Group Classes

Youth Group Music Classes


Youth group music classes are a fun and social way for kids to learn a new instrument. Our group classes are 1 hour long and held once a week for 8 to 10 weeks depending on school calendars. Summer group classes are 5 weeks. All of our group classes have a limited number of seats available. We recommend group lessons for beginning and intermediate students ages 6-17. For more advanced players or students who are looking for a full customized learning process we highly recommend private lessons. Our group lessons are partnered with the City of Santee Parks and Rec as well as the Santee School District Foundation. For each student enrolled in a group music class we will donate $10 to the Santee School District Foundation. We are open by appointment only, if you would like to register or pay in person please call (619) 212-6656 to schedule an appointment. Click on the classes below to find more information.


January 15th - March 19th. Vocal Performance Fundamentals focuses on proper vocal technique and performance. Students will learn vocal warm ups, diaphragmatic breathing, singing posture and placement, and performance methods. No prior experience is needed to join this class. At the conclusion of the 10-week course, students will be accompanied by live music in a solo performance held at Lestat's West Music Venue. (Some students may be required to schedule an extra rehearsal outside of class for practice with a full band.) This class is open to kids ages 6-14.

Cost: $ 185.00
January 15th - March 19th. Beginning Guitar Class is a 10-week introductory course designed for students with little to no experience, and prepares students for our intermediate guitar class and/or private lessons. Students learn basic technique with an emphasis on ensemble performance and popular styles of guitar playing. At the end of the 10-week course, students will perform a short piece in a recital. This class is open to kids ages 6-14. Students without an instrument can take advantage of our Guitar Class Package, which includes the 10-week course and a JG-100 guitar with a soft case and a strap.

Cost: $ 185.00 - $ 290.00
January 15th - March 19th. Beginning Piano Class is a 10-week introductory group class that will teach students note reading, introduction to the C Major scale, and piano technique in preparation for our intermediate piano class and/or private lessons. Students learn a basic understanding of musical concepts and prepare a short song that they will perform in a recital at the end of the 10-week course. No prior experience is needed to join. This class is open to kids ages 6-14.Students without a piano can take advantage of our Piano Class Package, which includes the 10-week course and a 61-key keyboard with a power cord.

Cost: $ 185.00 - $ 290.00
January 16th - March 20th. Beginning Guitar Class is a 10-week introductory course designed for students with little to no experience, and prepares students for our intermediate guitar class and/or private lessons. Students learn basic technique with an emphasis on ensemble performance and popular styles of guitar playing. At the end of the 10-week course, students will perform a short piece in a recital. This class is open to kids ages 6-14. Students without an instrument can take advantage of our Guitar Class Package, which includes the 10-week course and a JG-100 guitar with a soft case and a strap.

Cost: $ 185.00 - $ 290.00
January 16th - March 20th. East County Youth Choir is a free program provided by Staump Music School and the City of Santee Parks and Rec. This program gives the youth of San Diego county the opportunity to learn and experience music and performance, and be a part of an ensemble. Because our community is lacking in music programs, Staump Music School will provide this free class to all the youth in our community, so that they may be exposed to music. The East County Youth Choir will teach students the fundamentals of music, and how to use this free vocal instrument we are all given. Students will gain skills in self-expression, organization, self-discipline, logical thinking, critical thinking, and follow-through. They will gain a sense of community, and responsibility.The East County Youth Choir is open to all levels of skill. This ensemble strengthens individual ability and teaches students how to sing as part of a choir. Students will obtain a basic knowledge of choral technique, and will develop harmonizing and vocal skills. They will gain an appreciation and knowledge of classical technique and theory, while also applying these techniques to popular music. This class is open to kids ages 6-17.

Cost: $ FREE
January 16th - March 20th. Drum Class is a percussion performance course focusing on rhythm, rudiments, and basic drumming patterns. Students will learn how to read rhythmic music notation as well as gain an understanding of different drumming techniques. No prior experience needed to join. At the end of this 10-week class, students will perform a percussion ensemble piece. This class is open to kids ages 6-14. The Drum Class Package includes the 10-week course, drumsticks, and a practice pad. *This class focuses on learning with an individual drum. If interested in drum set lessons, please contact us privately.

Cost: $ 185.00 - $ 220.00
January 17th - March 21st. Beginning Piano Class is a 10-week introductory group class that will teach students note reading, introduction to the C Major scale, and piano technique in preparation for our intermediate piano class and/or private lessons. Students learn a basic understanding of musical concepts and prepare a short song that they will perform in a recital at the end of the 10-week course. No prior experience is needed to join. This class is open to kids ages 6-14.Students without a piano can take advantage of our Piano Class Package, which includes the 10-week course and a 61-key keyboard with a power cord.

Cost: $ 185.00 - $ 290.00
January 17th - March 21st. Drum Class is a percussion performance course focusing on rhythm, rudiments, and basic drumming patterns. Students will learn how to read rhythmic music notation as well as gain an understanding of different drumming techniques. No prior experience needed to join. At the end of this 10-week class, students will perform a percussion ensemble piece. This class is open to kids ages 6-14. The Drum Class Package includes the 10-week course, drumsticks, and a practice pad. *This class focuses on learning with an individual drum. If interested in drum set lessons, please contact us privately.

Cost: $ 185.00 - $ 220.00
January 18th - March 22nd. Vocal Performance Fundamentals focuses on proper vocal technique and performance. Students will learn vocal warm ups, diaphragmatic breathing, singing posture and placement, and performance methods. No prior experience is needed to join this class. At the conclusion of the 10-week course, students will be accompanied by live music in a solo performance held at Lestat's West Music Venue. (Some students may be required to schedule an extra rehearsal outside of class for practice with a full band.) This class is open to kids ages 6-14.

Cost: $ 185.00
January 18th - March 22nd. Intermediate Guitar Class is recommended for students with previous guitar experience, or who have successfully passed our beginning class. This class focuses on playing through simple chord charts, understanding guitar tablature, and preparing a short song that the students will perform in a recital at the end of the 10-week course. After completion of the intermediate class, students are encouraged to move to private lessons. This class is open to kids ages 6-14.

Cost: $ 185.00
January 18th - March 22nd. Intermediate Piano Class is recommended for students with prior piano experience, or who have successfully passed our beginning class. At the end of this 10-week course, students will be able to play basic chords, read music charts, and play a short song that they will perform in a recital at the end of the session. After completion of the intermediate class, students are encouraged to move to private lessons. This class is open to kids ages 6-14.

Cost: $ 185.00
January 19th - March 23rd, Ukulele Class is designed for both beginning and intermediate skill levels. The ukulele is a great instrument for students who have no prior experience, and can often be easier to handle than a guitar. Students learn playing technique, music chart reading, and ensemble performance. At the end of the 9-week course, students will perform a short piece in a recital. This class is open to kids ages 6-14. Students without an instrument can take advantage of our Ukulele Class Package, which includes the 9-week course and a Savannah ukulele with a soft case.

Cost: $ 166.50 - $ 206.50