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Best Music Schools In Orange County

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Whether you are destined to be the next John Mayer or Lady Gaga, or you are more likely to sing your solos in the shower, you are bound to benefit from some form of music education. Music is the universal language and can communicate many things that everyone can understand without having to speak a word. The following schools make our list for the best In Orange County and will provide you with all you need to know about creating music.

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Music Vault Academy
25255 Cabot Road #100
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
(949) 257-2744

The Music Vault Academy is one of Orange Counties best kept secrets - until now. As the only school in Orange County that provides comprehensive services essential to the development of a complete artist like taking classes, students can also join a band or ensemble and perform on a fully functioning stage complete with an overhead lighting rig. For those who want to try their hand at recording and editing, the Music Vault Academy offers Electronic Dance Music Production as well. Competitive rates and a state of the art facility put the Music Vault Academy at the top of this list.

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School Of Rock HB
18584 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 847-7788

Creating School of Rock was a life-long dream of co-owner Larry Boodman. In fact, as a founding member of the pop-rock LA based band FourWayFree and a member of Orange County School of the Arts, Larry has spent much of his young adult life as a professional drummer. School of Rock is an ingenious concept that gets kids and adults rocking out to the classics and performing on stage with their peers. In addition to individual private music instruction on guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards and/or drums, School of Rock combines weekly one-on-one lessons with group rehearsals and jam sessions, resulting in live performances in front of real crowds at legendary rock venues.

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Orange County Music School
Orange County Music School
14482 Silverbrook Drive
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 573-1449

Located in the historical city of Tustin, Orange County music school offers a variety of musical instruction designed to fit the needs of their students. Welcoming students as young as five years old, as well as beginners just exploring their relationship with music, and seasoned veterans looking to brush up on some skills, it is one of the county's best. In fact, all of the teachers at Orange County Music School are MTAC certified and can teach theory and harmony and history, so any instructor you get will be top notch here. Recitals and concerts are held at least twice a year which provide students with confidence-building performance experience. For those who cannot come into the school, online music lessons via Skype are available. Talk about convenient!

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The Music Factory
1125 Victoria St Ste C
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
(866) 796-4443

Located in the heart of Costa Mesa, The Music Factory offers a variety of music lessons to people of all ages where students can choose from weekly classes in vocal training, guitar, drums, and piano. Have you ever wanted to learn how to DJ? The Music Factory also offers classes through their Scratch Factory where they can take you from a beginner DJ to a pro level DJ capable of hosting New Years Eve in the biggest of Vegas clubs. Many of the teachers are touring and recording professionals with major label credentials and have toured the world extensively.

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Orange County Music Conservatory
16139 Brookhurst st
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 251-8842

A staff of accomplished performers and instructors await you at the Orange County Music Conservatory. Offering individual lessons on most traditional and classical instruments such as piano, guitar, drums, violin, voice, flute, clarinet, saxophone and percussion, The Conservatory also offers students the opportunity to enjoy music while developing their skills by playing in small groups. Classes are offered at a variety of times, making it beneficial for adults and children with busy work and/or school schedules. At the Orange County Music Conservatory it is their goal to motivate students and help them have a love for music that will last a lifetime.

Melodi Steinberg is a freelance writer out of Orange County. She typically covers food and family lifestyle topics. Her work can be found at and
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