- About Us
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.