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We Have Changed to Gradus ad Parnassum!

Same Location.
Same Great Teachers.
Same Great Learning.

Welcome to Lessons on B

Highest Quality Lessons in a Positive Environment

Established in 1994, we are a music school with well-seasoned, experienced, independent music teachers, who offer music lessons on various instruments. We promote the love of music and the arts in blending education and pleasure. Our students thrive in beautiful surroundings. We teach all ages – early childhood, youth, teens, adults, and seniors!

Private Lessons

Private lessons offer one-on-one sessions that perfectly fit your needs. Certification and audition preparation included.


San Mateo’s finest music school for Clarinet, Drums, Electric Bass, Flute, Guitar, Music theory, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Violin, Viola, and Voice.


We have a large recital hall to rent for concerts, programs, memorials, and more.

Latest News

News Update!

Posted December 30th, 2020

Lessons on B has changed hands. The new proprietors are Irina Behrendt, Lessons on B piano instructor, and David Chernyavsky, violinist with San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. The new name is Gradus Ad Parnassum Music Academy. Work is being done to add two new classrooms and to refresh the recital hall. Look for a news announcement and grand opening.

Cynthia Brown, owner of Lessons on B, will remain at the studio to teach voice and piano.

You may still contact the teachers via email to inquire about lessons.

Time Slot Updates!

Posted December 12th, 2020

We are a busy music school. Most time slots are taken, but schedules can change in the coming months. Please send an inquiry via email for lessons. We will try our best to accommodate you!

Best of 2020 Award!

Posted December 17th, 2020

We are happy to receive the Best of 2020 award for vocal music instruction. Our students are in multiple choirs & musicals. Eight LOB students recently participated & performed in the SF Conservatory of Music Gilbert & Sullivan Scenes program, June 2020.

Pursue your musical dreams now!

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