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The Napa School of Music, located in Napa California, provides private music lessons on over 20 instruments in all styles of music, Group Music Classes, Music Together® for children 0-5 years & Garage Band 101 for kids and adults.

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High Quality Music Lessons

The Napa School of Music is a high quality, one-stop solution for busy parents who can save time by scheduling side-by-side lessons for family members with highly qualified instructors on a large variety of instruments and voice.

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Our lessons are based around 3 elements:

The Napa School of Music is a private music school owned by Peter & Victoria Sykes and was opened on January 3rd, 2005. Now in it’s 10th year of operation the school has provided thousands of lessons to families in the Napa, Solano and Sonoma Counties.

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Why Choose Us

1) Focus On Teaching

All we do is teach. We do not sell or rent instruments or music. This leaves us free to specialize in one thing – providing the highest quality of music instruction.

2) Experienced Teachers

Our instructors are highly qualified and have extensive performance experience. Most importantly, our instructors strive to make learning music fun and to relate their teaching to each individual student’s learning style.

3) Private Lessons

Private lessons ensure that the student has the undivided attention of the teacher and can progress at a level suited to them individually.

4) Regular Concerts and Recitals

Recitals and concerts are held twice a year. These provide students with performance experience and build confidence. Participation in events like the Downtown Napa 4th of July Celebration, The Napa Town and Country Fair and workshops such as our A Cappella Singing Class & Garage Band 101 program are also available

5) Customer Service

Desk staff available during lesson times. It is important to choose a school that can assist you with details like schedules, even if a teacher is occupied in a lesson. Our school has office staff on hand during all regular lesson times, so you can get immediate assistance.

6) Technology

All our teaching studios are equipped with the latest Apple computers providing students the opportunity to read and write music using Sibelius notation software, record their lessons in audio or video format, develop their own compositions using Apple’s GarageBand program and much more. Teachers are also able to provide each student with individualized lesson materials via the student’s own account on a secure website called Lesson Mate. We are the only private music school in northern California to offer these unique features.

7) Lesson Mate

Adds value to your music lesson with personalized videos and instructional materials on a secure website account for every student.

8) Trusted by Justin-Siena High School

The Napa School of Music provides teachers for the band and choral program at Justin-Siena High School.

