- About Us
The Museum of Making Music is one of Carlsbad’s greatest gems. The museum features a wide range of exhibits pertaining to the history of music and the manufacture of musical instruments. The museum also has an area for visitors to actually get some hands-on time with instruments. It’s a truly inspiring place, and after one visit, you may be wondering where you can find music lessons in Carlsbad. ‘Lo and behold, California Music Studios is here to help.
With over 25 years of experience, we’ve been helping students find qualified professional music teachers who can provide in-home or studio music lessons in Carlsbad. We understand that finding a music teacher can be something of a gamble, but all of the music teachers we work with must undergo rigorous personal and professional screening and evaluation. That means you only get the best of the best. We have a 97% or better student-teacher matching success rate, but if you’re unhappy or unsatisfied with your match, we are more than happy to swap your teacher. A personal rapport is just as important as expertise. We recommend weekly lessons, but students can choose to do more or fewer. Also, we hold 65 recitals per year, and welcome students to participate and show off their skills.
The over 350 teachers we work with have expertise in almost any instrument you might want to play.
Let’s dispel the idea of being “tone deaf.” Within the first few guitar, drums, or piano lessons in Carlsbad, you should realize how silly “tone deafness” is. Sure, some people have trouble matching pitch, but much of that comes from their own inexperience playing or closely listening to music. You may not develop perfect pitch, but even most professionals don’t have perfect pitch. The more you learn, practice, and play your instrument, the better your hearing and listening skills will become.
The word “embouchure” comes from the French word for mouth and refers to the shape of your lips and facial muscles when blowing into the mouthpiece of any wind instrument. The embouchure is essentially what allows you to play an instrument with a full, clear sound without wearing out your lips or damaging your face muscles. Your embouchure can also correct for pitch and tone as subtle modifications in your lips will change how the air flows into your instrument. There are actually a ton of different schools of though about what the “proper” embouchure entails, particularly with brass instruments.
It really depends on the style you want to learn. Classical guitars and fingerstyle playing don’t often use picks. If you want to play rock or use an electric guitar, you should definitely use a pick. For general play, using a pick is recommended when you start your guitar lessons in Carlsbad, partly to better learn strumming patterns, partly because the metal strings can hurt your fingers. As you progress, you and your instructor can decide whether you should change your pick’s thickness or continue using a pick at all.