California Music Studios

Learn Music in San Marcos

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


San Marcos Music Lessons

California Music Studios has been matching motivated students with independently established music teachers in San Marcos for over 25 years. Our deep-rooted presence in Southern California allows us to connect students with a professionally trained instructor to provide in-home or studio music lessons in a personalized, private setting. All of the music teachers that CMS works with must first undergo an extensive in-person screening and rigorous qualification process before being matched with a student. Our goal at California Music Studios is help students and parents take the guesswork out of finding the right music instructor and help them to realize their musical talents.

Choosing California Music Studios for Music Lessons in San Marcos

Since 1987, CMS has worked tirelessly to match prospective music students with highly qualified teachers who can guide them through in-home or studio music lessons in San Marcos. Whether you are an experienced musician looking to build on your talents and take your musical career to the next level, or you are interested in learning a new instrument for the first time, California Music Studios has the ability to help young children, teenagers, and adults achieve their music-related goals. CMS has a network of over 350 rigorously screened, independently established music teachers, allowing us to provide students with an unparalleled level of hands-on, customized music instruction. Each of the San Marcos music instructors we work with provides one-on-one instruction that matches the student’s learning style and pace.

Through our stringent personal and professional screening process, CMS has been able to achieve a 97% satisfaction rating when it comes to matching pre-qualified music teachers with students. Even with this high rate of student-teacher matching success, we are more than happy to accommodate a swap of instructors if needed.


Which Instrument Would You Like to Learn?

Whether you want to take beginning guitar lessons in San Marcos or play your trumpet like Louis Armstrong, we can help. Below you can find just some of the instruments you can learn with help from California Music Studios.

  • Piano: One of our most popular instruments to teach with styles including blues, jazz, pop, and classical piano. Did you know that taking piano lessons in San Marcos can help you to understand music theory?
  • Organ: Very similar to the piano, but with a deeper sound. Pipe organs are a specific version commonly used in cathedrals and churches.
  • Guitar: Classic and timeless yet stylish and modern, guitar lessons range in style from rock to jazz to blues.
  • Violin: Initial instruction focuses on bringing out the classical sound of the violin before progressing to more modern examples and pieces.
  • Cello: Member of the violin family that produces a deeper sound than both the violin and viola.
  • Viola: Mid-range violin family member that is slightly larger than a violin and produces a slightly deeper sound between the violin and the cello.
  • Double Bass: Also known as the upright bass, it is the largest and lowest-pitched member of the violin family.
  • Saxophone: Single-reed woodwind instrument with a well-established presence in contemporary and classical jazz. Because of its brass finish, the sax is often confused as a member of the brass instrument family.
  • Flute: One of the earliest musical instruments known to man. A reedless woodwind instrument played by blowing air across openings and altering the sound by plugging various openings.
  • Clarinet: An important instrument in the evolution of jazz, the clarinet is a single-reed woodwind instrument with a cylindrical tube and bell-shaped end.
  • Trumpet: The highest register in the brass family and the centerpiece of jazz bands everywhere. With a history dating back to 1500 B.C., the trumpet was made famous by guys like Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong, and Dizzy Gillespie.
  • Trombone: Unlike most brass instruments that use keys to create different sounds, the trombone features a sliding mechanism to adjust pitch and tone. The trombone is a mainstay in jazz, salsa, and ska music.
  • Singing and Voice: Students work closely with highly trained vocal coaches to prepare for singing auditions, chorus tryouts, or just improve their pitch and tone.
  • Drums: Rhythmic percussion instrument popular in modern musical genres like jazz and rock. Variations include the bass drum, snare drum, cymbal, and triangle.

Benefits of Learning to Play an Instrument

Learning to play an instrument at a high level is not easy (sorry!), so it should come as no surprise that in the course of developing one’s musical abilities, additional benefits come along for the ride too. Some benefits of musical study include:

  • Music students have better average SAT scores than non-music students.
  • Skills developed through musical study and learning how to play an instrument often translate into improved study skills, motor skills, and general cognitive skills.
  • Learning to play an instrument has been linked to increased verbal, math, and reading abilities in young children and teens.
  • Students of music learn the value of sustained hard work and develop an appreciation for doing rather than simply observing.
  • Playing an instrument in front of others helps to develop self-confidence and provides an outlet for self-expression.



Realize the benefits of introducing music into your life by contacting California Music Studios today.

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