- About Us
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.