Joy’s & Asolia’s Music Classes

AP Music Theory

Thank you for your interest in AP Music Theory! In this class, you will learn to grow as a musician in music reading skills, analyzing and understanding classical music pieces, develop aural skills in singing and listening, understanding the process of composition and composition styles of various eras, and identifying the math and computations that can be found in music. The AP Music Theory class covers the approximate equivalent of a first-year college music theory class. Students can be expected to be challenged academically and musically in pushing their musical skills.

Students do not need to be taking the AP exam to take this class; this course aims not only to help students pass the AP Music Theory exam, but to help students grow in musicianship and understanding what makes good musical compositions. AP Music Theory is challenging both musically and academically as students learn to identify and apply the mathematics of music in both written and aural form.

Ms. Tang's AP Music Theory student reviews

Guitar, Ukulele, and Voice lessons

Have little or no musical background but would like to pick up some musical skills? Taken classical music instrument lessons but want to learn in the modern style?

Joy can teach in different vocal styles for singing as well as acoustic guitar styles and ukulele for any age. Between voice and guitar/ukulele, Joy can train students in ear training and beginner improvisation.

If you are interested, there is no musical background or training is required for lessons, but ownership of a guitar or ukulele is recommended if interested. 

Classes will be will either be at Springlight Education or can be at your own home.

Do you know how to sing or play an instrument, but have a hard time playing by ear?
Do you want to improve in sight-reading and sight-singing?
Are you wishing that reading music could come easy to you?

Many musicians have more potential to unlock in these areas. Joy Tang will offer lessons in improving/developing reading, hearing, and playing music to help you.

Guitar, Ukulele, Voice lessons

Intro to Music Theory in preparation for AP is available as a group class.

Private lesson will either be at Springlight Education or can be at your own home.

If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Joy at

Address: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 7, Cupertino, CA

ClassDateTimePriceClass DayPrerequisites
AP Music Theory
5/12/2023 Test
10/23/2022 - 5/7/20231:30-3:00pm$1000/25 lessons
No class Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years weekends.
High school students only.
Proficiency in music theory equivalent to CM theory level 5 required, OR Intro to Music Theory @ SpringLight required.
Enlighten Kids in Music Through Play9/24-11/12/202210:00am to 11:00am$160/8 lessonsSaturdays
Guitar lessonPrivate lessonBy appointment only$60/hr-
Ukulele LessonPrivate lessonBy appointment only$60/hr-
Voice LessonPrivate lessonBy appointment only$60/hr-
Sight Reading/Ear TrainingPrivate lessonBy appointment only$60/hr
AP Music TheoryPrivate lessonBy appointment only$80/hr

Piano Lessons with Asolia

Russian-Amerian Young Pianist Teaches Piano.
Asolia majored in piano performance and graduated from Gordon College. She was raised in the US. Her training is based on the Russian school of technique and musicianship, studying under Russian teachers both in the US and in her homeland.
With 7 years of teaching experience, she offers a balanced approach which focuses on technical and repertoire studies in addition to aural and theory training. Her mission is to inspire pianists of all levels and abilities to imagine creatively and play enthusiastically.
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Pre-Lesson Questionnaire:

Asolia毕业于波士顿基督教文理学院Gordon College的钢琴表演专业。自小受到俄国钢琴教育的严谨训练。在美国文化背景成长下的Asolia在她7年的教学中,她着重于培养学生扎实的钢琴演奏技巧的同时善于发掘不同水平下学生的演奏创造力和演奏热情。


Ms. Joy Tang graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Music Education with a voice concentration at Gordon College in Massachusetts. She holds teaching credentials for the state of California and Massachusetts.

Ms. Tang has been teaching music and AP Music Theory at SpringLight over 3 years. Her students receive a large majority of mostly 5's and some 4's. (all of them who followed the requirement got 5 or 4)

In college, she was the TA for the AP Music Theory equivalent class as well as the next level up. Ms. Tang has student taught in Massachusetts as a teaching internship full time in 2019-20. She connected deeply and taught high school students in her short time in Burlington, MA. She has been performing in ensembles, small bands, and solo for 10 years. Ms. Tang is very passionate about teaching students in learning to think.

Instructions & Payment

*If you need private lesson, please send your request to with your child's available schedule and school requirement/your goal.
*We offer the first class as a trial for course more than 8 days. If you are not satisfied after the trial, you may cancel and are not required to pay tuition for that one class. If you would like to continue, you must pay for all classes, including the first class.
*No tuition refund after class 3.
*Classes are offered both online and onsite.
*Students who miss a class can make it up by watching videos of the class and coming to the teacher with any questions.
*All group class tuition fees are for group classes with more than four students

*We accept the following payments: Make a note of student name and class/date(important!) on the payment.

  1. Online banking pay through Zelle: Payee's Business name: SpringLight Education. For most online bank it's free, ask your bank for Zelle pay for details about your online sending money.
  2. Check payable to SpringLight Education, you can email the front and back pictures of the check to us. Or send the paper check to us by mail, or drop off it at our office.
SpringLight Education LLC
Address: 20432 Silverado Ave, Ste 7, Cupertino, CA 95014

Payment need to be received before the 2nd class. Late payment will have $50 penalty.

*Students who miss a class can make it up by watching videos of the class and coming to the teacher with any questions.

Enlighten Children in Music

Enroll your children in a group class learn music through play. Children will learn and practice fundamental music skills that will help develop musical awareness. This includes being aware and sensitive about the music they make as well as the music they hear, which can result in singing strongly in tune, singing well in parts, and listening well. This course will also introduce reading music to children based on the skills children already have.

How long? 1 hour each day

For whom? Kids age 7 to 9.