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San Diego is an amazing county filled with all kinds of music, art, and culture. The music scene varies from intimate blues clubs, an amazing symphony, some of the nation’s top theatres, an opera house, and a history of pop and rock artists making their grand start right in its cafes. It does not matter what your aspirations are or what genre you are most interested in, San Diego has every niche form of music you could imagine and with it the professionals who can pass that knowledge along to their pupils.

Our instructors in Carlsbad area come from all sorts of backgrounds and some are still actively involved in their respective scenes. Whether they are playing in a small jazz club in North Park after a long day of teaching lessons, or working in a sound studio with an orchestra on a score for a new Sony video game after talking with their student about how they got their big start with the Youth Symphony, or on a stage as a rock singer at Earth Fest where they waved down at their students from their platform, or in a production at the Old Globe or La Jolla Playhouse after they have sung all day with their own pupils, our instructors in Carlsbad area are active and connected and bring their experiences to the table when they teach.

If you live in Carlsbad and looking to find the best instructor, we can help! Let us help you become the next generation of practitioners and enthusiasts. Give us a call today to get your trial lesson set up with one of our instructors in Carlsbad.

Meet a few of our instructors in the Carlsbad area!

Mary J

Mary is an Actress, Singer, Writer, Teacher, Pianist, Composer, Playwright, Director, Producer, and Novelist. She is a classically trained vocalist who specializes in Musical Theatre, Pop, Jazz, and Country. Her previous voice teachers range from Opera Singers who sing pop for Grammy award winning video games, to (not one but two) Phantoms from Phantom of the Opera and several others of note. She emphasizes vocal health and proper technique with her students. She started her Suzuki piano training at age four and continued for twelve years with the same studio and during those years was recognized at many conferences and national events. Needless to say, she is classically trained, but chooses to use a variety of techniques with her piano students in order to cater to their learning style and interests, while instilling proper technique and a love of music. All of Mary’s students leave with smiles on their faces and a love, understanding, and appreciation for music. Originally from the Boston area, she was an actress in Boston, New York City, and Chicago before moving to San Diego. She started her collegiate training at The Hartt School of Music Dance and Theatre and The Chicago College of Performing Arts where she studied Musical Theatre, and (due to health complications) transferred and completed her training at the University of San Diego and has degrees in both Music and Theatre. She Music Directs at J Company and runs their As One Ensemble, Works as a Music Director and Acting Teacher for Junior Theatre, has a private Voice, Piano, and Acting studio, and is in the process of getting a new musical off the ground and her novels published. Mary believes in catered education; education that is crafted specifically to each person’s strengths and interests in order to fully access one’s potential and has found enormous success with her students in the past. She has helped several of her student’s land roles, win competitions, and get into top institutions/programs for the arts.

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Mary J

San Diego County

  • Voice.
  • Piano.
  • Online Lessons.
  • Music Theory.

Seth Q

Seth has over 10 years of experience in providing inspiring and fulfilling piano lessons for students of all ages and abilities. He holds a master’s in music in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver and is a well-rounded pianist with experience in classical, chamber music, jazz, pop, and improvisation. He is also a very capable percussionist and singer and uses these elements to teach the fundamentals of rhythm and music theory to all his students. His expertise in teaching beginners, transfer students, advanced students, and adults allows his students to pursue a customized curriculum to match their needs and goals and be empowered by their success as a musician. Seth is a frequent performer and chamber musician, recently winning the Lamont Chamber Music Competition in 2020 and performing a US premiere of a work by contemporary composer, Daniel Schnyder. He is also a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) and seeks to incorporate mindfulness into all aspects of teaching to help students develop a present awareness and joy for making music. He presented at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and for local MTA’s in Colorado in 2019 on the topic of mindfulness and breath in the piano studio and is devoted to musician and teacher wellness. Seth promotes a welcoming and inspiring environment to all students by remaining positive and resilient through challenges and hurdles, helping students reduce anxiety and develop systems for overcoming obstacles in music and life.

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Seth Q

San Diego County

  • Piano.
  • Online Lessons.
  • Music Theory.