Musicians Mobile

Meet our South Bay Area Music Teachers and Staff

Our fun music teachers connect with their students, inspiring them to achieve. We believe that when you enjoy your instrument, you stick with it. Our patient, encouraging approach to learning blended with a friendly yet firm teaching style allows you to learn the songs you love. We strive to create an environment of self-motivated practice. Our instructors showcase their passion for teaching today’s popular music, as well as the classics. We emphasize learning numerous songs/pieces and showcasing them with peers in our exciting performance opportunities. Through preparation and practice, you will gain confidence and enjoy performing in various concert settings. Our teachers pass proficiency tests, multiple interviews, and a national criminal background check prior to being hired. Our teachers are our employees which gives an accountable relationship and allows to invest in ongoing teacher development.

Our Staff

Nate Mueller – Founder & Director

Nate Mueller is the president and founder of Musicians Mobile. He has been teaching music at local schools throughout the Bay Area since 2002. In 2003, Nate chose to take his teaching directly to students by providing lessons in their own homes, providing an added convenience for both the parents and students. Outside of teaching music, Nate is a successful music producer. He has provided entertainment for brands such as the Golden State Warriors and the US Olympic Team. Additionally, his compositions have been licensed to ABC,VH1,MTV and featured on the hit show Modern Family.

Monica Wildfong – Account Administrator

Monica has a bachelor’s of science in accounting and worked in management, accounting, and marketing for 14 years before taking time off to raise her two children.  Monica loves traveling with her family and making custom cakes, as well as learning to play the piano.

Our Music Teachers

Piano Teacher

Jared W. – Piano Director

Jared teaches piano and saxophone with pop, jazz and classical influences. He is an enthusiastic piano teacher with experience performing in a variety of ensembles. Jared is a very patient instructor, offering a wealth of knowledge in technique and performance that he is passionate about sharing with his students. Additionally, Jared is well versed in organizing advanced jazz band sectionals and recitals for Buchser Middle School. Jared received his Bachelors in Music from San Jose State University.

Carl A. – Guitar Director

Carl has been delivering stellar results coaching guitar students with Musicians Mobile for 8 years. His expertise will make it easier and faster for your children to become proficient in playing the guitar whether they are beginners or advanced. As our Music Director, Carl organizes our annual Rock Band show, in which he brings more than 60 students together as a band and coaches them to perform with confidence.  Carl’s teaching style is fun, flexible, and focused. His experience allows him to teach students of varied ages, musical interests, and learning styles. He also serves as a direct mentor to our other teachers. In addition to teaching, Carl performs as a solo guitarist and with his band “Jazz With a Twist.” Carl holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Avi S. – Sr. Guitar and Voice Teacher

Avi has been a teacher of voice and guitar in the Bay Area for more than 10 years. His patient approach and inspiring lessons help students of all ages explore a variety of interests and techniques. His lessons display his deep passion for music balanced with a focus on note reading and the development of listening skills. Avi helps students easily to understand and access even the most challenging music. Through his vocal and guitar coaching, Avi’s students learn to sing and accompany themselves on guitar with confidence. He introduces students to a diverse array of genres, including rock, pop, musical theater and classical. Avi attended the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he studied vocal performance.

Guitar Teacher

Stephen F. – Sr. Guitar, Drum and Piano Teacher

Stephen is a dedicated musician specializing in providing quality private instruction on guitar, piano and drum-set. He has been performing in the Bay Area and along the California coast for 15 years with various groups encompassing a wide range of styles, including rock, alternative, classic rock, punk rock, big band, and jazz. He also performs classical and folk guitar styles, having studied extensively with Bill Coulter. Stephen has been teaching private lessons in the Bay Area for 10 years, providing tailored instruction for students ranging from six years old to adults. His approach to teaching is, first and foremost, to build on and development the interests of the student. He strives to provide a fun and relaxed environment, while still challenging each student to reach their potential. Stephen earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Kyle P. – Sr. Guitar Teacher

Kyle is a professional guitarist with 13 years of performance experience. He specializes in playing blues, rock, country, pop, fusion, folk, and slide guitar. His patient, encouraging teaching style give students the confidence to excel and grow with each lesson.  He enjoys helping students unlock the secrets behind their favorite songs.  Kyle plays lead guitar for The Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men, who have recorded two albums with airplay on stations across the country and on Sirius XM radio. He has shared the stage with Mike Campbell, Jackie Greene, Trigger Hippy, Carolyn Wonderland, The Mother Hips, and Lukas Nelson, among others. He graduated from The Berklee College of Music in Boston with BA in Professional Music.

