Murrieta Music Lessons
Music has been a part of humanity for tens of thousands of years. We’ve found flutes that are 43,000 years old, and yet no one knows why we have such a deep love for music. So many people feel the great urge to learn music, and really, you don’t need to know why—part of the magic of music is its mysterious hold on our hearts.
If you feel this way about music, now is the perfect time to sign up for Music lessons in Murrieta with California Music Studios to build character, develop new skills, and follow your passion.
Why Choose Music Lessons in Murrieta with California Music Studios?
Our job is to match students of all ages with highly qualified music teachers who offer private studio or in-home music lessons. Every teacher we work with undergoes a strict personal and professional evaluation procedure that includes a background check and in-person screening. We have a success rate of 97 percent or better in matching students and teachers, but if you’re not satisfied, no worries! We’ll swap out your teacher for someone more to your liking.
All the teachers we work with hold private music lessons, which is so important. With one-on-one instruction, your guitar or piano lessons in Murrieta are more engaging and successful, focusing on your individual strengths, learning style, and progress. We recommend hour-long lessons once or twice a week, but you can choose to take fewer or more lessons.
What You Can Learn
We offer an extensive range of instruments and disciplines thanks to a growing network of over 350 private music teachers. The instruments you can learn include:
- Guitar: Guitar lessons in Murrieta are highly popular thanks to the diversity of sound and play styles and the pure cool factor of holding a guitar. Choose from acoustic, electric, or bass guitar or learn all three.
- Mandolin: The mandolin has eight strings. Each of these strings is paired and tuned to the same note to provide a richly harmonized sound.
- Banjo: A staple of folk, bluegrass, country, and traditional music, the banjo is one of the more percussive instruments in the string family.
- Violin: While it’s much more portable than the guitar, the violin requires a well-tuned ear as it doesn’t feature frets. Other members of the violin family include:
- Double bass
- Ukulele: Cute and lovable, the ukulele has a lot of charm both in sound and design. Appropriate in luaus, folk bands, pop groups, and beyond.
- Piano: The standard piano has 88 keys, a few pedals, and plenty of class. Pianos have been the go-to instrument for composers and anyone even remotely interested in creating music, and for good reason. It’s an easy way to visualize theory and musical concepts. A few years of piano lessons in Murrieta under your belt prepare you for an easy transition to other instruments.
- Organ: Whether you want to play for your church or add some eclectic charms to your band, the organ offers an ethereal sound and a technique that is very close to the piano.
- Accordion: It has keys but nothing quite matches the play style of an accordion. The ole squeeze box is characteristic of polka, but these days, the accordion is played in all kinds of musical genres.
- Woodwind: Woodwinds include all flutes and reed instruments. Offering a wealth of diverse sound, woodwinds are crucial to orchestras but have been just as fundamental in other genres, like jazz and folk. The woodwind family includes:
- Brass: Brass instruments include any instrument that involves “buzzing” with your lips to produce sound. Not all brass instruments are actually made of brass. The alphorn and didgeridoo are considered brass but are made of wood.
- French horn
- Drums: Snares, bass, hi-hat, cymbals, and tom-tom constitute the standard drum kit. Learn to put them all together to build tempo, rhythm, and energy.
- Voice: Your voice is the most powerful instrument in your arsenal. Mold your voice into the perfect instrument that you take with you everywhere you go.
Frequently Asked Music Questions
Are there any age restrictions with playing a musical instrument?
Kids should be at least 4 or 5 years old depending on their interest, attention span, and the instrument they want to play. Certain instruments—guitars, brass, and woodwinds—may be too large or cumbersome for younger kids. For these larger instruments, your child should be at least 7 or 8 years old.
However, there is no upper age limit. If you have the passion, drive, patience, and time, you can learn any instrument you want.
What instrument should I learn?
We recommend that students begin with the piano to develop their technique and music theory. Once you have that solid foundation, you can choose to switch instruments or continue piano instruction. Beginners should also consider guitar lessons in Murrieta. The guitar makes an excellent beginner instrument for its diversity of sound and its easy introduction to chords, scales, and picking patterns.
Ultimately, it’s really up to you. Choose an instrument that you know you’ll enjoy. If you’re having fun, you are more likely to practice outside of lessons—an important part of making progress.
Do I have to perform in recitals?
California Music Studios holds over 65 recitals a year. Students are free to participate in these recitals if they so choose. They are not mandatory by any means, but recitals give you a chance to show off to parents, friends, and relatives and are a great motivator for your continued musical development.
Ready to sign up for music lessons in Murrieta? Contact California Music Studios today.