Best Music Schools in San Francisco

Expert recommended Top 3 Music Schools in San Francisco, California. All of our music schools face a rigorous 50-Point Inspection, which includes customer reviews, history, complaints, ratings, satisfaction, trust, cost and general excellence. You deserve only the best!


Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Boulevard Building D, San Francisco, CA 94123

Since 1971

Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Voice, Piano, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, Drums, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Mandolin, Banjo, Violin, Fiddle Songwriting, Music Theory, DJ & Electronic Music Classes

Provides significant savings to students from families with financial need through their generous sliding scale tuition program. Proffer music scholarships to talented and dedicated young musicians. Offers superior quality and affordable popular music education to aspiring musicians of all ages and skill levels. Flexible payment and scheduling options, gift certificates, 1-on-1 consultations and music camps are available. One free Short Seminar each year (two for family membership)

Discount: $40 off of siblings tuition when registered for the same class, use code: "second" when enrolling online - $20 Off on group classes

Price: $25 for a half-hour & $50 for an hour (Initial Trial Lesson)

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Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
Fri & Sun Closed

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1929 Taraval Street, San Francisco, CA 94116

Since 2008

Piano, Flute, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Cello, Ukulele, Percussion & Double Bass Lessons

Proffer private lessons to students of all levels from age 4 to adult. Offers their students the opportunity to earn special color wristband bracelets, trophies and certificates for passing musical exams. Little Mozart Keyboard Group Class available (between age 4~5). They also offer options such as ABRSM exam preparation, world-class recital venue, local outreach performance opportunity, referral programs and affordable practice room rentals to their enrolled students

Price: $40 per 30 minutes, $60 per 45 minutes & $80 per 60 minutes private lesson

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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (By appointment only)
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Since 1921

Brass, Cornet, Euphonium, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Chinese Instruments, Banjo, Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele, Accordion, Harpsichord, Piano, Drum Set, Latin Percussion, Cello, Fiddle, Viola, Violin, Composition, Songwriting, Theory, Voice, Woodwinds, Clarinet, English Horn, Flute, Oboe, Recorder & Saxophone Lessons

Serves 2 locations within San Francisco. Over 2,600 students of all ages studied at CMC and thousands attended CMC performances. Provides instruction in diverse musical styles including Western classical, jazz, blues, gospel, Latin & Chinese. Proffer exam preparation support. Free or low-cost concerts, workshops and master classes in CMC’s 130-seat concert hall. Free private lesson and ensemble programs for diverse, primarily low-income youth. Offers low-cost instrument rental

Discount: Group class and ensemble tuition is reduced by 50% for those students currently taking private lessons at CMC

Price: Starts from $294 per 30 minutes private lesson (Summer Quarter)

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Mon - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

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