Stage 1 Music Guitar, bass & piano lessons in Simi Valley, CA
We offer individual lessons in guitar, bass, piano, drums, clarinet, saxophone, violin, viola and vocals. We also offer group classes in vocals and guitar and, due to their popularity, plan to offer additional group classes so let us know if you're interested! Our newest offering is BORN TO ROCK music school, an 8 week session that brings together students with some proficiency in rock instruments and teaches them to play together and prepare for a final stage performance. Our teachers are not just great players they're great teachers that can teach any style from rock to blues to funk.
Guitar And Piano
Ron excels at multiple instruments and teaches both piano and guitar at Stage 1 Music. A student of the Metropolitan College of Denver, Ron studied Classical Guitar and Composition. Although he specializes in classical and jazz guitar and piano, as well as composition and improvisation, Ron works well with students of all ages and levels. He has been teaching for 13 years and playing for 20.
Jon is a staple in the Simi musical community. With over 40 years of playing and 10 years of teaching guitar and bass, Jon brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his craft. He got his start with legendary Hawaiian artist Don Ho, and has done extensive session work for producer/arranger Don Costa on projects ranging from TV commercials to hit singles.
Violin And Viola
Michelle is a classically trained violinist and violist who has been playing for nineteen years. She attended the School of Music at Northwestern University and the Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University and has a Master’s in Violin Performance from California State University, Long Beach.
Leanne Lagoyda is an established drummer in the Los Angeles area. Playing for nearly 20 years and teaching for 10 years, she has played in bands of all styles–Rock, Blues, Funk, Metal, Progressive Metal, Traditional Jazz, and Fusion–in clubs across Southern California such as the Key Club, The Roxy, and the House of Blues, Hollywood.
Vocals, Group Vocal Classes
Leota has been singing since the age of 7 and songwriting since the age of 9. She sings every style of music. At the age of 17, she was first place finalist (Opera) in the SCVA Solo Competion and was also a semi-finalist (Opera) in the Music Center Spotlight Awards (Dorothy Chandler).
Rated Excellent (5 of 5) from 1 review
I am happy
by Steve M.
Sep 26, 2011
Stage-1 is hands down, the best rehearsal studio in the area. The rooms are clean, the prices are good, the gear is top notch and the staff are extremely helpful and friendly. I am happy to call Stage-1 my musical-home-away-from-home.
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