California Music Studios

Learn Music in Newport Beach

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Newport Beach Music Lessons

For centuries, philosophers have wondered about the meaning and purpose of music. Why do a series of sounds and silences have such a gripping effect on humans and society as a whole? Some say that music has an inherent connection to human emotion. Philip Ball, famed science writer, suggests that our attraction to music comes from its ability to set up expectations and then break them.

To dream of creating music and playing an instrument like a pro is only natural. Luckily, anyone can learn! With patience, determination, and practice, you can learn to play music. It’s very helpful to have a talented music instructor to help you along the way.

Why Choose California Music Studios for Newport Beach Music Lessons?

For over 25 years, we have helped students—kids, teens, and adults—connect with private music teachers for in-home or studio music lessons in Newport Beach and Southern California as a whole. Through a third-party survey, we found that we have a 97 percent or better success rate in student-teacher matches. Still, we’re happy to arrange a replacement if you or your child doesn’t feel the right connection.

The music instructors we work with must undergo rigorous evaluations that include strict in-person professional and personal screenings to ensure your trust and satisfaction. The one-on-one instruction setting allows students to learn at their own pace and with their unique learning style. We recommend hour-long lessons once or twice per week, but you can choose to take more or fewer depending on your circumstances.


What Instrument Do You Want to Play?

We work with over 350 teachers who offer a wide range of music lessons in Newport Beach, including:

  • Strings:
  • Guitar: A staple of classical and modern music, the guitar has a rich tradition, flexible style, and instant sense of coolness. You can choose from our electric, acoustic, or bass guitar lessons in Newport Beach.
  • Violin: A staple of the classical music scene, the violin family is unique for its use of a bow along with occasional plucking and strumming. The violin has since become an important part of folk, country, and chamber pop ensembles. The violin family includes:
    • Violin
    • Viola
    • Cello
    • Double bass
  • Harp: The string instruments with the most surprising range, harps have an incredibly pleasant sound that requires a delicate technique.
  • Banjo: With plucks, rolls, and drones, the banjo made its way into the world of country, folk, and bluegrass and hasn’t left since.
  • Mandolin: Featuring four courses of double strings, the mandolin creates a superb harmonized sound that has become flexible in various musical styles and genres.
  • Ukulele: The ukulele was a descendant of instruments brought over by Portuguese cowboys and has since contributed its bright, delicate sound to folk bands and pop ensembles.
  • Keys:
  • Piano: Potentially the most important instrument in musical history, the piano has played an integral role in composition, theory, and understanding music as a whole. Just a few years of piano lessons in Newport Beach gives you a solid foundation for music theory, allowing you to pick up other instruments quite easily.
  • Organ: Although it requires the same technique and play style as a piano, the organ produces a much more effluvial sound. Some organs also require the use of pedal keyboards.
  • Accordion: It uses keys but offers a sound that is unlike any piano you’ve heard. Most often associated with polka, the accordion has been included in a wide range of popular musical genres.



  • Brass:
  • Trumpet: The mainstay of many bands, classical and otherwise, trumpets provide a powerful, rich sound that can carry melodies and support accompaniments.
  • Trombone: One of the few brass instruments that operate entirely via slide, the trombone offers a ton of range and plenty of volume.
  • French horn: Though it’s lower in pitch than the trumpet, the French horn produces a brighter sound that is modified by embouchure, valves, and your fist, which is placed in its bell.
  • Tuba: Large and in charge, tubas offer the deepest sound of all brass instruments. Don’t let the cumbersome size fool you. The right player can pull a lot of versatile sound out of a tuba.
  • Woodwinds:
  • Flute: Blowing on a flute is the exact same as blowing on a bottle to make sound, but the flute offers much more complexity than that. From sustained flutters to glissandos, the flute offers a complete arsenal for any classical ensemble.
  • Oboe: The oboe is a double reed instrument with a sound that has been compared to a duck trying to be a songbird.
  • Clarinet: At once quietly meditative and upbeat, the clarinet has had masterful roles in both classical orchestras and jazz bands.
  • Saxophone: One of the instruments representative of smooth jazz, the sax is available in alto, baritone, and soprano varieties.
  • Bassoon: The bassoon is another double reed instrument that can produce a deep sound with plenty of range.
  • Harmonica: Handheld and easy to play, the harmonica became a symbol of the blues and has expanded to a variety of popular genres.
  • Drums and Percussion: Bass drums, snare, tom-toms, tambourine, cymbals, and bongos, the drums involve quite a few different sounds that provide the put down the beat and rhythm.
  • Voice: No two voices sound completely the same, and with the proper musical training and exercise, you can fully form your voice into a powerful, beautiful, versatile musical instrument.



Fun Facts About Music

  • Your heartbeat increases and decreases depending on the type of music you listen to. Rock songs and techno beats can cause your heartbeat to speed up, while more instrumental ballads will slow it down. You shouldn’t notice the difference, but it goes to show how closely connected we are to the art of music!
  • Music has been used to treat a variety of diseases and disorders, including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, and anxiety.
  • Regularly playing an instrument has been shown to change the shape of your brain and your cognitive abilities. Taking guitar lessons in Newport Beach can even increase your IQ by as much as seven points.
  • Picking up a musical instrument notably relieves stress, the symptoms of which are bad for your mental, emotional, and physical health.
  • Playing music when you’re a child keeps the mind sharp, exercising your brain to make it fitter even in old age.

Interested in taking guitar, drums, or piano lessons in Newport Beach? Contact California Music Studios today.

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