Earnest L. – Piano Teacher

Earnest began studying music and playing the piano at the age of three. He has studied music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of Pacific and San Jose State University where he earned a B.M. in Piano Performance. In his career Earnest has won numerous statewide competitions, scholarships and grants. One such competition allowed him to perform Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Stockton Symphony. Earnest is currently pursuing a Masters degree under the mentorship of Dr. Gwendolyn Mok then will continue to work on a doctorate degree, with future plans to teach at a college/university. Earnest believes in smart practice habits to maximize time and effort with a lesson plan that engages the student in a fun and interesting way. In addition to classical music, Earnest can play and teach R&B, pop, top 40, Broadway and Disney songs.

Brandon L. – Piano Teacher

Brandon is a passionate pianist who has played piano for 11 years. Aside from performing in piano recitals, he has performed in choir shows, dinner parties, and rock band performances. He can teach many genres like Jazz, Pop, Video Game/Film music, and Classical, emphasizing expression and musicality. His goal is to create a safe, productive learning setting where students can truly connect with music. Brandon is instructed under Gwendolyn Mok, studying for a degree in B.M. Piano Performance at San Jose State University.

Andrew G. – Drum Teacher

Andrew brings passion, professionalism, and a friendly personal approach to teaching his students. He is a graduate of New York’s world-renowned New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.  Andrew offers twelve years of teaching experience in styles as diverse as rock, jazz, blues, country, and reggae.  He is highly skilled at adapting to varied student’s personalities and needs.  Andrew’s performance resume includes some of the biggest names in the blues world such as Rick Estrin & the Nightcats, Junior Watson, and Mark Hummel.  Andrew has also graced the stages of some of the nation’s premier venues; The 9:30 Club (Washington D.C.), Irving Plaza (NYC), and Toad’s Place (New Haven).  Whether a beginner or an advanced player, Andrew can help you reach your musical potential.

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Joshua C. – Piano Teacher

Joshua started playing piano at the age of 6 and took piano lessons for 8 years. Since then, he’s been a self-taught performer/composer who played in several orchestras, weddings, and public gigs. He is experienced in teaching students funk, gospel, classical, and video game/movie music. However, he is most specialized in teaching ear-playing, improvisation, music production, and composition theory. He highly believes that the student’s goals come first and will work his lessons around what his students want to achieve. He is also able to arrange custom sheet music for students, even for songs that have no existing piano sheets available. Joshua is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Economics, with a minor in music and computer science at San Jose State University. 

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Jillian V. – Piano Teacher

Jillian has played piano since the age of six and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Puget Sound in 2018. Since then, she has been a passionate teacher and musician. As a teacher, she believes that students learn best by pursuing their own goals and motivations. She is experienced in teaching Classical and Popular music. Her objective is to create a comfortable environment in which students can grow and connect with music. As a result, she is always striving to find better ways to adapt to different learning methods in order to engage with students.

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Jack R. – Guitar, Piano and Drums Teacher

Jack is a dedicated multi-instrumentalist of guitar, piano, and drums. Being the son of a professional musician, his upbringing was constantly filled with new musical experiences which ignited within him an unyielding passion for music. His musical education consisted of a wide variety of influences and experiences, recently including: studying jazz drumming/piano at UC Santa Cruz, leading his Highschool’s drumline, playing in pit orchestras for musicals, and nearly 15 years of private music lessons on various instruments. In recent years, Jack has been playing music professionally, playing in numerous bands in the Bay area, and has even done some touring around the country. He is experienced in teaching students to play many genres such as rock, blues, jazz, metal, classical, folk, gospel, soul, and pop. His goal is to help students achieve their own personal short-term goals while cultivating within them a life-long love for music. His approach generally consists of teaching a tailor-made repertoire of songs for each student along with some practical music theory and improvisational techniques.