- About Us
Do you look up to those with musical talent? Do you think that true musicianship is something you’ll never attain? Think again! Anyone can learn to sing or play a musical instrument, and with a little time, hard work, and some help from a music teacher, you’ll be playing with the best of them.
For over 25 years, California Music Studios has helped kids achieve their greatest musical dreams. Our mission is to help hopeful music students find the best teachers for in-home or studio music lessons in National City. We have high standards for every teacher we work with to ensure your trust and satisfaction. Every teacher we work with must submit themselves to rigorous personal and professional evaluations that include in-person screenings and background checks.
We work with teachers who specialize in individual music lessons, meaning one-on-one instruction and lesson plans that are tailored to your personal learning speed and style. You don’t have to worry about rushing ahead or lagging behind. The lessons are designed to match your pace, allowing you to steadily reach your musical goals. We recommend hour-long lessons once or twice a week, but you may decide on fewer, more, or longer lessons depending on your progress.
Our students report a 97% or better satisfaction rate, but if you are ever unsatisfied, we are more than happy to switch out your teacher.
At California Music Studios, we work with over 350 private music teachers in National City, giving way to a wide range of instruments in varying styles and disciplines.
Let’s look at some frequently asked questions that could give you a leg up on your piano and guitar lessons in National City.
Research has found that music education benefits nearly all facets of development. It boosts confidence and social skills and has shown improved performance in reading, language, and arithmetic. Learning music exercises the brain.
Most importantly, music education gives you the tools to express yourself in new, creative ways. It gives you the opportunity to turn your emotions into something constructive and meaningful.
There is no upper age limit. You’re never too old to learn. However, kids should wait until they’re at least 5 years old before learning an instrument. Certain instruments, like the guitar, bass, and tuba, have a hefty size that may put younger students at a disadvantage. For these larger instruments, students should be at least 8 years old.
Tom Waits remains one of the most distinctive, influential artists in contemporary music. With his trademark growl and dark lyrics, it’s hard to really place Tom Waits in any genre. He mixes jazz, blues, and industrial music with ballads and many of the performance aspects of vaudeville for something that is uniquely Tom Waits.
Tom Waits spent a greater part of his formative years in National City. While Waits currently resides with his family farther north in Sonoma, there’s no denying the influence of his National City upbringing, which has since immortalized the city in such songs as “The Ghost of Saturday Night (After Hours at Napoleone’s Pizza House)” and “I Can’t Wait to Get Off Work (and See My Baby on Montgomery Avenue)”.