Best Music Schools in Pasadena

Why These Music Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Pasadena 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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Altadena Academy of Music

Working with students on an extensive array of instruments, Altadena Academy of Music seeks to make learning how to play music an enriching and enjoyable experience. Based in Altadena, CA, and serving students from the greater San Gabriel Valley, their instructors teach both children and adults how to play piano, guitar, violin, viola, and cello, as well as ukulele, recorder, drums, and banjo, in addition to offering singing lessons. They hold classes throughout the year on a month-to-month package basis or as a single lesson. A multiple winner of Pasadena Weekly’s Reader Recommended award and a member of the Pasadena Arts Council, Altadena Academy of Music offers a free introductory lesson to all prospective students.

Altadena, CA 91001


American International Music School

Based in Glendale, CA, and working with students from throughout the surrounding communities, the American International Music School strives to assist children and adults to excel in meeting their goals. Their instructors specialize in many musical areas and provide lessons in violin, piano, flute, clarinet, and saxophone, as well as accordion, guitar, drums, and most brass and woodwind instruments. They also provide instruction in music history, composition, choir, and solfeggio. Their core program consists of one 45-minute instrumental class per week and two additional complimentary classes in music theory and choir. The American International Music School provides students with the opportunity to perform in concerts and exhibitions, and endeavors to prepare students for the Certificate of Merit examination offered by the Music Teacher’s Association of California.

Glendale, CA 91205


Dave's Accordion School & Caballero Dance

Locally owned, Dave’s Accordion School & Caballero Dance has over 45-years of experience with instructing students in accordion and a variety of instruments and dance from their Los Angeles, CA, studio and shop. Founder and owner Dave and his wife Veronika work with adults and children on a monthly basis providing lessons for accordion, violin, mandolin, guitar, bass, beginner’s piano, and music theory. They also offer classes for dance enthusiasts in jazz, tap, ballet, and flamenco styles. Group lessons and workshops are available at various times throughout the year, and Dave and his wife work with adult students to provide custom scheduling options. For students and interested customers alike, Dave’s Accordion School sells pre-owned accordions and an array of accessories, including straps, cases, and instructional books.

Los Angeles, CA 90039


The Royal Music Academy

The Royal Music Academy seeks to provide a personalized learning experience for students looking to learn a new instrument. Located in Beverly Hills, CA, and working with clients throughout the greater metropolitan Los Angeles region, their extensive team of instructors provides lessons in a student’s home, online via Skype, or at a convenient location. They work with students of all skill levels and backgrounds and instruct in violin, guitar, singing, piano, or percussion. All teachers at Royal Music Academy carry a master’s or doctoral degree in their field, and their students hold a 100% pass rate for the Certificate of Merit testing in California. They offer forty and sixty-minute classes on a single basis or as a four-class package and provide a 50% discount off a trial lesson for signing up for their newsletter.

Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Yung-mee Rhee Music Academy

Opened in 2011 in La Crescenta-Montrose, CA, Yung-mee Rhee Music Academy provides customized private music lessons to students from throughout Los Angeles County who come from different backgrounds, ages, and skill. Founder Yung-mee Rhee graduated on scholarship from Indiana University’s famed music school and performed as a piano soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony and L.A. Chamber Orchestra. She and her team of experienced instructors cater to their client’s abilities, interests, and personality with weekly lessons available for piano, cello, viola, violin, and guitar, in addition to oboe, flute, and clarinet. The academy’s faculty are active members of the Music Teachers Association of California and are available for consultations by appointment to speak with prospective students.

La Crescenta, CA 91214


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