About Rancho Canyon Music

The History of Rancho Canyon Music

The history of Rancho Canyon Music goes back to 1995. The store was originally called “The Music Room at Strings, Etc.”, and started out as a used Piano store that also taught lessons and rented instruments to the local school kids. There wasn’t much out here in those days, and R.S.M. wasn’t even an official city yet. Craig Ferguson bought this store in June 2000 after Craig had worked for the previous owners since 1998. A lifelong professional musician, Craig’s passion had become teaching music, so he immediately set out to create our community’s first Music Education facility.

We now have a staff of 13 incredible and dedicated music instructors and more than 300 students. Through the years we have grown up right along with our community. Great teachers, motivated and enthusiastic students, and supportive music families have been the key!

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My niece Emerie has been attending Rancho Canyon Music to learn drums. Her instructor is Corey . I can not thank Corey enough for being so significant in my nieces life. She thinks he’s a rock star and he totally is . So warm and welcoming and with the little time Emerie has had I feel like she has learned so much. He is instilling a skill in her that she will take with her for a lifetime whether she professionally pursues music or not she is learning discipline hard work creativity and confidence. I love this place and the staff up front as well . Paul you rock too!! Keep doing what you guys do because kids need people like you.

Kim J.

They did an awesome job teaching my daughter guitar.

Russell T.

Mike Esfahani is an exceptional piano teacher. He is patient and kind with my 5 year old son. We both enjoy coming to Rancho Canyon thanks to Mike!

Lori S.

Thank you Rancho Canyon Music for always making my life easier! We have been customers of your business for about four years now and you have always exceeded our expectations! Even when you are busy, I always feel well taken care of! Bravo for doing it right! Again, thank you!!!!!

Melanie R.

They are so great here! Not stuffy and pretentious. Really cool musicians! We rent all our instruments here and have done  Guitar and violin lessons! Highly recommend!

Julie G.

I found this music shop after leaving OC Music, which I would not recommend. But anyway, the guys here were so nice and very helpful. They fixed my sons clarinet for half the price I was quoted elsewhere and it was done in 1 day! My sons clarinet came back in perfect condition and it was tuned, he is upstairs playing hot cross buns as I type. Very happy customer!

Carol C.

If you or your child wants to learn how to play an instrument, this is the place in Saddleback Valley. Great instructors, reasonable rates and a good vibe. Owner Craig and manager Paul are gifted musicians and totally relate to kids. And if you want your child to learn what its like to be in a real rock band, check out their Rock Band School where kids form bands, practice playing together and then go play gigs in real venues… What a great opportunity and a blast to watch!

Barry M.

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