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At Craft Music, we strive to unleash your creativity, instill confidence and build community around music.

Craft Music School is a premier music education center located in Los Angeles, California. We provide high-quality music lessons to students of all ages and levels. Our instructors are trained professional music teachers with a wealth of experience in music teaching and performance.

We offer a comprehensive music education that encompasses a wide range of instruments, including guitar, piano, drums, violin, and singing. Our teachers are highly skilled and dedicated to providing the best possible instruction for their students.

Jonah, Piano and Audio Production Teacher in Los Angeles
My family (adult and children) have been taking lessons from James and Ryan at Craft Music.  Both teachers are engaging, kind and thoughtful. They balance music theory as well as pushing our own creativity in the process.  The company is organized and the lesson planning is really tailored to each of our needs.  I could not recommend more highly.

— Amy Yanow

James Craft is a friendly, patient and excellent piano teacher. He brings out the best in his pupils, and makes them relax and perform their best. I highly recommend Mr. Craft.

— Anita Reinton Utgård

As a violinist myself I highly recommend Craft music. Ana has been my daughter’s teacher since she started and has instilled in her a love for the violin. She makes learning fun and engaging and caters to the students’ individual interests and strengths while ensuring they continue to learn. I highly recommend Craft music to any parent who wants their child to have a great music learning experience.

— Aurisha Smoralski

Both our kids have been with Craft studios for about a year, taking piano with Irene. We feel lucky to have access to such a great teacher and musician. we went through several piano teachers before this and now are here to stay!

— Bill Monro

Anna has been a wonderful violin teacher for our child! She is patient, flexible and motivating. We started lessons with her over Zoom and have transitioned into in-person lessons. Even over Zoom, she was able to reach our 5 y/o how to play. Craft Music hosts lovely, intimate recitals a few times a year. If you're considering starting violin, we highly recommend Anna and Craft Music!

— Bree Tichy

We are so crazy about James, and Craft Music! Both of my sons study with different teachers from this company, piano and guitar, respectively. Not only are they both improving quickly and dramatically, but they actually enjoy their lessons! More than that, it inspires them to play during the week between their lessons! James and Evan have both been coming to our house for a while now, and they are always incredibly accommodating with our busy schedules.

— Corie Rogers

Craft Music is not your average music lesson experience. Here is why: the teachers are, first and foremost, wonderful humans. Beginning with its founder, James, with whom I myself have studied composition for several years and who now teaches my five-year old piano, the entire operation is special. James is the child of teachers. He is supremely well-educated in the arts and humanities.

— David Schulner

We love James and the team at Craft music. They provide the perfect balance of learning and meeting the kids where they are and where they want to be- a far cry from old school piano teaching! They kids are always lit up and proud about what they are doing and we love the chance for them to be with real musicians who have real passion for playing AND for teaching.

— Doulaworks

James is a truly remarkable teacher: he sees what's unique about our son and has masterfully nurtured his talent using a creative and intuitive approach. He gives him the tools and the techniques but, instead of rote repetition, encourages improvisation, free expression and the latitude to find his personal connection to the music. Our son looks forward to every lesson and has blossomed under James' instruction.

— Eric Wasserman

Can't say enough about this boutique studio. Craft Music and its teachers have transformed our entire family's appreciation and enjoyment of music.

— Julie DesJardins

had SUCH a great experience with Craft Music. James connected me with Mindy Chu who met with me weekly to help me prepare to sing at a wedding. She was super flexible with timing, and came right to my house! She was so fun to work with, and my friends told me they saw a noticeable difference in my skills. Highly recommended and THANKS MINDY!!

— Katharina Bockli

It took me a long time to find Craft Music and we went through several other methods and techniques before we had the tremendous good fortune to land here. Both James and Anna are the real deal, trained at amazing Music schools and have a genuine commitment to supporting and bringing out the best in all their students (who we have met and heard"virtually") in the wonderful concerts they put on at the the height of the pandemic.

— Lucinda Faraldo

It was in 2015 that we met James and there was an instant connection. Our son has blossomed under James caring and loving attention. We are tremendously happy and blessed to have James in our lives. Apart from the fact that he is a stupendous teacher and mentor to our son, he's overall a fantastic and intellectual individual that will add character to your life.

— Mayur Sanghvi

Wonderful experience with Craft Music, piano teacher Jonah has given a bespoke teaching plan adapted to my interests with a deft hand! Highly recommended.

— Michael C.

I began violin lessons with Anna at Craft Music a few months ago, and my experience has been great. She is very patient and always encouraging. I'd never played an instrument or learned to read music, so there is a lot to digest, but she always finds clever ways of getting me to understand the basics: the proper amount of pressure to apply to the strings, the right posture, or how to get the most out of practice. And when she demonstrates something on her violin, you really feel the beauty of the instrument and realize what a worthwhile decision it was to pick up the violin in the first place.

