Meet Cheryl Franklin, Cheryl Teach Music, Founder/Owner/Operator/Master Music Educator
Music instruction master, Miss Cheryl, Cheryl Franklin, delights in sharing the same birthday as Mozart, Jerome Kern and Kate Wolf. She is San Franciscan born and was raised in a musical family spanning many generations. Musically self-taught as a young child, she began performing and entertaining on stage at an early age and continued her musical studies at Whitman College and The Juilliard School.
Franklin has taught, performed and recorded music since 1968. Every day she loves continuing to quench the thirst for her love of music and is grateful to share her musical knowledge and excitement with others.
You are invited to enjoy her private music teaching studio, Cheryl Teach Music, located at 4910 Highway 12, in Rincon Valley, Santa Rosa. Miss Cheryl teaches piano, flute, guitar, clarinet, ukulele, drums, percussion, trumpet, trombone, bass clarinet, tuba, baritone, piccolo, banjo, harmonica, recorder, accordion, as well as a multitude of other instruments; music theory & history; note reading & improvisation; composing & performing, etc. She specializes in beginners of all ages, young children, differently abled, special needs and “adult beginning againers.”
Cheryl Teach Music believes in the power and benefits of listening to, learning and playing music. Her primary goal and mission in life is to “musically touch as many people as I possibly can in the world and to make a positive difference in their lives.”
Miss Cheryl has developed her own unique style and technique for igniting and fueling the fire of musical passion each one of us has inside. Her number one rule in music is, “Have fun!” Number two rule is, “Play more, so you’ll have more fun!!” “So,” She exclaims, “You see how it works: the more you play, the more fun you’ll have–and the more fun you have, the more you’ll play…!” ” When you practice or play your instrument you make the world a better place!”
Click here to book an appointment for an Initial First Lesson so you may find out first hand, the wonderful ways in learning music and instruments, that await you at Cheryl Teach Music. Learn more about Lessons and Fees.
Daisy is a music-loving little dog, and kind of a mascot here at Cheryl Teach Music. She’s so polite and gentle, but always somewhere nearby, hoping to get petted. Learn more about Daisy here. Miss Daisy retired from teaching music at age 14 1/2 and stayed at home. At the end of April 2019, at the age of nearly 16 years, she finished with her long, helpful, musical and happy life. She had eagerly awaited each day for her Mom to come home from work. She was a delightful companion and music lover. We all miss her at Cheryl Teach Music. You will still find remembrances of little Miss Daisy at Cheryl Teach Music.
“Being guided by someone who is truly passionate about music and people is really a blessing. That’s what Cheryl gives to all of us.” ~ Sharon Carlson, Director for Song of Sonoma Chorus