- About Us
As the Moonlight Amphitheatre and Avo Playhouse have become such prominent fixtures, it’s easy to be drawn toward music and performance when you live in Vista. If you’ve ever been afraid to try, realize you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. The world of music is exciting and filled with possibilities, and California Music Studios can help you along the way.
California Music Studios has helped students in Vista achieve their musical dreams for over 25 years. We pair students with professional, qualified teachers for private studio or in-home music lessons in Vista. Each of the teachers we work with must go through a strict evaluation process that includes personal screenings and background checks. We only work with instructors who can meet our strict standards, ensuring that you get a positive music education experience.
The teachers we work with focus on private, individual music lessons that involve on-on-one instruction and personalized lesson plans that are designed to provide steady progress without rushing ahead or lagging behind. We recommend weekly lessons lasting one hour, but your teacher may require fewer or more lessons based on your personal needs and progress.
According to a survey, we boast a 97 percent or better satisfaction rate when matching students and teachers. However, if you are unsatisfied with your teacher for any reason, we have no problem matching you up with someone more to your liking.
We work with a network of about 350 private teachers with knowledge and experience in a variety of instruments, styles, and genres. From strumming a ukulele to banging a ukulele, you can learn it all.
With wind instruments, good breathing is essential to good sound. Your breath supports everything about your playing, from range and stamina to volume and pitch, and it all starts with posture. Sit up straight but comfortable. Bending your body obstructs air flow and keeps your lungs and diaphragm from expanding properly.
From there, breathe as deeply as possible, aiming to fill up your chest, lungs, and stomach. Avoid breathing solely through your nose, which won’t provide enough air. When breathing out try to blow the air out from the back of the throat for a warmer, fuller sound. It’s the difference between blowing on some hot soup and blowing on your hands when they’re cold. The second type is optimal.
Although you’ll learn plenty during your private piano lessons in Vista, the main crux of your learning happens during practice. How much and how often you should practice depends on various factors, but you should aim for about 30 minutes of deliberate practice a day. That means structured practice with an eventual end goal. Your instructor can help you figure out just how to practice each day.
However, outside of deliberate practice, don’t be afraid to have fun with your instrument. Learn things outside of your lessons, play new songs, or try to write your own.