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Many people understand that music is a form of communication, but science has discovered that making music actually connects minds. Playing in a band causes your brainwaves to synchronize with those of your bandmates. It’s as close as you’ll get to being psychic and attuned to everyone around you!
That seems like a cool enough reason to take music lessons in Costa Mesa, but with California Music Studios, you can garner so many more benefits.
With over a quarter century of experience, we can match you with a talented music teacher for private in-home or studio music lessons in Costa Mesa. The teachers we work with must meet our high standards and undergo a stringent screening process that includes personal and professional background checks as well as in-person evaluations. We have a 97% or better success rate when it comes to matching teachers and students, but if you aren’t satisfied at any point in your music education, we can easily switch your teacher.
One-on-one instruction not only ensures that you or your children get the necessary attention you need during your guitar, violin, or piano lessons in Costa Mesa, but are also tailored to your own pace and learning style. We recommend hour-long lessons once or twice a week, but you can choose to take more or fewer lessons depending on your circumstances.
We work with a network of over 350 teachers, so you have a ton of different instruments and disciplines to choose from, including:
One of the biggest hurdles for those taking guitar lessons in Costa Mesa is the barre chord, which involves pressing down multiple strings with a single finger. While it might seem tempting to avoid barre chords and use alternate fingerings, barring is a fundamental part of playing guitar that will make the act of playing so much easier.
Technique is definitely important. You should press down the strings using the side of your index finger, not the flat part. Don’t hold down too hard. If your grip is numb from how much force you’re exerting, you’re probably doing it wrong. If all else fails, try adjusting your wrist position. Moving your wrist forward is generally enough to improve your barring abilities.
Above all, practice daily. Try to play songs that use barre chords, and focus on making each string ring even and full.
There’s no magic formula to playing better. It takes time, patience, and practice. Not just mindless practice, either. Deliberate practice is structured and involves repetition, striving to reach a specific goal, and constantly challenging yourself by targeting your weaknesses. This can feel difficult and tiresome, but with enough motivation and guidance from your teacher, you can practice efficiently and develop your musicality. You’ll grow as a musician and a person at once.