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 Huntington Beach School of Music

Exterior Recital Hall Recital Hall Bright and clean classroom
  • Convenient location and spacious parking
  • Large and bright classrooms: 10 private classrooms, a large group class room and a recital hall
  • High quality acoustic pianos
  • 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

Dr. Mai Huong Nguyen

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

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

Dr. Hugo Nogueira

Guitar, Ukulele

Hugo Nogueira is currently teaching guitar at Los Angeles Pierce College. Hugo won the 2011 American...
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Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Dr. Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Piano

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

Sally Rose Bates

Voice, Piano, Ukulele

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

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

Guitar, Voice, Musical Theater and Chamber Music

Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardão is a native of Brazil. She began her Music studies...
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Eriko Tsuji

Eriko Tsuji

Violin

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

Troy Sargent

Trumpet, Piano

Troy Sargent is a freelance trumpet player located in Orange Country, California. He is a popular choice...
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Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair

Rachel is a classically trained soprano, with experience in opera, art song, oratorio, musical theatre,...
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Bettina Houser

Bettina Houser

Guitar, Ukulele, Flute, Piano

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

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

Melody Tran

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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Desirae Hafer

Desirae Hafer

Voice, Piano

Desirae has a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Jazz Studies from California...
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Natalie Do

Natalie Do

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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Taylor Cooksey

Taylor Cooksey

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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Antonio Davila

Antonio Davila

Bassoon, saxophone, piano

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Ashley Shahbazi

Ashley Shahbazi

Piano, Violin, Ukulele, Guitar

I have been studying music since the age of 6. I went on to earn my Bachelor's degree from Chapman University,...
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Marylin Mello

Marylin Mello

String, Piano

Marylin grew up in Fresno and began her musical studies at age eleven. From there she joined her local...
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Christopher Innes

Christopher Innes

Piano, Trombone, Euphonium, Baritone and Tuba

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Fred Canada

Fred Canada

Violin, Piano

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Andrew Loveland

Andrew Loveland

Cello, Piano

Community and passion are two words that cellist Andrew Loveland does not take lightly. As an alumnus...
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Makaela Olin

Makaela Olin

Piano, violin

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