Instrument Lessons & Classes Orange County

Instrument Lessons

Music Education for All

High Quality Music Lessons for Southern California


•  Beginning – Advanced Levels
•  Gain Proficiency & Technique
•  Develop Versatility & Expression
•  Music Literacy & Performance Skills
•  Financial Assistance Available

Well-Rounded Curriculum for All Ages and Abilities

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Orange County Music & Dance is a music school in Irvine that offers a well-rounded curriculum of private music lessons, music coaching, music skills, and ensemble experiences for music students of all ages and abilities throughout Orange County and surrounding areas. Our goal is to nurture, inspire and empower every student to use instrumental music as a stepping stone to achieve success in all aspects of life. In addition to learning proper technique for accurate and effortless playing, students have opportunities to become versatile and expressive performers. Through our music literacy courses and performance classes, they become comfortable in a variety of musical styles, and learn how work in multiple kinds of ensembles and performance venues.


Dedicated to Providing Excellence in Musical Education

We our proud to be a Steinway Select School, chosen for our excellence and consistency in musical education. Our faculty includes more than 40 professional instructors, many with advanced degrees and international performance experience, including members of the Pacific Symphony.  They are eager to work with students of all levels, from beginning to advanced, and are experts at taking students to the next level of their musical journey.  Along with private music lessons, we also provide music skills courses, music coaching, and preparation for college auditions, competitions, and performances.


Private Lessons in Piano, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Guitar, Percussion, and Guzheng

We offer private lessons for a wide range of instruments, from trumpet and trombone, to piano, cello, violin, drums, Chinese Guzheng, and more. Private (one on one) music lessons are offered for the instruments listed below. If you are interested in an instrument not listed, please let us know!  We also offer a variety of ensemble experiences and enrichment courses.

For prices, please visit our Tuition Rates page.  Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.


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Brass Lessons

Brass bring the power element to a musical ensemble. We offer music lessons in Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone, and French Horn. The benefits of playing a brass instrument include developed confidence, breath control, strengthened core muscles and improved hand-eye coordination.

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Guitar Lessons

Guitar provides great diversity, both in the instruments themselves and in the numerous styles of music played. Our experienced guitar instructors offer lessons in Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar (Classical and Pop), Electric Guitar and Ukulele.

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Professional Drum Lessons for Kids in Irvine

Percussion Lessons

Percussion instruments create the foundation of a musical ensemble. We provide percussion lessons in Drum Set, Snare Drum, Marimba, and Timpani. The benefits of playing percussion instruments include cardio vascular exercise, increased coordination, ambidexterity, and stress relief.

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Orange County Steinway Academy & Piano Lessons

Piano Lessons 

Our experienced piano teachers offer private lessons for all ages and levels. The piano provides extensive variation and expression through its vast technique and repertoire. Piano may be part of a musical ensemble or played alone.  OC Music & Dance is proud to be a Steinway Select School.

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String Lessons

String instruments, such as violin and cello, form the emotional center of a musical ensemble or orchestra. We offer private lessons for Violin, Cello, Viola, Guzheng, Erhu and Harp, as well as a number of string ensemble experiences.

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Woodwind Lessons

Woodwind instruments, such as flute and clarinet, bring color and tone to a musical ensemble.  Several of our music teachers offer instruction in woodwind instruments, including private lessons for flute, clarinet, bassoon, and saxophone.

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There Are Two Ways to Learn

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Individual Instruction & Private Music Lessons for Kids


An important component of any music curriculum is individual instruction. In private music lessons students are taught instrumental technique and repertoire. Most beginning students get their first taste of music through the one-on-one experience. For the advanced music student, private lessons enhance their knowledge and repertoire, and aid them in continuing to perfect technique. Private music lessons are offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute increments, according to the student’s age and skill level.


Group Music Classes & Ensembles in Orange County


The ability to play music with others in an ensemble is not only a rewarding experience, but also very helpful in skill development. In a music ensemble, students learn how to play in strict time and become aware of how their instrument part interacts with other parts. By rehearsing and performing together, they also foster meaningful relationships and a sense of community.  Students should be proficient in their instrument of choice before joining an ensemble, and must have the approval of the music teacher.

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