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PALAKA Music & Arts Studio

Changing our world and cultivating community through music, arts, language, and culture

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Goodbye Laurel!

We expanded to 4148 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland Laurel in May 2023 and will miss it dearly, but we're in a new space now!


News as of Dec 2023 - We're moving!

We have a new space in 2024. We'll be moving to the Oakland Rockridge Neighborhood soon!

Upcoming PALAKA Events

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Our Studio Instruments

Featured Group Classes

Detailed information can be found on our services page 


Perfect for curious toddlers and pre-schoolers wanting to play pitched instruments!

More information here!

Does your little one already know their Left from their Right Hand and count to 5? They can start learning the piano! 

More information here!

Piano Practice

Has your child or teen been wanting to learn how to play the piano? Join our group beginner classes!

More information here!

Figuring out where your child would fit?

Check out this infographic below.

Or schedule a time to meet with Miss Heidi to discuss what you're looking for!

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Blue Skies and Yellow Fields

Glimpses of Our Original Studio

Playing the Piano

Additional Offerings:
Piano Lessons & Camps

Detailed information can be found on our services page 


About PALAKA Music & Arts Studio

PALAKA Music and Arts Studio offers group music classes for toddlers and preschoolers, group piano classes for preschoolers, and piano classes and lessons for youth, teens, and adults in Oakland and the East Bay Areas

We envision healing, restoring, and transforming the world

through music & arts, one child at a time 

via public health prevention models

with youth and families in the East Bay Area and beyond

We strive to engage in, develop, and deliver programs

with a decolonial, anti-racist lens, to revolutionize music and arts education for our communities, this generation and beyond.


PALAKA Founder, Owner, and Educator Heidi Kelly-Tuason birthed the idea of the studio during the COVID-19 pandemic, integrating 15+ years of community health experiences with 20+ years of musical theater and church musician experiences, combining her education and training: BA Ethnic Studies + BS Biology (UCSD), MPH Maternal & Child Health (UC Berkeley), DrPH-PhD Community Health (UCLA), Postpartum Mental Health Peer Support Specialist Certificate (PSI), Pastoral Music & Liturgy Certificates (LMU), Early Childhood Education & Music (Santa Monica), Piano Teaching (Las Positas), and MA Music Education (San Jose State).

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