Trisha has always been passionate about music, even as a child. She learned how to play the piano at the age of 7 years old. Trisha’s piano teacher, Esterlinda Dizon, encouraged her to teach after she graduated from high school. Trisha has been teaching ever since, and has been teaching for more than 20 years. Trisha loves to work with students of all ages and all levels, but she particularly loves to work with young beginner children. She also specializes and enjoys teaching group keyboard classes. Trisha loves to perform with her students, and she often plays duets with them.
During her early teaching years, Trisha got her certification to teach Music for Young Children® and she taught this curricular group class for 3 years. Trisha received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from San Jose State University. She had the privilege of studying piano under Dr. Gwendolyn Mok at SJSU.
Mary DeLeon is the manager and co-owner of NorCal Music and Arts Center. She was a magna cum laude graduate of San Jose State University under the Liberal Studies Program for Teacher Preparation. She was in early childhood education for many years until she became partner and co-owner of NCMAC in June 2017.
Mary believes in education as a life-long journey and that students, both young and old, have the capacity to learn in their own unique ways. She encourages all students to pursue their passions and to always have a sense of wonder about the world. She strives to live life creatively and beautifully, and hopes to inspire all those around her to do the same.
As young kids, Trisha and Mary have always loved to play together. They used to pretend to play school and take turns being student and teacher. As the years went by, they dreamed of owning a school or business to educate youngsters in an artistic and musical way. In December of 2016, their dreams came true as they became the proud owners of NorCal Music & Arts Center.
NCMAC is a labor of love for the two sisters and they love to welcome all the students like they are part of their family.
"We look forward to continuing to be a part of your musical journey."
-Trisha and Mary