Music Instruction

Three young boys learning piano in group keyboard class

Group Music Classes

With our Group Classes (3 to 8 students) you will learn to play music in a group setting. Group classes are affordable, fun, and provide a great learning environment. Students have the opportunity to perform every month in our performance hall and share their newest songs with their family and friends.

Young girl being taught to play guitar in private music lesson

Private Music Lessons

We offer 30-min, 45-min, 1-hour private lessons for the following instruments: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Violin, Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Cello, Ukulele. Progress at your own pace with the undivided attention from your teacher. Students have the opportunity to perform every month in our performance hall and share their newest songs with their family and friends.

Four music students playing music together in a band

Band Program

Open to all instruments — The Band curriculum program is based on three pillars: Creation, Rehearsal, and Performance. These contexts are the basis for learning as many musical styles and genres as possible. Improvisation is used as a fundamental skill in both the initial creation of material which is then structured through rehearsal into composed pieces.

Yamaha Music Education System

Is your child between 2 and 8 years old?
Click HERE to learn about the Yamaha Music Education System.

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

Advantages for Group Classes:

  • Fun learning environment
  • Opportunity to play duets, trios and small ensemble pieces
  • Inspired by our peer’s performances
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

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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.