About Us

The Staump Music School was founded by Tim Staump, a professional drummer, outspoken advocate and crusader for music education in San Diego County. Since opening our doors in 2008, we have become known for our holistic approach to musical education, one that builds on foundations and fundamentals, going beyond weekly lessons to provide our students with mentorship and professional experiences seldom offered in a school setting. Our students learn how to play, write, perform and record, getting hands-on experience with passionate professionals whose lives are dedicated to sharing the joy and fulfillment that music can bring.

Our philosophy is simple, and it’s based on things we’ve come to know are true. Having a musical education has been scientifically proven to contribute to greater success both personally and academically. It teaches us how to communicate, think creatively and embrace joy in our lives. Music is language, music is science, music is mathematics, music is physical, music is art. It is patience and discipline, it is a way of expressing thoughts and emotions, and connecting meaningfully with the world.

Staump Music School and its eclectic team of educators are on a mission to provide our community with access to quality, affordable music education that is tailored to the needs, goals and talents of each individual student. We are known for our student concert productions, our unique faculty, for our songwriting programs, and advocacy for musical education in our community. All of our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art recording equipment, and we have partnered with local studios and venues for larger productions to provide our students and faculty with unparalleled enrichment experiences. We specialize in customized learning, so whether you are hoping to learn an instrument or looking to gain valuable knowledge and experience in preparation for a career in music, Staump Music School has a program for you.

We are open by appointment only, please call 619-212-6656 to schedule an appointment. Call today or browse our site to meet our teachers and find out how music education can enrich your life.