The Music Academy
of Gilroy


Since 1995, The Music Academy, originally located on Monterey Street, offers instruction on piano and keyboard, guitar, and voice. Since 2005, a tennant of the Gilroy United Methodist Church, located at the corner of 4th and Church Streets in downtown Gilroy, The Music Academy opens the door to music for children and adults.

To contact The Music Academy please call us at 408-848-1064 or send email to Our studios are located at 7600 Church Street (corner of 4th) in downtown Gilroy, behind the United Methodist Church. By mail, we can be reached at PO Box 2739 Gilroy 95021-2739.

The learning never stops at The Music Academy. Lessons continue throughout the year. Scheduling information is available by contacting The Music Academy. (details: see Lessons and Events)


The Music Academy provides a comprehensive learning opportunity for our students. The study of music involves more than lessons and practice. A computer lab is available to most students for the enhancement of the skills necessary to good musicianship. Student recitals and open house events offer the opportunity for all of The Music Academy's students to share their progress in performance. Periodically, The Music Academy sponsors professional programs to which students and their families are always welcome, along with the community at large.

Our faculty at The Music Academy consists of professional musicians who not only are dedicated teachers, but also seasoned performers. We are always available to entertain you. Contact The Music Academy to book our services for your next great event. Read about us at Faculty

Here is the Academy's latest news...


As the holidays come to a close, our new year's resolutions can become realities. And life moves on. New classes began in January with seven new keyboard students enrolling in the Keyboard Level ONE class! Welcome to our new musical friends, and best wishes. Thank you for joining us! And of course, we also appreciate the ongoing patronage of our continuing students. You make our work worthwhile. Keep practicing!!!

Sunday 16 February marks another in the Musi-Kaleidoscope series of programs featurning local, professional musicians in concert. The Sorella String Quartet holds forth beginning at 1:00 pm in the Methodist sanctuary for a family-friendly program of music with a Latin flavor. An excellent way to extend and enhance your Valentine's celebrations, or just enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music presented by consumate musicians in an acoustically excellent setting! And only minutes from home. Donations will be accepted at the door, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Gilroy United Methodist Church. Join the musicians for pre-concert refreshments in The Music Academy studios beginning at noon.

But as things move ahead, change is in the wind. At the current time, Mrs. Fazzio seeks a new director to take over the reins at The Music Academy, as she will be relocating to Santa Barbara with her husband in the fall. A new director will continue the classes and lessons already in place, and will surely have new ideas for the Academy and its activities. Mrs. Fazzio will enjoy her new house, built in the early 1970's, about to undergo complete renovation over the spring and summer. Until a new director is found, Mrs. Fazzio will continue teaching until it is time to pack the boxes and head south. When the time comes to leave the Academy, she will miss her musical friends in Gilroy, where she has lived since 1987. The Music Academy's faculty; Mary Flinsbaugh, John Garcia and Sandra Marlowe, will remain "on board" to carry on the Academy's tradition of comprehensive music instruction, which we have offered since 1995, with the new director.

While other businesses change hands easily, finding someone who has the musical skills to work with our diverse student body, and at the same time, take charge of the administrative duties involved in making the Academy work smoothly has not been an easy task. If anyone reading these words knows of such a person, Mrs. Fazzio would truly enjoy hearing from them.

In the meantime, we will persevere, knowing that the work we complete during this time will reap the benefit of musical growth, and point us toward a continuing path of musical excellence. Scheduling for the summer will begin to take shape in mid-April. Be assured that all of the Academy's teachers are eager to continue working with all willing students and their families.