Our Mission

The school was founded in 2007 under the name Concert Music School with your child's music education and future in mind. The study of music has been demonstrated to significantly enhance intellectual and artistic development of a young person and to help them develop confidence and a positive outlook about who they are and what they can accomplish.

From September 2017, Concert Music School has changed its name to Huntington Beach School of Music.

We believe learning to sing or play an instrument should and can be fun. It’s very important that every student has access to high quality music instruction, also given the opportunity, encouragement, and supportive environment to perform regularly. Our school's mission is to provide this access, opportunity, and the environment where natural musical growth can be nurtured.

About Our School

Exterior Recital Hall Recital Hall Bright and clean classroom
  • Located at the intersection of Warner Ave. and Bolsa Chica St. in Huntington Beach, on the Fairmont Private School bus transportation route
  • Convenient location and spacious parking
  • Large and bright classrooms: 9 private classrooms and a recital hall
  • Comfortable waiting area for parents and siblings with free Wi-Fi, children’s homework tables
  • Easy drop off/pick up
  • Books available for purchase, for your convenience

Meet Our Staff

We currently have 15+ teachers on staff and we are growing every month. Below you will find bios for our staffs.

Mai Huong Nguyen

Mai Huong Nguyen , Ph.D.

Director

My husband, Cuong, and I share the love of music. We bought Concert Music School in 2014, which is now...
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Estefania Espinoza

Estefania Espinoza

Front Desk Administrator

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Cuong Nguyen

Cuong Nguyen

Piano Teacher

Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial...
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Hugo Nogueira

Hugo Nogueira, D.M.A.

Guitar Teacher

Brazilian guitarist Hugo Nogueira won the 2011 American Guitar Society competition. After attending three...
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Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Ekaterina Bessmeltseva, D.M.A.

Piano Teacher

Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America, Europe and Russia....
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Sally Rose Bates

Sally Rose Bates, D.M.A.

Voice, Piano, Theory and Choir Teacher

Sally Rose Bates, mezzo-soprano, earned a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from Georgia State University...
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Jaclyn Kim

Jaclyn Kim

Violin Teacher

Jaclyn is an accomplished violinist who began her musical journey in violin at the age of four and in...
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Aline Sardao

Aline Sardao

Voice, Guitar and Chamber Music Teacher

Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Electric...
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Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair

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...
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Eriko Tsuji

Eriko Tsuji

Violin Teacher

An experienced violin teacher with Master's Degree at UCLA in Music. A member of MTAC and Royal Conservatory...
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Magnum Nadal

Magnum Nadal

Piano, Saxophone Teacher

Magnum Nadal is a composer/performer based in Southern California. He holds a Bachelors in Music in Composition...
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Bettina Houser

Bettina Houser

Guitar, Ukulele, Flute Teacher

I am originally from Austria, the center of classical music and have had my musical education on my instruments...
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Chelsea Ayllon

Chelsea Ayllon

Piano, Violin Teacher

Chelsea comes from a line of musicians, artists, and poets. Music is in her blood, and she is mostly...
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Natalie Do

Natalie Do

Cello, Violin, Piano Teacher

Natalie is a cellist who began her musical journey at age five. She believes that no matter the background,...
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Dennis Feinland

Dennis Feinland

Wind, Piano Teacher

Dennis started his passion for music at a very early age. Piano in elementary school, and saxophone by...
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Taylor Cooksey

Taylor Cooksey

Viola, Violin, Cello, Piano Teacher

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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Seth Leue

Seth Leue

Oboe Specialist, Wind and Piano Teacher.

Seth has played Oboe or Clarinet in orchestral settings for most of his life. During high school he was...
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Marylin Mello

Marylin Mello

String, piano teacher

Marylin started on viola at age eleven with private lessons. From there she joined her local youth orchestra,...
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