It’s easy to feel the pull toward music and entertainment in Corona. With the Fender manufacturing headquarters right in town, you have probably dreamed of stretching your music muscles and learning to strum a guitar, play a piano, or sing your heart out. That’s where California Music Studios can help.
Why Choose California Music Studios for Music Lessons in Corona?
For over 25 years, California Music Studios has helped students achieve their musical dreams by matching them up with qualified teachers for in-home or studio music lessons in Corona. The music teachers we work with must go through rigorous professional and personal screenings that include in-person evaluations and background checks. This ensures that you only get the best service and instruction possible.
Once a teacher has passed our screening processes, he or she is matched up with a student. The teachers we work with specialize in one-on-one music lessons that are tailored to a student’s specific learning speed and style. Lessons generally last an hour and are held once or twice a week, but you can choose more or fewer lessons based on your needs.
The key to successful music education is a good relationship with your instructor, and we boast a 97% or better success rate in matching students and teachers. However, we have no problem switching out your teacher for someone more to your liking if you are unhappy.
What Instrument Should You Learn?
We work with a pool of over 350 private teachers, knowledgeable in a wide range of musical styles and disciplines. Whether you want to bang some bongos or take piano lessons in Corona, we can find you an instructor who can teach you exactly what you want to learn.
- Brass: Powerful, bright, and beautiful, brass instruments feature a sound that is powered entirely by your lips. Jazz songs and orchestral pieces all start from the simple buzzing of your lips. Embouchure control becomes even more important when you learn a brass instrument. Your teacher will teach you to change your lip position and focus your breath to hit the high notes and round out your overall sound. Instruments in the brass family include:
- French horn
- Woodwinds: Woodwinds have a greater range in pitch and sound than the brass, allowing for a greater versatility in musicality. Fast fingers allow for flourishes and pieces that have a definitive movement. Your teacher can help you perfect your dynamics and add more character to the pieces you play. The woodwind family comprises a variety of instruments, including:
- Strings: Our guitar lessons in Corona are popular, but there are plenty of other strings for you to pick, pluck, and strum. The violin is especially popular as a beginner instrument for its in-depth music theory education and the discipline that it requires. Whether you want to serenade your friends or start writing your own songs, string instruments are a perfect accompaniment for vocals. Strings include:
- Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass)
- Violin (viola, cello, upright bass)
- Keys: If there’s one instrument that every beginner should learn, it’s the piano. Aside from the depth of sound and the wealth of pieces available, the piano is the best tool for teaching music theory. Theory carries over to all musical instruments, styles, and genres. Just a few years’ worth of piano lessons in Corona gives you an excellent foundation for music theory, allowing you to easily transition to another musical instrument in the future. Key instruments you can learn include:
- Drums: Drums keep the beat, offer a bevy of different rhythms, and just plain look cool to play, but there’s a lot more to playing the drums than banging some sticks together. An instructor can refine your technique and turn you from a rookie drummer into an expert percussionist.
- Vocals: You already have one of the best instruments with you! Contrary to what you might think, everyone can sing. It just takes a little time, some ear training, and plenty of vocal exercises to mold your throat muscles and turn your voice into a well-tuned instrument.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are a few frequently asked questions that can hopefully help you during your private music lessons in Corona.
How often should I practice?
Practice is a must. It allows you to gain a better understanding of your instrument and of the concepts that you learn during your guitar lessons in Corona. As a general rule, you should practice at least 20 minutes a day, every day. However, how often and how long to practice is dependent upon the student and what he or she is practicing. Twenty minutes is long enough that you get something done but short enough that you don’t get bored or frustrated. The key is to maintain focus, have a purpose, and not to stress. It’s great to go over and even better to practice multiple times a day, but if you miss a day or practice only 15 minutes, don’t sweat it. Check out our practice tips if you need more help.
How do I play at tempo?
Tempo is an important part of playing music. It ensures that you play steady, which becomes more important when you begin to play with groups and larger ensembles. Tempo is hard even for the pros, but the best way to keep time is to use a metronome. Digital metronomes are affordable, portable, and easy to adjust. It can make a world of difference. Your instructor can teach you how to use and follow a metronome properly.
Why should I warm up?
Just like you wouldn’t run a marathon without some active stretching, you wouldn’t play something without warming up. A good warm up gets your fingers moving and your mind ready for the lesson to come. This is especially important for wind instruments. Playing with cold lips will only lead to harsh sounds and potential injuries. It’s not an ideal way to play. One of the first things you’ll learn is how to warm up properly.