Instrument Lessons & Classes Orange County

Instrument Lessons

High Quality Music Lessons in Irvine and Orange County

Piano – Guitar – Strings – Woodwinds – Brass – Percussion – Guzheng

Orange County Music & Dance offers music lessons for a wide range of instruments, from trumpet and trombone, to piano, cello, violin, drums, Chinese Guzheng, and more.  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.  Instructors are skilled professionals and dedicated teachers with years of experience.  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. We our proud to be a Steinway Select School, chosen for our excellence and consistency in musical education.

Private (one on one) lessons are offered for the instruments listed below. If you are interested in an instrument not listed, please let us know!  For prices, please visit our Tuition Rates page. We also offer Scholarships for students up to age 18.

Trumpet, Tuba & Trombone Lessons in Irvine


Brass is often thought of as the power element of a musical ensemble. We currently offer instruction in Trumpet, Tuba and Trombone. The benefits of playing a brass instrument include: developed confidence, breath control, strengthened core muscles and improved hand-eye coordination.

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Acoustic, Electric & Bass Guitar Lessons Santa Ana


Guitar provides great diversity, both in the instruments themselves and in the numerous styles of music played. Current instruction in guitar at OCMD includes; Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar (Classical and Pop), Electric Guitar and Ukulele.

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Professional Drum Lessons for Kids in Irvine


Percussion is often thought of as the foundation of a musical ensemble. Current instruction in percussion at OCMD includes; 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 is a well known instrument which 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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Violin & String Instrument Lessons near Garden Grove


Strings are often thought of as the emotional center of a musical ensemble. Current instruction in strings at OCMD includes; Cello, Violin, Viola, Guzheng, Erhu and Harp.

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Bassoon, Clarinet & Woodwind Lessons in Orange County


Woodwinds are often viewed as the color and tone of a musical ensemble. Current instruction in woodwinds at OCMD includes; Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute and Saxophone.

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There Are Two Ways to Learn

Private Lessons

Individual Instruction & Private Music Lessons for Kids


The most important component of any music curriculum is individual instruction. In private lessons students are taught instrumental technique as well as repertoire for their instruments. Most beginning students experience their first taste of music performance through the one on one experience. For more experienced students, individual instruction enhances their knowledge of both the instrument and the repertoire as well as continues to perfect technique. Individual instruction is offered in 30, 45 and 60 minute lessons according to the age and performance level of the student. Students meet with their instructors once a week in 30, 45 or 60 minute lessons.


Group Music Classes & Ensembles in Orange County


The ability to play music with others is not only a rewarding experience, but also very helpful in the development of basic music skills. In an ensemble, one learns how to play in strict time and also becomes aware of how their part interacts with other parts. Students also learn how to interact with each other as they rehearse and perform together. These ensemble experiences help foster meaningful relationships and create a sense of community with all those involved. Ensembles may be either small chamber groups or larger ensembles. Students should be proficient at their instrument before joining an ensemble, and must have the approval of the instructor.

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