California Music Studios

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Get matched with the perfect guitar teacher for you.

The matching service is free and at no obligation to you!

California Music Studios matches you with a professional guitar teacher in your area that best fits your own personal musical interests and goals.

A guitar teacher that fits your musical interests.

Learn to play the music you like.

California Music Studios matches you with a professional guitar teacher in your area that best fits your own personal musical interests and goals.

Learn classical guitar, rock, jazz, blues, metal, flamenco — whatever style you prefer.

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All guitar instructors working with California Music Schools have passed extensive professional and personal background checks. This is an advantage that local studios and individuals rarely offer students.

Background-checked teachers.

All guitar instructors have passed extensive background checks.

All guitar instructors working with California Music Schools have passed extensive professional and personal background checks.

This is an advantage that local studios and individuals rarely offer students.

Call for your free match

If you've never played guitar, California Music Studios can match you with a guitar teacher that will help you learn correctly from the start. If you're an intermediate or advanced guitarist and you want to improve your skills, you will be given an instructor appropriate for your specific goals.

Guitar lessons for all skill levels.

For beginners, intermediate & advanced students.

If you’ve never played guitar, California Music Studios can match you with a teacher that will help you learn correctly from the start.

If you’re an intermediate or advanced guitarist and you want to improve your skills, you will be given an instructor appropriate for your specific goals.

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California Music Studios has talented guitar instructors all over Southern California. Not only will you be matched with an instructor nearby, but with one that is right for what you want to learn.<

Take lessons near your home.

Instructors teach in local studios, or in your home.

California Music Studios has talented guitar instructors all over Southern California.

Not only will you be matched with an instructor nearby, but with one that is right for what you want to learn.

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Here’s how it works:

The matching service is free and at no obligation to you.

You only pay for the guitar lessons – if you choose to take them.

1. Call us for a quick chat so we know what you are looking for.

2. A highly trained placement coordinator finds your ideal teacher.

3. Your instructor will contact you to schedule your lessons.

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You get more.

More advantages than any other music school or service.

 
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In addition to guitar, California Music Schools offers students the chance to learn how to play the piano, drums, clarinet, brass, flute, French horn, trumpet, saxophone, and many other instruments.
 
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  • FAQ: Guitar lessons

  • What is a good age to start guitar lessons?

    If you’re looking for guitar lessons for your kids, realize that it’s much easier if they are at least age 7. It takes a lot of strength in the wrists and fingers to push down the strings, which can lead to easy frustrations. If your child is younger and persistently wants to play the guitar, you should ease her into music by introducing her to piano first. Piano is the best instrument to start with, and it will help your child when she does transfer to the guitar. However, if she has her heart set on the ole six string, by all means let her learn to play the guitar.

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  • As a beginner, should I learn acoustic or electric guitar?

    The acoustic and electric guitar have many similarities. Generally, electric guitars are easier to play. The strings are lighter and easier to press down. Sore fingers, which many novices experience when learning acoustic guitar, are not nearly as severe when learning to play electric guitar. If you decide to start with acoustic, it is best to choose an acoustic guitar with light gauge or even nylon strings. You should also use a guitar with low action, which requires less pressure to make the strings touch the fretboard. An acoustic guitar with nylon strings is well suited for classical and folk. Guitar teachers can sometimes set you straight with a beginner-friendly guitar setup. If not, find a friendly local guitar shop.

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  • Do I need to know how to play acoustic or electric guitar before learning bass guitar?

    No. Pick up a bass guitar and dive into your favorite bass lines. Playing in the rhythm section of a band is different than playing lead melodies on acoustic or electric guitar. Some bands do not even have lead guitar, comprising nothing more than drums and bass, using vocals, hi-hats, harmonica, or synth to fill in the higher frequencies.

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  • FAQ: Guitar lessons

  • So GLAD I Found CMS! ..The teacher they recommended is very nice and is great with kids! You guys are AMAZING!


    Jasmine Deadmon

    San Jose, CA


    Very professional, they understand the needs of young musicians!


    Christina Sousa

    San Diego, CA


    Our family could not be happier with Shayla — she is a wonderful piano teacher! My son is excited to play piano each week.  I feel like we are giving him a gift that will last a lifetime.  Thanks, California Music Studios!!!


    Kent S.

    Encinitas, CA

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