- About Us
Looking for private music lessons in La Mesa? Look no further! For over a quarter century, California Music Studios has been connecting ambitious music students with pre-qualified music instructors in La Mesa. CMS has successfully worked with music students of all ability and age levels—young kids to teenagers to adults—looking to pick up an instrument for the first time. CMS is a leading provider of personalized music instruction in Southern California, and we understand how difficult it can be to find the right music teacher. That is why we have made it our mission to create a comprehensive network of music teachers in La Mesa, allowing us to connect students to the perfect music instructor for their learning style and skill level.
Founded by accomplished singer, pianist, and recording artist Jennifer Paterson in 1987, California Music Studios has developed strong relationships with independently established music teachers not only in La Mesa, but throughout Southern California—more than 350 teachers in all. We painstakingly screen each and every music instructor. A big reason for our 97% or better student/teacher matching success rate is this rigorous personal and professional screening process. Still, in the rare event that a successful match is not made, or if a student simply wishes for a change, we are more than willing to facilitate the switching of music instructors.
Each teacher that CMS works with offers private in-home or studio music lessons. That means one-on-one interaction and personalized instruction. CMS recommends weekly lessons for students, but you are free to take more or fewer depending on your circumstances. Each lesson is carefully planned and tracked to ensure that personal goals are met. In addition, our team of music instructors encourages participation in our 65 formal or informal recitals throughout the year, giving students the opportunity to demonstrate their progress in front of friends and family.
California Music Studios is proud to work with such a diversely talented group of music teachers in La Mesa, allowing us to provide instruction in a wide range of music instruments, including:
The NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to advance music participation by “supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs.” Thanks to NAMM’s support, several ground-breaking studies have been funded that demonstrate the importance and benefits of music education. For example: