About Us

RockStars Music Studios is Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, pop, blues, jazz and live performance.

 

Since 2004, more than 5,000 students have come to RockStars for private lessons and our innovative workshops. Our more advanced students participate in our one-of-a-kind Live Band Workshops and all of our students have the opportunity to perform for their family and friends in one of our professionally produced, RockStar Concerts. RockStars has some of the most talented instructors in the area and most up-to-date facilities and technology for helping people of all ages learn how to play and perform.

Private Lessons

 

Private lessons are the heart and soul of what we do at RockStars. Each one of our instructors has years of experience in performing and teaching and is committed to their student’s success. Click on the specific instrument below to learn more.

 

Guitar Lessons

 

Piano Lessons

 

Voice Lessons

 

Drum Lessons

 

Bass Lessons

 

Adult Lessons

 

Private Lessons for adults is one of our specialties at RockStars Music Studios. Because of the flexibility within our curriculum, we can specialize a lesson plan entirely based on your favorite music, songs, or band. Click here to learn more about our private lessons for adults.

 

Live Band Workshops

 

Live Band Workshops Live Band Workshops is yet another service that sets RockStars apart from all the rest. As our students progress on their instruments, it is vital that they gain experience playing in a live band setting. Click here for more information about our Live Band Workshops.

 

RockStar Concerts

 

The RockStar Concerts, above all else, is what places us high above every other music lesson facility. Click here for more information on our Concerts at RockStars Music Studios.

Why RockStars

RockStars Music Studios is the original school of rock, pop, blues, jazz, EDM, musical theater, metal, funk and modern music in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County. Founded in 2004 by Huntington Beach native, Ryan Van Tuyl, there are many reasons why our music lessons, group classes and performance programs are the best in Huntington Beach. Here are just a few…

We're Huntington Beach Locals

We’re a local business in every way possible. After its initial founding, RockStars got its big break in Huntington Beach by pioneering low-cost, yet fun and innovative group classes for voice, piano, drums and guitar with the City of Huntington Beach Community Services Department. Not long after, RockStars was able to open its first location on Beach Blvd with the help of several Huntington Beach residents and education leaders who saw our passion for performance based arts and music education in Huntington Beach. We’re not franchisees, but a team of professional musicians with a true passion for teaching others about music. That School of Rock movie may not be about us, but our instructors are true RockStars who’ve toured the world with major label music acts. We didn’t pay a multi-national education firm hundreds of thousands of dollars so we could get a one-size fits all formula for lesson success. Our successful teaching philosophies and methods of music education come from years of experience in performing, touring, study, higher music education, knowing what to teach and how to teach it from thousands of lessons taught since 2004.

We Hate Excessive Fees And Policies Just As Much As You Do

Remember that time you went to sign up for a membership at the gym? You loved the facilities, the salesman was friendly and the price fit your budget. You’re almost done filling out the paperwork and the salesman slips in, “Ohbytheway…” Sign up fees, registration fees, cancellation fees, late fees, concert fees, ticket fees… fees, fees, fees! They’re annoying and we don’t do ‘em! We bill on the 25th of each month for your upcoming lessons. If you start in the middle of the month, we prorate. Our modest cancellation policy asks that you just tell us by the night before if you need to cancel or reschedule a single lesson. Wanna take a vacation from your music education? Just fill out a simple form online and give us 30-days notice. No sweat, no hassles. This is really the extent of our policies.

Not Just Professional Musicians, Professional Music Instructors

Our Instructors have a lot of experience. RockStars has searched exhaustively for instructors who not only share a passion for teaching their craft, but also understand that the best way to keep a student interested is to teach them music they are familiar with and enjoy playing. As you’ll find, each instructor at RockStars has an extensive, real world education, many years of teaching experience, and the performance knowledge to help each student succeed. Our Instructors have the depth to work with everyone, from the absolute beginner to even the most advanced students with specific goals in mind. RockStars knows that not every good performer makes a good teacher. Any talented musician has lots of performance experience to show and tell, but the secret to becoming a talented music Instructor lies in the passion, patience and perseverance required to impart that knowledge onto an eager student. We understand this concept because our business was founded and is owned and managed by actual music educators. At RockStars, our instructors teach, not because they need a job, but because they love teaching music!

