Your friendly music store supporting local musicians since 2003
916-939-0440  |  MON-TH: 12-7  FRI: 12-6  SAT: 12-4  |  SUN: Closed

Expert musical instruction

Help your musical talents grow with lessons from our skillful professional musicians. Each of our gifted tutors has decades of performance and teaching experience. So, rest assured that you'll get fantastic instruction for your favorite instrument.

Master your instrument or learn a new one with our experts.

With lessons at El Dorado Hills Music, you can develop your skills with an instrument you already know, or you can add something new to your repertoire.  Please contact our expert instructors directly to schedule your lessons, they keep their own schedules.

Cameron Carbrey

Guitar, Bass, Drums, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, and Theory Instruction

With over 20 years of teaching, composing, and world touring experience in many types of music, including marching bands, classical, jazz, blues, rock, hip-hop, metal genres, country, and orchestral scoring, Cameron can teach you a variety of musical skills both in the studio and on the stage.

He began teaching at this location in 1997.  Students have gone on to obtain music degrees and establish careers in the music field as composers, performers, A&R, and technical engineering.

Cameron has played with and/or opened for a large variety of musical acts and/or members of Blue Oyster Cult, War, Queensryche, Doobie Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Jefferson Starship, Warrant, Pat Travers, Dio, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Tesla, Guitar Shorty, Guitar Mac, Deacon Jones, Autograph, Black Sabbath, Lukas Nelson, and many more, as well as having composed and placed music in several independent films, plays and professional web projects.

He strives to expand your musical education and innovation to inspire you intellectually and creatively.  Cameron's focus is on composition and becoming fluent in the language of music.

In 2018, Cameron and his wife became the new owners of El Dorado Hills Music.

Lessons: Monday - Friday
Phone: 916-221-8384          Best way to reach him is by email.

Wendy Payton

Piano Instruction

Wendy can help you with her over 25 years of teaching experience with students of all ages and levels.

She's learned from the best, including John Trenalone (Placerville), Dilworth Simmons (Sacramento), and Frank Wiens (U of the Pacific).

She's also studied music at the graduate level in Illinois and Iowa, and she's taught at the college level in the Southeast.

With Wendy as your piano teacher, you can focus narrowly or pursue musical independence across a variety of styles, approaches, and skills.

Lessons: Wednesday and Thursday
Phone:  530-672-9244

Jerry Jennings
Guitar, Bass, Ukelele, Theory Instruction

Jerry comes to El Dorado Hills Music with experience from traveling throughout the US and abroad, experimenting with all types of music.

In 1988, he built a recording studio and started private teaching.

He was a part of the GAC (Guitar Activity Center) with Michigan's Vic Trigger, where he taught for 4 years. He also wrote and recorded the entire curriculum.

Lessons: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Phone: 916-549-0387

oe Webb
Guitar Repairs

Erik Rose                                       
Brass Instruments, Piano, and Flute Instruction

Erik brings over 30 years of experience in marching bands and other styles to our store, including jazz, symphonic, chamber, and stage music.

He's an original member of Hip Service, an R&B funk band from Sacramento, and you may have heard him play locally with the Ron Cunha All-Star Big Band or the Placer Brass Quintet.

When you work with Eric, he'll share what he's learned with you and help you apply those skills in music, academics, sports, and more.

Lessons: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Phone: 916-768-1597

Eugene Nisman
Violin Instruction

For private violin lessons for students of every level, Eugene is an outstanding teacher. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced musician, you'll surely learn something new and valuable.

Eugene's musical journey includes a Master's degree in Violin Performance, over 25 years of teaching experience, and more than 35 years with symphony orchestras in Europe and the United States.

Lessons: By appointment

Phone: 530-672-8655

Bailey Pierce

Guitar, Ukulele and Piano Instruction

Bailey has taught small classes and private lessons for two years.  He is bringing his talents to El Dorado Hills Music, where he began as a student.  Currently pursuing a degree in music education he brings 10 years of experience in many types of music ranging from folk to classical, jazz and reggae. 

Having taught early childhood classes and adult students, Bailey is ready to reach all ages with determination and patience.

Lessons:  Monday and Wednesday

916-939-0440      873 Embarcadero Drive, Suites 1 & 2, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762