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1. MusicStar Academy
Courses / Programs
MusicStar Academy of Music, located in Riverside (60 miles east of L.A.), south California, is a music education tutoring service providing private lessons to students of all ages in the comfort of your own home. We offer private music lessons in the following instruments: piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, vocal, drum, flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and other band or orchestra instruments.

We also offer free recital opportunities for all instruments and voice, as well as hugely discounted instrument rentals, such as electric pianos and keyboards, guitars, basses, amps, band instruments, drums, accessories, such as sheet music, metronomes, tuners, cables, music stands, and much more!
- Private instrumental and voice music lessons
- Group music classes
- MusicStar Rock Academy Camps

Band Instrument lessons include:
- Guitar, Piano, Drum, Bass, Voice, Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet ...

String Instruments lessons include:
- Violin, Harp ..

Other lessons include:
- Percussion, Music Production and recording....
2. SAE Institute Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
SAE Los Angeles is located in Hollywood in Southern California. We offer a combined practical and theoretical curriculum in audio engineering. SAE Los Angeles offers a certifiate course in Electronic Music Production which provides training in Logic, Ableton Live, Reason and Pro Tools within the context of making Electronic Music. We also offer a diploma program in Audio Technology. The diploma program is offered on a full-time or part-time basis and we provide job placement assistance upon graduation. Over the past 30 years, SAE has developed into a world-wide network of campuses, boasting some of the most advanced equipment and facilities available to students studying in the creative media industries. SAE Institute arrived in the United States in 1999 and opened its first campus in mid-town New York City. SAE also has campuses in Nashville, Miami, Atlanta and San Francisco.
- Electronic Music Production Certificate
- Audio Technology Diploma
3. Professional Guitar Lessons - Riverside, CA
Courses / Programs
To play guitar like a professional, you have to learn from a professional. Taught from an in-home studio in Riverside CA, Professional Guitar Lessons from Jeff Brent give you everything you need to start off your guitar playing career, or continue where you left off. We cater for beginner through advanced levels, and serve students of all ages in the Riverside County & San Bernadino areas. Classes run from Monday through Thursday and can be taught through English, Spanish, German or French.

Whether you want to play electric, acoustic or nylon string guitar, our experienced instructor will take you, step-by-step, through any technique you want - including soloing, rhythm, lead, or slide guitar. We also teach various different styles such as Reggae, Funk, Jazz & Country.
Professional guitar lessons taught through English, Spanish, German or French

Electric Guitar Lessons
- Beginner to Advanced levels
- Rock & Blues (lead, shredding, slide, rhythm)
- Jazz (rhythm, soloing)
- Country (soloing, rhythm)

Acoustic (steel-string) Guitar
- Fingerpicking
- Folk (rhythm, soloing)

Nylon String Guitar
- Bossa Nova
- Spanish
- Fingerpicking
4. Audio Institute of America
Courses / Programs
Based in San Francisco CA, Audio Institute of America (AIA) is an online music production school that provide a Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Production to students throughout the United States. Designed for those wishing to start a professional recording or music production career, as well as home-studio musicians, most students take about 3 months to complete their course. However, there is no time limit.

This diploma is an online course which you can download onto your home computer. This convenient learning method means that you can learn at your own pace, around your work or family commitments. Designed by professionals with extensive industry experience, this course is constantly updated to reflect the latest technology, from GarageBand to Pro Tools and everything in between.

Learning by doing is the best and most effective way to learn new skills. In this course, you will benefit from actual hands-on experience with your instructor through the use of Action Videos throughout the lessons. It doesn't matter which recording software or equipment you use, our course works with them all.
Online Diploma in Recording Engineering and Music Production:
- How to use recording software
- Setting up a home studio
- Mixing and mastering
- Digital recording techniques
- Setting up your own record label
- How to record great sounding vocals
- Digital audio workstations
- How to be a master producer
- Using various plug-ins
- MIDI recording
- Songwriting
- Song publishing
- Copyrighting your work
- Advertising and networking
- Internet resources & more...
5. Shepherd University, Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of culturally active Los Angeles, the Cornel School of Contemporary Music at Shepherd University is situated at the center of the entertainment industry. We provide an Undergraduate (Bachelor) Degree in Music as well as a Graduate (Masters) Degree program. Concentrations include Music Production, Songwriting, Contemporary Performance, Contemporary Christian Music, Contemporary Composition, and Film Scoring.

The modern music industry is looking for complete musicians; talented people who can create, know the technology, and run their business. The Cornel School of Contemporary Music is the place to get a complete musical education, and real-world practical training. The skills you acquire at CSCM prepare you for success in the competitive professional world.

