Alia Thiel


Alia Thiel teaches with a focus on self-empowerment through music for young students. She encourages her students to pursue their interests and strengths while also pushing them to follow a curriculum of music technique and theory to insure growth and success in their overall musicianship. Alia offers opportunities for her students to perform by organizing recitals throughout the school year. In addition to sight-reading and classical technique, Alia enjoys teaching chord theory and pop tunes for those students with ambitions to accompany themselves while singing. She encourages students to collaborate with each other and to seek out performance opportunities at school in the form of talent shows and bands. Alia has studied piano with numerous piano instructors including Bay Area’s Joan Cifarelli. She attends courses at Chabot College in Hayward, and The Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley.

Alia builds strong relationships with her students and creates a safe and enjoyable environment for them to learn. Call JAMS Music to schedule your first lesson today, and I look forward to working with you.

Remember that First Guitar


"This is my go-to music store. My two kids have taken guitar lessons here, and both loved it...I would give them six stars if I could."

Mark K.
San Ramon, CA

"Just used JAMS Music to repair my daughter's flute. Ian, the brass & woodwind repair tech is excellent. He knows what he's doing and is very ethical. I won't hesitate to bring my future business back there!"

Linda K.
Dublin, CA

"It was about time for the Tri-Valley to get a really top-notch music store.  I have been going to JAMS Music for a little over 2 years, and the place gets better every time I go in...I am a very happy and satisfied customer, and recommend JAMS Music to all my musician friends.  It an absolutely wonderful and friendly environment, and they are very easy to do business with.  

Gail E.
Livermore, CA

"All of the staff were welcoming and always answered my questions thoroughly.  I highly recommend these guys."

Steve B.
San Ramon, CA

"I commuted here all the way from Stockton because of the high praise this place has on Yelp. From my recent experience, JAMS Music has totally exceeded my expectations."

Andy D.
Ripon, CA