Music Lessons

Lafitte Music Center offers group and private music lessons for ages 4 to adult.

Lafitte Music Center is the only Authorized Yamaha Music School in the Sacramento area.

Yamaha Music Education develops musical skills with three fundamental principles:

Timely Education

Introducing the fundamentals of music from the start

In order for children to enjoy music and to absorb and understand the given material easily, we believe it is best to give them appropriate guidance in accordance with the degree of their physical and mental development. Based upon this concept of timely education, the Yamaha method introduces music fundamentals to children at the time when their hearing capabilities are rapidly developing.

Group Lessons

We all learn better in groups

Group lessons have many advantages that enable children to enjoy rich musical experiences such as making friends through music, developing cooperativeness and deepening understanding of music through participation in ensembles. For this purpose, Yamaha has adopted a method whereby students can listen and play in a group, learning music while enjoying it.

Emphasis on Creativity

Learning through creating

In order to enable students to develop their creative capabilities, it is important to help them develop the ability to express themselves by thinking freely. We hope to help them acquire and enhance sensitivity and imagination, which are both sources of creativity, through our comprehensive system of music education.

After school services are available.

We are the only Authorized


Music School in the Sacramento area


Am I too old (or too young) to learn to play music?

You can learn to play music at any age!  We teach seniors, adults and children starting at 4 years old.

How much do music lessons cost?

Private lessons are $120/month (weekly 30 minute lesson) or $160/month (weekly 45 minute lesson).

Group lessons are $100/month (weekly 45-60 minute lessons).

Group piano lessons for adults are $25 per session.

What is the difference between group and private lessons?

Private lessons are a good fit if you have a specific goal to achieve and want faster results.

Group lessons are excellent if you want an enriching musical experience: playing with others, sharing the sound space, experiencing harmony, jamming and learning together.

Children under the age of 7 are encouraged to learn in a group setting. They learn a lot from each other and their listening skills improve faster than in private lessons, due to the group singing, ensemble playing and team playing.

How are groups for group music lessons divided?

Group lessons are typically divided by age range: ages 4-6, ages 7-9, ages 10-13, ages 14-17, and 18+.

What is Yamaha Music Education and to whom is it taught?

We provide Yamaha Music Education for the piano group lessons to children age 4 – 8.

The Yamaha music education method teaches by “ear” first until the music is felt. Children instantly capture the essence of music and are provided with tools to express it naturally. Yet the expectations are high and Yamaha students are confident, accomplished and creative! The teachers go through extensive training to assure that they provide the most effective lessons. The Yamaha method makes it fun to teach and to learn!