You won’t just take lessons, you’ll become a musician.



For over 25 years, people who are interested in learning to sing or play an instrument have come to California Music Studios to find a great music teacher they can trust.

Founder Jennifer Paterson, has grown CMS from a handful of independently established teachers in a single county to over 300 instructors in five counties in Southern California – (San Diego, Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino).

Simplifying your search for qualified, independently established teachers in your area is our goal. You’ll save time and guesswork through our unique, personalized teacher/musician matching service when you connect with one of our Lessons Specialists.

We find that the most popular music lessons are piano, voice & singing, violin, and guitar.  But feel free to choose to learn almost any musical instrument from our growing group of excellent teachers. Independently established instructors will help you meet your goals – from traditional instruction to the latest in the use of electronic and computer equipment.

Jennifer PatersonDirector / Founder / President

Jennifer Paterson, A.R.C.T., Master’s of Music (voice, piano), has degrees from Boston University, The Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto and the University of British Columbia. She was a recipient of The Canada Council Award to study at the well-known Royal Opera House in London, and was the principal soprano for the New England Chamber Opera.

Jennifer has thrilled audiences with her exceptional performances of popular and classical music throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, and has released two albums, “Childhood Cameos” and “Le Devin Du Village.”

She also crafted “Joy of Singing,” a two-CD set of vocal training techniques. Her dedication to the legitimate training of the voice and piano has made her a definite asset to the musical community of Southern California.