Musicians Mobile

South Bay's Leading Service for Home Music Lessons!

Meet our 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 & Sales 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

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Jared W. – Piano Teacher

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.

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Carl A. – Guitar Teacher

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. – 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.

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.

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.

Alex DL – Drums Teacher

Alex has centered his life around drums. He got his first pair of drumsticks at five years old and practiced constantly until he got a drum kit at twelve years old.  He immediately began performing as much as possible, from the church choir and high school drumline as a young person to now. Alex has played in bands around the Bay Area since 2010. In 2016, he lived in Vietnam, where he taught English and played in a metal band. Alex now plays professionally in multiple rock and folk bands.  He especially enjoys working with young people and sharing his love of music. He is a passionate, engaging, and caring teacher who looks forward to helping aspiring musicians discover their drumming potential.

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Xavier C. – Percussion & Drums Teacher

Xavier is a passionate and accomplished percussion teacher with over 11 years behind the drum kit, and 5 years as an instructor. Xavier was recognized as a talented musician as early as high school, where he received multiple awards and recognition for his skills on drum set and concert percussion. Upon graduating, his high school hired Xavier to lead the marching band drum-line and percussion ensemble. Under his guidance, his drum-line ranked in the top 10 percussion ensembles in the world. Apart from teaching, Xavier actively performs as a drummer in various jazz groups throughout the Bay Area. 

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Heidi M. – Piano, Voice, Violin Teacher

Heidi has enjoyed a lifetime of playing music in both America and Europe, and has over 30 years of teaching experience. Throughout her accomplished performing career, Heidi has played in many major concert halls in America, Europe, and Asia, with artists like Pavarotti, Yo-Yo Ma, and Jesse Norman. She has also played on movie soundtracks like “You’ve Got Mail” and in string sections for artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Burt Bacharach. Recently, Heidi was a featured soloist with the San Francisco Girls Chorus. In addition, she has conducted youth orchestras, choirs and other chamber music ensembles for over 15 years. Heidi is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, The Royal Conservatory of the Hague, and The Juilliard School.

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Edward D. – Piano Teacher

As a dedicated piano instructor with 10 years of playing experience, Edward embarked on his musical journey at the age of eight and has since thrived as a member of various bands, encompassing recital, pop, and worship genres. Edward is also an independent artist, composing music and delving into vocal artistry. With three years of teaching experience, he specializes in a diverse range of styles, from pop to modern contemporary.

His teaching philosophy revolves around the belief that music is a journey through emotions and stories. As your piano teacher, his objective is to guide you through this musical expedition, unlocking the melodies within you.

 
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Marcus H. – Piano, Guitar Teacher

Marcus studied under Dr. Stephen Thomas at Brigham Young University and earned a Piano Performance degree from UC Stanislaus with Honors. Marcus played with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra from 2002-2006, and was a featured guest artist at the 2002 Sonora Bach festival. He has taught piano for 15 years and is the current music director at Challenger Music Academy. In addition, Marcus can play guitar and teach beginners.
 
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Bryan C. – Guitar, Piano Teacher

Bryan is a Bay Area musician with over a decade of experience playing guitar and keyboard instruments. His notable performances include opening for renowned acts such as Y&T and Michael Franti. Bryan has performed for corporate entities like Facebook, SanDisk, and the San Jose Earthquakes. Bryan has a true passion for music and its ability to bring focus, determination, and purpose into people’s lives. He loves to teach problem-solving, creativity, and improvisation through music. He is mostly self-taught, but began formal training in Jazz Studies and Classical Guitar in 2015 at De Anza College. Bryan teaches many styles with an emphasis on rock, blues, soul, pop, and jazz music.

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Daniil M. – Guitar Teacher

Daniil is majoring in Music Production at Berklee College of Music.  He is interested in sharing his knowledge and experience with those passionately interested in learning guitar and music production.  Daniil began his music journey at a guitar academy in South Korea at the age of eight, studying classical guitar.  After completing a six year course he picked up acoustic and electric guitar.  Since then, Daniil has been performing as a guitarist in various church worship teams and providing guitar lessons in countries South Korea, Uzbekistan, and the United States.  Daniil’s lessons focus on developing fingerstyle techniques, learning anime, film, video game songs, and producing high-quality music with the help of technology and music production techniques.

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Kevin M. – Piano Teacher

With over two decades of playing experience and five years of teaching under his belt, Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the piano. His dedication to continuous learning and refined technical skills allows him to offer personalized and engaging lessons to students. By combining his passion for classical and pop music with his innovative teaching methods, he aims to inspire students to develop their own musical expression and reach their full potential at the piano.