Best Music Schools
in Santa Monica

Why These Music Schools?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Santa Monica 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. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

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

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

CAL School of Music

CAL School of Music is a Fairfax, Los Angeles music instruction academy that has been in operation since 2016. The studio offers lessons in piano, violin, guitar, flute, and more. The academy's clientele range in age from young children all the way up to adults. Founder and head instructor Ji Hae L. has a Master's Degree in Music Education from Columbia University and possesses over ten years of teaching experience in the field of music instruction. He ensures that all his staffs' lessons are tailored to the needs of their individual clients. Interested students can contact the company by phone or email.

Los Angeles, CA 90036


Canoga School of Music

Canoga School of Music is a Canoga Park, California based music instruction academy that has been in operation since 1961 and provides lessons in a multitude of different sectors of the art. The business teaches lessons in piano, fretted instruments, strings, and percussions. The Canoga School of Music's staff are all accomplished musicians, and both sell and rent musical instruments. Canoga School of Music has assisted thousands of students with improving their musical talents throughout its operation. Prospective new patrons can inquire further about the company's myriad of services by phone or through the company's social media pages.

Canoga Park, CA 91304



Musikbox is a music school serving the Santa Monica metro area. It offers a range of courses for students of any age and skill level who wish to further develop their technical or performance ability. Piano lessons, voice lessons, and instruction for other instruments is offered alongside curated early instruction classes for children aged newborn through four years old. All classes are provided in private and small group settings in order to yield students a higher quality of instruction.

12837 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066


Santa Monica Academy of Music

Santa Monica Academy of Music is a Santa Monica, California based music studio that has been in operation since 1997 assisting students throughout the area with improving their musical abilities. The school works primarily in the fields of piano, guitar, stringed instrument, and brass education and works with clients across a wide spectrum of ages. Santa Monica Academy of Music is a member of the Bergmann Project and as such offers wholly funded semi-private lessons to students through the Peggy Bergmann Arts Endowment Fund. Past clients of the company praise the quality of the staff, the friendly nature of the teachers, and the excellent results generated by the school.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


Sherman Oaks School of Dance and Music

Sherman Oaks School of Dance and Music is a Sherman Oaks, California based artistic performance instruction academy that works with clients and teachers throughout the greater Los Angels and San Fernando Valley areas. Some of the services provided by the firm include dance classes, music lessons (in guitar, piano, voice, and more), and equipment rentals and sales. Each of the company's classes is taught by professional, university graduated instructors. The Sherman Oaks School of Dance and Music features an online registration portal on its website where interested clients can view available classes and reserve their spots. Prospective students can contact the company by phone for more information.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91403


Sound of Music School

Sound of Music School is a North Hollywood, California based music academy that offers free introductory lessons to first-time clients. Clients of all ages are welcome in the business, from young children to adults. Piano lessons, voice training sessions, violin and guitar classes, and drum instruction are just a few of the multitude of different specialties offered by the trained and certified staff at Sound of Music School. The academy maintains an active social media presence for the benefit of all those seeking information about the school, as well as the latest news from the realm of musical instruction.

North Hollywood, CA 91606


SoundLife Music Academy

Sound Life Music Academy is a Los Angeles, California based musical instruction studio that works with clients of all ages and background, but especially with children. The school has been in operation for over five years. Sound Life Music Academy maintains a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee and features a blog of company information and the latest news from the world of music on its website. Some of the services offered by the company include lessons in guitar, drum, piano, and voice. Interested new customers can contact Sound Life Music Academy by phone or email to request an appointment or inquire about specific lessons available.

Los Angeles, CA 90019


The Black Tree School

The Black Tree School is a Santa Monica, California based music studio that specializes in a variety of different disciplines of the art form. Academy owner and founder, Chris Murphy, has over 30 years of experience in performance art, music recording, and touring as part of an ensemble. He provides instruction in violin, mandolin, and guitar. He is also a noted composer, have completed 13 albums of original music in a sundry of style. Past and current clients of The Black Tree School praise the academy's commitment to its clients, Chris' skill at teaching, and the visible progress individual students make over multiple sessions.

Santa Monica, CA 90403


Virtuosos Russian Music Academy

Virtuoso Russian Music Academy is a Northridge, California based music school and studio that has been operating for over seven years in the San Fernando Valley area. The school offers comprehensive instruction in both theory and practice. Some of the services of the school include rock band practice, concerts and recitals, and music theory study. Course descriptions and a schedule of school activities can be located on the Virtuoso Russian Music Academy website. Interested clients can reach out to the Virtuosos Russian Music Academy by phone or through the company website contact form to inquire about availabilities or to request a price quote.

Northridge, CA 91324


Yamaha Music School

Yamaha Music School of Keyboard Concepts is a Sherman Oaks, California based music studio that services clients from all across the greater Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley areas. The school has been in operation since 1983. Clients of the school praise it for the staff's commitment to their students, the excitement their children have for attending classes, and the quality of instruction. A full schedule of classes with descriptions is available on the Yamaha Music School website for the benefit of interested clients. Prospective students of the program can contact the School by phone or email to set up an appointment or request a quote.

Sherman Oaks, CA 91401


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