music-student-1Everyone at The Napa School of Music, thanks for everything! This is just an awesome program (Summer Rock Camp) that has taught Andrew some very valuable lessons and disciplines while having a blast, not to mention how much he has improved on the guitar!! He very much enjoyed the week of the summer camp program and is hoping that you continue similar programs throughout the coming years. He will most definitely be interested in joining again next summer. He did say that the one week that we signed up for was just not enough! We can’t begin to tell you just how much meaning and positive influences this has had on Andrew and his family. He has made allot of friends at NSM and has also gained a great respect for all of his teachers and peers. We look forward to seeing you all and supporting everyone on the 4th of July concert. Thanks again for all of the great experiences, and we look forward to all of the future endeavors! Jeff Kaether, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-2Jack and Zoe have gotten a ton out of the Garage Band experience and Zoe is excited for her upcoming event. It has been a long time since we have had the GoGo’s “We Got The Beat” blaring through the house (I am guessing that I was in Junior High) and we are looking forward to the performance. As a musically challenged father/husband it has been incredible to watch the transition that has taken place in Kristy, Jack and Zoe over the last year or so. Though no surprise to you all, the confidence that comes with being able to learn to play an instrument and then perform on stage, is remarkable regardless of the age of the student. Your program and teachers have brought our family some great moments recently and are teaching skills that will bring enjoyment for a lifetime. Thank you. John Reynolds, Napa
music-student-3Thank you, thank you, thank you. Sven Olson didn’t want to move to Napa and leave behind the fabulous middle school music program of Kastner Intermediate School (marching band, jazz band, concert band–really good ones, too). But no matter, we had to move, and it made things worse that the music program in this area is abysmal, even at his middle school. Sven picks up on things pretty quickly, and tends to be bored with what we’ve found here labeled “advanced” for his age level. However, he has quietly looked forward to his Garage Band 101 sessions. For me as his mom, paramount was Sven’s demeanor at the concert on Saturday night…He actually seemed to be enjoying himself on stage. Afterward when I asked how it was, he SMILED, and kept smiling! He didn’t grunt his teen-ish, “It was alright.” He said it was really fun, and almost seemed giddy. Late the next day, when I picked him up from his dad’s, he was still glowing and went into great detail about all that had gone on. I simply can’t say enough about your program. Life is good again with Sven, and we have you to thank for it. Thank you, thank you, thank you! If I can do anything (non-instructional) to help other kids experience this, please use me! You’re the best. Kimberly Olson, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-4As a parent, I know that music offers children the opportunity to grow through structured learning, teamwork and results wrapped in a fun, familiar context. After all what child doesn’t like to sing and make noise from a very young age! And the owners, teaching staff and curriculum at Napa School of Music employ a supportive approach that fosters confidence and success. As an admitted amateur musician, I have seen and experienced all the above at Napa School of Music, and commend Peter, Victoria and all the great educators in class for creating this jewel of a school in the Napa Valley. If you, or someone you know wants to discover new or expanded musical horizons, this is the place to do it! Rob Celsi, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-5All three of our children have been involved with Napa School of Music, and we have had positive experiences. The teachers have matched our children’s personalities, and been an inspiration in keeping our children working hard with their music. From voice, to violin and saxophone/flute, our experiences have been just what our kids needed. The owners, Peter and Victoria, have supported our kids and our crazy schedules, always going above and beyond what is necessary to help our kids grow with their music and making the learning fun. The recitals are a blast! Michelle Hoffman, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-6Victoria & Peter Sykes run this fantastic music school, and have assembled an impressive staff of instructors – all talented, dedicated professionals who love what they do. The Garage Band 101 program rocks! Kids get a chance to learn to play with others over a 12-week period, then take the stage as a rock band. My teen daughter participated in GB101 as a vocalist, and has taken electric guitar, piano & voice lessons, all with amazing teachers. Spring and winter recitals give all students a chance to perform. Whether your child is interested in classical, jazz or rock, they will enjoy learning in this cool environment. Great for grown-ups, too…I am learning to play mandolin and having a great time!Mandy Page, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-7Both our children take lessons at Napa School of Music. We have been with the school for over a year and a half and have found the quality of lessons to be very high. Additionally, they have accommodated us so we are not at the school for more days or trips than needed. With two kids taking lessons in three different instruments. Guitar, voice, and violin. Our son also participates in the Garage Band 101 program. This is the reason we came to this school. Our son knew how to play but wanted to play with other kids in a band environment. He just loves Garage Band. What he has learned from this experience will last him a lifetime.Kay Pollard, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-8We have been with Napa School of Music for several years now and can’t say enough great things about the school. We enjoy their high level of integrity and professionalism. They do everything they can to be of service. Also they have added greatly to the community with their Garage Band programs. This has been a self-esteem building experience for my daughter who participates in Garage Band 101 on a continual bases. My husband and I have participated in the Garage Band 101 for Adults and we had the time of our lives. We plan on doing it again soon. I highly recommend Napa School of Music. Mandy McAvoy, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-9My husband and I were thrilled Napa School of Music came along. Our daughter loves to sing, while our son loves to play the drums. They wanted lessons but not in classical/orchestral music. Napa School of Music gave them the chance to express their skills in Rock, Jazz and R&B. (School offers a wide array of musical styles.) Their instructors are wonderful and talented! They also take the time to listen to the style of music they want to learn and help them achieve their goal. The Napa School of Music also has Garage Band 101 – a 12-week program where young musicians practice/rehearse music with others in a band. The students then perform a concert for their family and friends. Our daughter was just 10 yrs. old when she first signed up for Garage Band. She was very nervous and not too sure of herself. That’s not the case today – she absolutely enjoys it! Overall, music has given our children self-confidence. It has also given them self-discipline at home and in school, especially in their schoolwork. If you’re considering music lessons for your child, consider Napa School of Music. You won’t find another music school in Napa with a warm, helpful staff and instructors. Shamira Heffernan, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-11Our kids have moved up in performance confidence since they have joined Garage Band 101. The private lessons they take, give purpose to their lessons as they focus on their band songs. They feel that fulfilling personal satisfaction as well as the social connection of what music is all about! Napa loves Napa School of Music! Debbie Darrin, Napa
Sign your kid up for Garage Band–you’ll actually LOVE the “recitals”! Your kid will be a rock star! The bands sound incredible and it’s obvious they’re having a blast! Peter and Victoria have hired some super music teachers that my boys really like a lot, who are great musicians and role models. Music education is important for children’s development, and Napa School of Music makes it really easy to participate. This is a great business that I am very happy to support. The owners are always on site and very, very like-able people. Stephanie Gauthier, Napa
napa-california-school-music-student-11How grateful I am to have contacted Napa School of Music as I began to study saxophone. After my initial conversation with the school I knew it was going to be a wonderful experience, and so it is. Napa School of Music is run by professional musicians who are dedicated to the education of their students. In addition to the individual lessons, the recitals and Garage Band 101 are accelerating learning and affording an opportunity to meet other musicians along the way. Thank you Victoria, Peter Sykes and the staff at Napa School of Music. Len Dumas, Vallejo
My 3 children have taken up to 4 music lessons over the past 2 years at NSM and it’s been a great experience! We love the community atmosphere, the accommodating teachers (they always ask your children what music they like to listen to and therefore play), the professionalism of the staff and the cool Garage Band 101! We’ve taken lessons elsewhere but after NSM, we wouldn’t go anywhere else. Mary Huber, Napa

Napa School of Music

Address: 4032 Maher Street Napa, CA 94558
Phone: 707-252-4040
Monday-Thursday 12:30pm-8:30pm
Friday – time varies, please call us
Saturday & Sunday – Closed

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