Piano Lessons

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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."

Prospective students should contact Mike directly.

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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.

Prospective students should contact Jubilee directly. 



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 thirty years ago, and continued his classical theory and performance studies with Louise Savage.  He has taught at Kline Music since 2005.  Meagher has served as a pianist at the local Holy Spirit Parish for the last twenty-six years.  He has worked as an arranger, transcriber, and musical director in numerous projects, as well as a studio musician.  Nicolaus has the experience of many years of live performances as an accompanist, bandmember and solo.  In addition to piano, Meagher has been a drummer since 1999, rudimental and drumset.  He attributes the instruction of Kevin Goings and Kline's own Tony Dey as crucial to his percussion education and musicianship.   He will have students drum during the class as a fun method of learning of rhythm.  

Nicolaus welcomes students ages seven and up.  His goal is to foster a life-long love of music, while learning the essentials of technique, theory and artistry in an enjoyable way.  He is passionate about his teaching and is honored and humbled to teach the local community of young musicians.  When not doing music, Meagher can be found cycling, cooking or flying airplanes.

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Dr. Kathleen O'Rourke — PIANO

Dr. O’Rourke is a soprano & 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.”

Dr. Kathleen O’Rourke (she/her/hers)

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Cell: 631-680-4318




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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