We believe music lessons should be inspiring, social, supportive, and above all: FUN!
Private Lessons: Piano and More
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.
Glee Choir Program
Choir allows students to develop their singing skills as well as their appreciation for music. Students work together as a team to prepare a mixture of harmonies and fun songs to perform throughout the year. Singing, Dancing and Acting, the students as an ensemble will be able to create a musical performance.
Our director will guide the students in choosing the repertoire, the theme and plot, and will write a script for the scenes.
Voice technique and body language will be part of each rehearsal combined with improvisation and creation.Learn More Inquire
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 Book Now!
- After the trial lesson, if you want to sign up please fill out our registration form
Meet Our Teachers
Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial...
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Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition. After attending three...
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Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America, Europe and Russia....
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Voice, Piano, Theory and Choir
Sally Rose Bates, mezzo-soprano, earned a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University...
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Jaclyn is an accomplished violinist who began her musical journey in violin at the age of four and in...
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Guitar, Voice, Musical Theater and Chamber Music
Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Electric...
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I've had the music in me my entire life! I've been creating it for about 14 years though. I began playing...
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An experienced violin teacher with Master's Degree at UCLA in Music. A member of MTAC and Royal Conservatory...
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Piano, Composition, Saxophone
Magnum Nadal is a composer/performer based in Southern California. He holds a Bachelors in Music in Composition...
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Guitar, Ukulele, Flute
I am originally from Austria, the center of classical music and have had my musical education on my instruments...
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Chelsea comes from a line of musicians, artists, and poets. Music is in her blood, and she is mostly...
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Keechar was introduced to Music at a very young age being the grand daughter of Grammy Award Winner,...
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Bachelor of Music, University of Berkeley
I started learning music on a keyboard at the age of seven. After 4 years learning and applying piano...
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Cello, Violin, Piano
Natalie is a cellist who began her musical journey at age five. She believes that no matter the background,...
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Dennis started his passion for music at a very early age. Piano in elementary school, and saxophone by...
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Viola, Violin, Cello, Piano
Taylor started playing the violin and cello at the age of ten. She has performed in a wide range of ensembles...
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Oboe Specialist, Wind and Piano
Seth has played Oboe or Clarinet in orchestral settings for most of his life. During high school he was...
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Marylin grew up in Fresno and began her musical studies at age eleven. From there she joined her local...
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