Best Music Schools in Irvine

Why These Music Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Irvine Music Schools on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Music Vault Academy

The Music Vault Academy is the only school in Orange County that provides comprehensive learning services, from playing an instrument and performing in bands, to album recording, production, and marketing. It offers various private lessons, group classes, workshops, and clinics to students of all ages and skill levels. Music lessons are customized to the needs of each music student and incorporate the music style that the student wants to play, be it classical, rock, jazz, country or pop. It provides music instruction for the following: piano, guitar, voice, drums, violin, cello, saxophone, harp, DJ-ing, and music production. Students are encouraged to participate in bands or ensembles and perform in recitals and jam sessions to develop their team-playing skills.

Laguna Hills, CA 92653


Orange County Music Academy

The Orange County Music Academy (OCMA) has been providing quality music lessons and instruction in a comfortable, family-oriented environment since 2002. The school serves the communities of Yorba Linda, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, and Orange County. OCMA provides private lessons for learning guitar, bass, drum, piano, voice, band, and string instruments, as well as voice lessons. Group classes offered at the school include rock band workshops, vocal workshops, and a recording artist program. OCMA also offers an array of performance opportunities to help students gain valuable stage experience, including traditional piano, voice, and guitar recitals; fully produced "Rock Concert Nights"; monthly coffee shop acoustic nights; “School of Rock” band showcases; and piano workshops.

Anaheim Hills, CA 92807


Orange County Music Conservatory

Orange County Music Conservatory is a music school in Fountain Valley, CA. They offer lessons on many different instruments, such as piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, voice, flute, clarinet, and saxophone, and they offer free theory lab to help students understand the major ideas behind musical composition and playing. Aiming to help continue their students' music progress throughout each season, they offer year-round enrollment. In addition to one-on-one classes for specific instruments, they also offer ensemble classes that include rock and jazz band classes as well as keyboard orchestra classes that help students learn to play together.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Orange County Music School

Orange County Music School offers comprehensive instruction in both theory and practice to people of all ages, from small children to senior citizens, and skill levels, from beginner, intermediate to advanced music students. Its programs encompass basic music theory, piano, percussion, keyboards, vocals, violin, guitar, and forming a band and playing rock music. The Tustin-based school holds recitals and concerts at least twice a year to provide students with confidence-building performance experience. Orange County Music School also offers private lessons, including private lessons from an Academy teacher right in the student’s own home, as well as online music lessons via Skype. The school extends one free introductory lesson per family.

Tustin, CA 92780


The Southwest Conservatory of Music and Dance, Fountain Valley

The Southwest Conservatory of Music and Dance, Fountain Valley offers music and dance lessons in Fountain Valley, CA. Offering both group and private lessons, they specialize in teaching guitar, piano, voice, violin, flute, saxophone, and trumpet. In addition to teaching music, they also teach a number of dancing styles such as ballet, hip-hop, and jazz. They take pride in offering their classes to students of all ages, from young children to the elderly, and they offer a range of experience levels. With newly remodeled facilities and studios, their instruments and equipment include spacious floating dance floors and magnificent grand pianos.

Fountain Valley, CA 92708


WePlay Music

WePlay Music is an Irvine-based music school that caters to toddlers as young as 18 months to kids and adults ages 6 and above. The institution offers individual and semi-individual classes covering string instruments, woodwind instruments, percussion instruments as well as voice and music theory. Aside from this, the school also offers preschool music classes that focus on the development of a child's memory skills, motor skills, critical thinking skills, and bilateral coordination.

Irvine, CA 92620


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