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.

CrystalVoice Studio Voice Lessons

Crystal has over 25 years of experience as a voice instructor working with ages 8-80. She specializes in MDH Breathing Coordination, a functional vocal technique that applies to all styles, bridging the gap between art and science to help students achieve real, measurable results in their singing.

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

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

Idyllwild Arts Summer Program

The summer program provides children (age 5+), teens, adults and professional artists a nurturing environment to explore creativity and performance opportunities

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.

Kelly Summer Vocal Studio

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

Lakewood Recreation and Community Services

Babies Love Music (4-14 mos), Toddlers Love Music (1-2), Kids Love Music (1-4), Drums for Fun (6-12), Violin (7+), Pop/Rock Singers (8-11), Ukulele (7-12) and Piano, beginning and intermediate (6-14); five to six-week sessions, $59-$72.

Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine

Kid’s Love Music (1-4), Kids Love Music Babies (4 mo. – 1), Kid’s Love Music: Toddlers! (1-2), Little Music Makers (2 1/2 – 5), Melody Time (1-2), and tons more!

Music Associations

Music Teachers Association of California and Suzuki Association of the Americas

Music Together at the Beach

Celebrating 20 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 5 and the grown-ups who love them.


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

Youth Choirs

List of local international youth choirs.