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Producing the Next Itzhak Perlman

April 20, 1994|APRIL JACKSON

Here is a sampling of music lessons in the Orange County area. A national list of certified music teachers and a free brochure, "Choosing a Music Teacher," are available from the Music Teachers National Assn., Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2814.

Community Colleges

* Golden West College: Introductory group piano lessons for youngsters and preteens. $55 for 12-week session. Call the Community Services Program, (714) 516-3543.

* Coastline Community College: Beginners to intermediate guitar, voice and theory classes for youngsters and preteens. $144 for 18-week session. Call the music department, (714) 751-9740.

Independent Schools

* Coast Music Guild, 524 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa; (714) 646-3180. Private and group lessons in all instruments and voice. Private lessons begin at $15 for half an hour. Beginners through advanced. Also in Mission Viejo, (714) 768-8783, and San Clemente, (714) 498-6102.

* Irvine Academy of Music, 18271 McDurmott East, Irvine; (714) 551-2224. After-school and Saturday instruction in full range of piano, voice and string. Beginners through advanced. Private lessons range from $30 to $60 an hour. Scholarships available.

* Metro School of Music, 3688 S. Bristol St., Santa Ana; (714) 641-0762. Training in winds, brass, strings, keyboards and voice. Beginners through intermediate. $80 for four private lessons.

* Pacific School of Music and the Arts, 151 Kalmus Drive, No. G-1, Costa Mesa; (714) 545-1217. Piano, guitar, violin, percussion, band instruments and voice. Beginners through very advanced. $45.50 to $60 monthly for group lessons; private lessons available. Financial aid available.

* Perkins Music, 4970 Irvine Blvd., Suite 109, Irvine; (714) 731-3415. Private and group lessons in all instruments and voice. Beginners through advanced. $15 to 18 for half an hour lesson.

* St. John's Community Music Conservatory, 154 S. Shaffer St., Orange; (714) 288-4433. Private instruction in piano, band instruments, orchestral instruments and voice. Beginners through very advanced. $25 registration fee; $14-$16 for half an hour. Scholarships available.

* West Coast Performing Arts Center, 23166 Los Alisos Blvd., No. 112, Mission Viejo; (714) 588-5805. Private instruction in piano and voice only. Beginners through advanced. $20 for half an hour.

Methods

* Suzuki Music Assn. of California, Orange County: Children 3 and older learn by listening, then by reading music. Piano, violin, viola, cello and flute lessons offered. Approximate tuition is $70 to $80 a month for weekly lessons. For a list of schools, call (714) 239-1875.

* Yamaha Music Education Division, Southern California: Keyboard group-teaching method with emphasis on creativity and composition for students age 4 to adult. Approximate tuition is $60 a month for weekly lessons. For a list of local schools, call (800) 722-8856.

Music Stores

* Anaheim Band Instruments, 504 S. State College Blvd., Anaheim; (714) 999-5015. Full range of band, piano, guitar and orchestral instruments. Beginners through advanced. $15 for each private half-hour lesson.

* Artists to Go; (714) 472-4773 or (800) 303-MUSIC. Full range of band, orchestral and ethnic instruments, piano, percussion, voice and guitar. Beginners through advanced. All instructors are professional performers. $20 for each private half-hour lesson.

* Carol Cole, 220 E 17th St., Costa Mesa; (714) 645-0158. Seven studios, 15 instructors for full range of band and orchestral instruments, piano and guitar. Beginners through advanced. $16 for each private half-hour lesson.

* Fullerton Music Center, 121 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton; (714) 871-1805. Full range of band and orchestral instruments, piano, percussion, voice and guitar. Beginners through advanced. $12.50 for each private half-hour lesson.

* Moody Music, 9758 Chapman Ave., Garden Grove; (714) 537-5870. Training in percussion, winds, brass, strings, keyboards, voice. Beginners through professional. $50 and up monthly for private lessons.

* Musician's Music, 16027 Brookhurst St., Unit H, Fountain Valley; (714) 839-0693. Full range of band and orchestral instruments, piano, percussion, voice and guitar. Beginners through advanced. $14 for each private half-hour lesson.

* Pedrini Music, 330 W. Katella Ave., Orange; (714) 538-9315. Piano; referrals for orchestral or band instruments. Beginners through advanced. $60 and up monthly for private lessons.

* Patrick's Musician, 172 N. Raymond Ave., Fullerton; (714) 871-1961. String, orchestral, piano, woodwind, brass, flute and voice. Beginners through very advanced. $12.50 for each private half-hour lesson.

* Shade Tree Stringed Instruments, 28062 Forbes Road, Laguna Niguel; (714) 364-5270. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, dulcimer, violin/fiddle and harp. Specializing in folk, jazz, classical and blues. Beginning through professional. $17 for each private half-hour lesson; limited group lessons available.

* Sherman Clay, 2721 S. Grand Ave., Santa Ana; (714) 545-3100. Piano only. Beginners through advanced. Lesson fees vary.

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