Take music lessons in San Diego

We’ll find you a music teacher in San Diego that fits your musical goals & interests.

Experienced instructors throughout San Diego.

California Music Studios will find the right one for you – for free.
Learn to play piano with local piano lessons from California Music Studios.

Find an instructor.

California Music Studios will match you up with a music instructor that will help you reach your personal goals: What you actually want to play and learn.

You can take the guesswork and legwork out of finding a music instructor with California Music Studios.

The objective is to pair you not just with any teacher, but the right teacher for your interests and goals – so both teacher and student get a mutually beneficial experience.

Real live humans (in California) listen to you in order to understand what you want, then we match you with an instructor that best fits what you told us.

And there is really no cost to match you up.

If you ultimately decide to take lessons, you’ll benefit from the personalized fit from a music instructor you have something in common with.

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Safe & qualified.

Every music teacher we work with in San Diego County has passed a rigorous in-person interview, personal screening process and background check.

We don’t take them on if they don’t pass.

CMS standards for teachers are very high. The interview process is lengthy and extensive, consisting of several face-to-face meetings. The majority of teachers have a degree in music with a vast teaching and/or performance background. Many have had professional recording careers in addition to their teaching. Many have teaching credentials with the school districts within the State of California.

Every applicant is thoroughly screened. Well over 5000 potential instructors were interviewed to get the pool of 350+ teachers.

CMS will find the right teacher for you.

All levels & ages.

California Music Studios connects you with a local instructor that can help you learn correctly from the beginning. Intermediate and advanced students will be connected with a local instructor that can take your skills to the next level.

CMS has a 97% or better success rate in matching students with the perfect music teacher to help them succeed.

Many of the instructors working with CMS have hit albums and full-time careers as professional musicians.

Teachers nearby.

California Music Studios has music instructors throughout San Diego County. This makes it convenient, since most students and instructors are located within 5 miles of each other.

After we pair you up with an instructor, there is no obligation to take lessons.

If you then choose to take lessons, you can choose to meet the teacher at their studio space, or they can come to your home for your lessons.

Lesson cost varies depending on the length, location, and type of lessons.

What do you want to learn?

Getting your free match is easy. Here’s how it works:

Over 30 years experience in matching students with the right teachers.

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    Call us for a quick chat so we know what you are looking for.
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    Speak with a highly-trained placement coordinator who will find your ideal teacher.
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    Your instructor will contact you to schedule your first lesson.

Realize your dreams.

You get more.

A better way to find a music teacher.
Required background checks
Custom teacher selection
In-person teacher screening
35+ FREE recitals a year
US-based live customer support
In business for 30+ years

Get matched with a music teacher!

The matching service is free, with no obligation.
Call (800) 227-6222 now, or use this form:

Parents & students love California Music Studios.

It’s a better way to find a music teacher.

Ja S.
Encinitas, CA

As a parent, I wanted to make sure that my kids learned how to play the piano, but more importantly, I wanted to make sure they developed a love of music and thought of music as something fun–not drudgery (I know, I had issues about my past experiences with piano lessons!) The individual teachers really…

San Diego, CA

My daughter has taken lessons with [CMS] for many years.  [She] started out with piano lessons…then went on to voice lessons They helped me find the perfect teacher and she loves singing now.  She is now off to college in LA and they have teachers there too–her teacher there is also phenomenal!!   

Kent S.
Encinitas, 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.  


A better way to find a music teacher in San Diego