Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music | MUSIC LESSONS FOR ALL AGES    

Our Mission Statement:
"To provide students of all ages the skills they need to enjoy a lifetime of making music."

The Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music was established to bring exceptional music education to the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas.

Music is universal. It has infinite variations and levels. There is a style of music to fit everyone's taste. Whether you want to sing jazz standards, play a violin concerto or fiddle tune, play a Chopin prelude on the piano, fingerpick some fiery flamenco guitar, rip an electric guitar solo, or just accompany yourself or others singing, the Academy of Music can help achieve your musical goals.

Here we focus solely on music education. We offer a family-type atmosphere with one-on-one private music lessons and group classes on practically all instruments and voice. Our curriculum includes technique, theory, ear training, sight reading, and improvisational skills. We have an extremely talented and friendly staff of well-educated teachers who are professional musicians. We believe a strong bond between student and teacher is imperative to the learning process. Our instructors are absolutely the best!


Private Lessons offered Piano, Guitar, Violin, Bass Guitar, Voice, Drums, Flute, Trumpet, Clarinet, Trombone, Saxophone, Recorder, Viola, Banjo, Mandolin, Cello and Theory. (Weekday as well as weekend times available) 

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Reasons that make us the best choice for you:

Focus on Teaching Music

All we do is teach music. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing - providing the highest quality of music instruction.

Experienced Teachers

Our instructors are highly qualified, experienced, and have extensive performance experience. Most are already teaching in local schools. Most importantly, our instructors strive to relate their teaching to each individual student's learning style.

All Ages –Beginners to Advanced

Our current students range from 6 years old to many students in their 60's and 70's. We take care to teach what you want to learn. We strive to make playing music an important and enjoyable part of life for students of all ages and levels.

Private Lessons

Private lessons ensure that the student has the undivided attention of the teacher and can progress at a personal level.

Group Classes

Since students sometimes feel more comfortable in a group-learning situation, we also offer group classes in Beginning Guitar, Voice, and Ensemble Playing. We keep the classes small, and divide them into 2 sections- one for children and one for adults. They are held in 6-week sessions.

Regular Concerts and Recitals

Recitals and concerts are held at least twice a year. These provide students with performance experience and build confidence. Participation in music festivals, competitions and workshops is also available.

Exam Preparation

We offer full training in repertoire, studies, technique, ear training and sight-reading to prepare classical students for college entrance exams.

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Monterey Peninsula Academy of Music

546 Hartnell St. Ste H
(across from the Post Office, and next to Youth Music Monterey)
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646–0528

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