Learn music fundamentals,
Play your favorite artists and genres,
Create your own compositions.
Specializing in voice, guitar, piano, bass, and drums; we offer all instrument lessons, band coaching, and songwriting workshops.
Our mission to facilitate a lasting relationship with music and art, while prioritizing music theory and encouraging creativity.
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The traditional understanding of
music theory is one of memorized
scales to a loud metronome.
So Cal Music School sees fundamentals as tools to further our creativity.
Our favorite music sparks our interests and inspires us to practice our instruments. We are more motivated to engage in something we enjoy; plus music is fun!
So Cal Music School values all types of music; classical, jazz, pop, rock, r&b, rap, electronic, instrumental, and avant-garde. We hope to expand our students interests while helping them connect with the music they love. Musicians have been teaching each other from the beginning, and some of the best education is through experience. We put together opportunities for students to collaborate and perform with each other.
Music is expression and we all have our own relationship with it. Throughout all the learning and performing we highly encourage students to create their own music, no matter age or skill level. We are inherently artistic and there is no right or wrong time to start creating.
Music is a language, colors, shapes, math; a puzzle, a map, therapy; a story. Theory enhances our brains, improves grades and learning capabilities, and lends a greater appreciation for the music we already love. Soon you’ll be able to hear the natural music around you; in nature, in the city, on the radio, at home, in our communities.
Music theory is for everyone and we all connect the dots in our own way.
At So Cal Music School, we focus on creating space that allows students to express themselves while nurturing and guiding their process. Mentorship is huge benefit to the creative process and to raising new artists.
Learn. Play. Create.
Briana Harley has composed a wide range of contrasting pieces; from folk, rock, and pop songs to film scores and avant garde chamber and choral pieces. She performs solo and with a band throughout Southern California, original music and popular songs from the 50s to Now.
Outside of performing, Briana earned her Masters of Music in composition from Bob Cole Conservatory at CSULB. She is a musical director for theaters including Costa Mesa Playhouse and Fountain Valley High School, and an alumnus of Young Artist Project with Phantom Projects. Briana is currently a teaching artist for Pacific Chorale Academy, and the Director of So Cal Music School.