Janet Grizzell, music teacher

Private Music Lessons in Danville and Lafayette 

in the San Francisco Bay Area

(559) 300-4409


Embrace Your Passion

A native Californian, Janet is an accomplished musician and teacher. With more than 35 years experience teaching orchestra, she specializes in string instruments. Janet received her Bachelor of Music from California State University, Fresno and has been a fixture in the Central Valley for nearly four decades. 

Live Life in Music

Janet enjoys teaching piano, violin, viola, and cello students of all ages and proficiency levels. 

Now accepting new students for private music lessons in Danville, Lafayette, and Walnut Creek, California. 

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Experienced Educator

Janet finds inspiration all around her.  "I try to make my music representative of myself and my generation. I love the places that most people don't give a second glance."


News & Recognition


Honoring Excellence In Orchestra Education and Performance Recipient, 2008

Now Taking New Students

Recently relocated from Visalia, CA to Walnut Creek, CA, Janet Grizzell is available to teach all levels of private lessons for violin, viola, and piano in Danville and Lafayette.

What Students & Parents Say

"Mrs. Grizzell helped me get into my top choice university. I enjoyed her teaching and am grateful for her role in my life!" -Ethan C.

Music Adjudicator & Guest Conductor

Janet is asked regularly to participate as a judge and guest conductor at music conferences and competitions. 


Private Lessons

Now taking new students of all ages! 

  • all levels of violin and viola
  • beginners and intermediate piano students


Available to judge solo and ensemble festivals across the US. 

Guest Conductor

Orchestra and string guest conductor for middle school, high school, and college/university

Strings Consultant

Music coaching for elementary through college/university strings programs.