rock Piano Lessons

Here at Be Natural Music, we offer a wide range of keyboard lessons to help you on your way!

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Saxophone Lessons

If you have always desired to become a successful saxophonist, Be Natural Music is offering you the opportunity to learn from the best.

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Drum Lessons

At Be Natural Music, we offer drum lessons for all skill levels, including drum lessons for kids and beginners.

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Be Natural Music Cupertino Staff

Matthew pinck

Matthew Pinck

Music Director | Rock Band Teacher
Matt, fondly known as "Yoga Matt" on stage, has collectively studied music since the age of five and has been teaching in Santa Cruz County since 1998. Among his arsenal of music expertise are: guitar, vocals, bass, composition, piano, and performance. His vast formal training has taken place in top schools, such as UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, and Cabrillo College, eventually earning his Bachelor Degree in Jazz Guitar from Skidmore College in New York. Over the years, Matt has gained much professional experience performing in Jazz, Funk & Rock bands, as well as performing solo. Matt & his wife Sarah also love to busk the streets of numerous cities throughout the world, from Hawaii to Newfoundland to the western European cities of Amsterdam, Belgium, Paris, London, Edinburgh and Dublin! Matt takes a unique and creative approach to teaching that engages students to bring out their best stage performance & skills!
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Sarah Newman

Music Instructor for Piano, Voice, Choir, Harp, Recorder, Clarinet & Saxophone | Rock Band Teachers (In-Person & Remote)
Sarah has been playing saxophone for well over fifteen years and has been teaching for Be Natural Music since 2013. She studied music at UCSC, earning a Bachelors in Community Studies with a minor in Jazz. Sarah has a special talent for working with young children, developing special rhythm exercises and games, making learning music fun. Everyone adores Sarah! Sarah teaches Saxophone, vocals, piano and Harp. Sarah also specializes in song-writing. Her creativity helps young children come up with lyrics and melodies all on their own! She guides her students through basic song-writing technique, while encouraging their creativity. *Sarah is also a Certified Sound Therapist
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David Powell

Drums & Piano Instructor (In-Person & Remote)
David grew up in Kentucky taking piano lessons at a young age. He grew up playing classical piano, but in his teen years found a new love; Rock 'n Roll. That's when he realized he wanted to learn the drums and move to California! David went to San Jose State getting his Masters in music performance specializing in percussion. For the past couple decades, he's played in some amazing bay area jazz and rock bands. His energy and excitement for music goes unmatched. David still performs, though his tour days are behind him. He now focuses his energy towards teaching. From beginning-advanced piano to music theory to beginning-advanced drums; this guy can do it all!
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Brian Hermosillo

Guitar Teacher
Brian has been a part of the Bay Area Metal/Punk/Garage Rock music scene since the mid 1980s. Mostly self-taught, he has been playing guitar since he was 13. He was born in San Jose,Ca. but he spent the first 9 years of the 21st century living in Minneapolis,Minnesota and was an active member of the music scene there as well, playing in bands and recording other artists using his home analog studio 8 track reel to reel. Brian has toured with his bands all over the world including a few trips to Italy, Germany,France,Spain,the Netherlands and Japan. Brian is a record collector and owner of the former record shop Undefeated Records in Santa Cruz. Although guitar is his main love, Brian is a multi-instrumentalist and most recently has picked up playing the banjo for fun. Brian has taught several kids to play guitar,bass,and drums over the years and is excited to teach guitar again.
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Chris Mendoza

Rock Guitar, Ukulele & Band Instructor
"Chris 'del Norte' Mendoza first learned to play guitar at the age of 12 from his free-spirited Uncle Manny and from blues virtuoso Dave "DC" Cannaday. Chris also learned to sing from a combination of family karaoke & musical theatre. After making the decision to pursue a music career, he immersed himself in the SF Bay Area music scene and now performs in a variety Bay Area ensembles of different genres: The JukeBox Boyz (Cover Band), Mary Jane Mafia (Green Day Tribute Band), & The Emergency Broadcast System (Original Punk Band). Aside from being a guitarist, guitar teacher & vocalist, Chris also has experience playing the bass, ukulele, & piano. Much of Chris's teaching experience stems from teaching guitar on an independent basis, learning basic music theory in college, performing in countless live shows both as a solo act and within ensemble acts, and having a passion for bringing the joy of music to the world. Chris dreams of achieving his lifelong goal of performing at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan. Until then, he's excited, eager, and delighted to share his knowledge & passion for music with the Be Natural music community! "Well, here's the secret. There are 2 things that you have to do. One of them is to not stop, and the other is to keep going." ~ Frank Zappa"
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Teacher Sharon

