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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 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, Violin, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Euphonium, Tuba, Clarinet, Saxophone, Drums, Flute, Ukulele, Music Theory and more.

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 started playing music in 1982 and would later begin 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. Lesson times are very limited. Please check back periodically if there is not a lesson time available when you initially reach out, as available times can come and go quickly.

Lessons: Monday - Friday

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:  530-957-0593

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
Phone: 916-768-1597
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:  Sundays and Tuesdays

Matt Belles

Piano Instruction
Matthew has been playing piano for 21 years, teaching for eight years, and playing piano/singing in the church for 16 years. Matthew leads worship and facilitates the growth and development of church worship teams. He specializes in contemporary worship and gospel music. He has studied jazz and classical piano and has a bachelor’s degree in music from Cleveland State University. He loves to not only teach the fundamentals of music reading, ear training, and musical improvisation but also help students cultivate a sense of joy and excitement for playing music. Music is a gift to be shared, and Matthew finds joy in sharing that gift with every student he has the privilege of working with.
Lessons: Wednesdays, Thursdays
Phone: (585) 747-6442

Jim Murry
Guitar, Bass, and Ukulele Instruction
Jim Murry's father, Phillip, was a high school music teacher and an accomplished jazz guitarist. In his late teens, Jim got his teaching career started by teaching in his father's home studio. He learned useful techniques and gained experience by working alongside his father.After graduation from high school, Jim took up study at American River College in the field of music theory and jazz. Jim performed in the ARC jazz band and attended other classes at ARC. Jim also studied commercial music and performance at Sacramento City College.In the '90s, Jim toured the west coast extensively with several avant-garde jazz groups. The groups opened for jazz great John Scofield and avant-garde legend Tom Fahey. Jim is passionate about sharing his knowledge of Gypsy Jazz, Nashville Style guitar, folk, blues, rock, and '80s shred guitar.For the past 22 years, Jim has been extremely busy in El Dorado County teaching an average of 40 students per week. Jim teaches multiple styles for guitar and electric bass.Jim takes pride in encouraging his students to reach their goals. Whether they aspire to work and read through a challenging jazz chart or just wants to strum around the campfire, Jim can help you achieve your goals.
Lessons: Mondays, Wednesdays-Saturdays
Phone/Text: 916-595-0489

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

Inna Burakovska
Violin Instruction

Violinist, Sound Engineer, and Music Producer. Inna began musical study at 5 years old, graduating from P. Tchaikovsky School of Arts in Ukraine. Throughout her career she participated in music festivals in the Academic Drama Theatre of T. Shevchenko in Ternopil, as well as in music school in Uzhgorod in western Ukraine.  As an active member of Theater of Dialog in Ternopil, Ukraine, she also participated in the Ternopil Theatrical Evenings where scoring theatrical events live on the violin. Growing up within classical Europe, I was surrounded by an environment of classical music, orchestras, and opera. Currently performing locally and in the Bay Area in a Rock and Blues band based out of Placerville, California. Violin performance ranges from classical to country fiddle and rock violin. With more than 20 years of experience, Inna can teach you to play both by reading music and playing by ear.

Lessons: Mondays
Phone/Text: 530-485-3284

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