Apt 4 Music

Apt 4 Music

5.0 (5)
Best of 2022
6 hires on Lessons.com
2 employees
2 years in business

About this pro

First 30 minute lesson is FREE!!  Times are tough for everyone, and this is an oppurtinity for you to see if we will be a good fit for you as a educators without having to spend an arm and a leg in the process!  We are also doing lessons via Skype or Zoom if you would prefer staying distanced. We've been doing both of these platforms for some time, so we have all of the kinks worked out!!  Please email us for more information.  [email protected]

We are truly passionatge about music education, community support, and providing oppourtunities for all, and you will see this our energy and enthusiasm.  Not only do we bring a personal approach to the student with what they want to know and learn, we bring a practicle approach to the art of music that will inspire the student, and hopefully stay with them for life. :)

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The greatest joy we receive from teaching is when we see that light bulb light up above a student's head when something they've been working hard on finally clicks!  

Please email us for more information!!

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San Diego, CA 92106
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5 Reviews


  • Jorge Da Silva

    I have the pleasure of having Rice as an instructor. He is very knowledgeable for any level of playing from first starting out to introducing music theory in a 'non-threatening" way. He is very patient through the learning process and approaches all the material in a way that really clicks with you. Would give 10 stars if possible; this guy is the real deal!

  • James McClean

    Rice truly was everything one could ask for out of an instructor. His willingness to explore other people's preferred style of playing guitar was outstanding. He answered all my questions and I felt right at home doing lessons with him. I really enjoyed playing the guitar with Rice and I'd definitely recommend him to anyone who's interested.

  • Jessica Cox

    Rice provides a very comfortable, laid back learning environment. His personable attitude and patience is great for beginners like myself who may struggle to pick up concepts. Rice is an all around nice guy who truly wants you to succeed!

  • Wally Thome

    Worked on knowing my level of experience so we could go from there. Great feel and technique, and doesn't teach over your head but still gives you something to think about. Great teacher!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Every student is different, but usually, the first meeting involves a lot of getting to know where the student is with their instrument, what kind of music inspires them, and what kind of music would they like to learn.  From there, we can tailor a lesson plan that fits their skillset and interest, and makes it fun for them to learn and play.  We do have standard notes and curriculum we work off of, but it is designed to be fluid and conducive to the students strengths and learning methods.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are $40 for 30 minutes, and your first lesson is FREE!!!  We offer discounts for paying for a full month of lessons in advance, and also for referring a friend or family member.  Other session lengths are also available.  Please visit our website for self-booking, or email us directly if you have any questions!

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What types of students have you worked with?

We have worked with every type of student you can imagine, from the kids who are just starting off, to retired folks who are looking to pick back up on a hobbie they put on the shelf years ago, to students with special needs, or from underserved communities.  Our doors are open to anyone who truly wants to have access to a musical experience.