Piano Lessons




Mike Bobo has been teaching piano at Kline Music since 1976. He has studied music at schools in both the U.S. and in Europe. He enjoys all types of music and teaches jazz, classical, and popular styles. Mike performs locally with numerous groups, as well as his own jazz combo. The most frequent comment he hears is: "I wish my mother hadn't let me quit piano lessons when I was young."

Not accepting new students at this time.

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Nicholas Foutch has been teaching piano since 2016. He has been studying piano since he was six years old, and Nicholas currently studies with CSUS faculty member Kirsten Smith. He is working towards his Associates Degree in Performance at SCC. As part of his teaching method, he likes to focus on technique, effective practice, and performance of repertoire for recitals. While happy to accommodate students who want to play music outside of classical literature, Nicholas's main focus is classical music.

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Jubilee Barker has over 2 decades of experience teaching piano to students of all ages—up to eighty years old. Currently, she accepts students six years old and older; beginners to late intermediate levels. 

Jubilee has been passionate about playing the piano ever since she could reach the keys. She studied the classics for twelve years under the private instruction of a dedicated teacher who introduced her to Chopin, Debussy, and Ragtime. She studied music theory at American River College, performing and accompanying at various weddings, classical concerts, and convalescent homes through the years. In addition to teaching at Kline, she has taught at the Barthelmes Conservatory of Music in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and continues to instruct private students throughout the greater Sacramento area. 

Jubilee especially enjoys teaching kids, brand new beginners, and adults with the courage to dust off their skills. She is patient, allowing students to learn at their own pace, while challenging them to develop musically. Jubilee is committed to helping students excel at reading music, as reading music accurately and fluently will enable students to play for a lifetime. She also focuses on helping students acquire strong technique, learn artistic and expressive phrasing, and explore music theory. She enjoys introducing her students to great classical pieces.


 Please contact Jubilee directly for scheduling.



Virginia McCoy attended the Conservatory of Music at the University of the Pacific and received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with highest honors. After graduation, Mrs. McCoy spent two years studying at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris, France under internationally recognized professor Adam Wibrowski. Mrs. McCoy then went on to study for one year in Italy in a small town outside of Rome. After several years of teaching, Mrs. McCoy went back to school and recently received a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Sacramento State University. Mrs. McCoy has performed in numerous locations in the United States, France, Italy, Austria, and Hungary and she has participated in master classes with such well known artists and teachers as John Perry, William Wellborn, and Jerry Berthiaume, among others. In 2013, with her trio, Mrs. McCoy took second place in the A.J. and Susana Watson Chamber Music Competition. Mrs. McCoy is a sought-after accompanist in the Sacramento area and beyond, serving as accompanist for six different choirs, as well as many solo instrumentalists and vocalists. Mrs. McCoy has been teaching piano to children and adults for over fifteen years and currently maintains a studio of nearly thirty students.




Nicolaus Meagher teaches piano.  He began his studies at Kline Music more than thirty years ago, and continued his classical theory and performance studies with Louise Savage among others.  He has taught at Kline Music since 2005, being Kline's second longest serving piano instructor.  Meagher has served as pianist of local Holy Spirit Parish for the last twenty-six years.  He has worked as an arranger, transcriber, and musical director of numerous projects, as well having worked as a studio musician.  Nicolaus is a veteran of thousands of live performances as an accompanist, band-member and solo artist.  His work can be found on Apple music, in music videos, and occasionally on worldwide live radio.  He has also served as a content consultant for variety of piano method books. 

In addition to piano, Meagher has been a drummer since 1999.  He attributes the instruction of Tony Dey, Kevin Goings and a plethora of drumcorps instructors as crucial to his percussion education.   He will have all of his piano students drum as an effective and fun method of building rhythm skills and musicianship.  Other musical ventures have included choral singing, having worked with Dr. Kendrick of CSUS.

Nick welcomes students ages seven and up.  His goal is to foster a life-long love of music, while learning the essentials of piano technique, music theory and artistry in an enjoyable way.  His instruction incorporates exposure to a wide range of styles including classical, blues, jazz, and Latin.  "I was fortunate that I was taught by truly world-class instructors as a young man in piano, percussion, and chorus," says Meagher, "I seek to emulate the very best parts of their instruction in my lessons each and every day, while tailoring my pedagogical technique to the student.  A good musician is always learning, the same is true of a good instructor."  He is passionate about his teaching and is honored and humbled to teach the local community of musicians.  When not busy with music, Meagher can be found cycling, walking his dog, or in the sky pursuing his other passion, aviation.

Currently accepting new students.

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Dennis Soubinh teaches piano, and he started his music studies at Sacramento City College, where he also tutored piano, guitar and music theory. He took piano and viola lessons at Kline Music in his early music studies and continued his music studies at Sacramento State University as a piano major. In addition to teaching at Kline Music, Dennis also teaches over 30 students privately in the Sacramento, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova, and Folsom areas. Dennis welcomes students of any age, starting as young as four years old. His main goal for his students is not only for them to grow as pianists and well-rounded musicians, but to also nurture their artistic beings while they learn a universal language. Dennis is honored to be part of the Kline Music family to nurture and pass along the gifts and passion of music to future generations.

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Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke —PIANO

Dr. O' offers both singing and piano lessons in an upbeat and non-judgmental environment. She is a classically-trained soprano and music educator. DMA and MM from SUNY: Stony Brook; BM from Barnard College (Columbia University). Dr. O'Rourke specializes in vocal diction, ear-training, acting for singers and college audition preparation. Her singing and piano lessons provide a fun and intellectually-curious music foundation in an upbeat and non-judgmental environment.

“The initial emphasis in our weekly coaching time is on developing stronger sight-reading skills, acquiring a basic understanding of technique, and cultivating keen musicianship skills. Students are assigned a weekly sight-reading assignment as well as repertoire-specific tasks which encompass the review and acquisition of notes and rhythms from your assigned repertoire.

For advanced students, once songs are memorized, the focus moves to performance practice. Major emphasis is given to engaging the imagination while maintaining a solid technique rich with artistic inflection.”

Currently accepting new students.

Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke (she/her/hers)

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Cell: 631-680-4318



Marissa Wargo — PIANO

Marissa is a multifaceted musician whose instruments include Saxophone, Voice, Ukulele, and Piano. For the last 6 years, she has been teaching at School of Rock in Elk Grove working with students of all walks of life, teaching them how to work together in a band and independently on their instruments.  Marissa showed an early aptitude for music, first mastering the Alto and Tenor Saxophone and immersing herself in diverse musical styles, including jazz, rock, classical, and funk music. While harmonies are her specialty, her vocal styles include rock, Broadway/musicals, metal, indie, jazz, and songwriting. She has used her classical training to write and compose pieces for both ukulele and saxophone, her favorite pieces to cover being The Trees by Rush and More Than a Feeling by Boston.

In addition to being a music teacher, Marissa is a founding member and key creative force behind the local indie rock band, Embers & Ashes. As the lead vocalist and songwriter for the band, Marissa has played a pivotal role in shaping their distinctive sound—a fusion of raw energy, infectious melodies, and introspective lyricism. Embers & Ashes has quickly garnered a devoted following, earning praise for their electrifying live performances and authentic approach to songwriting. For Marissa, music is not merely a vocation but a way of life—a universal language that has the power to inspire, uplift, and unite people from all walks of life. As she continues on her musical journey, Marissa remains dedicated to creating music that speaks to the heart and soul, forging connections that transcend borders and cultures.

Currently accepting new students.

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 916-879-1642




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