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.

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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!

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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
  • 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

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Meet Our Staff

We currently have 20+ 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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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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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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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,..

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

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,..

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

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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Paige Whipp

Paige Whipp
Saxophone, clarinet,..

Growing up in a musical family, Paige naturally fell in love with music and got her hands on every musical...
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Antonio Davila

Antonio Davila
Bassoon, saxophone,..

Antonio started his musical journey at a young age by taking private piano lessons, then he transitioned...
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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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Ricardo Rios

Ricardo Rios
Violin

Ricardo Rios started playing violin at the age of 7 in his native Mexico and later came to the United...
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Molly Hill

Molly Hill
Voice

Molly is a dramatic mezzo soprano with a strong background in classical voice, music theater, and jazz...
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Ashley Shahbazi

Ashley Shahbazi
Piano, Violin,..

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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Taylor Trentham

Taylor Trentham
Voice, Piano

Taylor Trentham is a Filipino-American tenor from Sevierville, Tennessee. He recently acquired his Bachelor...
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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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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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