Burbank Music Lessons
Living in Burbank, you have felt a strong pull to the entertainment industry. You’ve dreamed of joining the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, signing with Warner Music Group, or playing music for one of the countless T.V. and movie studios in the area, but where can you find music lessons in Burbank that will help you master your craft and become a musical virtuoso? California Music Studios is just what the doctor ordered.
Why Choose California Music Studios for Music Lessons in Burbank?
California Music Studios has over a quarter century of experience in helping students find music teachers for in-home or studio music lessons in Burbank. We work with only the best teachers in the area, which we ensure through a rigorous screening process that includes professional evaluations and background checks.
The teachers we work with conduct private, one-on-one music lessons that work off the student’s learning speed and style, allowing for personalized instruction. The teachers we work with won’t rush ahead or drag you behind. They will only build your musical development and mix in plenty of encouragement. We recommend hourly lessons once or twice a week, but this can change depending upon what your needs are.
We have a 97% or better success rate in student-teacher matching, but if you aren’t happy with your music instructor, we can happily swap your teacher. We understand that a good experience revolves around a positive student-teacher relationship.
Instruments to Learn
We work with a network of over 350 teachers, each trained in a variety of different styles, genres, and instrumental disciplines. Whether you want to play some jazz clarinet or take guitar lessons in Burbank, we can find a teacher for you. Some of the instruments you can learn include:
- Keys: If you’re not sure what instrument to learn, you can’t go wrong with the piano. Featuring a beautifully versatile sound that suits everything from classical to jazz, the piano has an amazing range and an excellent selection of existing pieces. The piano also happens to be the best tool for learning music theory in a practical, visual way. Music theory includes a variety of fundamental elements of music, including melody, harmony, rhythm, and structure, all of which carry over to other styles and instruments. Just a few years of piano lessons in Burbank gives you a solid foundation that makes switching to a new instrument much easier.
- Strings: The string family comprises some of the most fun, accessible instruments around. Each string instrument offers a unique sound with a lot of character and flexibility. Strings have been fundamental in the history and development of nearly all musical genres, from classical to rock, folk to blues. While guitar lessons in Burbank are very popular, there are plenty of other instruments in the string family you can learn too.
- Guitar (bass, acoustic, electric)
- Violin (viola, cello, double bass)
- Woodwinds: A major part of many ensembles, woodwinds offer an impressive range and expansive playing style. Woodwinds can carry melodies and deliver harmonies with the best of them. Woodwinds also have an amazing repertoire and perfectly fit into classical, jazz, and beyond.
- Brass: While they don’t have the same range as woodwinds, brass instruments are formidable for their power and immense volume. Requiring a fine-tuned embouchure and greater breath control, brass instruments are excellent additions to any ensemble of nearly any style, whether it’s a low and slow classical piece or a bright, upbeat piece of baroque pop.
- French horn
- Vocals: Use the instrument that you were born with. Singing is older than any of the instruments listed here, and it’s something that everyone can do with a little time and practice. The teachers we work with can help you develop your vocal muscles to improve your pitch, projection, and range.
- Drums: Something you’ll learn quite quickly after a few drum lessons: there’s a difference between banging a stick and playing a drum. Drums require a definite musicality to properly provide the beat, develop rhythms, and become the true heart of the band.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some frequently asked questions to assist you on your journey to expert musicianship:
Am I expected to perform in front of others?
California Music Studios holds over 60 formal and informal recitals every year, giving you the opportunity to show off in front of your friends and family.
So, are you expected to actually participate in these recitals? Not at all. Your teacher may encourage you to perform. You may decide that you’re ready to take your musical abilities to the next level, but if you’re not ready or feel uncomfortable even thinking about performing in front of others, there’s no need to force it.
That said, performances do come with several benefits. The preparations leading up to the performance require intensive practice, which can reinforce what you’ve learned in lessons and enhance your overall music comprehension. Nailing a prepared piece in front of a crowd is also a great way to boost your confidence and self-esteem. After all that preparation, you will definitely look and feel cool playing for others.
Do I need to learn music theory?
Every musician should at least learn the basics of theory and reading sheet music. Understanding rhythms, note values, and melodies will help you in the long run, beyond your initial guitar, flute, or piano lessons in Burbank. Fortunately, it’s much easier than you think. If you plan to further your musical education, particularly in classical genres, you will need to learn advanced theory.