- About Us
Since the dawn of time, music has played an integral role in human development. We have come a long way from warbling vocalizations and the thump-thump of basic drums, but the inherent need for creativity and communication through sound still remains a strong part of our culture. Maybe you feel an instinctual pull toward music but think you just don’t have the talent or skill to make it.
Nonsense! The fact is, anyone can sing or play a musical instrument. All it takes is time and practice—and a little professional guidance doesn’t hurt.
For over 25 years, California Music Studios has allowed students—kids, teens, and adults—to achieve their musical goals by pairing them with talented, professional teachers for in-home or studio music lessons in El Cajon and many other communities throughout Southern California. In fact, according to a third-party survey, our students report a 97% or better satisfaction rate with their instructor and California Music Studios in general.
Each instructor we work with must undergo a rigorous evaluation process, which includes an in-person professional and personal screening. If you aren’t satisfied with your teacher for whatever reason, we can match you up with an instructor that is more to your liking—no problem.
The teachers we work with use unique, personalized lesson plans that are tailored completely to your learning style and progress. The average commitment term is eight to nine months, but can last as long as you’d like. We recommend hour-long lessons held once or twice a week, but you can choose to take more or fewer, depending on your circumstances. You’re also invited to take part in one of our 65 formal and informal recitals held each year, giving you the chance to show off in front of your friends and family.
We work with many types of skilled music teachers in El Cajon, allowing us to provide music lessons in a wide range of instruments. Whether you want to take flute, drums, or guitar lessons in El Cajon, we have you covered. Some of the instruments you can learn include:
Aside from having fun and expressing creativity, learning a musical instrument offers a ton of benefits to your education and social life. Several studies show that musical training improves cognitive skills and academic achievement. Music education also improves social abilities. In one study, a school emphasized its music program for at-risk kids. This resulted in reduced feelings of alienation, greater individual growth, and increased self-esteem.
We recommend that beginners take piano lessons in El Cajon. The piano provides a robust foundation for music theory. However, you should really choose whichever instrument you feel most comfortable with and actually want to learn. You are much more likely to succeed in your musical goals if you actually like the instrument you’re playing.
There are dozens of musical styles to learn. You should generally start with classical because it offers a more in-depth look at composition, theory, and musicality, but remember that learning any one style does not preclude you from learning other styles. In fact, learning multiple different genres will contribute to improved skills in each of those genres.