Welcome to Opus11

We are committed to giving each and every one of you a life-long love for music for generations to come!

Find your musical inspiration

At Opus11, our goal is to create

a custom and individualized lesson plan for each student, to help become a connected member of the musical community, to enable achievement of his or her full musical potential, and for us to be a part of their musical journey.

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We look forward to starting our musical journey together!

Interested in taking lessons but aren’t sure where to start? Book a discovery call with Julie, the founder of Opus11. After talking with you about your goals, learning style, and availability, she’ll help you select the perfect teacher and program for you or your kids.

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Programs

Opus11 School of Music offers a variety of programs to fit the needs of you and your family, from individual lessons to group ensembles.

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Instruments

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Ensembles

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100%

Students who pass the
Annual Certificate of Merit Exam

90%

Students Selected for CM Branch Honors & State Conventions

100%

Students who Pass
CAPMT Piano Auditions

90%

Students selected for CAPMT Northern California Festival

Opus11 Teachers

All Opus11 faculty share a love of music, community, and provide a positive environment. Get to know our staff…

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Testimonials

Hear from members of our musical family

My daughter Emma loves the piano lessons with Ms Julie. She looks forward to come back to the next lesson even before she leaves the studio. Ms Julie creates a supportive rather than a competitive learning environment. She works with each individual student based on his/her own interest and pace, and she knows how to connect to a student. This connection motivates Emma to practice, and furthermore the pieces that Ms Julie picks for her are so beautiful that she won’t get bored when playing it over and over. The duet part is an enjoyment for both Emma and myself. But it doesn’t mean that the lessons are any less of a challenge. As a “piano parent” who also happens to be an adult student of the studio myself, I can see Ms Julie’s lessons covers a broad range of techniques such as articulations, breath, pedal, and more. All the techniques are introduced even from the very first lesson! This is Emma’s first piano experience. I’m happy to see that after the initial “honeymoon”, her interest on piano is still growing. For me, her smiles after playing a piece says everything.

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My son really enjoys taking lessons at Mrs. Julie’s Music Studio from teachers who make him feel comfortable and acknowledge his effort along the way. He progressed quite quickly in the beginning and then hit more challenging parts that he wasn’t keen on practicing at home. However, the teachers are skilled at creating a special bond with each student and capable of encouraging them to continue mastering the songs. I am always excited to see that light bulb moment during a lesson when he finally gets it. The big smile and being proud of his effort is just the best feeling for a parent to witness. It’s so great to have the opportunity to observe my child’s lessons in Ms. Julie’s cozy studio. I can’t wait to see more progress made that will ignite the fire in my child to want to practice on his own. So grateful we have found the best music studio with a variety of great class options for children and adults!
Sonia & Igor Markovsky

It is a pleasure for me to write about Julie Poklewski and Opus11 School of Music!  My kids and I have been taking piano lessons with Julie for a little more than two years.  Besides the fact that she is a wonderful human being, Julie has a unique teaching style than keeps kids and adults excited and motivated with the learning process. I am truly happy that my kids have a teacher who is instilling a lifelong love for music and the qualities of perseverance and dedication in my children.  More than anything, I am glad I do not have to nag my kids to practice anymore and we have the piano being played constantly in our home.

Shailaja Venkatsubramanyan

Avani enjoys learning piano from Ms Julie as the way of her teaching is wonderful. She tries to connect with the student and is cheerful and super nice. Also, she gives her students options as to what pieces they want to learn. It is wonderful to see how Ms Julie taught Avani to play difficult pieces like Fur Elise.
My experience so far has been amazing. I really like the way Ms Julie sends an email after each class. It mentions in a very clear and concise way the homework for the week. As a piano parent, I feel Julie is very organized in designing the yearly round classes, activities and recitals. To sum up, Ms Julie is a wonderful piano teacher who is always cheerful and enthusiastic to teach music to her students.

Nidhi Thakur

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