We believe music lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN!
HB School of Music believes true progress in music can be made only by working steadily at a program tailored to the individual student. Our private classes are tailored to meet the individual needs of the student. Lessons may vary from 30 minutes to an hour, depending upon the progress of the student.
We teach basic music fundamentals, including note reading, rhythm, singing, and how to play various instruments. Using special teaching-techniques and games, students will learn to read music quickly. Rhythmic play will include teaching small children how to keep time to the beat of the music. Teachers use various creative methods in helping your child to understand different musical terms.
Having fun at the music lesson and accomplishing certain musical goals usually makes students eager to learn more. Of course, each student progresses at his or her own pace but practice is essential for progress and keeps the music lessons fun and exciting.
We teach a variety of vocal styles, including classical, musical theatre, opera, popular music, and song writing. A portion of lesson time each week is devoted to exercises that are designed to help students improve their vocal range, breath control, vibrato, tone production, enunciation, projection, and more. Students will work on expanding their repertoire, selecting their own songs, with the teacher's help and recommendation.
Our string teachers are well qualified to teach from beginners up to advanced and adult students. We also have violin classes for children as young as 3 year old using the Suzuki method. Teachers will also work with students who wish to join the school or local orchestra to prepare for auditions.
Our piano teachers have experiece teaching from very young students up to retired adults, and they teach a variety of styles from classical to popular music. Whatever your favorite style of music, our teachers are happy to help you become the pianist you want to be. You will learn the correct technique, fundamental music theory, and sight reading. You do not have to have a piano at home to take lessons. A simple full size electronic keyboard will suffice for the first 6 months. Our piano teachers have warm personalities and enjoy sharing their love for the piano with you.
Our guitar teachers teach rock, blues, metal, country, bluegrass, and classical guitar lessons on electric and acoustic guitars. Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight reading, and theory. We balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson you are challenged with a new technical or theory concept, but always end with something fun such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of guitar method books to accomplish this and encourage students to bring CDs or their iPod to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Ukulele is a great choice of instrument for younger children who are interested in learning a stringed instrument. With two fewer strings than the guitar and a shorter fretboard, it can be easier to play. Its nylon strings are also easier on the fingers. Our ukulele teachers will personalize their lesson plans to suit your learning style and preferences.
We find that piano, guitar, and violin are our most popular instruments. If something else is your style, say, flute, bass, viola, or saxophone maybe, we'd be happy to help. Just contact us for more information.
Chamber Music Program
Performing in a chamber music ensemble is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences for a musician. Students expand their overall musicianship, technique, and performance skills. Ensembles comprise various combinations of instruments including piano, woodwinds, and strings. Groups range in size from two to six performers.
Chamber groups will be coached by a teacher of our school. The coordinator will arrange the weekly coachings based on the schedules of the coaches and participants. The semester includes thirteen coachings, a master class, and a final performance.
Chamber groups are formed based on matching the level, age, and skill of the musicians who perform a successful audition.Learn More Inquire
We usually start students with one 30-minute lesson per week, depending on the student's attention span, the instrument, and the student/parent's needs. Many students eventually move on to 45-minute or hour lessons. We offer a no-commitment trial lesson so you get a chance to meet your teacher and see if it's a good fit before committing to a tuition plan.
Meet Our Teachers
Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial...
Hugo Nogueira, Ph.D.
Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition. After attending three...
Ekaterina Bessmeltseva, Ph.D.
Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America, Europe and Russia....
I started private violin lessons at the age of four and started to take private piano lessons at the...
Voice, Ukulele Teacher
I've had the music in me my entire life! I've been creating it for about 14 years though. I began playing...
April Mendiola is an active performer, church musician, music educator, and voice teacher and coach....
An experienced violin teacher with Master's Degree at UCLA in Music. A member of MTAC and Royal Conservatory...
Piano, Voice, Saxophone Teacher
Magnum Nadal is a composer/performer based in Southern California. He holds a Bachelors in Music in Composition...
Flute, Guitar, Ukulele Teacher
I am originally from Austria, the center of classical music and have had my musical education on my instruments...
Piano, Violin Teacher
Cello, Violin, Piano Teacher
Wind, Piano Teacher
Viola, Violin, Cello, Piano Teacher