a few words about us

We are a music school that offers comprehensive instruction in both theory and practice. You can also get private lessons, including private lessons from an Academy teacher right in your own home. All ages, from small children to senior citizens, are welcomed and taught if they wish to learn music. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced music student, Orange County Music School School can help you become better.

Recitals and concerts are held at least twice a year to provide students with confidence-building performance experience. Theory classes are taught in preparation for exams of all levels concerning theory, history, harmony, counterpoint, and analysis. Full training is offered in repertoire, composition, performance technique, ear training, and sight-reading to prepare classical students for the Certificate of Merit Exam.

- Basic Music Theory
- Piano
- Percussion
- Keyboards
- Vocals
- Violin
- Guitar
- How to Form a Band and Play Rock Music

Research shows that singing can enhance your health and decrease your stress, and playing music makes you smarter, healthier, and happier. Orange County Music School School can help you become a healthier, happier person. Start hearing things in music that you don't even dream exist right now...

Orange County Music School School - Music Education in the Finest European Traditions.
“ No other acoustic instrument can match the piano's expressive range, and no electric instrument can match its mystery. ”

- Kenneth Miller

Did you know?

That the piano is known as "The King of Instruments"? The piano earned this title for a number of reasons including it's tonal range (the piano covers the full spectrum of any instrument in the orchestra from below the lowest note of the double bassoon to above the top note of the piccolo), it's ability to produce melody and accompaniment at the same time (try that on a flute) and it's broad dynamic range.

why we recommend group lessons for young beginners

A group setting provides excitement, friends, and inspiration during the first 2-3 difficult years of piano/keyboard lessons. After completing the class, we encourage students to continue private lessons with the instructor of their choice.

Benefits of learning in a group include:


Playing music in a group helps students learn to listen and stay together with the group.


Working in a group helps students strengthen rhythm skills.


When we sing the solfege (do, re, mi) syllables while reading notes or playing the keyboard, we develop a strong sense of tonality and relative pitch.


Reading music is a separate activity from performing on the keyboard, and includes using tools such as music flash cards and "secret" ways of learning the notes that make it fun and easy.


Students perform every piece by memory in front of the class, thus preparing to perform in the recitals at an early age.

our mission

To provide the highest quality of music education to all individuals who have a desire to learn, in an environment that nurtures curiosity, creativity and achievement.


E-mail for more information: stellakotova@aol.com and ask how you can receive a free introductory lesson. Click here to see the music lessons calendar.

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