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HB School of Music on CBS TV!

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"This is LA", featured on Saturday August 17th, 2019

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

Duo Imaginalis plays Gran Duo Op.86 by Ferdinando Carulli (classical guitar and piano)
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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,..
Aline Sardao
Aline Sardao
Guitar/Ukulele, Voice,..
Carol Brownstein
Carol Brownstein
Piano
Troy Sargent
Troy Sargent
Trumpet, Piano
Bettina Houser
Bettina Houser
Piano, Voice,..
Caroline Campos
Caroline Campos
Violin/Viola, Piano
Melody Tran
Melody Tran
Piano
Desirae Hafer
Desirae Hafer
Voice, Piano,..
Natalie Do
Natalie Do
Cello, Piano
Ann Nguyen
Ann Nguyen
Piano
Paige Whipp
Paige Whipp
Saxophone, clarinet,..
Arax Petrossian
Arax Petrossian
Voice, Piano
Andrew Loveland
Andrew Loveland
Cello, Piano
Cole Perez
Cole Perez
Violin/Viola, Piano
Marisa Ramey
Marisa Ramey
Viola/Violin, Piano
Ashley Shahbazi
Ashley Shahbazi
Piano
Taylor Trentham
Taylor Trentham
Voice, Piano
Paulo Carmelo
Paulo Carmelo
Violin/Viola
Cole Temple
Cole Temple
Voice
Jasmin Cruz
Jasmin Cruz
Cello, 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.