Real-World Music Education

Learning can and should be fun! And who says you can’t immediately learn songs you love? We hold high regard for the classical virtuosos of today and yesterday, but at RockStars we are always seeking to be on the cutting edge of the music industry. We’ve seen first hand that students and musicians without an education based on the music of the last sixty years will not succeed or even be able to enjoy the benefits of musicianship in today’s world. We appreciate the classics for their history, technique and theory, but have found that any student can attain just as good, if not a superior quality of music education and understanding through performing the most popular songs of the 20th and 21st centuries. Like many things, the music industry is very different now from what it was thirty or even twenty years ago, which makes it so important to receive a real world music education. While we respect and borrow some aspects of a classical music education, we are determined to equip each student with the knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in the modern music world.

Better Scheduling Than Your Doctor’s Office

What’s worse than rushing to arrive at an appointment on time, but then sitting in the waiting room because they’re running behind? We’re focused and committed to being on time with our lessons and rehearsals so you can plan accordingly. At RockStars we know, through our experience, the demands on both the student and the parents. Kids are busier now than they’ve ever been and many parents have to balance work with getting their children to those commitments. Rest assured, our waiting room is not a holding area to prolong your day, but a clean and comfy drop off and pick up zone.

Orange County’s Best Live Performance Academy

Our performance programs are a labor of love and are the true essence of what Performance Based Music Education means. Our workshops are more than just a jam session; students learn theory, rhythm dynamics and the true secrets of music and life success. Watching a student develop skills and apply them in a performance is truly a rewarding experience, it makes us want to be better teachers, drives us to challenge our students and encourages them to reach their full potential. We believe this is evident in our Performance Academy and Soloist Concerts. We’ve always taken a performance based approach to our teaching and we believe that playing an instrument with your friends is the most enjoyable way to experience music and life in general.

HB’s Best Venues For Its Best Musicians

Our Performance Academy concerts are held in the community every year in prominent HB locations such as Bella Terra Amphitheater and, of course, our annual 4th of July celebration concert at the Huntington Beach Pier! We never charge extra for concerts or make you buy tickets, and we certainly don’t make your kids perform in a dingy, seedy bar. Your reward for getting them to and from lessons and rehearsals should be to relax and sit in a beautiful venue and enjoy it along with as many friends and family that you can bring (and they won’t be paying either).

True Musicians Never Over-Rehearse

With our Performance Academy, it’s about balance! Our Performance Academy doesn’t rehearse every week because that’s not how real musicians work. Our performance groups meet, on average, about once every 2-3 weeks during our concert season. In our experience this is a good balance between individual preparation and group rehearsals to put on an unforgettable concert.  Sure, we’d love it if your children could come every day to hang out and play music… it would be expensive, but awesome! However, instead of driving up the cost of a performance program with superfluous rehearsal time, we work closely with each student’s instructor to make sure the student is actively preparing for concerts and rehearsals on a daily and weekly basis. We want each student to experience the responsibility of practice and preparation for a performance, but have a schedule that’s sustainable year after year. It also allows us to charge less for our rock band programs, which we think is a pretty good thing.

You’re Never Too Old or (in most cases) Too Young To Start

While there’s an age minimum at RockStars (generally 6 years old), there’s no age limit.  We’re always going to have more youth here, but we love adults and you’re absolutely never too old to start! Our goal from day one has been to create a community of teachers, kids, parents, teens and adults who love music and want to better themselves through its study. We think we’ve done a pretty good job for a while now, why don’t you come and experience all we have to offer? Be a part of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County’s original school of rock, RockStars Music Studios.