Benefits Of Becoming An Academy Student:
1. All under one roof
Voice, Piano/Keyboards, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Mandolin, Drums, Violine, Viola, Cello, Saxophone, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Trombone, Songwriting and Recording, Rock band, Pre-school, Summer Camps – All in ONE location!
2. In-Person, Webcam, Online-Video – We do it all!
No matter what kind of lessons you prefer – we can do it. You want to switch from In-Person to Webcam-lessons – no problem. We are flexible.
3. Excellent teaching faculty and office staff at the Napa School of Music!
In addition to their teaching credentials and extensive performance experience, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.
We offer full time professional customer service for our students and families.
We have two friendly office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally. Our technical setup is state to the art with sophisticated software support.
4. The widest range of music lesson times available 6 days a week!
We are the only music school in the Napa County that offers music lessons 6 days a week from mid-days to early evening to accommodate your busy schedule.
11:00 am - 8:30 pm Monday - Thursday
11:00 am – 6:30 pm Fridays
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays
5. A proven track record of excellence since 2005
Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Napa School of Music has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, drum and other instrument lessons in Napa, Sonoma and Solano County year-round. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by thousands of families for over 15 years.
6. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.
With over 1,000 square feet and free internet access we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in the Napa County. Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with air purifiers, comfortable chairs, kids’ toys, working desks, free Wi-Fi, magazines. We also provide observation windows on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.
7. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in Napa County
Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos, and more. All you need to bring is your instrument. Every studio is equipped with an air purifier for clean air and an iMac Desktop Computer providing students the opportunity to read and write music using Sibelius notation software, record their lessons in audio or video format, develop their own compositions using Apple’s GarageBand program and much more. Teachers are also able to provide each student with individualized lesson video recordings and materials via the student’s own account on a secure website called Lesson Mate. We are the only private music school in northern California to offer these unique features.
Feel free to "Bring Your Own Device" to your lesson in addition to your instrument! One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging. There are so many great teaching apps out there now. It can be a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we are providing a cutting-edge lesson experience at the Napa School of Music.
8. Biannual Music recitals in great music halls and concerts at local venues
Show your friends and family what you can do! In January and June many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold our recitals at prestigious auditoriums such as the Performing Arts Center, Napa Valley College as they have a grand Steinway piano and world class acoustics. Part of the fun of taking lessons at The Napa School of Music is being able to participate in our recitals. We encourage students of all ages to be a part of this entertaining event. Recitals are open to family, friends and the general public. Participation in events like the Downtown Napa 4th of July Celebration, The Napa Town and Country Fair and workshops such as our Garage Band 101 program are also available
9. Trophies, Medals, certificates and award wristbands to celebrate achievement
We are the only music schools in the North Bay that gives their students the opportunity to earn special colored wristband bracelets, trophies AND certificates for passing musical assessments. At Napa School of Music, we have implemented an exciting reward system called “Musical Ladder®. Students have the opportunity to earn special-colored wristbands, trophies and certificates for passing musical assessments set by their instructors. The Musical Ladder® system encourages students of all ages to work with their instructors to meet individual goals set for them. Parents can easily track their child’s progress through Musical Ladder® and adult students can challenge themselves to meet their goals.
More importantly when our students have an assessment coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are proud, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder® here.
10. Morning and lunch time lessons for home schoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.
Lesson times are available between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our morning and lunch time lesson spots.
11. Located in the heart of the Napa Valley
Because of its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of Napa County. We have many students from Sonoma County and Solano County. Close to our school, you will find great shopping and dining. Our location is conveniently located near Highway 29 on the campus of Justin Siena High School.
12. Picture Day
We are the only music school in the Napa Valley that offers a picture day for their students. Every summer we host a free picture day with a professional photographer. This is a service that our student's parents love. Adults are welcome too!
13. Month to Month Lessons
Napa School of Music does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.
14. Safety First - Covid19 Protocols
Air purifiers in lobby and in each music studio.
Masks worn by all Napa School of Music employees at all times.
Masks worn by students and parents while in Napa School of Music at all times.
Safe distancing of at least 6 feet kept between students and teachers at all times.
Covid-19 Screening Checklist completed and signed by parents of minors entering Napa School of Music.
Checklist completed and signed by all adults, including Napa School of Music employees.
Temperature checks performed on ALL people entering Napa School of Music.
Musical equipment and chairs sanitized after each lesson.
At Napa School of Music, the health and safety of our staff, students and families have always been a top priority!
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14. Trusted by Jutin-Siena High School
Some of the Napa School of Music instructors are also teachers for the band and choral program at Justin-Siena High School.