Easy and Flexible

We are open 7 days a week, offer a wide variety of complimentary services and let you book, manage, reschedule and cancel your lessons anytime from your phone or computer. You can also choose how and when you’d like to pay, adjust your appointment frequency as you go and interact with us in multiple ways.

Kick Ass Studios

Our teaching and recording studios have all been built from the ground up with acoustics and soundproofing in mind. We handpick all of our amps, instruments, and accessories, and pride ourselves with using high-quality equipment that is made in the USA.

Pro Teachers

Music is our love, our passion, and our trade. We have spent decades studying, practicing, and mastering this craft, eventually turning it into our livelihood. We rehearse regularly to stay on top of our game, follow industry trends and fashions, exchange ideas with other musicians constantly and strive to get better every single day.

Live Support

Practicing is where most students struggle the most. A small misunderstanding can sometimes lead to a week’s worth of frustrating practicing sessions. Luckily, we are here to help! Call, text, IM or email us with your question, and we promise to get back to you that same day.

360° Education

  • Tailored curriculum to meet your goals
  • Access to multiple expert instructors
  • Repairs, maintenance and instrument care
  • Gear advice: pedals, cymbals, strings, etc.
  • Help with forming bands and booking gigs

Secret Ingredient

While each of us first got into teaching for various reasons, we all kept doing it for the same one: we absolutely love it! Sharing the gift of music with others is immensely rewarding and honestly feels great. It’s a labor of love, and it shows in the way we teach.

Instructors

All of us here at ModernTone are professional musicians who have been teaching for years and have helped hundreds of students realize their full musical potential. Click on an instructor to learn more about them.

Lesson Info

We offer private music lessons for all playing levels, ages 6 and up. Whether you are a complete beginner, an intermediate student or an advanced player looking to go pro, we can help you unlock your full musical potential.

Our instructors are professional musicians who play in bands, perform, and record. Our lessons are tailored to your unique goals, musical taste and the amount of time you have to practice every week. We are fluent in music theory and have tons of experience in creating a personalized curriculum that will take you where you want to go.

Lessons take place in our newly renovated studios in Lafayette, CA right off the freeway. We have a private parking lot, and street parking is plentiful. We are less than a mile away from Lafayette BART, and the way over is perfect for walking or cycling.

Welcome to the exciting world of music! We’ll start things off by getting you familiarized with your instrument of choice, learn a few basic musical terms and quickly move on to actual playing. By the end of your first lesson, you will be able to play a few simple melodies, get to know a couple of notes and probably even learn how to play your first song. We will help you develop correct playing technique and gradually walk you through the different stages of getting to be a better musician. We will also help you build confidence and make sure you have loads of fun because that’s what music is all about!

Are you feeling stuck? You can play, but don’t know how to get to the next level? Do you want to know what you’re doing instead of just winging it? You’ve come to the right place! We will show you how to move forward and help you establish better practice routines, as well as work on some theory, advanced chord voicings and even soloing. Whether you taught yourself how to play using YouTube videos, or you had a teacher before – we can take you to the next level and help you be the player you always wanted to be.

Are you tired of playing the same licks over and over again? Do you want to play faster, but not sure how to develop better technique? Are you frustrated by not being able to play as well as you know you can? We’re here to help!

First, we’ll make sure you have the basics figured out and bridge any gaps you may have in your music education. Next, we will work our way up from your current playing level and focus on the subjects that matter the most to you.

We will show you how to combine and superimpose scales to add some flavor to your playing, introduce you to some super helpful technique building exercises and teach you how to develop an original sound. We will also explore some different comping and soloing ideas and show you how to use the music theory you already know in your everyday playing – both rhythm and lead.

Schedule Lessons

STEP 1

BOOK

Choose type of lesson you’d like from the list and pick a good day and time. You can even schedule recurring or multiple lessons and sync lesson times with your Google, iOS or Outlook calendar. Want to get some lessons for a friend or loved one? Private music lesson gift certificates are available here.


STEP 2

PAY

We accept all major credit and debit cards as well as PayPal. You can choose to pay as you go, buy multiple lessons in advance or set up autopay – whichever works best.