— Michael Shapiro

James is an awesome teacher! A very thorough and thoughtful instructor, he introduced me to concepts in composition, deepened my understanding of Bach, and helped me smooth out my choppy Chopin.

— Mike Schachter

James is perhaps the best music teacher we've ever had. He is patient, kind, engaged and engaging, and creates lessons that not only play to the students' strengths but also their interests. My son can't wait for his lessons every week, and LOVES the recitals James builds with other students.

— Rony Rosenbaum

My daughter has been taking piano lessons at Craft Music for just over a year now. It has been such a pleasant experience. James is very patient and makes each lesson lots of fun. My daughter looks forward to her lesson each week and has made so much progress in a short amount of time. She has learned to play piano and has a great appreciation for music all while having a good time. I can not say enough good things about Craft Music.

— Roxanne Trent

Highly recommend Craft Music. My daughter has been taking piano lessons for just over a year and she enjoys every minute of it! James Craft is a patient teacher who makes each lesson fun!

— Ryan Trent

My son and I feel very lucky to have found James! He is incredibly patient cheerful, and encouraging. I feel that my son not only enjoys his lessons but feels James cares about the music he wants to play. He has progressed a lot since he started in the fall. Earlier, he had a teacher who took a more classical approach - which was to give him a dull series of technical drills.

— S Ting

James is a consummate professional with a passion for both music AND teaching. Our son loves his lessons with James and looks forward to them every week. My wife and I love eavesdropping on the lessons and enjoying the music they make together! I highly recommend Craft Music.

— Scott Andrina

James Craft is an excellent teacher! Patient, engaging, and kind. Our daughter was so lucky to have him as a teacher!

— Susan Wilkens

We love our daughters piano lessons because our daughter loves them. It’s an incredible gift for life. She loves music and learning unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. My parents has to force me to practice; our daughter practices on her own varied times during the day: to relieve stress, for pure enjoyment, to study a new song, to write a new song... best pia... no lessons ever!!!

— Wendy Hunter Magdlen

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The Most Comprehensive Music Lessons in Los Angeles

At Craft Music, we are proud to offer thousands of lessons every year to students of all ages and levels. Our instructors are highly skilled, professional, and active musicians in Los Angeles who are dedicated to providing the highest level of music education possible.

We are committed to helping our students achieve their musical goals through personalized instruction and a comprehensive curriculum.

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Focus on Creativity

Craft Music, where we put the focus on creativity. As a leading music education company in Los Angeles, we believe that creativity is the key to unlocking your musical potential. Our team of experienced and passionate music teachers is committed to helping you develop your skills, hone your craft, and discover your unique artistic voice.

Through our top-quality private music lessons, we encourage our students to explore new ideas, experiment with different sounds, and take risks with their music. With a focus on creativity, we aim to help you tap into your imagination, express yourself fully, and create music that is uniquely yours.

We believe that music is a powerful tool for self-expression and creativity, which is why we offer a wide range of private music lessons, including instrument instruction, audio production, and songwriting. Our expert teachers work closely with students to tailor their lessons to their individual needs and preferences, ensuring that each student receives a personalized and engaging learning experience.

At Craft Music School , we offer a wide range of musical education. Our instructors are trained professionals who are dedicated to providing guitar lessons, piano lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, singing lessons and many more with the best possible instruction for students. We also offer singing lessons for those who have always wanted to find their inner rock star!

Whether you're a beginner or an advanced musician, our online and in-home private music lessons are designed to help you reach your full potential. Join us at Craft Music and let's explore the endless possibilities of musical creativity together.

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Friendly Community

We understand the importance of practical application in music education, which is why we provide opportunities for students to showcase their progress through online or in-home recitals, teacher salons, and collaboration sessions. Our experienced music teachers in Los Angeles encourage students to perform live and engage with their peers, fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

We offer private music lessons in a variety of instruments and genres, including guitar, piano, voice, and more, tailored to individual student needs and skill levels. At the core of our educational philosophy lies a fervent dedication to nurturing the musical talents of all our students, regardless of their level of proficiency. Our team of expert instructors are driven by a deep-seated passion for guiding and honing the skills of both novices and accomplished musicians alike.

In addition to private music lessons, we also offer group classes and workshops to further enhance our students' learning experience. Join our thriving community of musicians and discover the joy of making music with Craft Music!

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Professional Music Teachers

We pride ourselves on providing private music lessons with experienced music teachers who are highly trained musicians from renowned institutions such as Colburn School and Berklee College. Our music teachers in Los Angeles are not only skilled in teaching music, but they are also actively involved in the music industry in Los Angeles and beyond.

