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Your friendly music store supporting local musicians since 2003

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.

Private One-On-One Lessons Available For:
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Clarinet, Saxophone, Drums, Flute, Ukulele, Music Theory and more.

COVID-19 Lesson Status:
Some teachers are continuing to teach a mix of lessons online and in-person. 
Please reach out to teachers directly for available appointments.

To purchase gift certificates for lessons, please reach out to teachers directly.

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 for rates and to schedule your lessons. Teachers keep and manage their own schedules.

Cameron Carbrey

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

With over 25 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, Buckcherry, War, Queensryche, Doobie Brothers, Charlie Musselwhite, Moonshine Bandits, Texas Hippie Coalition, Jefferson Starship, Warrant, Pat Travers, Dio, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Tesla, Guitar Shorty, Guitar Mac, Deacon Jones, Black Sabbath, The Doors, 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 on any instrument.

In 2018, Cameron and his wife became the new owners of El Dorado Hills Music, purchasing the store as the previous owner moved on to retirement. Lesson times are very limited; so please check back periodically if there is not a lesson time available when you reach out initially, as available times can come and go quickly.

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

Wendy Payton

Piano Instruction
(Currently Online)

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

Dawn Walker

Flute & Piccolo Instruction
(Currently not taking students)

Celebrated flutist Dawn Walker is principal flute of the Monterey Symphony and a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She has performed with the San Francisco Opera and Ballet orchestras for more than 20 years. Ms. Walker toured the United States for two years as principal flute with the SF Opera’s touring group, the Western Opera Orchestra. She has been a featured soloist with the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the Monterey Symphony and the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra. She was on the flute faculty of the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View and has taught classes at San Jose State University. Ms. Walker has been an adjudicator for the California Music Teachers Association and University of the Pacific.
Ms. Walker received her Master of Music degree with distinction in performance and academic honors from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She has studied with Julius Baker, Frances Blaisdell, Keith Underwood and Claude Monteux.

Bailey PierceGuitar, Ukulele and Piano/Keyboard Instruction
Bailey has taught small classes and private lessons for five 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:  Tuesday, Wednesday. ThursdayEmail:

Jerry Jennings

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, 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.  Jerry runs a private recording studio and continues to professionally compose music.

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

Erik Rose                                       

Brass Instruments, Piano, and Flute Instruction
(Currently Online)

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: Online by appointment
Phone: 916-768-1597

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