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The Musik Planet


The Musik Planet is a music lessons studio in RiversideCalifornia providing Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drum, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Violin, Cello, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Trumpet lessons.  We are a founding school for The Royal Conservatory Music Development program, offering students opportunities on an international level.  

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The Musik Planet


The Musik Planet is a music lessons studio in RiversideCalifornia providing Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drum, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Violin, Cello, Viola, Saxophone, Clarinet, and Trumpet lessons.  We are a founding school for The Royal Conservatory Music Development program, offering students opportunities on an international level.  

  we develop musicians 

The Musik Planet is a music lessons and recording studio in Riverside, California.  ...Click here to find out more about The Musik Planet Recording Studio... We offer qualified, seasoned instructors that enjoy training and teaching music.  With 10 dedicated teachers, we offer piano lessons, guitar lessons, drum lessons, voice lessons, group choir lessons, violin, viola and cello lessons, and flute, trumpet, clarinet and saxophone lessons.  We also teach music theory, music composition, improvisation, beginner jazz, and bass guitar.  Along with musical instruments, we teachPro-Tools, Sonar, and recording techniques.  Our music studio specializes in private instruction with lessons tailored to individual needs and level of experience.  We teach the beginner to the advanced, children to adult.

*Private Lessons

*Make Up Lessons Available

*No Contracts

*No Autobilling

*No Registration Fees

*Discounts for 3, 6, and 12 month prepay

*Monthly Recitals Included in Tuition

Lesson Options at The Musik Planet

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What to Expect with Private Lessons

* One-teacher to one-student lessons tailored to the student’s learning pace and needs.  Sessions are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour durations.  Call us for session rates.

* There are no registration fees, and we do not auto bill and do not ask for a last month deposit.

*Make up lessons are always available

*Monthly Performance Recitals included in tuition

* Special lessons available for accomplished musicians who need to work on specific techniques.

* These teachers teach for a living, not as a hobby. 

* Low pressure, optional performance and recitals are offered each month. 

*Weekly written lesson plans are kept so parents can see assignments.

At The Musik Planet, we believe that regular showcases and performances are the key to success for the novice and the serious student.  Those that want to enhance their studies will want to take advantage of performing in front of a non-threatening audience for experience. 

We encourage our instructors to perform and enhance their success as well.  We encourage involvement with local music organizations so the students of teachers have opportunities to enroll in festivals,  recitals,  certificate of merit, local competitions,  etc.  These experiences give students experience and great resume reference for their future in any field they choose. 

Some Words About Teaching

Did you know that negative comments can actually reinforce wrong performance?  In my experience with teaching piano, I have found that positive reinforcement is more effective than negative.    In commenting to children and adults, I try to get them to see the desired results.  This helps them to visualize and stir their creative juices with positive reinforcement.  

For example, "I like how you hit this passage, and counted this part.  Let's carry that to this passage and phrasing."   

And, "Let me demonstrate for you.  Watch how I count this.  Now let's try it together."  

My philosophy is to help depict success and how to constructively change a weak performance to a strong musical one.  University psychology studies have proven that pointing out wrongful and negative performance is not nearly as effective as bringing about desired change by giving positive comments.   I remember hearing that the average child in the home receives only one positive response for every twenty-one negative responses. I heard this early on in my teaching career, but I always taught by positive reinforcement.   I have continued to teach with positive reinforcement these past thirty years.   Positive comments build confidence and the desire to do better.  I choose to teach success, not stress. 

Loraine Plante

 

Musical Theory: Do I Need To Know It?   Aside from the academic study of music theory, which explores the theories surrounding music issues, such as whether or not a piece of music fits into one category or another, music theory is really the nuts and bolts of music...          read more

Piano lessons, why an electric keyboard just won't do.  read more

Why learn classical? Classical music requires a strong knowledge of music and as well as skill in playing an instrument. Knowledge of music ...  read more

Use the drop down list below to purchase lessons in single, one month, or three and six month increments.  And if you are purchasing a gift certificate just let us know in the description and we will send you a nice certificate too!

Is there a birthday coming up? Or do you just feel giving?  Buy a gift certificate for someone special and give them the gift of music. 

CALL US AT (951) 329-2264

ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • OUR NEXT PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD AT THE MUSIK PLANET ON FRIDAY, December 16, 2016 AT 8PM. 

  • Royal Conservatory Testing will be on December 3 and 4, 2016.  

The Musik Planet is a founding school for the Royal Conservatory Music Development Program.  We prepare students for international standard music theory and performance testing throughout the year.  

Digital Grand Pianos we Recommend

Still don't have a foot pedal for your digital piano?  We recommend this one

Do you have a question?  We would love to hear from you!  

