California Music Studios

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Fullerton Music Lessons

Fullerton has always had a thriving music scene. Part of that is thanks to Fender, the music instrument company that was founded in the area and gave birth to such iconic pieces of hardware as the Telecaster and Stratocaster. Part of it comes from the vast array of musical acts that have come out of the area, including the inimitable Jackson Browne, The Offspring, and Gwen Stefani of No Doubt. Being surrounded by so much musical history inspires many to seek out music lessons in Fullerton. If you’re one of those inspired individuals, you’ve come to the right place.

Why Choose California Music Studios?

For over a quarter century, California Music Studios has been dedicated to matching talented music teachers with kids, teens, and adults who want to take private in-home or studio music lessons. Every teacher we work with must meet our high standards, which means they are required to undergo rigorous in-person professional and personal screenings and background checks. According to a third-party survey, our students report a 97% or better satisfaction rate with their instructor and California Music studios. Still, if you’re unsatisfied in any way, we can easily replace your instructor.

With California Music Studios, students enjoy one-on-one lessons that are catered to their individual learning style and progress, making the process of learning music more engaging and successful. We recommend that students take hour-long music lessons in Fullerton once or twice a week—more or fewer lessons depending on your personal needs.

Once you or your child has honed those music skills, feel free to participate in any of our 65 yearly recitals—a fun way to show your progress to family and friends.


What Instrument Do You Want to Play?

Considering that we work with over 350 private music teachers, you can choose pretty much any instrument, genre, and musical discipline you’re interested in.

  • Singing: Your voice is a unique instrument that you were born with, and with the right training, you can improve your voice and sing to your heart’s content.
  • Drums:  As the beating heart of the band, drums are responsible for keeping time and providing rhythms. During drum lessons, you’ll learn all the techniques and rudiments of proper drumming, from rolls to paradiddles.
  • Keys:
  • Piano – If you’re searching for piano lessons in Fullerton, you’ve made a wise choice. Aside from offering a pleasant and highly versatile sound, the piano builds a strong foundation for music theory. Consistently practicing piano for a few years will not only help your musical development, but also make transitioning to a different instrument much easier.
  • Organ – The organ requires the same general play style and technique as the piano, though with an airy sound and the greater use of pedals.
  • Accordion – While it’s most associated with buskers and polka players, the accordion is an intricate instrument that is deep-rooted in South American and European folk.

    • Flute – Mastering the techniques and fluttery noises of the flute takes time and practice, but if you can blow into a bottle, you already have the basics of playing the flute.
    • Oboe – The oboe produces a majestic sound that is actually quite clear and more penetrating than other woodwinds.
    • Clarinet – The clarinet has a characteristically rich tone quality in a delicate frame, making it integral to classical arrangements but effective in solo play and jazz ensembles.
    • Saxophone – Designed to fill in the gaps between brass and woodwinds, the saxophone is mellow and smooth with an amazing playing range.
    • Bassoon – One of the largest woodwinds in the average ensemble, the bassoon has a deep, rich timbre, vast range, and unexpected agility.
    • Harmonica – The symbol of the blues since its inception, the ole pocket piano offers a wealth of sound that has allowed it to expand to more contemporary genres.
  • Brass:
  • Trumpet – The trumpet’s bright, powerful voice has made it the backbone for jazz, mariachi, blues, classical, and more.
  • French horn – The French horn has a smaller mouthpiece than the trumpet and creates a more subdued sound, contrasting well with the more upfront qualities of the trumpet.
  • Trombone – Packing quite a bit of volume, the trombone can adapt to various play styles and is one of the few wind instruments that is fun to see in action.
  • Tuba – Think of the tuba as a much larger version of the trumpet. It provides the bass tones for the brass section and can be quite spry in the right hands.
  • Strings:
  • Guitar – An instrument that has been used in just about every genre known to man, the guitar is an excellent foundational instrument. Take guitar lessons in Fullerton for an instant boost in self-esteem.
    • Violin – The violin is one of the primary instruments of the orchestra but has since found its way into folk, country, and popular music. Other members of the violin family include:
      • Viola – Deeper sound and slightly larger body
      • Cello – A whole octave below the viola
      • Double bass – The largest and deepest member of the violin family
    • Harp – An instrument that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia, harps have contributed their wide range and angelic sound to nearly all musical styles.
    • Mandolin – Featuring four courses of strings, the mandolin has a bright, woody sound that has plenty of punch for folk, classical, bluegrass, and traditional music.
    • Banjo – The banjo presents some of the most complex playing techniques in the string family and is supported by decades of folk tradition.
    • Ukulele – The ukulele is much more than meets the eye, offering a sweet, bright sound with a lot of character.

Music Fun Facts

  • Scientists believe that the universe as a whole is its own singular musical instrument, albeit a fairly lousy one. Professor Mark Whittle studied the acoustics of the universe and found that the sounds of the universe’s birth actually created cosmic sound waves that turned into a dull roar that is about 55 octaves below what we can hear.
  • Some sand dunes create loud, resonant noises that can be heard up to six miles away, referred to as singing sand. These sounds are mysterious, possibly created by avalanches on the dunes. In the right conditions, the falling sand creates tiny vibrations that react much in the same way as the membrane of a speaker.
  • Taking piano lessons in Fullerton earns you more than just a fun time and musical development. Music has been shown to reduce chronic pain and depression and treat a variety of diseases and disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
  • Music is old. Brass instruments dating back to 500 B.C. have been found in bogs throughout Scandinavia. The oldest drums date back to 6000 B.C. during the Neolithic period. However, the oldest musical instruments are a series of flutes made from ivory and bird bones and are reportedly up to 43,000 years old.

If you or your children are interested in piano, violin, drum, voice, or guitar lessons in Fullerton, please contact us to learn more today.

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