We offer IN HOME and STUDIOS lessons in all instruments including piano, voice guitar, violin, drums flute and others to students of all ages, throughout Southern California. Our teachers are highly educated and screened and will design a program to suit your individual needs. We offer 65 recitals and concerts for our students and we prepare them for careers in music. Hundreds of our students have graduated from prestigious Universities with degrees in Music and several of our students have competed in the top 20 of American Idol, including Adam Lambert. In business since 1987.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • We offer 65 FREE recitals and concerts to all our students per year

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)
  • National Association of Singing Teachers (NATS)

Serviced Areas

  • Southern California form The Border to LA, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside, LA,San Bernardino

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, MasterCard, Personal Checks, VISA

Contact Details

  Website
  City Encinitas, CA
  Zip Code 92024
  Address 1900 N Coast Hwy 101 A
  Phone Number (800) 227-6222
  Tollfree 800-227-6222

Products & Services

Lessons in all instruments

Lessons start at $99 per month.

We offer IN HOME and STUDIOS lessons in all instruments including piano, voice guitar, violin, drums flute and others to students of all ages, throughout Southern California. Our teachers are highly educated and screened and will design a program to suit your individual needs. We offer 65 recitals and concerts for our students and we prepare them for careers in music. Hundreds of our students have graduated from prestigious Universities with degrees in Music and several of our students have competed in the top 20 of American Idol, including Adam Lambert. In business since 1987.

Customer Testimonials

Been taking lessons with CMS for over a year now. My teacher Cody Randle is fantastic and we've made great progress on my singing in the last 12 months. The school organizes low pressure private recitals to sing in the public. Strongly recommended.


A very dear friend of mine owns it. She is a superb musician with many years of performance and teaching skills behind her. I don't know anyone who works harder to give her students a first-class musical education and to run a first class Music School! I highly recommend California Music Studios to all ages and performance levels. You will be highly satisfied!


So GLAD I found CMS! You guys made it so easy for a busy mom like me to set up private lessons in my home!!! The teacher they recommended is very nice and is great with kids! You guys are AMAZING!


Our first experience was a summer camp that they held. My daughter had a lot of fun. She was in elementary school at the time. Then my daughter took piano lessons through their school. By this time we had moved to the Carmel Valley/Mira Mesa area of San Diego. It was convenient because we didn't have to drive up to the studio; they have teachers all across San Diego. I am also happy because we got a master teacher. He teaches and plays several instruments, even harp. His love for music is obvious. Also, he was very good with my shy daughter, who by that time was in middle school. I recommend him, his name is Doron. I liked the match because he can teach beginning and experienced players. The drive took literally a few minutes. (Saving time and money.) My daughter's love for music grew as well as her technique. The payment was through the studio. (Except the book.) They contacted me by email and phone and were very courteous. It was easy to stay on top of things. It is good for smart or musical kids who want to expand on their knowledge. I am grateful for a great experience.

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From Our Website

Since 1987, California Music Lessons has aspired to create better lives through music education. Our highly qualified teachers offer music lessons to students of all ages online, in home, and in studios throughout Southern California. We're here to answer all your questions - give us a call today! In addition to lessons throughout Southern California, we recently opened a state of the art music training facility located in Carlsbad. We offer socially distanced private lessons, group classes, rehearsal room rental and more - contact us to schedule a free consultation!


Our highly qualified teachers provide piano lessons for all levels and styles, from classical to contemporary and everything in between. Throughout the year, we offer a variety of performance opportunities to help aspiring musicians grow in confidence and strengthen their skills. Lyusi is a knowledgeable teacher and highly trained musician. She has extensive experience in piano and vocal performance, appearing at major venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall and on Jimmy Kimmel Live with U2. She graduated from the highly esteemed Berklee College of Music and regularly performs throughout LA.


Online music lessons make it possible to connect with students all around the world! All you need to get started is a computer, a tablet, or even just a phone with video capabilities. Read below to learn everything you need to know to start teaching online music lessons. Zoom - Our #1 recommendation for online music instruction. Great for sharing music files PDF sheet music, screen share, high quality audio and video capability.


Work with one of our experienced teachers using the most current production software, including Pro Tools, Logic, Garage Band, and more. We'll connect you with a qualified production teacher for any style of music you aspire to create. Martin is a professional musician and renowned producer who has engineered, mixed and mastered tracks released by Taylor Swift, Train, Tears for Fears, Kelly Clarkson and many other notable artists. He was previously the Head Engineer at Napster and currently runs and operates his own production studio.


Learn how to write lyrics and compose original music with one of our talented songwriting teachers. Songwriting lessons can also be combined with voice, piano, guitar lessons, and a variety of other instruments - contact us to learn more! Pictured here at the Grammy's, Jacqueline is an award-winning singer, songwriter and performer who has released four full-length albums and three EP's with her band. She has appeared on MTV, The CW, VH1 and various other networks, and she has composed for film and TV, including the Oprah Winfrey Show and Access Hollywood.


Our accomplished instructors offer lessons in ukulele, bass, acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of genres and styles. We connect guitar students of all ages with experienced teachers who understand their interests and goals. John studied music theory, music history, performance, composition, and jazz guitar at UC Riverside. He is a member of "Gypsies and Judges", a live swing jazz band, as well as The Morse Project, a live electronica band, both based out of LA. His range of knowledge in guitar, piano and ukulele expands into various styles of music, including classical, rock, jazz, pop, and contemporary.


This means that students enrolled in Inspire can use their Enrichment Certificates to take music lessons online, in your home, or at a studio near you! Contact us for information on available teachers. Each year, Inspire students are allocated Instructional Funds to put towards both academic and extracurricular activities. These funds can be used for as music classes, instruments, supplies and more! Inspire provides families with Enrichment Certificates to cover the cost of services through approved vendors like California Music Lessons.


Our highly qualified vocal instructors offer a wide range of styles and genres for students of all levels. Voice lessons combined with piano, guitar, and other instruments are also available. Contact us to learn more about performance opportunities! Allison is a highly accomplished musician who has performed worldwide and produced numerous recordings, including a chart-topping rendition of "La Vie en Rose" and song on "The Saboteur" video game, among artists such as Nina Simone and Madeline Peyroux.