- About Us
On the quiet, secluded Torrance Beach, you watch the waves crash and feel the sun against your skin. The weather is perfect, the skies are clear, and the one thing that could really add to the atmosphere is some music. Learning to play the guitar, harmonica, or other instrument of your choosing means you will always have music wherever you go, and California Music Studios can help you through each step of the process.
For over 25 years, California Music Studios has helped students find qualified teachers who can provide in-home or studio music lessons in Torrance. We only work with the best teachers we can find. To ensure your trust, each teacher we work with must undergo a thorough screening process that includes personal and professional evaluations and background checks.
The teachers we work with solely conduct one-on-one music lessons, which gives them the opportunity to give students the attention they need. Each lesson is tailored to the student’s learning style and speed, allowing for steady progress without lagging behind or rushing ahead. We recommend lessons that are an hour long and held once or twice a week, but this can change based on your needs.
We boast a success rate of 97% or better when it comes to matching students and teachers. However, if you’re unsatisfied with your teacher or how you’re progressing, we have no problem swapping out your teacher for someone more to your liking. Your musical development is dependent upon a positive relationship with your teacher, and we want to do our best to accommodate that.
As we work with an extensive network of teachers, we can find an instructor to teach you whatever instrument, style, or genre you please, whether you want to squeeze an accordion or take guitar lessons in Torrance.
For wind instruments, good posture supports your diaphragm and accommodates proper breathing so that you can fuel the sound behind your instrument, but you should practice good posture regardless of what instrument you play. Sitting or standing with the right posture ensures that you can reach all the keys, valves, or strings and, most importantly, keeps you comfortable. If you’re uncomfortable, it’ll show in how you play. In extreme cases, discomfort will lead to pain. You shouldn’t be hurting when you play. Your instructor will teach you optimal posture when you begin.
Tuning involves adjusting pitch to keep the proper space between each note, so that when you play an E, it actually has the value of an E and not an E flat or F. While an out-of-tune instrument may sound okay to you, it will sound off when played with other instruments.
Tuning is fairly easy as long as you have an electronic tuner, though the method of tuning differs from instrument to instrument. For a trumpet, tuning involves playing an open C. For guitar, you need to tune each string to the proper note value. When you start, your instructor can teach you how to properly tune your instrument. As you play and train your ear, you can learn to tune your instrument without the assistance of a tuner.