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About Us


Music Lessons and Recording Studio in RIverside, California.  We offer piano lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, banjo lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, clarinet, flute, and saxophone lessons.  

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About Us


Music Lessons and Recording Studio in RIverside, California.  We offer piano lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons, banjo lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, clarinet, flute, and saxophone lessons.  

The Musik Planet is a music lessons studio located in Riverside, CA.  We have music teachers available for piano, guitar, bass guitar, drums, vocal training, violin, viola and cello instruction, and flute, trumpet, saxophone and clarinet instruction.  Stop in and see the music studio and speak with our music teachers. 


The Musik Planet was established in September of 2008.  We have over 10 teachers offering  the following private lessons in our well equipped studio on Indiana Ave:

Piano lessons

Keyboard lessons

Guitar lessons

Acoustic guitar lessons

Electric guitar lessons

Bass lessons

Drum Lessons

Percussion Performance

Saxophone lessons

Alto saxophone lessons

Tenor saxophone lessons

Trumpet lessons

Flute lessons

Violin lessons

Viola Lessons

Cello Lessons

Fiddle lessons

Voice Lessons (vocal coach)

Music Composition tutoring

We also offer the following in group lessons:

Royal Conservatory Music Development Program - Piano, Violin, Cello, Viola, Vocals, & Guitar

Certificate of Merit Preparation Classes for Piano

Certificate of Merit Preparation Classes for Flute

Group Voice Lessons

Group Choir Lessons

And we offer:

Recording Studio Time

Recording Studio With Sound Engineer

Practice Rooms

Our students come from the following areas:

Riverside, Corona, Norco, San Bernardino, Alta Loma, Moreno Valley & Perris


Use the drop down list below to purchase lessons in single, one month, or three and six month increments.  And if you are purchasing a gift certificate just let us know in the description and we will send you a nice certificate too!

Lesson Options at The Musik Planet
 
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About Music


The Musik Planet is a Music Lessons and Recording Studio in RIverside, California.  We offer private and group piano lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons banjo lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, clarinet, flute, and saxophone lessons.  

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About Music


The Musik Planet is a Music Lessons and Recording Studio in RIverside, California.  We offer private and group piano lessons, voice lessons, guitar lessons banjo lessons, drum lessons, violin lessons, cello lessons, clarinet, flute, and saxophone lessons.  

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”  - Aldous Huxley 

We dedicated this page to some good articles, some of them homegrown, about the craft of music and tips on ways to improve the experience of learning.  We also thought it would be fun to give examples of various renditions of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow,' just to see how its approached in differing ways.  


Use the drop down list below to purchase lessons in single, one month, or three and six month increments.  And if you are purchasing a gift certificate just let us know in the description and we will send you a nice certificate too!

Lesson Options at The Musik Planet

Practicing Smart read more

Learning Musical Theory: Do I Need To Know It?   read more

Elements of Classical Music  read more

What is Musical Syncopation And How Does It Work?  read more

Improvising On The Piano: Jazz Musicians Do It -- Why Not Other Styles?  read more

Practicing Tips for Parents read more


Is there a right & wrong way to perform a certain piece of music?  The answer is that there are just a lot of ways to perform a piece.  See for yourself...

Katharine McPhee singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow 

Jimi Hendrix  playing Somewhere Over The Rainbow

 

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole's rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Connie Talbot singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow

And Judy Garland singing the piece in The Wizard of Oz.

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Contact Us and Sign Up!


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Contact Us and Sign Up!


The Musik Planet is located at 6930 Indiana Ave. Suite One, Riverside, California 92506

 

We are open from 11 am to 8 pm Monday - Friday and from 9 am to 5pm on Saturday

 

Call us at 951.329.2264 or email us at Music@TheMusikPlanet.com

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Chris felt left out since all the teachers got their pictures on the website but he didn't.  So Loraine let him put up a picture of himself.  For information about this website contact the web designer, Chris Plante at 951.329.2264

Chris's first road trip.  The car did not include a radio.  The lack of one left him wanting music in his life.

Chris's first road trip.  The car did not include a radio.  The lack of one left him wanting music in his life.

This is a more recent picture of Chris....

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Announcements


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Announcements


                                                     

  • OUR NEXT PERFORMANCE WILL BE HELD AT THE MUSIK PLANET ON FRIDAY, December 16, 2016 AT 8PM.

