California Music Studios

Learn Music in San Juan Capistrano

Get in-home or in-studio lessons from highly qualified and friendly instructors.


San Juan Capistrano Music Lessons

Are you looking for a new way to express yourself? Music remains a thriving form of art, but too many people are intimidated by it or believe that they can’t play a musical instrument. Think again! Anyone can learn to play music. With a little time, plenty of practice, and encouragement from a music teacher, you can develop your music abilities, and California Music Studios is here to help.

Why Take Music Lessons in San Juan Capistrano with California Music Studios?

For over 25 years, California Music Studios has helped potential students achieve their musical goals. We are committed to finding you the best teachers for in-home or studio music lessons in San Juan Capistrano. Every teacher we work with is required to go through our strict screening procedures. This includes a background check and personal evaluations. We personally make sure that we work with teachers who will uphold our high standards for your trust and satisfaction.

From there, the teachers are matched up with students for private music lessons. These lessons focus on one-on-one instruction and personalized lesson plans. You don’t have to worry about being left behind or rushing ahead of the class. You are the class. All lessons revolve around your personal learning pace and style. We recommend hour-long lessons once or twice a week, but your teacher might insist on more or fewer lessons depending on your personal progress.

We have a 97 percent or better success rate in student-teacher matching, but if you’re not happy with your instructor, we have no problem assigning you someone more to your liking. Learning music is so much more fun when you have great instruction and mentorship.


Choose Your Instrument

At California Music Studios, we work with a network of over 350 music teachers. Whether you want to learn to sing or take piano lessons in San Juan Capistrano, we work with teachers that can train you in a variety of instruments, genres, and disciplines.

  • Strings:
  • Of all the instrument families, the strings are probably the best for sharing music. They were designed for easy portability and are great accompaniment for vocals. San Juan Capistrano guitar lessons are a great choice for beginners. Aside from being an instant signifier of coolness, the guitar is a surprisingly deep instrument with dozens of variations in playing style and tuning and a versatile sound that matches with nearly every genre. Even better, once you’ve learned guitar, you’ll have an easier time picking up other string instruments.
    • Guitar (acoustic, electric, bass)
    • Violin (viola, cello, double bass)
    • Harp
    • Banjo
    • Mandolin
    • Ukulele
  • Keys:
  • Keyed instruments have been fundamental in the growth and development of music. Composers like Bach and Beethoven wrote entirely on piano, and keyed instruments are a mainstay for many modern musicians. If you’re not sure what to start your music education with, we highly recommend the piano. Aside from providing a wonderfully versatile sound, the piano is the best tool for learning music theory, which includes sight reading, dynamics, and all the subtle things that turn notes on a page into music. Elements of music theory span genres and instruments. San Juan Capistrano piano lessons offer a thorough foundation for music theory, which can make it easier to transition to other instruments in the future.
    • Piano/Keyboard
    • Organ
    • Accordion
  • Drums and Percussion: Drums are integral to any large ensemble. They not only keep the tempo, but also provide much needed rhythmic flourishes. There’s a true art to drumming that a lot of people miss out on. Plus, drumming just plain looks cool.


  • Brass:
  • Brass are more about power and volume. Their bright sound epitomizes fanfares but can also play subtler roles in ballads. Mastering a brass instrument involves intense control over breathing and embouchure, both of which contribute to pitch, tone, and range.
    • Trumpet/cornet
    • Horn
    • Trombone
    • Tuba
  • Woodwinds:
  • Woodwinds often form the base for many orchestras and ensembles, lending a light but solid sound for melodies, harmonies, accompaniments, and everything between. Woodwinds offer an amazing range and are generally easy to pick up and play, though they offer plenty of tough techniques as you advance.
    • Flute/piccolo
    • Clarinet
    • Oboe
    • Saxophone
    • Bassoon
    • Harmonica
  • Vocals:
  • Many people are shy about their voices and under the assumption that singing is only for a select few. In reality, everyone can sing. It just takes practice and a trained ear. With just a few vocal exercises, you can expand your range, increase your volume, and sing in perfect pitch.



  • Frequently Asked Questions

    Whether you’re taking piano or guitar lessons in San Juan Capistrano, you probably have a hundred questions about music and playing your instrument. Here are a few frequently asked questions to help you on your journey.

  • How often should I practice?

    Playing only during your lessons isn’t enough to help your musical education. Aim for about half an hour of focused, deliberate practice every day. Deliberate practice constitutes highly structured activities that are aimed at challenging yourself while improving your abilities.At the same time, don’t stress about missing practice sessions, and don’t forget the fun stuff that may not be considered a part of traditional practice, whether it’s playing songs you weren’t assigned or learning the ins and outs of your instrument. Talk to your instructor if you need help figuring out a practice schedule.

  • Do I have to perform in front of others?

    California Music Studios holds over 65 recitals and performances a year, giving students the chance to perform in front of a crowd and show off for their friends and family. That said, you don’t have to participate in a recital or performance if you don’t want to, but consider playing for your family in the living room every now and then. Music was meant to be shared.


Contact us if you’re ready to take your first steps into musicianship. We’re also happy to answer any questions or provide more information about our services.

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