Music Lessons

It is our mission to teach and foster a love for music that will impact and improve your life forever! We provide a broad range of music education for pre-school and school-age children, teens, and adults.

Here are just a few benefits of playing music!

#1, It’s Fun! #2, It’s Cool! Class dismissed 😉

  • Increases Your Memory Capacity
  • Increases Your Self Esteem
  • Teaches You Perseverance
  • Helps You Gain Confidence
  • Increases Your Ability To Concentrate
  • Improves Your Reading & Comprehension
  • Develops Motor Skills
  • Boosts Your Team Skills
  • … and so much more!!

Meet Our Teachers

Rancho Canyon Music has helped literally thousands of aspiring musicians discover the joy and magic of playing music. Now it’s your turn! From the very young to the very young at heart, our teachers will customize a lesson plan that will allow you to play or sing the music that you’ve always dreamed about! Patience, Compassion, and Professionalism are at the heart of each Instructor, along with the desire to see each student succeed to their goals.

MIKE ESFAHANI
MIKE ESFAHANIPiano Instructor

As a piano instructor for over 15 years, Mike Esfahani’s experience ensures success for students of all ages, levels, and musical interests. He is capable of inspiring new students with a combination of classical, rock, and pop techniques,
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RACHEL PANCHAL
RACHEL PANCHALVoice Instructor
​Rachel has had an incredible passion for singing and for music from a very early age. Her love and passion for music led her to Chapman University where she obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree with a Vocal Emphasis. While at
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PAUL CRUZ
PAUL CRUZGuitar, Bass, Ukulele, Rock School

Paul started playing music at the age of 16 with a bass given to him by his father. Later on that year (2003) he joined the Rancho Canyon Music front desk staff and eventually became the front desk manager. After four years of working in the
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SCOTT DUNNING
SCOTT DUNNINGGuitar

Over the years, Rancho Canyon Music has discovered a great way to find young, talented instructors… grow them yourself!! Scott Dunning joins the ranks of R.C.M. teachers who actually started out here as a student. At a very early age,
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DAVID WRIGHT
DAVID WRIGHTGuitar, Bass

David has been teaching in Southern California for over 20 years. Since his studies at Fullerton College and U.C. Irvine, he has spent his time teaching Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Composition, as well as performing as a solo artist and in
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CRAIG FERGUSON
CRAIG FERGUSONGuitar

Greetings! I am the owner of Rancho Canyon Music, and I have also been teaching here for the past 15 years. I work well with players of all ages, but I am especially great with the young beginners (ages 5-up), and I have seem to have a
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DOWNS THOMPSON
DOWNS THOMPSONViolin, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo

Downs is truly a world-class musician and instructor. In addition to a busy private teaching schedule at R.C.M. and his voluteer work in our local school music programs, Downs currently performs live as the fiddle player for country music
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 COREY TOWNLEY
COREY TOWNLEYDrums & Percussion

Corey has offered private drum and percussion instruction for well over 15 years in South Orange County. Whether you are playing in school or in a band it is his goal to help you excel. Here are some examples of what you will learn: drumset
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HENRY ALEXANDER
HENRY ALEXANDERAlto, Tenor, Baritone & Soprano Saxophone, Bb & Bass Clarinet, and Flute

Henry Alexander is an amazing instructor, performer and musical artist. He has more than 20 years of experience in the performing arts, both as a live performer and as a sought-after studio session player. Henry has now spent more than a
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SEAN BILLINGS
SEAN BILLINGSTrumpet

Sean Billings has a vast amount of professional experience, both as an instructor and as a performing musician. Sean’s students will see great improvement in their Tone, Range, Flexibility, Music Theory & Harmony, all necessary elements to
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