Music Motive Private & Group Lessons in San Luis Obispo, CA

Rated Excellent
Rated Excellent from 1 review
We've been providing music lessons since the early 80's, and now offer many instruments. We also have music enrichment classes at Music Motive and in local schools for beginning Guitar, Drums, Piano, Ukulele, and a Glee Club! We are endorsed by the San Luis Obispo Symphony.

Music Motive is a fresh concept in music education and inspiration. We offer music programs for every age in a relaxed, fun environment and provide highly qualified instructors with a passion for teaching. In addition to our San Luis Obispo facility, we have locations in Paso Robles and Nipomo.

Percussion Break (weekly drum circle), special workshops, and many other happenings go on continually throughout each month. All of these programs are especially designed to give our students and the local music community opportunities to stretch and be inspired.
Lessons Offered
  • Bass
  • Brass
  • Drums
  • Guitar
  • Horn
  • Keyboard
  • Mandolin
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Ukulele
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice
  • Woodwinds
Contact Information
Website
Contact Person Steve Hilstein
Phone Number (805) 543-0377
City San Luis Obispo, CA
Zip Code 93401
Key People
Steve Ambarian
Steve Ambarian
Music Motive's own "Uka-maniac" as we like to call him, the amazingly talented, Steve Ambarian. He's a great musician, song writer, recording artist, performer, guitar/ukulele teacher, and just a really nice guy. That's why he also works behind the counter, helping customers and students find their musical way around our store and studios.
Emily Cox
Emily Cox
Emily Cox is an accomplished musician, excelling in violin. She teaches violin for the San Luis Obispo Symphony's school programs and also at Music Motive as a violin and piano teacher. Her passion for teaching a playing her instrument is obvious.
Wyatt Lund
Wyatt Lund
Wyatt Lund is a drum instructor and the Program Manager for Music Motive. He began playing in the school band at age ten, and continued through the public music programs through high school. During his years at Cal Poly, he split his time between school and touring with his rock band.
Steve Hilstein
Steve Hilstein
Steve Hilstein has created a legacy by empowering music teachers and students since 1981. Beyond his presence as an active drummer on the California Central Coast and abroad, he founded and operated a drum shop/drum school in San Luis Obispo, California for over 20 years.
Reviews
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 1 review
  I recommend it to parents and adults alike
by Paden H. from San Luis Obispo, CA
Sep 19, 2012
Steve and Stefanie have created an incredible presence on the Central Coast. They are passionate about music, and giving kids the opportunity to thrive. They provide private lessons for kids and adults, they have a performance group of young kids who raise money for scholarships for people who can't afford lessons. Best of all they are in 23 local schools teaching 40 classes throughout the Central Coast. I am very passionate about this music school and .
Videos
  • Motivator - Steve Ambarian
    Motivator - Steve Ambarian
    Music Motive's own "Uka-maniac" as we like to call him, the amazingly talented, Steve Ambarian. He's a great musician, song writer, recording artist, performer, guitar/ukulele teacher, and just a really nice guy. That's why he also works behind the counter, helping customers and students find their musical...
  • Get Started - Elizabeth
    Get Started - Elizabeth
    Elizabeth was here for the summer visiting her grandmother and taking guitar lessons with guitar/piano teacher, Joe Payne. This inspiring, enthusiastic young lady is truly focused on her goals and her future. Enjoy!
  • Get Started - Ron Leverett
    Get Started - Ron Leverett
    Ron wanted to start learning to play guitar. He's not a kid anymore, but that hasn't kept him from following his desire, and he's having a lot of fun doing it. Ron takes guitar lessons from Justin Pecot at Music Motive in San Luis Obispo, CA.
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