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Personalized and engaging music lessons



Enrich your life: listen, learn, and perform. 

Natomas School of Music provides positive, memorable opportunities for students of all skill levels to explore their interest in music through a rewarding progression of discovery.

Voice & Singing 7+ yrs

Voice & Singing

The vocal instrument is a complex living system and healthy technique is the key to lifelong enjoyment. Let our instructors guide you on your journey of expression and discovery.

Guitar & Ukulele 5+ yrs

Guitar & Ukulele

One of the foundational instruments of contemporary music, our guitar and ukulele instructors teach across genres and will equip you to play for yourself or as part of a group.

Piano 5+ yrs


The piano is both approachable for young beginners and richly complex for advanced players, and is perfect for learning to read music and building a strong musical foundation.

Violin & Viola  7+ yrs

Violin & Viola 

Whether you want to learn the classics or contemporary pieces, our instructors will help you master the bowing and finger technique needed to excel at this captivating instrument.

Woodwinds 7+ yrs


Whether you are wanting to augment your band studies or learn for fun, clarinet lessons will help you develop a beautiful sound and a strong musical foundation.

Cello 7+ yrs


Cello lessons will help you to develop strong fundamentals and play without tension to create a clear and beautiful sound on this soulful instrument.

Drums 5+ yrs


The drum kit is an energetic instrument that cultivates precise rhythm and strong music fundamentals. Learn to create fun and complex beats while developing healthy technique.

Brass 7+ yrs


Learn how to play the trumpet, cornet, tuba, trombone and more. Private brass lessons are a great supplement to school music programs. Study your favorite genre with your teacher.

Our Teachers

Let our teachers be your guide.

Our music instructors are skilled artists themselves and experienced teachers. They are committed to your success and growth. Teaching is a conduit for our amazing staff to pass on their passion for music and the arts.

What Makes Natomas School of Music Unique

Month to Month Lessons!

Our desire is to inspire our students with a love of music. We do this through our qualified teachers and by teaching our students music that they love. Unlike other programs, we do not require semester minimums for lessons.  You can begin anytime! To stop lessons, we just need to be notified by the 15th of the current month to discontinue your lessons by the first of the next month.

Multiple Instrument Offered in a Single Location

Guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, viola, double bass, trumpet, trombone, and ukulele all in one location! This saves our students time and money, as one family can take lessons for multiple instruments on the same day. Other studios offer multiple instruments, but we are the only one to offer all of the most popular instruments in a high-quality, convenient environment. We welcome all, beginners and all levels-no matter what your age!

Experienced, Qualified Music Teachers

We have handpicked our music teachers to ensure your student is paired with the right personality and teaching style that works for them. All our teachers possess teaching experience, a degree in music or extensive performing experience, and most importantly, a fun, motivating personality that you’re sure to love! Our goal is to inspire students, and that’s the best teaching method of all!

Student Showcase Performances!

We offer all students a chance to perform in front of family, friends and other students, in order to give our students an opportunity to show off what they have learned. These showcases are meant to be fun and non-stressful events for the students and families alike.

A Track Record of Excellence

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying. Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. We have a proven track record of offering quality lessons for guitar, piano, voice, drums, bass guitar, saxophone, clarinet, flute, violin, viola, cello double bass, trumpet, trombone, and ukulele in Natomas, year-round. Our full-time mission is teaching music lessons; trusted by hundreds of families for 12+ years. In 2011, NSM was the recipient of the “The Best Music Instruction Award” from the KCRA 3 A-List. In 2015 and 2016 NSM was listed in the A-List’s music instruction category in the top five out of 74 nominees. We have also received special recognition from the Vice Mayor of the City of Sacramento for our contribution to the betterment of the youth of Natomas, in addition, an award from the Natomas Chamber of Commerce for our service to the community. ​

Early Afternoon Lessons for Homeschoolers, Retirees & More

Since we are the largest private music school in the Natomas area, we are able to be a “full service” music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. on Sunday. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student, or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early afternoon lesson spots. 

Our awards program

We are the only full service music school in the Sacramento area that gives their students the opportunity to earn special color wristbands (kids and teens love them!), trophies, and certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer trophies and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them full color, really cool “Musical Ladder” wristbands that they can show off to their friends.


Convenient Location

Due to its central location on Duckhorn Drive in North Natomas, our school is convenient and draws students from Natomas, West Sacramento, Sacramento, North Highlands, Antelope, Folsom, and the Pocket area. We are easy to find, right off I-5, with shopping and restaurants close by.

“I love absolutely love NSM! The Instructors are very knowledgeable and skilled at their craft. Glenn matched my daughter with a great guitar Instructor. ”

— Michelle H

“My son has been taking piano lessons at Natomas School of Music for about a year and a half so far. I really appreciate their organized approach and Mr. Philip is great with my son. I highly recommend Natomas School of Music.”

— Tony Bataska

“Experience was short but sweet. Atmosphere was conducive for learning and very welcoming. Thank you Mr Ken.”

— Nicole Richards

“This is a great place to learn an instrument or work on singing. The staff is friendly, supportive and understanding. No age limits. Great experience. My 7 and 9 year olds both loved the drums and my 9 year old enjoyed piano. They want to play guitar next year.”

— James Bufo

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