Jan Nichols-Franz on Yelp.com

Parents and students LOVE Jan!

David S. on Yelp.com

"Jan is wonderful. My 10 year old has been playing since he was four but he has rediscovered music because of Jan's exceptional talent as a teacher. I actually go and stay for his lessons because it is such an enjoyable time in the studio. And she really teaches the fundamentals and structure of music not just reading music and playing the piano."

Tracy Z. on Yelp.com

"When my 6 year old son announced he would like to learn to play the piano I came to yelp to see who was in Alameda. After reading Jan's review I decided to check her out. On the phone I could tell Jan was an experienced teacher by her questions. Once my son and I arrived at her home studio she made us feel right at home. My son, who is often shy with strangers, had no problem engaging in conversation with Jan. She kept him on task and gave him just the right amount of information. She treated him like a mature student who was ready to learn. When we got home after the lesson he was so excited that he wanted to immediately practice. I am very happy with her teaching and interactions with my son. More importantly, he is excited about his next lesson and eager to practice and learn more. THAT takes a good teacher!"


Lesson Rates

Jan offers affordable 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons for students ages 6 to adult!

Spring Recital

Each Spring, Jan hosts an afternoon recital for all students, beginning to advanced, so they can show off what they've learned.


See what Jan's students have to say about her!


Jan teaches in her home studio in Alameda.