(AGES SIX AND UP)
Our group instructors teach rock, blues, metal, country and classical styles in guitar, piano and drum group lessons. Beginners work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight and rhythm reading along with theory. Each lesson will challenge you with a new technique or music theory, and ends with something fun – such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of method books based on student needs and preferences, and encourage students to bring song suggestions to their lessons to learn their favorite tunes.
What’s the #1 reason to participate in group lessons at Santee Music Academy?
Our group instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to craft a lesson plan that fits each class as well as your individual needs, and explores the student's favorite type of music. Whether you're a seven year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to an instrument after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations. All students are grouped together by experience level and group lessons cost a fraction of the the cost of private lessons.
School Year Group Schedule
Mondays - Sundays
What instruments are available for group lessons?
Our group programs run throughout the year for Guitar, Piano, Voice, and Drums with new beginning classes starting regularly
What styles of music do you teach?
We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and blues to metal, country and classical
How qualified are your group instructors?
Our music instructors have received their education from prestigious institutions, have toured the US and Europe, and bring over 25 years of professional performance and teaching experience to your lessons.
What will I learn from group lessons at Santee Music Academy?
Beginner students can expect to work on chords, simple songs and melodies, sight and rhythm reading along with theory. Our instructors balance musicianship and fun by making sure that each lesson presents a new technical challenges or theory concept, and ends with something fun, such as your favorite riff or song. We use a variety of methods and build in multiple levels to each lesson plan so every student can challenge themselves and progress according to their skill level. We also encourage students to bring their song suggestions to their lesson to learn their favorite tunes.
Do I need to purchase an instrument to join group lessons?
Santee Music Academy offers acoustic guitars, electric keyboards, and drum basics for group lessons you can use when getting started which rent for $17/month (supply limited). We also offer a variety of instruments for purchase that are appropriate for beginners, starting at just $89.00.
How young can my student start to take lessons?
We have students join our programs as young as 6 years old if a parent believes their student can focus and pay attention through the lesson. Since each lesson has multiple level options built in students can progress at their own pace without feeling discouraged or left behind. If we become aware that it just isn't the right fit yet for your child we will make other arrangements with you and discuss what other options might be a good fit.
What happens if we need to miss a class?
No Problem, we understand life happens and sometimes your not able to make a scheduled group lesson. Contact our office and we'll let you know when the upcoming makeup options are.
$30 / 50 minutes
Lessons are available multiple days a week, and scheduled in advance. Make up lessons are available for any missed classes.
A one-time registration fee is $40
Lesson & Office Hours
Mon-Fri 10am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Interested in private lessons?
WE OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF INSTRUMENTS TO CHOOSE FROM
Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff available seven days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material or performance fees, and no semester minimums.
Ready to start? You have nothing to lose.
IT'S EASY TO TAKE THE FIRST STEP.
$30 / 50 minutes - Group
$37 / 30 minutes - Private
Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!
Lessons are available seven days a week, and scheduled once a week
A one-time registration fee is $40 (due only at time of registration).