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Give the Gift of Music

Lafitte Music Center teaches piano, guitar, drums, voice, violin, saxophone, and more. We offer both private music lessons and affordable group music classes to Sacramento students of all ages and skill levels.

Music Education

for
Young Kids (2-6)

Young Kids (2-6)

Our young musician course is designed to expose children to the world of music and establish a foundation for musical ability.

Older Kids (7-11)

Older Kids (7-11)

We assist our young music students with improvement in coordination and in the development of good practicing habits.

Teens (12-15)

Teens (12-15)

With an emphasis on hands-on learning, this is an ideal setting to develop your musical creativity and confidence among peers.

Adults (16+)

Adults (16+)

We offer exciting music classes and private instrument instruction for adults at all ages and skill levels. It’s never to late to start!

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

Piano

Piano is one of those very few instruments where you can play both melody and harmony at the same time. It just takes a simple pressure from your...

Guitar

The guitar is portable and easy and fun to itemize with colors, shapes, gears, and accessories. There are 3 types of guitars: Classical guitars...

Voice

Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.

Drums

Playing drums is fun for all ages and teaches coordination, timing, and rhythm. Each of our lessons are tailored to each student with an emphasis...

Strings

Our instructors can teach you to play classical strings or fiddle style. Lessons will initially focus on ear training, proper bowing technique...

Brass

Our comprehensive trumpet and trombone lessons include learning proper technique, ear training, theory, sight-reading, blues, jazz and...

Ukulele

The ukulele community is friendly, inviting, and the instrument’s size and crisp sound brings warm smiles on people’s faces. Due to its small size...

Woodwinds

We offer private lessons on saxophone, clarinet, and flute starting at age 6 and up. We have a diverse and exciting program with customized...

Want to Join a Band?

Beginner to advance in ability level is welcomed. Students in band will perform every month at the Performance Club.

Recent News

Lafitte Music Center: Group Class Registration

Our most 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 contact@lafittemusiccenter.com. We look forward to meeting you.

Note: Age limits are flexible depending on the maturity level of each student.

JUNIOR MUSICIAN COURSE, SESSION 1:  Ages 4-6 yrs

  • Dates: 9/4 – 1/29 / Wednesday / 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Recital Hall
  • Instructor: Sugiyapranata

JUNIOR MUSICIAN COURSE, SESSION 1:  Ages 4-6 yrs

  • Dates: 9/9 – 2/3 / Monday / 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Piano Room
  • Instructor: Sugiyapranata

GROUP PIANO CLASS, LEVEL 1:  Ages 7-9 yrs

  • Dates: 9/4 – 1/29 / Wednesday / 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Piano Room
  • Instructor: Sugiyapranata

BAND PROGRAM: Ages 7-11 yrs

  • Dates: 9/9 – 8/31 / Monday / 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Recital Hall
  • Instructor: Radu

GROUP GUITAR CLASS, LEVEL 1:  Ages 7-11 yrs

  • Dates: 9/12 – 1/30 / Thursday / 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Front Studio Room
  • Instructor: Radu

GROUP VIOLIN CLASS :  Ages 7-11 yrs

  • Dates: 9/9 – 2/3 / Monday / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Front Studio Room
  • Instructor: Radu

GROUP PIANO CLASS, LEVEL 1:  Ages 9-11 yrs

  • Dates: 9/9 – 2/3 / Monday / 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Piano Room
  • Instructor: Sugiyapranata

BAND PROGRAM: Ages 12-15 yrs

  • Dates: 9/6 – 8/28 / Friday / 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Recital Hall
  • Instructor: Leong

GROUP PIANO CLASS, LEVEL 1:  Ages 16 yrs to Adult

  • Dates: 9/17 – 1/28 / Tuesday / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Location: Lafitte Music Center, Piano Room
  • Instructor: Sugiyapranata

Performance Club & Concerts

Our Own Beautiful & Intimate Recital Hall
Music students have the opportunity to perform monthly at our own recital hall where we host our Performance Club and concerts.
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

Performance Club

  • 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

Performers: Sign in at the front desk

David L

The group piano lessons for adults are great! The atmosphere is relaxed and inspiring, and as an absolute beginner I was truly amazed by what I could do after just one lesson. A great group and super fun!

David L / Google Reviews
Eliana R

Teacher can communicate in English, Spanish or French, love this school!

Eliana R / Google Reviews
Lindsay M

This place is awesome. My daughter is in one of the group piano classes and we've been to a few of the events and open mic nights. The owner is very open and imaginative and the space has a creative ambiance. It makes for a really great experience overall.

Lindsay M / Google Reviews
Elodie M

Great place!!!

Elodie M / Facebook Reviews
Tanya R

Great staff and atmosphere. The paint class was fun and I learned so much! Looking forward to many more paint classes and violin classes.

Tanya R / Facebook Reviews
Marianna W

I love how accessible the music center is and feel that it is a great environment to help explore your creativity.

Marianna W / Facebook Reviews
Rosa H

This place is very exciting! You feel the creative energy as you walk in the Door!

Rosa H / Facebook Reviews
Alyona B

My kids love it here! I enjoy the diversity, both cultural and musical! It’s a fun and energetic atmosphere here that helps kids learn and create and appreciate music!

Alyona B / Facebook Reviews
Jon W

Excellent music school in a convenient location that offers piano, guitar and percussion lessons and more. The teachers have all been awesome and my kids look forward to their lessons each week. Highly recommend.

Jon W / Facebook Reviews
John K

Fantastic place to take your music playing to the next level no matter whether you're just starting or quite advanced. It's a fun, supportive center for creative expression, including group painting nights that are excellent. Everything at the center is fairly priced. Check it out!

John K / Facebook Reviews
Marysol S

A GREAT place, nice atmosphere, excellent brand new equipment and staff, just in one class my daughter can tell where the "do" key is located and what finger she needs to use to play it! when I was a kid learned with the same Yamaha system and I can tell is fun and really easy for them; I'm so happy to find this place for my kids! I guess is the only place teaching it here in Sac.

Marysol S / Facebook Reviews
Amanda R.

The staff here is amazing! Great experience in a fun environment! The combined knowledge from the staff is really a special thing. If you want your children to get a really unique passage into the musical world, they are definitely a great choice. I can't give them enough praise!

Amanda R. / Yelp
Diana N.

My 5-year-old son has made significant growth since starting piano at Lafitte Music Center only six months ago; he is already playing chords and playing with both hands simultaneously. He is learning to hear notes and read music so naturally and easily. He has so much fun learning new songs and even composing his own. What’s more, I’m finally having my own ah-ha moments all these years after traditional piano lessons frustrated me.

Diana N. / Yelp
Jaime M.

Love this place. It is a place I get me time and paint. The instruction is fabulous and everyone there is super friendly. You never feel new to the place and that is one of the best parts, like coming home and spending time with family and friends. Tuesdays are now one of my favorite days of the week.

Jaime M. / Yelp
Lindsay C.

This place is awesome. My daughter is in one of the group piano classes and we’ve been to a few of the events and open mic nights. The owner is very open and imaginative and the space has a creative ambiance. It makes for a really great experience overall.

Lindsay C. / Yelp

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.

We are the only Authorized
Yamaha Music School
in the Sacramento area!