Why Learn a Musical Instrument?

Learning to play an instrument is a personal adventure. Maybe you’ve watched your favorite guitarists rise to stardom, and you want to play just the way they do. Or perhaps you’re a cellist who’s grown a little rusty. Or possibly you’ve had a dream to play piano for years. In any case, you’ve made the decision to pick up an instrument, and it’s time to take the next step. A musical education with a professional instructor can help to guide you in the direction of your musical passion.

Music is in fact universal. We hear it on the radio, on our computers and through apps, in television and movies, and in the restaurants we eat in. We even hear street musicians performing for tips – it’s everywhere, a language and feeling beyond time and culture. Without the proper education in music, however, your understanding of the art form can only go so far. Whether you’re following a passion, realizing a dream, or desiring a talent you admire in others, you may be surprised at the benefits a musical education can provide.

At Foothills Music Academy, we know the benefits of a great musical education. Musicians learn critical theory and technique, how to work with other musicians, and the importance of practice, including; time management, responsibility, integrity, focus and troubleshooting skills. Creativity is stimulated in a safe and focused learning environment. Intellectual stimulation and social skill building are just a couple of the benefits of working together with an instructor in music lessons. Students also benefit from rehearsal and performance skills such as self-discipline, confidence, accountability, and accomplishment. And of course, every musician receives excellent instruction in the instrument of their choosing.

We invite students of all ages to explore the world of music with us. We have a myriad of young musicians at our school, but we welcome anyone with a passion to play – from age two to ninety two! We have a positive, nurturing environment for learning music and our personable, highly qualified instructors work with our students one-on-one to effectively develop their musical skills and help them to attain whatever goals they may set for themselves. We will help you discover every important aspect of the musical landscape including the particular styles that appeal to you. If you are willing to walk with us on your musical journey and can spend a few minutes each day to practice then get ready for the most rewarding adventure of your life.

Whether you are looking for music lessons at one of our studios or in your own home we deliver high quality lessons for students who live in our surrounding areas including: Sunland, Tujunga, Shadow Hills, Lake View Terrace, Sun Valley, La Crescenta, La Canada, Montrose, Glendale, Burbank, Altadena, Pasadena, Sylmar, San Fernando and many more.

Foothills Music Academy offers lessons in every popular instrument, voice & vocals and even in some of the more obscure instruments. Please see several of them below and take a look at our instruments page to see which instructors teach them:

• Guitar
• Banjo
• Mandolin
• Trumpet
• Trombone
• Brass Instruments
• Cello
• Composition
• Drums
• Percussion
• Bass
• Harmonica
• Ukulele
• Piano
• Keyboard
• Performance
• Violin
• Voice
• Musical Theory
• Vocal Coaching
• Viola
• Saxophone
• Clarinet
• Flute
• And many others!