Instructor for Voice, Piano, Ukulele & Beg. Guitar (In-Person & Remote)
Sharon is a multi-disciplinary artist, bandleader, performer, musician, and arts educator who delights in sharing her love and joy of music and art with children of all ages. An accomplished vocalist, Sharon plays guitar, piano, and mandolin. She is a graduate of the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied the classical music of North and South India as well as western and extended vocal techniques. Her musical influences include vintage blues and jazz, American musical theater, traditional world folk and popular music, classic and modern rock and roll, Celtic, and Eastern European music. Sharon is a dedicated teacher and devotes her life to creating, nurturing, and presenting the arts. "Music can change the world." - Beethoven
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Curtis Wallace

Vocal and Guitar Teacher
I'm Curtis Wallace, a San Jose native, and I've been a musician practically my whole life. I was introduced to music by my parents at a young age- my mom is an operatic singer and piano player, and my dad plays blues and rock guitar. I started singing and playing piano when I was around 8 years old, and I picked up the guitar at 11. I was influenced by a wide variety of rock and punk music, and early on I learned to play mostly by trying to figure out songs by ear, later on with lessons. I gained experience by playing guitar and singing in bands that played shows frequently, and we toured across the U.S. with acts such as The Story So Far, Real Friends, Modern Baseball, and many others. We also had the amazing opportunity to do a full tour in Japan, playing 9 shows in various cities there, as well as opening a show for Green Day at South by Southwest in Austin. I believe that playing music is something that anyone can learn if you are passionate about it, and if you can dedicate some time to doing it as something you love, it can lead to opportunities and things you wouldn't have thought possible.
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Vanessa Castillo

Cupertino Office Manager
Vanessa Was Born in the Bay area, with a strong passion in the performing arts of Dance. Her training began at age 5 and advanced in a way that allowed her to dance with major dance companies alongside truly amazing performers. Now hanging up her Ballet Shoes, Vanessa is now showcasing her many talents as Be Natural Music as Office Manager, utilizing every instrument within herself to give you the best experience possible.
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Chris Bragg

Drum Instructor
Chris Bragg has been playing drums for over 15 years. He found his love for music through the Jazz traditions his grandfather played. Chris has played in numerous bands ranging from punk rock, classic rock and even math rock. His passion for music has shaped him into the musician that he is today and he is very excited to teach new students how to play drums!
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Michael Bragg

Administrative Assistant & RRB Coordinator
Michael fell in love with Music from the age of 10 years old, watching his Father perform live shows and play with various bands around the Bay Area. He started to learn the Bass Guitar and started his own band by the age of 12 years. During his early years he learned how to read music playing the clarinet in middle school band as well as teaching the clarinet to beginners. He continues to play with the same band he helped form to this day and has over 20 years of experience in playing live music all over the country. His live music career music background is in mainly Punk Rock and Metal but has a passion for all forms of music.
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What People Are Saying About Us Online

Excellent 5 Based on 33 reviews and ratings based on Google and Facebook.

Austin shaw
Austin Shaw

BeNat is amazing. The kids not only learn a ton but have a great time doing it. I've seen my son grow in confidence not only with his instrument but in life as well. He’s also made some great friends in the program.

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Jenny Wiley

We have had a fabulous 5 years with Be Natural Music. My son has learned to play and perform a wide range of songs, including some originals, and has developed a livelong love of musicianship. Thank you to Matt, Sarah, and many of the other great teachers at Be Natural Music!

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Private Lessons, an audition is not necessary. For our Real Rock Band program, though, an audition is an absolute.

If you have a poster to share with us we will sometimes put them up on our windows!

It is strongly recommended for any instrument you wish to take lessons in to have that same instrument available to you at home to practice! That being said, we house drumsets & keyboards here at our school for students taking lessons on those instruments; on all other instruments students are required to bring their own.

Absolutely! Just let the Office Manager know that you are only interested in a specific duration of lessons, whether they be for only a month or only two months.

Our school offers twice-monthly tuition.

Now Serving in-Person & Online Classes

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Story of Be Natural Music, Cupertino, CA

Be Natural Music has expanded to our new facility in Cupertino, California. Featuring  9 lesson rooms, a pro shop, a performance stage for concerts, clinics, camps, and a music playroom for tots!

BNM offers private music lessons, Real Rock & Jazz  Band classes, workshops, group classes, and music camps in Cupertino, CA.

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