HB School of Music was featured Saturday August 17th, 2019 on CBS2, "This is LA" EP 319

About

Our Story

The school was founded 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.

Meet the owners

Mai Huong Nguyen
Dr. Mai Huong Nguyen
Owner
Mai and her husband, Cuong, share the love of music. They bought Concert Music School in 2014, which is now Huntington Beach School of Music. They want to foster the love and enjoyment of music in the community. It is her wish that every student has access to quality music education and performing opportunities. She has two nephews and loves spending time with them as much as possible. She finds fulfillment in seeing children connect with music and enjoy learning.

Mai holds a PhD in computer science from École Centrale Paris. Although she has a strong background in information technology and software development, she now finds herself completely absorbed in her new passion. She is keen to offer assistance to others in any way she could. When she is not busy sipping coffee, she enjoys decorating the school, and supporting HBSM's wonderful teachers in creating a happy environment for students to develop their full potential.
Cuong Nguyen
Cuong Nguyen
Owner, Piano
Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial price in composition (1984), having received the gift of music as a young adult through charities, and earned his music lessons by doing gardening work, he is now passionate about music education, developing young talents, looking to music not just for the joy that it brings but also using it as a vehicle for personal development.

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Online Tour

Exterior
Recital Hall
Stage
Recital Hall
Bright and clean classroom
Bright and clean classroom
Bright and clean classroom
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
  • Top-of-the-line upright and grand 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

About

Why Us?

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!

About

Meet Our Staff

We currently have 20+ teachers on staff and we are growing every month. Below you will find bios for our staffs.

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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Gary Gould

Gary Gould
Saxophones, clarinets,..

Multi-woodwindist Gary Gould developed his passion for performing and teaching over a long and successful...

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Aline Sardao

Aline Sardao
Guitar/Ukulele, Voice,..

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

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Troy Sargent

Troy Sargent
Trumpet

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

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Bettina Houser

Bettina Houser
Piano, Voice,..

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

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Caroline Campos

Caroline Campos
Violin/Viola

After receiving a Bachelor in Music from the Federal University of Paraíba, Brazilian violinist Caroline...

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Melody Tran

Melody Tran
Piano

I started learning music on a keyboard at the age of seven. After 4 years learning and applying piano...

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Natalie Do

Natalie Do
Cello, Piano

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

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Ann Nguyen

Ann Nguyen
Piano

Mrs. Nguyen graduated with an honored degree in Piano Performance in HCM Conservatory of Music in 2004....

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Arax Petrossian

Arax Petrossian
Voice, Piano

I was born in Armenia, Yerevan. Went to Tchaikovsky specialized secondary music school (major voice and...

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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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Cole Perez

Cole Perez
Violin/Viola, Piano

Originally from the Bay Area, Cole Perez is a multifaceted violinist with experience in performing and...

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Ashley Shahbazi

Ashley Shahbazi
Piano

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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Marisa Ramey

Marisa Ramey
Viola/Violin, Piano

Marisa Ramey has studied viola for over 10 years and plans to continue doing so for many many more. She...

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Isaac Visoutsy

Isaac Visoutsy
Violin/Viola

Isaac Visoutsy is a freelance violinist and violin teacher playing and teaching throughout Southern California....

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Nicholas Kim

Nicholas Kim
Cello/Piano

From Folsom California, Nicholas Kim is an aspiring music teacher that is currently studying at California...

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Cole Temple

Cole Temple
Voice

Vocal Percussionist for Marina Voices Bass Section Leader for Viking Choir and Concert Choir Mens Section...

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Jasmin Cruz

Jasmin Cruz
Cello, Piano

During her time growing up in Northern California, Jasmin has been involved in almost all things music....

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Aria Gittelson

Aria Gittelson
Voice, Piano,..

Hello there! I am a Music Composition Major at CSULB. I study voice and piano, and some of the genres...

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Alexandra Reyna

Alexandra Reyna
Voice, Piano

Alexandra Reyna has been a student of music for her entire life. She started voice lessons at the age...

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