The JCC School of Music

Private Lessons Offered All Year Round

Music Lessons: 858-362-1132

Private Piano Lessons

Grades K-6

Susanna Belokamen holds a Master’s degree from the Odessa Conservatory of Music in the former USSR. She was on the faculty of the Music School for Children in Odessa, where she specialized in classical piano from the ages of six to sixteen, preparing them for competitions, recitals and music college entrance. She has 40 years’ experience teaching classical piano. jazz, popular music, theory and music history. Since 1989 she has been successfully teaching many children and adults in San Diego, CA. She loves working with children to help them discover the amazing gift of music.

Session includes: 30 minute lessons once a week for 8 weeks.  


Call or email for days and times available.

Price: $330; JCC Member Price: $280

(858) 362-1121


Private Guitar Lessons

Grades K-6

For all skill levels and styles, from classical to rock.

Jonathan Davis earned his Bachelor's degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the University of Arizona and his Master’s degree (also in Classical Guitar Performance) from the University of Akron, where he was awarded a full scholarship as a graduate teaching assistant. Mr. Davis has performed in master classes with some of the most well-known guitarists in the world, including Pepe Romero, David Russell, and Paul Galbraith. Jonathan Davis has experience performing classical music in a variety of settings and regularly plays electric guitar in a rock band. His debut solo CD, Très Viste, features music ranging from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century.


Ongoing, call for days and times available. 

8 half-hour lessons once a week for 8 weeks.

Price: $330; JCC Member Price: $280

(858) 362-1121

Violin Lessons

Corrie Bunnell spent the first 10 years of her musical career performing and touring with a classical string quintet in concert halls around the nation. She began her training at the young age of 2 years old, and then went on to study under Hernon Constanino, Mary Gerard, Michael Tseitlin and the concert master of the San Diego Symphony, Jeff Thayer. She has been privately teaching violin since she was 13 years old.


Private Violin Lessons(Ages 4 & Up):

8 half hour lessons. Call or email for days and times available.

Price: $330; JCC Member Price: $280

Violin Club:

Add a group class, showcases and twice a year recitals to support your violin playing! 

Sunday Class | 12:30- 2:00 PM *private lessons are prerequisite for enrollment

Yearly Price: $432; JCC Member Price: $360


Violin/Music Program Recital Fee:

Twice /yearly recitals with professional accompaniment

Price: $50

(858) 362-1121


Kyle Blair (1 Lesson)

Lesson purchases valid through June 30, 2020.
Dr. Kyle Adam Blair is a pianist, vocal coach, and music director who has resided in the San Diego area since 2011. Kyle’s major musical passions can be reduced down to two main themes: playing the piano and working with singers!

He is equally fascinated with opera, artsong, and musical theatre repertoire, and has worked extensively in all three arenas. During his time at UC San Diego Kyle was a mainstay in the Department of Theatre and Dance; music directing, coaching singers, and composing and arranging music for premieres of new plays by graduate student playwrights and faculty members alike. In the Music department, Kyle acted as the vocal coach for the preparation of two operatic premieres over the last three years, and also music directed a large production of Berthold Brecht and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera along with the kallisti ensemble in 2015. Kyle has also accompanied hundreds of singers in recitals across the country and in the San Diego area, specialized in 20th and 21st century American music styles.

Kyle has acted as a music director for JCompany since 2017, working with the casts of Les Miserábles, Beauty and the Beast, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Newsies, Jr.

Kyle received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Contemporary Music Performance from the University of California, San Diego in June 2018.

Mary Elledge (1 Lesson)

Lesson purchases valid through June 30, 2020.
Mary Elledge was born in northern Minnesota and began studying piano at an early age. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Moorhead State University and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Iowa, where she studied with John Simms and was the staff pianist for the opera, chorus, orchestra, and studio teachers. She has been on the faculty of the MacPhail College of Music in Minneapolis, and the University of Minnesota. She taught public school music in Fargo, North Dakota, Rockford, Iowa and Minneapolis. Presently Mrs. Elledge has a private piano studio in San Diego, California. She is a strong advocate of incorporating all styles of music in students' studies. Mary Elledge has authored Dixieland Duos and More Dixieland Duos with James "Red" McLeod and Festival Solos, Books 1 and 2, with Bruce Pearson. She is a member of Sigma Alpha Iota, Kappa Delta Pi and the Music Teachers' Association of California.

Charles Ritter (1 Lesson)

Lesson purchases valid through June 30, 2020.
Charles Ritter is a professional pianist, musical director, and composer in the San Diego area. Graduating from San Diego State University with a degree in Music Composition, his approach to teaching music is holistic and encompasses all aspects of musicianship be it vocal or piano lessons. It is his firm belief that music lessons are not only a way to learn how to play an instrument or sing, but a way to learn how to overcome challenges, keep a calm steady mind under pressure, and exhibit empathy towards others in varying situations. He strives to impart these qualities in his students that make them true musicians, and not just people who play music.