Music Motive specializes in private lessons taught by professional musicians. Drums, guitar, bass, piano, voice, mandolin, ukulele, violin, brass, woodwinds, and other instruments are available. Please see our website for specials, packages, and schedules at our San Luis Obispo, Nipomo, and Paso Robles locations. Home of the award winning "Bucket Busters" performance group!

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Home of Bucket Busters

Professional Associations & Certifications

  • Music Institute Graduates, Music College Degrees

Serviced Areas

  • San Luis Obispo County, Santa Maria, CA

Payment Options

  • American Express, Debit Cards, Discover, MasterCard, VISA

Contact Details

  Person Stefanie Hilstein
  City San Luis Obispo, CA
  Zip Code 93401
  Address 3440 S Higuera St
  Phone Number (805) 543-0377

Customer Testimonials

Not just a great place for lessons, but a super place for accessories. One time i casually mentioned a gauge of bass strings by a certain manufacturer i like, and since that visit, they always have a pack or two, and the mark up is pretty much non existent

This place is amazing! My 5yr old daughter loves her drum lessons!

Great teachers. My son has drums with wyatt in their paso studio, and all our experiences have been nothing but exceptional with all their teachers as well as management. We've also had our daughters in piano and voice. Great operation.

I've had 2 drum lessons with Wyatt and am having so much fun! He is super patient and obviously loves music and teaching - thanks Wyatt! See ya next week


How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brain become engaged and active. But when you actually play an instrument, that activity becomes more like a full-body brain workout. What's going on? Anita Collins explains the fireworks that go off in musicians' brains when they play, and examines some of the long-term positive effects of this mental workout.

Lesson by Anita Collins, animation by Sharon Colman Graham.

From Our Website

Liam Bronkar went from private lesson student and Bucket Buster, to Music Enrichment Class teacher and Private Lesson instructor. This talented young man shares his passion for music. Dean Giles is an inspiring drummer, teacher, motivator, and in demand - with a ton of experience and passion that radiates when you're in his presence. Devin Welsh is a multi-talented musician who plays keyboards, guitar, and vocal chords, but he also, and most importantly has a keen ear to instinctively play the right thing at the right time.

Private "one on one" drum lessons give you the most accelerated way to learn as you play the drums because all of the instructor's attention is on YOU. Each lesson is full of drum tips, exercises and information. It's focused and efficient. Our drum instructors are friendly, patient, and professional working drummers who love teaching students of all ages. You can play the kind of music you love, and learn as you play. Students can have fun while improving drumming techniques and reading skills while learning a variety of styles.

This tuition rate covers weekly, half-hour lessons-designed for the student who aims to attend regularly. To make up for the occasional absences due to illness, holidays, and so on, there is no extra charge for months with a 5th lesson. Ask us about multiple lesson and family discounts. To sign up for lessons, call us at 805-543-0377 ext 1 or you can sign up online. Our scheduling and payment system makes it easy for you. We'll find a location and time that works best for your schedule to get you started right away.

Voice lessons are also a vital tool for professionals. Many successful artists-indeed most-use vocal coaches throughout their career: Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, Prince, Josh Groban, Madonna, Taylor Swift, John Mayer and many, many more. So why not you? MUSIC MOTIVE offers private, one-on-one lessons for all ages, levels, and styles. Together, we'll work on breath control, pitch mastery, placement of the tone, enunciation-even stage presence. From these basics all other skill sets are built.