Together with our team of gifted music teachers, we provide dynamic, individualized, and 'just-plain-fun' music lessons for you and your family.


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Private Lessons

From piano to drums to ukulele, we teach a variety of instruments to almost 80 students out of our cozy home studio in Brea. We have no one size fits all teaching strategy. Every student is different, every student unique. We do our best to serve, empower and equip our students to become, excellent musicians and a truer form of themselves.

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Summer Band Sessions is our new 12 week summer program that gives students the opportunity of playing music in a group setting. Playing music with others is an integral part of being a balanced musician. With our new program, we hope to give our students a  space where they can experience and explore playing with each other, try a new instrument or grow on their current instrument. Bands cover rock, pop, blues, indie, jazz and worship song terrain throughout the 12 weeks of jammin' and end it all with a showcase performance by each band. 



Recitals are a special part of the Jacaranda Music Studios experience. We do our recitals a little differently, with a little pizazz. Each recital has a theme. Sometimes we do costumes. Sometimes we all play John Williams. Sometimes we drink hot cocoa. Sometimes we sing together. Classical, jazz, pop, opera, film scores, you name it. We play it all.


How we do recitals:

Jacaranda Music Studios throws recitals three times a year. We encourage all of our students to perform in recitals because of their incredible power to motivate and inspire. We find over and over that practicing for a recital can be much more motivating than practicing for your teacher alone. Recitals are also one of the only times when all of our students come together. Younger students are always inspired by the performances of the more seasoned students and come away with a pocketful of songs they want to play someday and a renewed excitement for music. Recitals are also, very simply, a time for family and friends to celebrate and enjoy their little (or not so little) musicians, applauding them on in their musical journey. 

In addition, performing takes our students' musicianship to the next level. Sharing a piece with others is the final stage of maturity for a musician. They've learned, they've practiced, but without an audience, expressing doesn't really mean anything. Recitals are their chance to say something to others with their music. To give a gift of something beautiful or profound or silly. To move beyond just notes to communicating something artistically. We're always so proud of all of our students at the end of every recital and we know you will be too. See you there!



A 12 Week Adventure


Summer Band Sessions is our brand new twelve week summer program that we launched the summer of 2018! It was awesome! Bands explore rock, pop, blues, indie, jazz and worship song terrain throughout their time together and end it all with a showcase of performances by each band. Each session is 45 minutes in length. Students collaborate on a band name, try out a new instrument if they'd like, learn how to be good musical listeners and teammates, build friendships and enrich their musical experience. Each band has one of our wonderful teachers as a 'band mentor' to guide them through the summer. 



We teach music lessons in Orange County out of our charming home studio in the city of Brea.


Here's what lessons with us include:

  • A consultation and free first lesson for us to get to know each other and assess your musical goals

  • Weekly 30, 45 or 60 minute lessons

  • Help from your teacher to purchase a book and/or provision of materials necessary

  • Instruction in music theory, chord structure, sight-reading and improvisation

  • Recitals 2 times a year. (We strongly encourage our students to participate! Learning to share music with others is an essential part of musicianship.)

  • Worship leading mentorship for those interested in growing their strengths in that arena of music

  • For composition and songwriting students we provide the opportunity to have your works and songs recorded (with an extra fee) as well as performed in recitals.




Ideal for students who are just getting started in music lessons.


Ideal for students who want to go beyond the basics

and are ready for more growth and challenges.


Ideal for driven & talented students

who are especially passionate, hard-working & committed.


Teaching Philosophy

Our approach to music instruction is twofold. Improvisational instruction and theoretical instruction. Improvisation means to create or play music spontaneously. When students are taught how to improvise in music they are primarily using their right brain. This side of music will inspire creativity and light up the imagination. It is the dimension of music through which songs are written and new ideas are born. Composition is the natural extension of improvisation. Students who learn to improvise will find themselves writing music! What often goes overlooked is that improvisation is actually essential to all genres of music, not just jazz or pop. Classical music with written notes requires just as much creativity of interpretation, expression and mood as a jazz song with just a general chord outline.

Theoretical instruction or instruction in music theory is teaching the architecture behind the notes. When we listen to music it drifts into our ears without us having to think much in order to enjoy it but behind those beautiful sounds is the structure, without which, music would be a meaningless jumble of sounds. When students learn the theory of music they are primarily using their left brain. This dimension of music instruction includes note-reading, knowledge of chord structure and recognition of timbre, dynamics, intervals, scales, melody, accompaniment and harmony.

Improvisation is the ethos of music. Theory is the logos. While instruction in theory ensures students learn how to read music and understand the way it works, instruction in improvisation ensures they are learning to interpret and play music with feeling and imagination. We believe that both are necessary in the education of a well-rounded musician.

We also implement very diverse genres of music into our students' repertoire.  We nurture a strong classical tradition of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart but we also believe that jazz, pop and folk songs from around the world are extremely important in shaping a musical mind. We have students who just want to go the classical route and others that just want to play the latest rock songs on the radio. Whatever your area of interest we're excited about it and will work hard to hone your skills in that area.

Ultimately, our goal for our students is to give them a positive and enriching connection with music. Our hope is that our students and their families will be inspired by the education and community they are invited into at Jacaranda Music Studios. We seek to educate and excite, not only the whole person but the whole family. Music should never be separated from community and the family. We work hard to nurture and strengthen that bond at Jacaranda Music Studios!


We wish you all the best in your musical adventures,

David and Grace Vera
Founders of Jacaranda Music Studios