Instrument instruction, bands, orchestras, choirs, camps and music-appreciation classes. Also see: “Theater Arts” for more vocal instruction and “Calendar” for live performances. For additional resources, see our current issue.

Applied Music Studio

Enhance your child’s (3+) education by trying a free lesson at Applied Music Studio! They offer instruction in viola, violin, voice, piano, guitar, drums, woodwinds and theory, as well as a Keyboard for Kids program, all taught by degreed professionals.

Grace First Music Camps

Grace First Presbyterian Church has a full summer of camp offerings for children and youth, including music-oriented camps. Summer Choir Camp is a new camp for singers of all ages, July 17-21; K-5 Choir Camp is 9 a.m. to noon, and grades 6-12 Choir Camp is 1-4 p.m.

Gymboree Play & Music – Long Beach

Enhance your child’s development and love of music through song, dance, movement games and instruments, all at Gymboree Play & Music Long Beach.

Jazz Angels

Level specific jazz bands comprised of young musicians ages 9-17. Musicians learn to play (or improve how they play) this great American music through a unique method of music mentoring.

Jolly Being Music

Jolly Being Music believes that all children are musical. Together, they sing, chant, dance, and play to experience music through the senses. Before you know it, your children (0-5) are bouncing with the beat.

Kelly Summer Vocal Studio

Voice lessons for kids and adults who want to improve their singing ability are offered by Kelly Summer Vocal Studio.

Kidsguide CampGuide

Find the best camps for kids in Southern California. Click here.

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Babies Love Music (4-14 mos), Kids Love Music (1-4), Drums for Fun (6-12), Violin (7+) and Piano, beginning and intermediate (6-14).

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Spanish Musical Parent N’ Me Playgroup (1-3), Kid’s Love Music (1-4), Kids Love Music: Babies! (4 mos-1 yr 2mos) Kid’s Love Music: Toddlers! (1-2), and more.

Music Associations

Music Teachers Association of California and Suzuki Association of the Americas

Music Together at the Beach

Celebrating 19 years of family music-making in Long Beach and Huntington Beach. Music Together is the internationally recognized early childhood music and movement program for children from birth through age 5and the grownups who love them.


Find a list of regional youth orchestras at the Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California website.

School of Rock

School of Rock’s performance-based camps (7-17) incorporate songs, performing, musical games/activities, and team building exercises as a way to teach music theory, and how to rock out as a real band! They group students based on age and skill set into a band of their own. With the guidance of the School of Rock instructors kids […]

Youth Choirs

List of local international youth choirs.