- About Us
William Faulkner once said that “music is the easiest means in which to express.” That means a lot coming from Faulkner, a Nobel Prize laureate and one of America’s greatest writers, whose sole talent involved expressing himself. Music is a language unto itself. It provides a means of saying things that aren’t easily put into words, and maybe that’s why so many people feel the urge to learn music.
Music is much easier than you think, as long as you have the time, gumption, and proper instruction. That’s where California Music Studios comes in.
We have been providing our unique service for over a quarter century. Our job is to connect students of all ages—children, teens, and adults—with professional music teachers who give in-home or studio music lessons in Santee and many other communities across Southern California. We have high standards. Each of the music teachers we work with undergoes a strict evaluation process that includes a thorough background check and an in-person screening interview. From there, the teachers we work with hold one-on-one lessons with their students. We recommend lessons that are one hour long once or twice a week, although you can choose more or fewer depending on your circumstances.
One-on-one lessons allow teachers to create personalized lesson plans and positive personal rapport between teacher and student. In fact, according to a third-party survey, we have a 97 percent or better success rate when it comes to matching students and teachers. But if, for any reason, you aren’t happy with your instructor, we’ll gladly find a replacement. Developing that personal connection not only gives you a musical mentor, but also makes taking violin or guitar lessons in Santee much more enjoyable—and therefore successful. You’ll have a much easier time learning an instrument when you actually have fun doing it.
We work with over 350 qualified private music teachers, offering a wide range of potential instruments you can learn. Some popular instrument families include:
Yes! Despite what you think about “natural talent,” everyone can learn to sing or play an instrument. All it takes is work, time, and someone to push you in the right direction. Those who feel unable to learn music simply have to understand that a lot of it involves working the right muscles, including your ear. As you practice, you develop the muscles and train your hearing. Don’t be discouraged if you feel like you’re not making progress in your piano lessons in Santee. Everyone learns at different speeds and through different methods, so stick with it and don’t be afraid to ask your instructor for extra help.
Theory and sheet music do the seemingly impossible task of turning sounds into something readable on a page. Music theory breaks things down into something logical. Put simply, music theory comprises the “rules of music,” and while you can always go against theory, you should at least know the rules before you break them.
Understanding note values, triplets, arpeggios, and time signatures will help your creativity and give you a solid foundation for understanding music as a whole. Best of all, music theory crosses over all genres, styles, and instruments. If you learn it once, you know it forever.