STEP 3

PLAY

We will text you a couple of days before your lesson to remind you that it’s almost music time. On lesson day you arrive at our newly renovated studios. Please help yourself to some coffee, green tea, and cold water.

Your instructor will meet you in one of our lesson rooms which are all equipped with hi-quality instruments and amps that were individually handpicked. Before our time together is up, we ensure that you fully understand your practicing assignments and double-check that we provided you with all the music charts you need.

Have questions during practice? We’re here to help! Hit us up and we’ll figure it out together.

FAQ

While the studios are open every day of the week, we can’t all be there all the time. However, most of us are available for lessons on multiple days throughout the week. Our quick online booking process matches your schedule with your instructor’s availability and helps you find the best day and time for your lesson. Want to reserve that day and time every week? Click the “recurring” tab after choosing a day and time. Prefer to book a different date every time? Be our guest. You can even book multiple lessons in advance, each at a different day and time.

Your instrument, a notebook, and a will to rock and roll! A list of songs you like is also a great idea.

We sure can! Introducing you to new ideas, techniques, methods, scales and musical concepts, will help you break out of your rut and regain your long lost enthusiasm. In addition to that, we will make sure you improve gradually from week to week and help you establish a proper practicing regimen. We’ll teach you how to be meticulous about your playing and maybe even show you a secret trick or two ;)

You can definitely borrow, just make sure that you are free to keep it for a while because you will need it to practice at home between lessons. However, in the long run, it’s probably best to own your instrument.

Monthly Lesson Plans

Our monthly lesson plans are designed for committed students who take lessons regularly and would like to reserve the same day and time with their favorite instructor. Missed a lesson? Couldn’t make it this month? No worries! Your unused lessons roll-over from month to month so you will never be charged for lessons that you did not attend (just don’t forget to let us know 48 hours in advance).

2 lessons

60 min. each, every other week
$140 per month

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4 lessons

60 min. each, once a week
$280 per month

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8 lessons

60 min. each, twice a week
$560 per month

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Lesson Plans for Kids

While we strongly recommend 1-hour lessons for aspiring musicians of any age, we appreciate that some kids have a hard time focusing for a full hour, especially the younger ones. To help, we offer 30-min lessons for children under the age of 12.

2 lessons

30 min. each, every other week
$100 per month

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4 lessons

30 min. each, once a week
$200 per month

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8 lessons

30 min. each, twice a week
$400 per month

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Music Lessons Gift Certificate

Looking for a unique music gift that the musician in your life will love? Get them lessons with a professional! Gift certificates are available for all types of music lessons and are great for both current players and first timers.

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More Info

Our studios are located in the heart of downtown Lafayette, right off the freeway. We have a private parking lot and street parking is easy and plentiful. The address is 1018-B Almanor Ln, Lafayette, CA 94549.

Lessons are $70 for a full hour. We recommend weekly lessons, but you are free to set the lesson frequency as you wish. We also offer monthly lesson plans designed for committed students who take lessons regularly. We respectfully request at least 24 hours notice for cancellations. No-shows and lessons cancelled less than 24 hours in advance will be charged in full.

Music is our love, our passion, and our trade. We have spent decades studying, practicing, and mastering this craft, eventually turning it into our livelihood. We rehearse regularly to stay on top of our game, follow industry trends and fashions, exchange ideas with other musicians constantly and strive to get better every single day.

  • We believe in pushing our students to their full potential, but doing so in a positive, nurturing and encouraging way
  • We believe that matching students with the right instructors help to form a better human connection between them and leads to better, happier students
  • We believe that music should be learned in a soulful, inspiring, and comfortable environment
  • We believe in using high-quality musical instruments and equipment

Our teaching and recording studios have been built from the ground up with acoustics and soundproofing in mind. We designed the spaces to be ideal for music teaching and recording. We handpick all of our amps, instruments, and accessories, and pride ourselves with using high-quality equipment that is made in the USA.

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ModernTone Studios
1018-B Almanor Ln.
Lafayette, CA 94549

7 days a week, 10am-8pm