- About Us
Have you always dreamed of playing music on Del Mar’s fair shores? Have you felt a persistent call to singing or playing the piano? At California Music Studios, we know it can be hard to find a teacher to provide music lessons in Del Mar and guide you on your journey, but we’re here to help you reach your goals by finding you the best music teachers in the area.
California Music Studios has been around for over 25 years. In that time, we have developed a strong reputation by helping students find highly qualified music teachers who provide in-home or studio music lessons in Del Mar. Every teacher we work with goes through our rigorous approval process that includes a personal and professional evaluation and background check.
From there, we match you up with an instructor that suits your personal needs. We work with teachers who specialize in one-on-one lessons that are customized to your learning speed and style.
We boast a success rate of 97% or better when it comes to matching students and teachers, but if you are not satisfied with your instructor for any reason, we’ll swap out your teacher for someone to your liking.
With such a vast network of teachers—over 350, in fact—California Music Studios can easily find someone to teach you in the particular genre, style, or instrument you please. Whether you want to play your favorite folk tunes on a fiddle or take guitar lessons in Del Mar, we have you covered.
Barre chords are the bane of many beginning guitarists. Fretting all the strings with just one finger is difficult, but it’s necessary to advance to other guitar techniques. Make sure each string rings clearly without any buzzing. Avoid pressing down too hard as it’ll tire you out and make the strings sound out of tune. It helps to curl your finger slightly. Feel free to move and adjust your guitar such that your hand and wrist can comfortably reach the neck and strings. Just keep at it. With enough practice, you’ll be barring chords like a pro.
Brass instruments have a ton of power, but they are heavily lacking in range. Where a flute can easily play up to three octaves, Play just an octave and a half can be difficult for many brass instruments. The key is in the embouchure and the air you use. You want to tighten up your lips while also blowing air at a high velocity. That is, unfortunately, easier said than done. Practice your scales, and make sure you warm up plenty before you go for those high register notes. Not warming up beforehand will tire your chops out fast and potentially cause some split lips. If things don’t work out, don’t sweat it. The more you play, the better your embouchure gets, so just keep at it.
Most ukulele players strum with their index fingers, hitting the strings with their fingernails on the down stroke and with the meat of the finger on the upstroke. However, if this isn’t comfortable for you, consider strumming with your thumb or using a ukulele pick