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Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument? Maybe you’re a high school senior looking to apply to UC Irvine’s excellent music program. Maybe you’re a parent with a child who loves to bang on pots and pans. No matter your reason, signing up for Irvine music lessons is something that will help you earn a new skill, fuel a passion, and grow as a person.
California Music Studios finds highly qualified, professional music teachers that provide in-home or studio music lessons. Each teacher undergoes rigorous personal and professional evaluations and screenings. For over a quarter century, our students have reported a 97% or better satisfaction rate with both California Music Studios and their instructor. But if the instructor we match you with doesn’t work out, no sweat—we’ll find a new one.
All Irvine music lessons are private. We recommend taking weekly lessons, but you can choose to take more or fewer depending on your unique circumstances. Teachers create personalized lesson plans that work with the student’s learning style, pace, and personal goals. Students can choose to show off their new skills at any of our 65 yearly recitals to boot.
The teachers we work with offer an array of music lessons in various disciplines and instruments, including:
It’s really up to you. The process of learning an instrument is so much more enjoyable when you actually want to pick that instrument up every day and play it. If you’re not picky, you should start with the piano. It not only exercises your ears and your fingers, but also creates an extensive music theory foundation. Music theory applies to all instruments, so even if you don’t stick with the piano, what you learn from your Irvine piano lessons will still apply to whatever instrument you end up pursuing.
However, don’t be afraid to learn what your heart desires. Guitar, piano, and violin tend to be the most popular instruments, but instruments like the banjo, ukulele, oboe, and accordion offer just as much depth and complexity.
Not at all, but recitals are incredibly helpful to your musical development. They force you to practice even harder than usual, show your overall progress, and enhance your musical comprehension and retention. It’s also a great way to show off and look cool in front of your friends and family.
Yes. Even with hour-long weekly lessons, practice is a necessity. It helps you figure things out on your own and retain information. This is partly why it’s so important to learn what you want to learn, not what someone else has chosen for you. Check our practice tips if you need extra encouragement. Just try half an hour a day.