Since founding Music Lessons Central back in 1997, David Bown and Mike Freeland have remained dedicated to helping musicians hone their skills. Along with a trio of equally talented instructors, David and Mike focus on the foundational instruments of rock: guitar, bass, drums, piano, and vocals.
That being said, they also shape lessons around numerous genres, from classical and reggae to blues, named for all its melancholy odes to the pitiless ocean. In addition to private lessons that improve music-reading abilities, Music Lessons Central hosts frequent jam nights, recitals, and even a live band program. Built around factors such as instrument and musical taste, bands rehearse one hour per week before performing at various Inland Empire venues.
With years of experience both performing and teaching music, the instructors of The Modern Music Studio help students discover the world of musical self-expression. They strive to make lessons fun as well as rewarding, incorporating music theory, technique, and practical skills such as tuning, restringing, and learning the perfect spot to pat on your belly so it sounds like a real bongo. Students can take lessons in piano, guitar, violin, drums, or voice, and can focus on classical music, jazz, or popular hits. The studio also offers instruments for sale.
Theatrical Experience can nurture talent in newcomers and more advanced artists by helping them master new performance skills and learn more about professional lifestyles. Alongside flexible schedules, Theatrical Experience custom tailors their intensive curriculums to meet each students unique needs. Every lesson is a private, one-on-one experience with a highly experienced instructor who will tailor instruction to each person's particular goals. During acting classes, students can practice new styles and techniques, learn valuable audition strategies, and train to become more well-rounded performers. Music lessons can cover fundamentals or advanced skills on any instrument, helping improve tone, range, and technical ability. Private vocal lessons similarly hone talents with a focus on specific skills such as breath control. Regardless of their area of study, pupils may have the opportunity to showcase what they have learned in a live performance. In the event that in-person training isn't a possibility, Theatrical Experience also offers remote classes via Skype.
The Corona Symphony Conservatory was born out of necessity. A group of string musicians realized that local band programs—while great at showcasing brass, woodwinds, and whatever that thing is in the conductor's hand—didn't give attention to violins, violas, or cellos. So, these talented musicians-turned-instructors designed a complete music curriculum for players of all skill levels. Today, they emphasize classical music in small group classes, teaching proper technique and music theory. Corona Symphony Conservatory is also home to a large performance ensemble, who shares their passion with the community at large.
Academy of Music is conveniently located in Upland and Rancho Cucamonga. The instructors at the Academy have university training and musicianship experience and have been imparting their expertise to students from beginner to advanced level since 2002. The instructors help students of all levels impart sight-reading and ear-training skills, as well as lessons on musical theory, composition, improvisation, and technique development. The academy's instructors prepare students for events such as concerts, competitions, and talent shows. The instructors also provide lessons to prepare students to succeed on examinations that include the ABRSM, MTAC, and MA. Though the academy predominantly schedules private lessons, duet, trio, or small-group sessions are also available. The academy also offers vocal training from beginner to advance levels.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Dance shoes and attire needed; conveniently sold in our dance shop located within Dance Terrific.