California Music Studios

Learn Music in Carmel Valley

Get in-home or in-studio lessons from highly qualified and friendly instructors.


Carmel Valley Music Lessons

Have you ever been to a music show and wished that you could play the guitar or sing your favorite songs? Well, stop dreaming and start doing! Anyone can learn music. All it takes is commitment, passion, plenty of practice, and a helpful nudge in the right direction from a music teacher in Carmel Valley.

Why Choose California Music Studios for Music Lessons in Carmel Valley?

California Music Studios has been around for over 25 years. In that time, we have helped countless students in Carmel Valley achieve their musical dreams. We are committed to matching students up with highly qualified instructors for in-home or studio music lessons in Carmel Valley. Every teacher we work with must undergo a rigorous screening procedure, which includes strict evaluations and personal background checks, to ensure your trust and satisfaction.

The qualified teachers we work with specialize in private music lessons that focus on one-on-one interaction and lesson plans that are tailored to match your learning style and speed. If you’re a fast learner, you don’t have to lag behind with concepts you’ve already mastered. We recommend hour-long lessons once or twice a week, but your teacher may determine that you need fewer or more lessons based on your progress.

We have a 97 percent success rate in matching teachers and students, but if you are ever unsatisfied with your piano lessons in Carmel Valley, we have no problem assigning you a new instructor more to your liking.


Instruments to Learn

Over the years, we have developed a network of over 350 private music teachers, offering a wide spectrum of musical instruments, genres, and disciplines. Whether you want to bang some drums or take guitar lessons in Carmel Valley, you are sure to find an instructor who can teach you exactly what you want to learn.

  • Drums/ Percussion – Many people might see drums and percussion instruments as loud and bombastic, which they are, but there’s much more artistry to playing the drums than meets the eye. Drums are responsible for tempo and provide rhythms that add an extra flourish to melodies. As a bonus, drummers just plain look cool when they play.
  • Vocals – Your voice can move mountains and bring people to tears. It’s powerful, unique, and conveniently always on your person. With just a few vocal exercises and practice, you can find your range and sing in pitch.
  • Brass – What brass instruments lack in range, they more than make up for in power, exceptional volume, and surprising agility. Granted, they’re not the easiest of instruments to master, requiring profound control of air and embouchure, but with a few lessons under your belt, you’ll have no problems buzzing your way to greatness and having fun along the way.
    • Trumpet/Cornet
    • Horn
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Woodwinds – They don’t have the volume of the brass, but woodwinds are still a vital part of an orchestra, often forming the base of the melodies. They have superb range and are easier to get into than brass instruments.
    • Flute/piccolo
    • Oboe
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Bassoon
    • Harmonica
  • Keys – Even though they’re relatively new—as far as instruments go—keys have been a necessary part of music’s growth. Classical composers worked solely with pianos, and the musicians of today often start the writing process on keys. If you’re a newcomer to music or aren’t sure what to learn next, we recommend the piano. Offering a plethora of available music, versatile use, and pleasant sound, the piano is the easiest tool to learn music theory. The piano’s keys actually create a visual map to help you pick up scales, chromatics, and other musical concepts faster. Just a few years of piano lessons in Carmel Valley ensures a solid understanding of music theory, which easily transfers over to other instruments and genres.
    • Piano
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Accordion
  • Strings –It’s hard to describe strings as anything but fun. They have a great sound. They’re generally pretty easy to pick up and play, and they were practically built to share music with others. Carmel Valley guitar lessons are great for beginners. If you want to get into string instruments, you can’t go wrong with guitar. It doesn’t hurt that the guitar provides an instant stamp of coolness. At the same time, don’t limit yourself to just the guitar. There are a ton of other fun and impressive strings to get your hands on.
    • Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass)
    • Violin (viola, cello, double bass)
    • Mandolin
    • Banjo
    • Harp
    • Ukulele
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Want to take music lessons in Carmel Valley?

    As a beginner, you probably have a ton of questions on your mind. During your voice, piano, or guitar lessons in Carmel Valley, don’t be afraid to ask your instructor anything that might be on your mind. Here are some frequently asked questions you might have.

  • How often should I…

  • Clean my instrument?

    That depends on a number of things—the type of instrument, how often you use it, how you store it. Some instruments—the trumpet—will require more maintenance than others—the guitar. However, you should make it a habit to at least wipe down your instrument every day. A dusty instrument won’t perform well and has a higher chance of malfunctioning. Make sure you also store your instrument in its case in a cool, dry place. For piano, make sure you shut the lid over the keys.

  • Change my strings?

    There aren’t any hard-and-fast rules about when to change your strings. Pay attention to how your strings sound and feel. If they sound dull or fail to keep their tone for longer than a song, you may want to change them out.

  • Change my reeds?

    This depends on how often you play. For everyday play, you’ll probably change reeds every two to four weeks. However, you should cycle through about five reeds at a time to keep yourself from overusing any one reed.

  • Apply valve oil?

    Valve oil keeps your valves pumping smoothly, but too many brass players wait until their valves are slow or sticking before applying oil. You should apply it regularly, about every other practice session, to keep those valves gliding as smooth as butter.


Give us a call if you would like to start your musical journey today or would like more information about our services.

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