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Learn Music in Rancho Bernardo

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Rancho Bernardo Music Lessons

Have you always wanted to learn how to play an instrument but just never had a chance to pick one up? Do you tell yourself you’re not “creative” enough or that it’s too hard? Rubbish! Anyone can learn the music instrument of their choice—it just takes dedication. And it doesn’t hurt to have an excellent music teacher, either.

Why Choose Music Lessons in Rancho Bernardo with California Music Studios?

For over a quarter century we have been helping prospective music students find highly qualified teachers to guide them through in-home or studio music lessons in Rancho Bernardo. Each teacher we work with must go through stringent personal and professional evaluations, including an in-person screening. Our high standards lead to your trust and satisfaction. According to an independent survey, students have a 97% or better satisfaction rate with California Music Studios and their instructor. But if you’re not happy with your instructor in any way, we are more than happy to replace him or her with someone more to your liking.

Each teacher offers private music lessons. That means one-on-one interaction and personalized lesson plans. Lessons last an hour and generally occur once or twice a week. While we do recommend weekly lessons, you can choose to take more or fewer, depending on your circumstances. Plus, with all that practice, students can choose to show off their new skills at our 65 yearly recitals.


What Instrument Do You Want to Learn?

The instructors we work with provide Oceanside music lessons for a diverse range of instruments, including:

  • Woodwinds– Woodwind instruments comprise all flutes and any instruments that use a reed—see? A piece of wood with wind blown into it. Granted, modern flutes aren’t made from wood, but they’re still grouped into the category. Instead of using a reed, flutes produce sound from the flow of air across an opening, a lot like blowing on a bottle to make noise. Common woodwinds include:
    • Flute
    • Oboe
    • Clarinet
    • Saxophone
    • Bassoon
    • Harmonica
  • Strings– Whether you’re plucking or using a bow, if it produces noises with a vibrating string, you’re looking at a string instrument. The string family has a huge range of instruments, each with their own special quirks and techniques. Acoustic, electric, and bass guitar lessons in Rancho Bernardo can actually expand to other strings, like:
    • Ukulele
    • Banjo
    • Mandolin
    • Harp
  • Similarly, if you know the violin, you already have the basics to play the other instruments in the violin family:
      • Viola
      • Cello
      • Double or upright bass
  • Brass– Brass instruments are generally made of brass, but that’s not the defining characteristic. After all, saxophones are made of brass but are categorized as woodwinds. What makes a brass instrument is the way you produce sound with one. In brass, it’s the vibrating of your own lips that creates the buzzing sound that is modified via the horn to create music. In woodwinds, it’s the reed or—in the case of the flute—the air itself that vibrates and makes the sound. Instruments in the brass family include:
    • Trumpet
    • French horn
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Keys– These instruments use a keyboard to create sound via hammered strings or air forced through pipes or bellows. The piano tends to be the most common of these and is a popular choice for many musicians. Piano lessons in Rancho Bernardo are a great way to learn music theory. Keyed instruments include:
    • Piano/keyboard
    • Organ
    • Accordion
  • Voice– There’s no musical instrument more natural or unique than your voice. It has a ton of potential range and volume. The right exercises can help you develop your vocal muscles to bring out your singing voice.
  • Drums– The drums are the heart of the band. They not only keep the rhythm, but also inject energy into the performance. They also have a visual, kinesthetic element that you can’t find in most other instruments but is incredibly satisfying to play, and watch.

Did You Know…

  • Music heals more than just the soul. Music has been used as an effective therapy to reduce chronic pain, depression, and migraines. Studies also show that listening to and playing music reduces blood pressure, expedites post-stroke recovery, and boosts your body’s immune system. The next time you have a cold, guitar lessons in Ranch Bernardo may be all the medicine you need!
  • Music works on your memory via your hippocampus. The hippocampus stores long-term memories, so when you listen to a song, the feelings associated with that song rush back to you even if you can’t recall the specific memories attached to those emotions.
  • Music is a good exercise companion. A nice tune enhances your physical performance and eliminates fatigue caused by exercise, allowing you to work out longer and harder than you normally would.



Want to learn all the benefits of bringing music into your life? Contact us today to learn more about private music lessons in Rancho Bernardo.

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