California Music Studios

Learn Music in Mission Viejo

Get in-home or in-studio lessons from highly qualified and friendly instructors.


Mission Viejo Music Lessons

Do you worship musicians? Are you constantly in awe of their musical abilities? Are you afraid to learn to sing or play an instrument yourself? Well, throw that fear right out the window. Anyone can make music, and as long as you have patience, practice, and the helpful instruction of a skilled music instructor, you, too, can sing or play with the greats.

Why Choose California Music Studios for Music Lessons in Mission Viejo?

California Music Studios has been around for over 25 years. In that time, we have dedicated ourselves to helping students find the best, most qualified music instructors for private in-home or studio music lessons in Mission Viejo. We have developed high standards that are reflected in our qualification methods. The teachers we work with must undergo a rigorous screening process that includes personal and professional evaluations and background checks. This ensures your trust and satisfaction.

We boast a 97 percent success rate in student-teacher matching. Playing music fosters personal growth and development. We know that having an awesome teacher contributes to a positive experience. If you are ever unsatisfied, we have no problem swapping out your instructor for someone more suited to your personality and learning speed.

The teachers we work with provide individual music lessons with a focus on one-on-one interactions. That means you don’t need to share your teachers attention with several other students. The instructors we work with offer custom lesson plans that are tailored to your personal learning pace and style. You don’t have to worry about rushing ahead of the class or lagging behind because you are the entire class!


Choosing an Instrument

As we work with a growing network of over 350 teachers, we can offer a wide range of lessons in different instruments, genres, and disciplines. Whether you want to learn jazz on your saxophone or take blues piano lessons in Mission Viejo, we can match you up with the right instructor for the job. Let’s take a look at some of the instruments you can learn.

  • Strings:  Strings sound great and are a ton of fun to play. In Mission Viejo, guitar lessons are a big hit. Guitars are an instant stamp of cool, but they are also a great tool for learning theory. Other instruments in this family are just as enjoyable and technical, so once you’ve learned guitar, feel free to pick up some other strings.
    • Guitar (acoustic, bass, electric)
    • Violin (viola, cello, double bass)
    • Harp
    • Banjo
    • Mandolin
    • Ukulele
  • Woodwinds: Light, agile, and beautiful, woodwind instruments have an amazing octave range and flexible sound. They often act as the melodic backbone for orchestras, but they’ve also been influential in jazz.
    • Flute/piccolo
    • Oboe
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Bassoon
  • Drums: While the modern drummer is seen as something of a raucous rebel, the drums present a distinct art form that isn’t found even in other musical instruments. Drums keep the beat, ensuring that the rest of the band follows the tempo. Drums also provide rhythms to accompany melodies. Drummers also just plain look cool when they’re drumming.





  • Brass:  Brass instruments lack the range of woodwinds but offer a brighter, more powerful sound. Instruments in the brass family also require greater control of embouchure to provide proper pitch and increase range. It’s difficult but rewarding, especially when you get into more upbeat jazz and blues.
    • Trumpet/Cornet
    • Horn
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Keys: Keyed instruments have been some of the most important in the overall development of music. They were fundamental for the classic composers and continue to play a huge part in modern music and songwriting. Beginners can’t go wrong with the piano. Mission Viejo piano lessons introduce you to the wonders of the instrument. The piano is incredibly versatile and already has a wealth of available sheet music. Most importantly, piano is the easiest instrument for learning music theory, which carries over all instruments, genres, and styles. A thorough understanding of music theory allows you to easily transition to other instruments down the line.
    • Piano
    • Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Accordion
  • VocalsMusical instruments don’t get more original than your own voice. It’s wholly yours! Your voice is completely portable and packs more power than you think. With the right training, you should have no problem finding your range, developing volume, and singing confidently.



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Whether you’re learning the piano or taking guitar lessons in Mission Viejo, you probably have dozens of questions about how to play and improve. Let’s take a look at some frequently asked questions that could help you during your lessons..

  • Am I required to use a pick?

    When you start out, your guitar instructor will probably have you use a plectrum. As you get more comfortable with your playing, you’ll probably change picks or ditch them altogether. It’s not necessary, but if a pick makes you comfortable, by all means use it. For more advanced finger style playing, you should consider using a thumb pick. If you’re not sure, your instructor can help you adapt to playing pick-less or find a good pick that suits your needs.

  • Should I worry about different tunings?

    For now, no. Most guitarists start with standard tuning (EADGBe) and stick with that for the entirety of their guitaring lives, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you’d like to change things up or want to play in a different style, you may prefer drop D or open tuning. However, keep in mind that all chord shapes change when you alter your guitar’s tuning.


For more information, check out our FAQs page. Contact us to begin your first music lesson today.

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