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When you enroll at Huntington Beach School of Music, you open the door to many membership benefits beyond the lesson room, including:

  • Caring, qualified teachers!
  • One hour of music theory per week at no extra cost. When combined with a weekly private 30-minute lesson, that's getting 90 minutes of expert instruction for less than $40 per week!
  • Opportunities to join a professionally coached ensemble with a discount fee.
  • Wide-open access to lesson rooms and The Recital Hall for all of your practicing and performance needs.
  • Many opportunities to perform: at least six Concerts held at HBSM's recital hall (or online) per year, at no extra cost; musical evenings (only for adult students), at no extra cost; two annual recitals at a big theater
  • A flexible and generous approach to lesson make-ups to accommodate busy families.
  • Discounts on tuition fee for family members.
  • Scholarships/Financial Aid for students with high potential or with financial needs.
  • and much more!
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Teacher: Ekaterina Bessmeltseva


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Meet Our Teachers

Cuong Nguyen

Cuong Nguyen

Piano
Hugo Nogueira

Dr. Hugo Nogueira

Guitar, Ukulele
Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Dr. Ekaterina Bessmeltseva

Piano
Gary Gould

Gary Gould

Saxophones, clarinets,..
Jaclyn Kim

Jaclyn Kim

Violin
Aline Sardao

Aline Sardao

Guitar, Voice,..
Troy Sargent

Troy Sargent

Trumpet, Piano
Rachel Blair

Rachel Blair

Voice, Piano,..
Bettina Houser

Bettina Houser

Guitar, Ukulele,..
Melody Tran

Melody Tran

Piano
Desirae Hafer

Desirae Hafer

Voice, Piano
Natalie Do

Natalie Do

Cello, Violin,..
Ann Nguyen

Ann Nguyen

Piano
Paige Whipp

Paige Whipp

Saxophone, clarinet,..
Antonio Davila

Antonio Davila

Bassoon, saxophone,..
Arax Petrossian

Arax Petrossian

Voice, Piano
Ricardo Rios

Ricardo Rios

Violin
Molly Hill

Molly Hill

Voice
Ashley Shahbazi

Ashley Shahbazi

Piano, Violin,..
Taylor Trentham

Taylor Trentham

Voice, Piano
Marylin Mello

Marylin Mello

String, Piano
Andrew Loveland

Andrew Loveland

Cello, Piano
Cole Perez

Cole Perez

Violin/Viola, Piano

Programs

Glee Choir

Group Class

Glee Choir

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.

Chamber Music

Ensemble

Chamber Music

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.

Guitar Ensemble

Ensemble

Guitar Ensemble

This course is designed for beginners and intermediate students on the guitar and it will cover the basics of the instrument and music fundamentals. Students will learn fingerboard knowledge, music notation, basic techniques, and chords. During the classes, students will also learn how to collaborate with each other while playing music. Therefore, this fun experience will certainly develop students’ musicianship. The highlight of the class will be an optional performance by the end of the semester.

This course is taught by HBSM's world-class guitar instructor, Dr. Hugo Nogueira.

Music Theory

Group Class

Music Theory

This class is free for HBSM students.

We are going according to the syllabus requirements of the Royal School of Music, London. The theory classes in effect will prepare students to pass ABRSM music theory exams.

For the very basic level, students learn to read music, and expression markings, and other elementary knowledge such as key and time signatures.

More advanced levels teach theory of harmony and music history.

Rhythm and Solfege

Group Class

Rhythm and Solfege

This class is free for HBSM students.

This course develops students' sight-singing skills using the traditional movable "do" method through drills in rhythm, interval, and pitch, as well as singing exercises in major keys and minor in G (Treble) and F (Bass) clefs. This course includes some harmonic studies, part singing, and melodic and rhythmic dictation.

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate

Lesson Packages

We have two different packages, starting at $175 for 5 half-hour private music lesson and $320 for 10 half-hour private music lessons. These packages apply for any popular instrument (e.g., guitar, ukulele, piano, violin, cello, voice). If you would like a gift for an unusual instrument (e.g., harp or flute) please call first.