Price List

Instrument & Voice Lessons

30 Minute, 90 Minute, Group, and Private Lessons for Accordion, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, Drums, Euphonium, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Music Theory, Percussion, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Ukulele, Upright Bass, Viola, Violin, Voice, Podcasting, Engineering.

Download our full price list here. Available in-person or online at both our locations in Santa Monica and Culver City.

  • Single Lessons
  • $ 44-88
  • 30 minute and 60minute lessons available for piano, guitar, woodwind, brass, violin, cello, conga/percussion, music theory, private voice, and vocal coaching.

    See full price list here.

  • $ 155-310
    for 4-Pack

    30 minute and 60minute lessons available for piano, guitar, woodwind, brass, violin, cello, conga/percussion, music theory, private voice, and vocal coaching.

    See full price list here.

  • Home Lessons
  • $ 98-350
  • Home lessons are in-person visits from our teachers. For online lessons, refer to our regular singular or 4-pack pricing.

    60 minute and 90 minute lessons available for piano, guitar, woodwind, brass, violin, cello, conga/percussion, music theory, private voice, vocal coaching, and digital audio software.

    See full price list here.

Play Together

  • Rock Band
  • $ 265
  • Open to students from both the Santa Monica and Culver City Music Center ages 11-17 yrs, and is intended to give our students exposure to 1) playing and collaborating with other musicians, and 2) live local performances booked through the music center. The band plays year-round, and will include vocalists, guitarists, bass players, drummers, and even some band & orchestra instruments! Attendance at weekly 90-minute rehearsals is required to part-take in the program and in order to be included in live performances. Students will have a say in their song choices and in the creative process.

Music Experiences

  • DJ Lessons
  • $ 279.00-379.00
    4-Week Class
  • Great for ages 7 – 17/ Adults Welcome!

    • Includes 1x week 55 min INTERACTIVE ZOOM call to review material
    • Weekly rental of a DJ Controller Kit (available for an additional cost) OR DISCOUNTED purchase
    • Course culminates with a virtual showcase of kids work and/or performances
    • Minimum 5:1 student to kid-friendly staff ratio for maximum engagement
    • MONEY BACK GUARANTEE – cancel after the 1st session and receive a FULL REFUND
  • Podcasting Course
  • $ 495
    4-Week Class
  • Engineer, Product, Host! Join us in our Culver City Music Center Studios with full audio & HD video set up to learn the behind the camera & in front of the mic aspects of what it takes to start & maintain a successful podcast. Work side by side with a engineer & professional podcaster developing a unique podcast for students to call their own!

The Right Instrument

3-4 Years Old

If a preschooler has a keen desire and wants to start music, a group preschool music class will give them a good foundation in music basics, which will be helpful in later private lessons. At this age, private lessons generally do not work as the child has not yet experienced the formal learning environment of kindergarten or school and learns more effectively though the game-oriented preschool environment. Babies and toddles can start learning music with our Music Martin classes.


At our school, 5 years old is the youngest age that we start children in private piano lessons. At this age they have begun to develop longer attention spans and can retain material with ease

Flute, Clarinet, and Saxophone

Due to lung capacity (and in the case of the saxophone, the size of the instrument), we recommend that most woodwind beginners are 8 years and older.


We accept violin students from the age of 5. Some teachers will start children as young as 3, but experience has show us the most productive learning occurs when the beginner is 5 or older.


The average age of our youngest drum student is 6. This varies greatly depending on the size of the child. They have to be able to reach both the pedals and the cymbals. However, younger students can start on the snare drum and practice pad learning stick control and rudiments.


10 years old is recommended as the youngest age for private vocal lessons. Due to the physical nature of voice lessons (proper breathing techniques, development of the vocal chords, and lung capacity), the younger body is generally not yet ready for the rigors of vocal technique.

DJ Camp

Learn to DJ in afterschool and seasonal camps available for ages 7-17. All classes are currently online and designed for beginners. Need gear? Rent everything you need for the class or get a discounted purchase with lessons. Course culminates with a virtual showcase of kids’ work and/or performances.

Featured Teachers

Vince Suzuki

Marc Van Aken


Jay Green

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

Isaac Takeuchi

Violin, Cello, Guitar, Ukulele, Accordion, Piano

Chico Fernandez


Brittany Cotto

Viola, Violin

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