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Learning an instrument when you’re an adult is not an easy thing. After all, it takes time to become really good at an instrument, and time is something in short supply when you have work and family obligations. That being said, if an experienced teacher is giving you lessons for 30 minutes a week, you’re bound to see improvement. If you want to learn an instrument, try these places for your lessons.
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School of Rock
530 E. First St.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 975-9116
www.tustin.schoolofrock.com

School of Rock generally focuses on learning an instrument in a group environment and performing on a stage with other students. However, you can also take weekly private lessons that are probably better suited to your busy schedule. Private lessons are available for guitar, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals no matter your experience level on the instrument of your choice.

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Jim’s Music Center
14061 Newport Ave.
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 669-3600
www.jimsmusic.com

Between your job, your family and any other obligations, you don’t have a lot of time to devote to learning an instrument. That being the case, Jim’s Music Center is a great place to go if you can find some time. Prices for lessons here average $30 for a 30-minute lesson. Thirty minutes may not be a lot of time, but 30 minutes in a guided lesson will help you improve more than just hacking around by yourself. All you need is your instrument and a desire to get better, and the folks at Jim’s can help you.

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Tustin Music Center
13721 Newport Ave., Suite 9
Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 730-1766
www.tustin-music.com

Tustin Music Center may seem an unlikely spot for music lessons. After all, it’s among a bunch of restaurants in Tustin, and you could easily overlook this place. However, lessons here are available on much more than just guitar, bass and drums. You can also take classes for woodwind, brass and string instruments from experienced teachers who are good at figuring out the best way for a student to learn.

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Fountain Valley Music
8740 Warner Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 963-2010
www.fvmusic.com

One of the things that sets Fountain Valley Music apart from other places is that you can get lessons for a wide variety of instruments, from strings (including banjo, ukulele and cello) to brass and woodwinds. Both group and private lessons are available. Starting lessons is as easy as filling out an online form and giving three times that fit into your schedule.

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South County Studios
26041 Cape Drive
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
(949) 813-5200
www.ocguitarist.com

South County Studios may not offer lessons on as many instruments as other places, but it does provide lessons for bass, guitar, vocals and piano. What this place does offer is a lesson plan that follows what you want to learn. You won’t be given a lesson book and instructed to follow it from beginning to end. Instead, you will let the instructor know what you want to learn and the lessons will be made to suit what you want to accomplish. Lessons are available as 30-, 45- or 60-minute sessions. Call South County Studios and start your personalized lesson plan.

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Gary Schwind is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. His work can be found on Examiner.com.
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