Long Beach Music Lessons

Have you always wanted to write your own songs and sing them out as you strum an acoustic guitar? Have you dreamt of playing cello with the Los Angeles Philharmonic? Many of us keep these dreams in the back of our minds but never take the chance to realize them. Why should it be this way? Learning an instrument is a wonderful challenge for people of all ages and experience levels, and is something that can help you build your skills, mind, and character all at once. California Music Studios can help.


Why Choose Music Lessons in Long Beach with California Music Studios?

We match the best professional music instructors who provide private in-home or studio music lessons in Long Beach with students just like you. With over 25 years of experience, we’ve gotten very good at matching students and teachers. Like, 97-percent-or-better-success-rate good. However, if you feel unsatisfied in any way, we will gladly swap your teacher out for someone more to your liking. The fact is, while experience and knowledge play a big role, if you don’t click with your teacher, singing or guitar lessons in Long Beach won’t be nearly as fun as it should.

Each teacher we work with must undergo a strict, in-person professional and personal evaluation and screening process. We work with only the most highly qualified music instructors, ensuring trust and professionalism. Your music teacher works with you one on one, creating personalized lesson plans that accommodate your learning style, pace, and personal goals. We recommend weekly lessons with your instructor, but you can choose to do more or fewer. We also hold 65 recitals throughout the year and encourage students to participate, but they are optional.


What Instrument Do You Want to Learn?

The instructors we work with offer a wide range of music lessons in Long Beach. What kind of instruments can you learn?

  • Voice/Singing – Singing was the original music, predating even spoken and written language. With the proper training, you can expand your range and sing to your fullest, whether you’re in the shower or with your choir.
  • Drums – Tribal beats were as much a form of social communication as they were an accompaniment to ritual ceremonies. They have since become a vital part of an arrangement, necessary for keeping time and rhythm.
  • Woodwinds – In symphonies, woodwinds are often responsible for carrying the melody and providing harmonies and counter melodies for the strings and brass. Outside of the classical genre, woodwinds can fit basically any role or style, particularly jazz. Woodwind instruments you can learn include:
    • Harmonica
    • Flute
    • Oboe
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Bassoon
  • Brass – Brass instruments require good chops. You don’t have a reed to fall back on. All the buzzing and sound comes from you, but with practice and instruction, you should have no problem playing with the best of them. Brass instruments work in any orchestra, marching band, or jazz ensemble.
    • Trumpet
    • French horn
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Strings – The earliest string instruments date back to ancient Mesopotamia. The oldest are the Lyres of Ur, which are reportedly over 4,500 years old. Strings have since become an important element in all styles and genres throughout history, from the classical movement to the growth of blues and jazz to the empowering mentality of rock. Some popular string instrument include:
    • Guitar
    • Harp
    • Ukulele
    • Mandolin
    • Banjo
    • Violin
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Double bass
  • Keys – Although keyboard instruments are relatively new compared to their musical brethren, there’s no denying how fundamental they’ve been to the evolution of music. The piano in particular has been a revolutionary tool for composers and music makers. With piano lessons in Long Beach you can learn the foundation of music theory. Keyboard instruments you can learn include:
    • Piano/keyboard
    • Organ
    • Accordion

Why Should my Kids Learn Music?

Music certainly offers a medium for creativity and expression, but it presents a whole host of amazing benefits.

  • In one study, kindergarteners in the Kettle Moraine district in Wisconsin who received musical instruction scored 48 percent higher on spatial-temporal skill tests.
  • A group of 237 second-grade students scored 27 percent higher on math and fraction tests when they combined math curriculum with keyboard training.
  • According to biologist and physician Lewis Thomas, 66 percent of music majors that applied to medical school were accepted. That makes the highest of any group. Of the biochemistry majors that applied, only 44 percent were accepted.
  • Music education has been shown to significantly reduce stress, anxiety, depression, and loneliness.

Really, there’s no reason your kids shouldn’t learn music in some form, whether it’s through voice, drum, or piano lessons in Long Beach.


What is the Suzuki Method?

Conceived by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki, the Suzuki method is a means of teaching music through a positive, encouraging environment. Most of the tenets of the method have become pretty ingrained in all musical teaching methods—excellent teachers, constant practice and repetition, listening to music every day, parent involvement, and encouragement from family, teachers, and everyone involved. While the method is mainly used for violin, it has been adjusted to apply to everything from flute to guitar lessons in Long Beach.

Interested in experiencing something that can make you happier, more intelligent, and contribute to your overall growth as a person? Contact California Music Studios for lessons today.

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