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Our programs for junior musicians utilize the world-renowned Yamaha Music Education System, where students learn by ear first in an environment that encourages fun and inspires a love of music. We are the only music school in the Citrus Heights / Fair Oaks area that offers instruction in all of these instruments in one location: Piano / Keyboard, Guitar, Drums, Ukulele, Voice, Violin, Cello, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, and Harp.
Private Music Lessons
Music Instruction for All Ages
Lafitte Music Center: Group Class Registration
Some of our recent group classes are shown following. Please go to our ONLINE REGISTRATION page to enroll, or make an appointment to meet our teachers and tour our school. If you have questions please feel free to call or text us at (916) 536-9390, or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you.
Note: Age limits are flexible depending on the maturity level of each student.
PIANO GROUP CLASSES
- Mon, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: level 2 (7-11 yrs)
- Tue, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: beginners (4-5 yrs)
- Tue, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: beginners (12-15 yrs)
- Wed, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: beginners (7-11 yrs)
- Wed, 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: beginners (Adults)
- Thu, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: level 3 (7-11 yrs)
- Thu, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: level 3 (12-15 yrs)
- Sat, 9:00 am – 10:00 am: level 4 (7-11 yrs)
PIANO-GUITAR COMBO: (Music Explorers)
- Wed, 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm: beginners (5-7 yrs)
VIOLIN GROUP CLASSES
- Mon, 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: beginners (5-7 yrs)
- Mon, 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm: late beginners (7-11 yrs)
- Wed, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm: intermediate (11+ yrs)
GROUP CLASS SCHEDULING
Any group class can start with 2 students. If you can’t find your ideal group class/instrument on the list, you can request one and be put on the group waiting list. Once someone else registers, the class is good to go!
Performance Club & Concerts
Our Own Beautiful & Intimate Recital Hall
Our Performance Club provides a rich environment designed to help music students express themselves with confidence.
Vocal student Mahita, accompanied by piano
Vocal and acoustic guitar student, Dat Pham
Piano student, Gabriel
- Friday, August 9th – 6:30pm
- Friday, September 27th – 6:30pm
- Thursday, October 24th – 6:30pm
- Thursday, November 21st – 6:30pm
Winter Concert Series
- Friday, December 13th – 6pm
- Saturday, December 14th – 4pm
- Sunday, December 15th – 4pm
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t know what instrument to choose?
You can schedule one or more of the following:
- You can schedule either a FREE tour with Mr. Radu who is going to make you try every possible instrument that we teach here.
- If you only hesitate with a couple instruments, you can schedule short introductory lessons.
- You can come assist to one of our monthly recitals given by the teachers and students and hopefully be inspired by one instrument or another.
When are your recitals? Are they free?
Every month!! Yes they are free for anyone to attend + family and friends, neighbors, etc! They usually take place the last Thursday OR Friday of every month at 6:45pm. They usually last an hour and the students are participating on their own will.
On top of monthly recitals that we call “Performance Club”, we host 2 large concerts. The END OF THE YEAR CONCERTS, and THE SUMMER CONCERTS.
Do I need to have an instrument at home?
Unless your instrument is voice, yes it is highly recommended in order to give yourself or your child the best chance to succeed.
Practice is very important in making progress! If you are not sure about spending money right away into an instrument, we can definitely rent you one of ours. They go from $25 to $50 a month depending of the instrument.
What age is recommended to start?
We have a piano program within the Yamaha Music Education system that starts at 2 years old. For other instruments than piano, 6 is the recommended age but we can take them younger if they are very motivated.
Am I too old to start an instrument?
Not at all! Our oldest student started at 92 years old. During the monthly performance club and annual concerts, you’ll get the opportunity to see many adults performing.
What is the difference between group and private?
Here are some advantages for group learning:
- fun learning environment
- opportunity to play duets, trios and small ensemble pieces
- inspired by our peer’s performances
And some advantages for private lessons:
- one on one attention from the teacher
- being able to learn, or request to play the song we like
- we learn at our own pace
- The lesson is customized to the student’s need
Do I need to practice?
The short answer is yes. The misconception that some students have is: “I don’t need to practice because I already know”.
The purpose of practicing and instrument is to reinforce the muscle memory, as well as refining the coordination and sound delivery.
Professional musicians, and concertists practice hours a day, even if they “already know”.
There is never a perfect way to play, as every time we play, it is different. Playing is communicating, and practicing is training our body and mind to communicate through music.
For young children, we encourage parents to practice with their children at their beginning stage of their musical journey, until they develop an independency.