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Lessons & Lesson Policies

 

We started out as a music academy and music education will always be the core of our organization. All of our instructors are highly qualified industry professionals who themselves love music with a passion. It is our desire to impart this joy of a life filled with music with you. We do this in a nurturing environment, in comfortable well-kept facilities and in a community of music lovers. We also can boast that we are the only music academy for miles around that uniquely offers, Ukulele Lessons and Oboe Lessons.

ColorSoundation

 

ColorSoundation is a goundbreaking method of early music based on the association of colors, notes, and tones. In practice for over a decade, the ColorSoundation technique offers a structured, yet nurturing environment for children ages 3-8 to learn music literacy, rhythm, and pitch perception. Student develop both social and personal skills through a multitude of engaging physical exercises, group activities, and individual assignments. More than a music and movement class, ColorSoundation is a tried-and-testes method for music instruction that produces actual results.

*The next session of ColorSoundation classes will run from October 2017 to February 2018. For further questions please see the following links or contact Opus Music. To sign up, please contact Opus Music via phone or email.

Recitals & Ensembles

 
Recitals

We celebrate our accomplishments together by holding recitals in the Spring or Summer (mid-May or June) and in the Winter (December). Our teachers also arrange for occasional studio showcases (recitals with just the students of one teacher).

Ensembles

Opus Music is also always looking to form ensembles within our program as well as with young (and young at heart) musicians from around the community. Music played in ensembles is a tremendously beautiful thing. The outcome is almost always much greater than the sum of its parts. The very definition of synergy!

Opus Music's Ani-Song Ensemble (Japanese contemporary music) performing at the 2017 Summer Recital.

Opus Music Store

 

Beginning in 2009, Opus Music is now the Southern California Showroom to elite lines of instruments by Sean Brennan (formerly of Brennan's Violin Shop), Kenny G Saxophones, Ronnie Lawes Saxophones and the full line of Rheuben Allen instruments. Although smaller music retailers beat out big box stores in service and atmosphere, they typically do not compete in terms of price point. However, through these dealer relationships Opus Music carries instruments and accessories that far exceed our competition in quality, playability and durability. Moreover, our prices beat any competing lines often times less than half the price! We've accomplished this by forming strategic alliances with manufacturer, designers and instrument builders to bring you the finest instruments for prices that you quite frankly cannot pass up!

Our beautiful violins waiting to find a home!

Instrument Rentals

 

Not ready to purchase an instrument? Opus Music of South Bay has partnered with Music House to provide reliable student instruments at an afforable price! Rentals are a month-to-month contract, in order to give you the most flexiblility. All instruments are rent-to-own as well, so each time your card is charged, you are building equity towards purchasing the instrument in the long run. Payments can only be paid with a credit or debit card, cards are automatically charged once a month. Contact Opus Music to check which instruments are available to rent, if we don't have it in stock, Opus Music will order it and have it within 7 working days.

Repairs

 
Band/Woodwinds/Brass

Tony Lopez (formerly of Castle Music) repairs all of our band/woodwind/brass instrument repairs. Unlike most music stores in the South Bay that offer repairs, Opus Music has our repair facilities in-house. That means we do not send out our instruments 30 miles away and charge you a premium for handling and transport in addition to the repair.

*Repairs are often much more complicated or often simpler than they appear to the layman. Therefore, quotes or estimated timelines for completion is very difficult to give and our staff is discouraged from guessing so as not to inconvenience our repair clients. With that said, most repairs can be done in about a week. Once our technician has evaluated the instrument, a call back for estimates prior to initiating work can be requested.

**Our repair technicians are on the premises on an "as needed" basis. Repairs cannot be guaranteed to be done while you wait, nor are they available on any unannounced drop-in times. If you need to speak directly to either Mr. Lopez, our staff will be happy to leave a note for them to contact you at their convenience.