Our mission is to provide students with an education and practical skills necessary to prepare them for careers as professional musicians and composers, and to develop each student’s scholastic and artistic achievement through courses leading to Certificate, Bachelor of Music, and Master of Music degrees.
Bachelor of Music Degree Program:

Concentrations include:
- Music Production
- Songwriting
- Contemporary Performance
- Contemporary Christian Music
- Contemporary Composition
- Film Scoring

Master of Music Degree Program:

Concentrations include:
- Contemporary Christian Music
- Contemporary Composition
- Contemporary Performance
- Film Scoring
- Music Production
- Songwriting
6. Opus Music Education
Courses / Programs
Opus Music Education, located in Los Angeles, California, is a unique music school offering private music lessons to students of all ages throughout the Greater Los Angeles & Southern California areas. Lessons are provided either at the student's home or at the teacher's studio. We have teachers that teach in a variety of instruments and styles. Currently we offer lessons in the following instruments: Drums, Guitar, Piano, Violin & Voice. We recommend that students have their own instrument to maximize efficiency in your music learning. If you don't have your own instrument, your teacher can provide a recommendation at your first lesson.
Lessons in the following instruments:
- Drums
- Guitar
- Piano
- Violin
- Voice

Styles:
- Classical
- Jazz
- Rock
- Pop
7. Garnish Music Production School, West Hollywood
Courses / Programs
Ideally located on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood CA, Garnish Music Production School is a commercial recording, programming and mixing facility, with award-winning instructors delivering cutting-edge 6-week music production Diploma courses for adults in small class sizes. We provide weekday, weekend, and evening study options, with 6 hours of training per week.

From technical courses like Ableton Live and Protools, to creative topics such as Songwriting, Mixing & Mastering, our programs are designed for people who just want to get straight to the point and produce quality music in their style, fast!

Whether you are completely new to music production, or are an accomplished professional wishing to broaden your skill set, we provide an engaging alternative to the impersonal, uninspiring nature of online music production courses, and a faster, more focused alternative to unnecessarily ‘padded out’ long courses.

Based on our high-quality London programs, Garnish is the number one music production school from across the pond. The pros don’t just endorse our courses, they take them!
Intensive 6-week Music Production Diploma Courses:

- Electronic Music Production (EMP)
- Electronic Sound Design Course (ESD)
- Mixing & Mastering
- Pro Tools 10
- Ableton Live Course
- Logic Course
- Hit Songwriting
- DJ Training Course

If you are unable to complete the course over six weeks, we also run a number of condensed one-week courses.
8. Ladera Music Academy, Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Located in the Ladera Heights area of southwest Los Angeles, Ladera Music Academy is a music school that offers quality, affordable music classes for students of all ages from infants to senior citizens. We offer beginner to advanced level courses in a wide variety of instruments (guitar, drums, keyboard, violin), vocal lessons, gospel music classes, and instrumental family music camps. Both evening, and weekend classes are available.

Our goal is to encourage children to explore & make music. Music can offer the mental & emotional tools needed for children to build a well-rounded future. Music education offers children the opportunity to develop skills ranging from better concentration to coordination in addition to providing a creative outlet for self expression.​

We believe that talent is earned, not given, so we have high expectations that any child can excel in music while also having fun!
Guitar Classes:
- All Levels (Ages 5 - Adult)

Keyboards Classes:
​- Beginning Keyboard Class / Keyboard for Kids Class (8-12)
- Adults Intro to Keyboard (13+)
- Keyboard for Seniors (50+)

Violin Classes:
- Beginning Violin Class (4-12)

Drum Classes:
- Beginner Rhythmic Rhythms (0-5)
- Rhythmic Rhythms (5-11)

​Vocal / Music Classes:
- Elementary Children’s Choir (7-13)
- Vocal Performance Techniques (11-18)
- Gospel Music Class (11-18)
- Family Summer Music Courses: ​Music Together Family Camp
9. Southwest Conservatory of Music
Courses / Programs
Southwest Conservatory of Music, located in Fountain Valley, Orange County, California, is a music school offering professional music instruction to students as young as 18 months old, up through high school level and adults. We offer group lessons and private lessons for and have music students at all ages and levels. Students participate in music recitals, evaluations and competitions when they are ready to do so. Many of our students participate in the Certificate of Merit music evaluation program, which is organized by the Music Teachers' Association of California. This is a comprehensive music exam which evaluates the students in 5 areas of music study, including performance, technique, music theory, ear training and sight reading.
Music Lessons for all ages and levels:

Group Music Lessons:
- Group Piano Classes
- Guitar Classes
- Group Singing Lessons
- Ensembles

Private Music Lessons:
- Piano
- Voice
- Guitar
- Violin
- Cello
- Flute
- Saxophone
- Clarinet
- Drums
- Trumpet
- Trombone
- Baritone
10. Musicians Institute - School of Contemporary Music, Los Angeles
Courses / Programs
Musicians Institute’s unique campus is located in the center of Hollywood, Los Angeles, in Southern California. We offer a wide variety of degrees and areas of concentration in the field of contemporary music. These include a Bachelor of Music degree with majors including guitar, bass, drums, voice, audio engineering and music business programs. We also offer Associate of Arts degrees and many certificate programs. MI is a microcosm of the contemporary music industry, a place where performers, songwriters and producers rub shoulders with engineers, filmmakers and music business professionals. Professional tracking, mixing and post-production studios line the hallways next to fully-equipped performance stages, classrooms, practice rooms, audio workstations, film production and editing facilities, all running virtually around the clock. With new programs and features constantly in development, MI is dedicated to remaining "The World's Most Innovative School of Contemporary Music".
- Bachelor of Music in Performance degree with majors in Guitar, Bass, Drum Set, Keyboard or Voice. Minors available include audio engineering and music industry studies.
- Associate of Arts Degree
- Certificate programs including Music Video, Film and Television, Independent Artist Development and Guitar Craft
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