Lesson FAQ's

How do I register for a music lesson?

Please fill out a booking request for the preferred location of lessons. Once you submit your booking request, fill out your information, and add your credit card the lesson coordinator will contact you to schedule your first lesson. Please note that you will not be charged until we confirm your first lesson.

What is the tuition for private lessons?

Tuition is prepaid and is a flat rate each month for one lesson per week, regardless of the number of lessons in that month (four versus five lessons per month). Tuition rates may vary by location & teacher.  View Tuition Rates Below:

Monthly Tuition 30 minutes 45 minutes 60 minutes
La Puente $155 $232.50 $310
Mission Viejo $155 $232.50 $310
Pasadena $185 $277.50 $370
Poway $185 $277.50 $370
San Bernardino $155 $232.50 $310
San Diego (PQ) $185 $277.50 $370

What is included in the Lessons Annual Membership?

There is an annual $35.00 lessons membership, taken at enrollment, and automatically renewed each year. Your annual membership includes several benefits including:

  • Access to online TeacherZone platform
  • 10% off all accessory & sheet music purchases
  • $25 annual credit towards purchase of a Band or Orchestra Instrument
  • BSOM Welcome Package

What is your absence policy?

Student tuition is paid in order to reserve a guaranteed space and teacher for a specific time each week, and, therefore, tuition must be paid regardless of the attendance of the student. If an absence is unavoidable, please contact the Lessons Coordinator as soon as possible.

BSOM will bank one absence per semester (Jan-Jun, Jul-Dec) with 24 hours notice (a “banked lesson” is a guaranteed make-up lesson). A banked lesson expires 14 days after the original lesson date. Although we try to accommodate other make-up requests, additional banked lessons are not guaranteed. A video lesson will be recorded when make-ups cannot be accommodated.


What are your holiday closures?

BSOM observes and will be closed on the following holidays below. If your lesson falls on any of these days, the monthly tuition will be adjusted:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Easter
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Veteran’s Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Eve.

Who do I contact if I need to make any changes to my account, lesson times, etc?

If you need to contact an instructor or cancel a lesson, please email our Lessons Coordinator: Email: [email protected] Text or Call the store at (888) 780-1812 and ask for the Lessons Coordinator.

What happens if I miss my lesson?

If the student has not arrived within the first 10 minutes of the lesson, the lesson is considered a no call, no show. The teacher will record a personalized video for the student that will serve as their lesson that week.

If the student becomes ill and is unable to attend their lesson, please contact the Lessons Coordinator so we can work to make the best accommodation for you.

What is the best age to start music lessons?

We offer lessons from age 5 to 125. It's never too early or to late to learn music. 

What if i am going to be away on vacation?

We are able to accommodate pre-planned absences (ie: vacation) with at least two weeks’ notice. This accommodation will be in the form of a banked lesson or the recording of a video lesson. If you are planning for an extended absence (longer than two weeks off), tuition must still be paid on a monthly basis to reserve your time and teacher. If you choose to suspend lessons, the original appointment time and teacher cannot be guaranteed upon return.

What instruments do you teach?

We teach all Band & Orchestra instruments along with Guitar, Piano, Voice, Ukulele, & more!