North County's Finest Place

to Learn & Record Music. 

"Music is more fun than playing soccer!" -says Griffen a student learning Guitar & Piano at LNS Studios!

Students of all ages - 6 months to adults!

Offering: Private Piano, Voice, Guitar, Violin, Saxophone, Bass, Drums, Oboe, Clarinet, Trumpet, Flute, Trombone, Ukelele Lessons and Recording Sessions.

Teaching: Semi-Private Piano classes, Kindermusik, Music for Young Children, Saturday Music Club, Performing Showgroups, Engineering with Pro Tools, Sibelius and Garage Band.

Methods: Suzuki Style and Traditional Methods of learning for as little as $95 a month!

Recording Studio: Just opened in 2015.  The recording studio provides professional quality services in music recording, mixing, mastering and production for its students.  Besides offering all the traditional services expected from a professional music school, Leading Note is aiming to create a seamless experience from classroom to recording.  

"We demystify the whole recording process," Said Amber Flynn, Leading Note's production engineer and certified operator.  


Eleven Benefits of becoming an Leading Note Studios student: 

1. Piano, Guitar, Voice, Singing, Drums, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Ukulele, Rock Band Classes, Kindermusik, Music for Young Children, Into to Music Camps and Jazz, Rags and Blues Camps and a new recording studio!

We are the only school in North County, San Diego that offers all of these popular instruments: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Voice, Singing, Piano, Bass, Drum set, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele and year round band classes in one location.  We use all the best technology available.

2. The largest and most qualified teaching faculty in San Diego.

We have 15 music teachers, all with either college training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them. With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn in your music lesson.

3. The widest range of music lesson times available six days a week!

Leading Note Studios offers music lessons six days a week from early in the morning to late at night to accommodate your busy schedule.

9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays. 

4. A proven track record of excellence since 2009.

Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. Leading Note Studios has a proven track record of offering quality music, guitar, voice, singing, piano and drum lessons in North San Diego year round. Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over 400 families for over six years.

5. A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.

With over 2,600 square feet we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in San Diego.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Homework station, Wi-Fi, magazines, healthy snacks and water service. We also provide an observation window on every door so that you can watch your child's lesson while you wait. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

6. The most technologically advanced and fully stocked music lesson rooms in San Diego!

Our rooms are stocked with everything you need for music lessons, including amps, stereos, full drum kits with pads, keyboards, pianos and more. All you need to bring is your instrument.

One of the things that has really set up apart is our focus on providing lessons that are fresh, new, and engaging.  There are so many great teaching apps out there now that we felt we had to update our teaching rooms with LED monitors.  By doing so, our students have never run the risk of being bored by their lessons.  It's a challenge to engage children or adults, but by integrating technology such as teaching apps from the iTunes store, GarageBand, ProTools, you name it, we're providing a cutting edge lesson experience in the San Diego area.

7. Free music recitals with your own DVD copy!

We are one of the only music schools in San Diego that offers free recitals.

Every parent just wants to know how their child is doing and if they are really progressing. The best way for a parent to understand if their investment in lessons is really worth it, is to have their child participate in a recital. 

In June and December many of our students choose to perform in our biannual recitals. We hold these at Horizon Christian Fellowship Sanctuary.

For our students, these recitals are free and unlike many schools in San Diego we do not charge recital participation or admission fees.

8. Professional office staff six days a week to serve you. 

We are the only music school in San Diego that offers full time professional customer service for their students six days a week.

Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have two office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.

9. Early morning and lunch time lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students and working professionals.

Since we are fastest growing music school in the state of San Diego, we are able to be a 'full service' music school. This allows us to offer lessons as early as 9 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a homeschool parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunch time lesson spots. 

10. Located on Encinitas Blvd. near Olivenhain and Rancho Santa Fe.

Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of San Diego. Close to our school, you will find great shopping, dining and the quaint neighborhood village of Rancho Santa Fe. Our location is convenient and we have many students from North San Diego, Oceanside, San Marcos, Carlsbad, Del Mar and Carmel Valley.

11. Month to Month lessons.

Leading Note Studios does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.

If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract.

It's easy to take the next step:

Lessons are first come, first serve 

so contact us today to arrange your first lesson!


Leading Note Studios

Owner & Instructor, Camille Hastings, offers classes and events for all ages. Our studio is located in beautiful Encinitas California.


Musicals, Choir, and other exciting events that Leading Note is part of in San Diego County.
Come see all the fun we've been having!


Get your child involved in music at an early age! Check out these specialty classes for newborns, infants, and toddlers.

Children's Showgroups

Your kids love to sing, move, dance and perform?  This is a group for them!


Leading Note Studios 2146 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 105 | Encinitas, CA 92024 | 760 . 753 . 7002