What We Teach


Private lessons are the heart and soul of what we do at VTMA. Each one of our instructors has years of experience in performing and teaching and is committed to their student’s success. Click on the specific instrument above to learn more!



Private Lessons for adults is one of our specialties at Van Tuyl Music Academy. While many schools and teachers are content to just teach the notes of a new song each week, our instructors go beyond, teaching you the rhythm, theory and musical secrets behind what makes your favorite song, your favorite song. Click here to read more about our Adult Music Lessons program.


Live Band Workshops are yet another service that sets VTMA apart from all the rest. As our students progress on their instruments, it is vital that they gain experience playing in a live band setting. In addition to being an absolute blast, these workshops are where our students really hone in on their skills and understanding of music. Nothing can teach you more about yourself and your abilities than learning to lock in with a group of musicians and play as one.


Taking lessons at Van Tuyl Music Academy is an experience unlike any other. Our facilities have clean rooms, the latest technology and a large music library. Since 2004, VTMA is the original school of rock, musical theater, pop, blues, jazz and live performance in Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa and Orange County.