Our music teachers have attained bachelor's, master's, and PhD degrees in music, and they possess years of experience in teaching students of all ages and levels. With their specialization in different instruments and genres such as classical, jazz, rock, and pop, our music teachers offer personalized and engaging private music lessons to help students achieve their musical goals.

Our teacher's studios are located in Los Angeles, and Portland, Oregon. We teach everywhere from Glendale to Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles to Los Feliz.

We understand that life can get busy, so we offer flexibility in our scheduling, including virtual music lessons for students who may be on the go or traveling. At our music school, we are dedicated to providing a supportive and nurturing learning environment where students can develop their musical talents and passion. Join our community of music learners in Los Angeles and experience the joy of music!

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Craft Music Philosophy

At our music school in Los Angeles, we view music as a language that enables us to communicate and express ourselves in unique and powerful ways. Our experienced music teachers understand the transformative effect of music, and we strive to help our students connect with this expressive language and unleash their creativity through music lessons.

We believe that music lessons are not just about learning technique, but also about connecting to the history and musical tradition that have shaped our understanding of music. Our music teachers are passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise, guiding students through different genres, styles, and techniques to help them develop a deep appreciation and understanding of music.

We also recognize that music is a social art, and we encourage our students to share their art with others through performances, collaborations, and recitals. At Craft Music, we provide a supportive and collaborative learning environment that fosters personal and musical growth, where our students can find their voice and connect with others through music. Join our community of passionate musicians and discover the transformative power of music!

Music Lessons for Adults and Children

We are dedicated to providing top-quality music lessons in Los Angeles for both adults and children. Our team of skilled and passionate music teachers specialize in a wide range of instruments, including Piano, Voice, Violin, Cello, Drums, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Theory, and many more.

We take great pride in offering personalized instruction that caters to each student's unique needs and goals. Our expert teachers are not only knowledgeable about their instruments but also friendly and dedicated to helping you master the craft of music.

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Our Lessons Are Tailored To Suit You!

BEGINNER: Our experienced music teachers in Los Angeles specialize in providing a strong foundation for beginner students in music theory and basic techniques. Our instructors will guide you through the fundamental concepts, including reading sheet music, playing chords, and developing proper playing posture. With our personalized approach, you'll be on your way to playing your favorite tunes in no time.

INTERMEDIATE: If you already have a good grasp of the basics and are ready to take your skills to the next level, we will help you hone your skills and develop advanced techniques, including improvisation, ear training, and music theory. Our teachers will work with you to create a personalized lesson plan that will help you to build your confidence as a musician.

ADVANCED: If you're an experienced musician looking to refine your skills and take your playing to new heights, our advanced lessons plan are the perfect fit for you. We offer a range of advanced techniques, including music composition, advanced music theory, and performance skills. Our expert music teachers will work with you to develop a comprehensive plan that focuses on your specific goals and interests and helps you achieve your full potential as a musician.

So why wait? Sign up for our music lessons today and take your playing to the next level!

Why choose Craft Music Los Angeles?

At Craft Music School, we are more than just a faceless agency. We are a big, friendly team of talented musicians and teachers, run by James Craft, who is dedicated to providing personalized attention to each student. We strive to build a strong foundation of trust, integrity, and excellence in everything we do, and our students' satisfaction is our top priority. It is no wonder that we have received outstanding Google reviews from our thoroughly satisfied students.

We offer comprehensive music education that is second to none. Our team of expert music teachers, convenient scheduling options, affordable pricing, and emphasis on personalized attention make us the perfect choice for anyone looking to learn and enjoy music. Come and join us on a musical journey that will last a lifetime!

Why Craft Music School Stands Out?

  • LA’s highest-quality music lessons in all instruments
  • Expert, friendly, DBS-checked music teachers
  • Convenient in-person home visits or online lessons
  • Teachers are active musicians with real-world experience
  • Big, friendly team of musicians and teachers, run by James Craft
  • Personalized attention to each student
  • Thoroughly satisfied students with outstanding Google reviews
  • Flexible scheduling to fit your busy life
  • Affordable pricing options for lessons
  • Opportunities to perform in recitals and other events
  • Access to a wide range of musical genres and styles
  • Curriculum tailored to meet individual learning needs and goals
  • Availability of beginner to advanced level lessons for all ages
  • Opportunities for ensemble playing and collaboration
  • Emphasis on developing music theory and musicianship skills.

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About Our Teachers

Craft Music teachers range from classical and jazz virtuosi, professional songwriters and composers to onstage, touring performers. All have experience teaching and teaching online, and all have graduated from a university for studying their instrument and craft.

We have expert teachers who teach in all styles of music; experts in Jazz, Classical, Pop, and more.

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