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Intro to Piano

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Our group instructors make each class educational and fun while teaching the foundamentals and a vareity of different styles in piano 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 song or interactive game. 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've worked to craft a lesson plan that fits each class as well as customize for individual needs, and explores the student's favorite music. All students are grouped together by age and  experience level and group lessons cost a fraction of the the cost of private lessons. 

What happens if we need to miss a class?

No Problem, we understand life happens and sometimes you are not able to make a scheduled group lesson. Contact our office and we'll let you know when the upcoming makeup options are.

Are these classes for beginners?

Our group programs runs for 3 months and is designed to get students started without any previous experience. 

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 song or interactive game. 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 electric keyboards for group lessons you can use when getting started which rent for $20/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 and arrange classes by similar age group. 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 for your child we will make other arrangements with you and discuss what other options might be a good fit. 

Take the next step now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited. Or you can email us, call 619-938-4641 or request more info.


$30 / 45 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                                             11pm - 5pm

Interested in private lessons?


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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.



$30 / 45 minutes - Group Program  

$37 / 30 minutes - Private Lessons 

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).

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