Music Lessons

Private and Group Settings

At Coastal Dance and Music Academy we offer both group and private music lessons. Different students require different teaching approaches. Some students progress best with the peer interaction and class motivation that group lessons provide. Other students prefer the focused concentration of an individual one-on-one lesson. Once a student is more advanced it will be necessary to take private lessons to master the advanced techniques of an instrument or voice with individual attention. We offer 30 minute, 45 minute and 1 hour lessons for private lessons and 1 hour group lessons. All levels are welcome. We offer classes to students with special abilities!



Why CDMA is the best choice for Music Lessons


If you are considering registering for music classes at any other music studio or music school in Grover Beach, Arroyo Grande, Nipomo, Santa Maria, or San Luis Obispo, we encourage you to ask the studio the following questions before making your decision.

There are many music studios to choose from in San Luis Obispo County. Does it really matter which studio you choose? ABSOLUTELY! Here are the main reasons why CDMA is the right choice for you and your child.


Focus On Teaching

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

Highly Qualified 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 AdvancedOur current music students range from 2 years old to many students in their 60's and 70's and even 80’s. We take care to teach what you want to learn so music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.

Private & Group Lessons

Different students require different teaching approaches. Some students progress best with the peer interaction and class motivation of a group session. Other students prefer the focused concentration of an individual one on one lesson. Once a student is more advanced it will be necessary to take private lessons to master the advanced techniques of an instrument or voice with individual attention. Make sure that your student has the option to select the learning style that is best suited for them.

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 camps, master classes and workshops is also available.

Preschool Music and Movement Program

From the age of 18 months to 6 years, children are exposed to the basics of music in a fun supportive group environment. This program builds a solid foundation for later success in private lessons.