Thursday 23rd of November 2017


San Diego has several youth orchestras for serious musicians. Click the links to find out about auditions and/or referrals to private teachers.Scroll down for an additional list of music teachers.

Performance Youth Orchestra says it is "not your grandma's orchestra." They provide a unique musical experience that helps build self-confidence, lasting friendships, and a life-long love of music. Click here for more information.

San Diego Youth Symphony & Conservatory's mission is to instill excellence in the musical and personal development of students through rigorous and inspiring musical training experiences. Click here for more information.

San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra's mission is to make the enriching experience of performing music using symphonic musical instruments available to children of any race, religion or ethnic origin, without regard to economic circumstances, in an environment that is positive and nurturing. Click here for more information.

San Diego Youth Philharmonic Orchestra is designed for advanced high school students through 25-year-olds, string players or exceptional younger students by invitation only. Click here for more information.

Here is a list of teachers for homeschool groups or private lessons:

Alex and Katelyn Hock, a homeschool family themselves, offer Violin and Piano lessons in their home studio located in Rancho Bernardo - they teach all ages and levels; Suzuki and traditional violin options available. Morning and early afternoon lessons available for homeschool families! email Alex and Katelyn at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 858-487-1243.

California Music Studios is a family-owned business serving students throughout Southern California, they provide in-home and studios lessons for piano, voice, guitar and all the orchestral instruments. Click here for more information.

Little Artists offers music classes for children age 4 and up. Click here for more information

Music Generations offers Piano, Guitar, Bass, Vocal, and Drum lessons and also provides Audio Recording and Production Services. Their goal is to help students and musicians reach their goals. whether it be learning an instrument for the first time or recording a CD of original songs, we can help our students and clients through the entire process. Click here for more information.

Moorea Music Pele Productions offers voice lessons for singing and speaking - all levels and styles. Tricia Moorea, aka Gypsy, a professionally trained vocalist, has been teaching all over the country and in Canada for over 23 years. Gypsy is a homeschool mom herself, so she understands the concerns of the homeschooling parent - she has been teaching individuals and groups of homeschoolers for over 8 years now in San Diego. Click here for more information.

Paluzzi Guitar Instruction offers guitar lessons for all ages and styles. In-home appointments available. Discounts for groups. Learn all the basics while still having fun learning to play music that you like to play. For 10 years I have run a full time business teaching guitar in San Diego. Try a first lesson for free and see what it is all about. Click here for more information.

Ramona Julian Academy of Dance & the Arts offers quality instruction in the following areas of dance: Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tumbling, Modern, Lyrical, Sacred Dance, Irish, Pre-Dance, Pre-School Creative Movement, Swing, Salsa, Yoga, Competitions and Performing Groups. We have been serving North County for 19 years and currently house three dance studios and the "dancin feet" boutique for all of your dancewear needs. They perform yearly at the Poway Performing Arts Center, Del Mar Fair, Wild Animal Park, community functions and various churches. This academy believes in building a child's self esteem and prides itself on instilling in the "love of dance." in the students; they offer scholarships to needy families and say "no child is turned away due to finances." Click here for more information - they don't seem to have a website, so I am including their Yelp review.