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Why Choose Us?

  • Professional 'Floating Marley Dance Floors' reduce fatigue and prevent injury
  • Small class sizes
  • Customer service - desk staff available during class times for assistance
  • Wide selection of class times to fit your busy schedule
  • University trained teachers
  • Instructions in rock, classical, pop, jazz and more
  • Optional, low pressure recitals

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Testimonials

  • My daughter has been taking various dance lessons here since they opened. She loves the instructors who are all awesome and great with the kids. Every summer, they have dance recitals that are wonderfully organized and coordinated. Santa Monica School of Dance and Music rocks!

    Kristine D.

  • My daughter has taken lessons for 2 years. It is a wonderful studio with wonderful teachers! We also love the summer camps, especially the all-in-one camp. The studio is well kept and the staff are always friendly. The annual recital is amazing!

    Sharon D.

  • The dance instructors are really amazing with children! They have so much positive energy! Additionally, they have a ton of classes throughout the week and are extremely flexible with make ups. Everyone goes out of their way to be friendly and accommodating. Overall it's been a really great experience!

    M.P.

  • The classes are smaller than other dance studios, so there is more opportunity for one-on-one instruction. I have recommended this studio to many of my friends with kids and would recommend it anyone who is looking for a dance studio. This studio is definitely the best dance and music school in Santa Monica!

    Krista P.

  • Santa Monica School of Dance and Music has been such a wonderful dance studio. The staff is friendly and kind. Easy to get to. Parking right in front. It's not your play around and do a few dance moves. It's serious but applicable to their age. We love this dance studio!

    Ybarra F.

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Starting Lessons Off Right

  1. How Young is Too Young. Starting at the Right Age
  2. Insist on Private Lessons When Learning a Specific Instrument
  3. Take Lessons in a Professional Teaching Environment
  4. Make Practicing Easier
  5. Use Recognized Teaching Materials

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Common Q&A

Q: Do I need a piano at home to take a piano lessons?

A: It is ideal if you have a piano at home, but you can start lessons by using an electric keyboard to practice on. Most our students rent or buy...

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Music Recital

February & June 2015-2016 Music Recital General Info
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Music Lessons - All Ages - All Levels

Santa Monica School of Dance and Music was established in Santa Monica to offer exception music instruction and lessons to the great West LA area.  In cooperation with our Dance Program we offer a wide range of options for children to adults.  Our music program offers a variety of classes at every level, geared specifically towards providing the best music lessons in Santa Monica.

We offer:
Piano Lessons - Voice Lessons - Guitar Lessons - Bass Lessons
Violin Lessons - Songwriting Lessons

 

What Makes Us the Best Choice for Music?


Focus on Teaching

All we do is teach. We do not sell or rent musical instruments. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing - providing the highest quality of music instruction.


University Trained Teachers

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


All Ages - Beginners to Advanced

Our music students range from 4 years old to adults. We take care to teach what you want to learn so music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.

We offer Piano Lessons from ages 5 to adult, Violin Lessons from age 5 to adult, Voice Lessons from age 7 to adult, Guitar Lessons & Bass Lessons from age 8 to adult, and we offer Songwriting Lessons at age 12.


Private Lessons

Group classes work well for preschool music programs, and theory lessons. However, when actually learning how to play an instrument, private lessons are far superior to a group lessons since privates give the student the opportunity to learn at their own pace so they don’t miss key points. This also means that the teacher does not have to teach a class at a middle-of–the-road level, but has the time and focus to work on the individual student’s strengths and weaknesses. For that lesson period, the student is the primary focus of the teacher. The teachers also enjoy this as they do not have to divide their attention between 5 - 10 students at a time and can help the student be the best they can be.


Bi-annual Recitals (optional)

Our optional Music Recitals are held at least twice a year. They provide students with performance experience, build confidence and allow students to share their musical achievements with their family and friends.

Ask any dance or music school in Santa Monica, Culver City, Venice, Mar Vista, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades and the greater West LA area these questions and you will see why more families choose our studio each year than any other. After browsing this site please call us with any questions you may have about getting the most out of your dance experience.

310-453-7617

Santa Monica School of Dance & Music provides dance classes and music lessons to the greater West LA area for all ages in a professional and friendly environment.

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