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Leading Note Studios: A Harmonious Symphony of Education, Excellence, and Community Engagement


Encinitas, CA - April 2023 - Leading Note Studios, an esteemed music education institution founded in 2009 by the dedicated and passionate Camille Hastings, is proud to announce its unwavering commitment to the world of music education. With two vibrant locations in Encinitas and San Marcos, California, Leading Note Studios stands as North County's most prominent music school, boasting over 50 teachers with college training or professional performance experience.


At Leading Note Studios, music education is not merely a skill to acquire; it is a lifelong companion, a transformative journey that unfolds with every note and melody. The studio offers comprehensive lessons spanning a multitude of musical instruments, ensuring that every musical aspiration finds its expression. Whether one aspires to become a virtuoso, captivating audiences with mesmerizing solo performances or seeks the camaraderie of small ensembles, Leading Note Studios is the steadfast companion, nurturing musical ambitions.


The studio takes immense pride in its community engagement, actively participating in events that spread the joy of music to diverse audiences. From gracing the stages of local award ceremonies to resonating within the walls of retirement homes, Leading Note Studios shares the magic of music with people from all walks of life. The commitment to giving back is evident in the dedication to extending the gift of music education through generous donations, ensuring that the transformative power of music reaches and resonates with as many hearts as possible, irrespective of circumstance or background.


Recognized as the National Music Studio of the Year and a three-time winner of "Best of Encinitas," Leading Note Studios serves over 1200 clients weekly, from toddlers to adults, at all music experience levels. The studio's two locations offer lessons in various instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, voice, bass, mandolin, ukulele, trumpet, sax, flute, cello, violin, and more. They also provide theory and songwriting lessons, and audio engineering, and have recently added a new 65-seat theatre at their San Marcos location for small events and group classes.


Owner Camille Hastings expresses the studio's mission: "Our goal is to teach everyone the joy, peace, and love that music has to offer to all ages. Music is a lifelong skill that everyone can cherish and enjoy, and we want to bring that to our community."


In addition to their traditional music lessons, Leading Note Studios boasts a professional Recording Studio offering engineering lessons and a two-and-a-half-year Apprenticeship program, Pro Tools training and certification, full recording and mixing sessions for various purposes, and more. Their services also include free recitals, unlimited workshops, rock bands, musical theatre, show choirs, professional music photos, college application recording sessions, audition preparation and training, headshots, resume editing, complete CD recordings, sound mixing, and sound and video design.


"With our experienced professionals, high-quality audio, video technology, and warm environment, Leading Note Studios is the finest place to learn music," concludes Hastings. Whether you're just starting your musical journey or seeking to refine your craft, Leading Note Studios is your unwavering companion, guiding you along the melodious path of musical excellence.


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