Piano teachers

Susan Bell

Available on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

Susan Bell, piano teacher

Susan Bell has been teaching music in public and private settings since 2000. She has been the church organist/pianist for St. John's United Church of Christ in San Bruno since 1987. She also plays and teaches Celtic/lever/folk harp and guitar.

Her public teaching experience includes teaching general music classes at Vallemar School in Pacifica and John Muir Elementary School in San Bruno. She is currently teaching for the San Mateo-Foster City School District. Susan's educational attainments include an AA in Music from Skyline College, a BA in Music from UC Berkeley and and Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.


Carlos Guadarrama

Available for lessons on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Carlos Guadarrama, guitar teacher

For over 30 years Carlos has been playing in many different musical situations. He has performed professionally in Jazz, Classical, Rock, and other music styles. In Mexico City he was a number one call for recording the guitar and bass for Film Scores. He attended the Dick Grove School of Music, where he studied Composition, Arranging, and Film Scoring. He has been teaching for more than 20 years.

Carlos also teaches Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, and Rock Classes.

Languages spoken: English and Spanish.


Aiko Sakura

Available for lessons on Friday and Saturday

Aiko Sakura, piano teacher

Aiko holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Education/Choral Emphasis from San Francisco State University and graduated with Magna Cum Laude in 2007. She has a Kodaly Teaching Certification level 1 and an Off-Schulwerk Certification level 1. Aiko speaks both Japanese and English and has a California Teaching Credential in Music and Japanese Grades 9-12. She is a dedicated music educator who believes all children and adults can be successful learners. She has been the Piano Accompanist for Choir at All-City Music Festival sponsored by Association of Instructors in Music.


Vincent Thai

Available for lessons on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

Vincent Thai, piano teacher

Vinh is a composer and pianist who is familiar with many styles of music. He has played Classical, New Age, Jazz, Rock, Pop/Rock and Latin. He has a degree in music from SFSU. With extensive teaching experience in private and group settings, Vinh enjoys presenting new and interesting music to his students, letting them explore the beauty of every style. He has scored music for short films and composed Pop/Rock music for his performing band.

Languages spoken: Chinese Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish and English.

Vinh also teaches guitar.