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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.