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The Music Connection has 14 teaching studios for private, professional instruction in:

Contact the Instructors

Our instructors are self-employed professionals and all arrangements are made directly with them, including contracts, scheduling, and payments.

You may schedule your lessons directly with the instructors. Click on the instrument name above and then the instructor's name to read a short bio and see contact details.

Please don't e-mail teachers to make last-minute schedule changes, as they may not receive it in time. 

Make Yourself Comfortable

The Music Connection is your family-friendly music store. Our waiting area has toys and an array of seating so parents and siblings can wait comfortably for their music student. Students may also wait safely in the waiting area before and after lessons. We like to think of ourselves as one big family –with diverse musical tastes!


Students must furnish their own instrument to be used during the lesson (except drums and amplifiers). Instruments are available for purchase at an excellent price for our students -- click here to see brands available and their price ranges. Loaner instruments may be arranged for lessons for your convenience.

Or you may rent by the month from The Music Connection -- click here for rental instruments and prices.
The Music Connection has 12 teaching studios for private, professional instruction

Guitar Teachers:
Kirk William
Melinda Maxwell

Chris Wenger

Guitar Teachers *off-site*
Loki Miller
Jim Mckenzie
Terry Carr

Piano Teachers
Justin McKay
Thorsteinn Gunter
Cara Okano Herrick
Melinda Maxwell
Dawn Lewis
Christine Buckstead
Carleen Darrow
Fratena (Tena) Dawson

Piano Teachers *off-site*
Tomilee Deatherage
Kim Scherba Bruder
Sandra Wright
Terry Casia

Violin Teachers
Mindy McPherson
Pamela Kather
Dennis Young

Violin Teachers *off-site* 
Nancy Boian 
David Mallory

Drum Teachers
Dan Elsen
Ken MacKell

Drum Teachers *off-site*
Terry Carr

Voice Teachers
Cate Huiras
Webster Moore
Lisa Langley

Voice Teachers *off-site*
Regina Hoff
Christine Buckstead

Cello Teachers
Yoshie Muratani

Bass Teachers
Ben Jaks
Terry Carr

Ukulele Teachers
Mandalyn May
Ben Jaks

Banjo and Mandolin Teachers
Vaughn Quinlan

Clarinet and Saxophone Teachers
Melinda Maxwell


  • The Music Connection     Chico
    (530) 898-0110
  • 341 W 3rd St, Chico, CA 95928
  • The Music Connection    Redding