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Mandolin Lessons

The Napa School of Music is the number one mandolin lessons program in the North Bay, CA

(Ages five and up)

What are the main benefits to study mandolin at the Napa School of Music?

Established in 2005, Napa School of Music has been an integral part of the Napa Valley music community, promoting music education, performance, and collaboration amongst students of all ages and abilities. In addition to private lessons, Napa School of Music offers a wide range of group classes, summer camps and rock band programs. Lessons at Napa School of  Music can encompass the entire music making experience, guiding students from the early stages of learning an instrument, to performing, recording, and beyond!

Our mandolin instructors are warm and friendly, and get to know each student and parent on a personal level. We work with you to pair you with the right teacher and craft a lesson plan that fits your individual needs and the student's favorite type of music. All ages and ability levels are welcome.

Whether you're playing in local bands, a five year old taking their first lesson, or a fifty year old returning to the mandolin after many years, we’ll set goals to achieve your musical aspirations.

What styles of mandolin do you teach?

We teach all styles, from rock, pop, jazz, and bluegrass to country, celtic and classical mandolin. ‍


What will I learn from mandolin lessons at the Napa School of Music?

Napa School Of Music instructors work with each student (and parent) to craft a lesson plan based on each student's needs and musical goals. Many students opt for Napa School of Music’s "MUSIC MASTERY SYSTEM” which follows a specific lesson structure, starting with a short technical warm up exercise followed by a theory concept (ear training, note reading, etc.). The rest of the lesson time is focused on developing a student’s song repertoire, which can range from Bach to REM depending on that students interests. Instructors draw from a wide variety of teaching resources ranging from traditional Hal Leonard and Alfred method books to modern online practice tools and music apps. Napa School of Music instructors take great care in providing a structured means of musical advancement, exploration, and most importantly fun!

Do I need to purchase a mandolin to learn the instrument?

The Napa School of Music  offers mandolins for student lessons (for your convenience, students can use one of ours at their first lesson). But to practice at home, you will need a mandolin.

Are there mandolin recitals?‍

Absolutely! Every January and June, our students have the opportunity to perform at the Napa School of Music Recitals Event. You can invite all of your family and friends.


How qualified are your mandolin instructors?

A musically diverse roaster of highly qualified instructors is one the many benefits of taking lessons at  the Napa School of Music. All of our instructors have extensive teaching experience as well as degreed credentials. Our teaching professionals are qualified to teach any level of ability from complete beginners to advanced professionals.

In addition to teaching, many of our instructors are also accomplished performers, songwriters and composers.

To ensure that the Napa School of Music is a safe learning environment for our students, we require our employees, including both teachers and desk staff, to have all the necessary background checks through the Department of Justice. 


Lessons hours:

Monday through Thursday:  2:00pm – 8:30pm

Friday:                                      2:00pm – 6:30pm

Saturday:                                  10:00am – 1:00pm

Office hours:
Monday through Thursday: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Friday:                                      10:00am – 6:30pm


Monthly tuition: $228/ month for 30 minutes lessons / scheduled once a week

                               $456 / month for 60 minutes lessons / scheduled once a week


The annual family registration fee:  $55.



It's easy to take the first step. Ready to start?

Call 707-252-4040 now to grab a great lesson time as space is limited. Or you can email us, or request more info.

You have nothing to lose. Sign up is easy and parent-friendly, with helpful staff at the front desk 5 days a week to serve you. Because we only offer lessons on a month-to-month basis, there are no large upfront payments, no complicated contracts, no annual material and no semester minimums.

Lessons are first come, first serve, so contact us today to arrange your first lesson! 

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