Jan Fidelis is a multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, artist, and educator. He has gained years of experience writing for bands, ensembles, choirs, and jazz orchestras and has been teaching guitar, piano, ukulele, bass, music theory, and composition since 2016. Jan has a B.A. in Music Composition from the University of California San Diego, as well as an M.A. in Music Composition from California State University East Bay. His skill set includes a mastery of tonal harmony and diverse music techniques, which he brings with him to every musical project he is involved with.

His teaching experience includes instruction in a variety of settings, including hybrid learning, one on one lessons – both remote and in-person – as well as group classes and band leading. His teaching style and philosophy is rooted in catering to students’ interests while also expanding their musical palette and providing them with a solid foundation in music theory, and technical proficiency. On top of the foundational elements of his teaching, Jan also has experience with a multitude of lesson plans and certification programs for any level of interest and involvement that a student may need in their musical journey.

Jan’s responsibilities at ModernTone also include working as the studio coordinator. He manages the scheduling of lesson and recording sessions, and ensures that everything is running efficiently and smoothly at the studio. The organizational skills and mental framework needed to manage an ever changing schedule as well as interpersonal and communication abilities to interact with others to make a schedule work are essential tools that he uses in all other aspects of his work as a musician.

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On lesson day, come to our studio in Lafayette or login to your remote music lessons from wherever. Your instructor will meet you right on time so you can dive into music right away. Before your lesson is up, we’ll make sure you have a handle on your practicing assignments and double check that you have everything you need to practice at home.

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More Info

ModernTone is located in the heart of downtown Lafayette at 1018-B Almanor Ln, Lafayette, CA 94549. We have a private parking lot and street parking is easy and plentiful. The studio’s location is right off the freeway so getting here from Walnut Creek, Orinda, Moraga, Martinez, Danville, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill and Concord is a fast and simple.

Lessons are $90 for a full hour and $55 for half-hour sessions. We recommend weekly lessons, but you are free to set the lesson frequency as you wish. We also offer monthly lesson plans designed for committed students who take lessons regularly. We respectfully request at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. No-shows and lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

  • We believe in pushing our students to their full potential, but doing so in a positive, nurturing and encouraging way
  • We believe that matching students with the right instructors help to form a better human connection between them and leads to better, happier students
  • We believe that music should be learned in a soulful, inspiring, and comfortable environment, using hi-end professional gear.

Our teaching and recording studios have been built from the ground up with acoustics and soundproofing in mind. We designed the spaces to be ideal for music teaching and recording. We handpick all of our amps, instruments, and accessories, and pride ourselves with using high-quality equipment that is made in the USA.

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ModernTone Studios
1018-B Almanor Ln.
Lafayette, CA 94549

7 days a week, 10am-8pm