  • Royal Conservatory Testing will be on December 3 and 4, 2016

 

Studio Policy


Attendance

The time scheduled for each student’s lesson is reserved for his or her exclusive use; rescheduling is not guaranteed.  Notification by the student of inability to attend a private or a group lesson does not excuse payment for the lesson, which must be paid for, whether taken or missed.  Please be prompt with your lesson time.  Time will not be taken from the following lesson to accommodate late arrivals.  Unavoidable absences may be made up when possible. 

 

Care of Students

The Musik Planet is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students.  Parents with students under the age of 5 are asked to remain during the lessons.  Students are not to be left at The Musik Planet studio for excessive time before or after lessons.

 

Dismissal

Students may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:

Lack of attendance and preparedness 

Inappropriate behavior and attitude

Non-payment 

 

Evaluations, Competitions and Performance Opportunities

When planned and prepared for appropriately, auditions and other local events are wonderful and stimulating additions to musical training at any playing level.  They provide goals, challenges and different arenas in which students can enjoy and develop their skills.  Students will be given the opportunity to participate in evaluation events each year.  Check with your teacher for further information.

 

Group Lessons & Special Events

Group lessons give students the opportunity to improve their performance skills.  It also gives the student the incentive to polish pieces, thus improving practice habits.  The experience gained through frequent performances builds confidence and self-esteem. The Musik Planet offers an ongoing variety of group lessons and special events.  

 

Care of Students

Parents and legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on the property of The Musik Planet resulting from any activity conducted by the students before, during or after lesson and special event time.  

 

Missed or Cancelled GROUP Lessons

Makeup lessons are only possible in the GROUP classes within two weeks of the missed lesson and only if there is an available opening.  They cannot accumulate after that month.  If lessons are discontinued for any reason, 30 days notice must be given.

 

Missed or Cancelled PRIVATE Lessons

Regular attendance of lessons is absolutely necessary to ensure continuity and progress.  If the student has a conflict with a regularly scheduled lesson time, we will work with you to arrange a swap with another student or notify you of another time that comes available.  In the event that arrangements cannot be made and the student must miss a lesson, a make-up lesson may be scheduled.  There is no financial credit given for missed lessons except in the case of extended illness or emergency.   If lessons are discontinued for any reason, 30 days notice must be given.

 

Business Hours

The Musik Planet is open for business Monday through Friday from 11:00am and 8:00pm and Saturday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  The Musik Planet will be closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day, two days at Thanksgiving, July 4th, one-week during Spring Break, Labor Day, Memorial Day and 2 weeks during Christmas time.  We teach on a four week schedule, so if there are five days in any one month, we are closed on that fifth day.  For example, in May of 2016, there are 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays,  and in June there are five Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays, so we would be closed those two days, and then there are five Wednesdays and Thursdays in June, so we would close May 30th to 31st, then on June 1st and 2nd.  Everyone taking lessons on Mondays to Thursdays would have 4 lessons in May and four in June.  If there were just five Fridays in a month, but four of all the other days, we would close for just that one fifth Friday.  

 

Materials Fee

The cost of music books and other related materials is not included in the tuition fees.  Payment for music is due at the time materials are received.  There also will be a fee for festivals, recitals, workshops, competitions, etc.   The Musik Planet will inform you of these fees and events as they occur during the year.    

 

Parent Participation

Parents are encouraged to attend and quietly observe all lessons.  The teacher reserves the right to ask the parent not to attend if the parent’s presence alters the quality of the lesson.  Parents are encouraged to be active participants in practice at home.  

 

Instruments in the Home

Instruments in the home are necessary for a student to progress.  Practice should be conducted in a room where students will not be distracted by television, frequent interruptions, etc.

 

Lesson Preparation

Regular, daily practice is essential to the student’s progress.  Always refer to your written assignments to be sure that everything is covered in each practice session.  (For piano students, it is advisable to keep your nails always trimmed short. This is important for good piano technique).  

 

Private Lessons

Private music lessons are provided on a weekly basis in 30, 45, and 60 minute time slots.  Lessons are expected to be prepared each week and students are encouraged to ask any questions they may have between lessons by calling The Musik Planet at 951.329.2264

 

Performances

Practice Performances are held each month on the fourth Friday at 8pm and generally go until 8:45.  You will be notified well in advance of the dates.  These performances are an opportunity to learn proper concert attire and audience protocol.  Students wishing to participate in performances must display consistent practice and musical progress in order to be invited.  Music is to be performed by memory.  The performances are included in the tuition.  

 

Payment

Tuition is due the first lesson or by the 5th of the month.  For information on specific lesson rates, please refer to The Musik Planet Lesson Rates.  Monthly rates allow for 2 weeks of vacation at Christmas time, 1 week during Spring Break and 2 days during Thanksgiving.  The Musik Planet accepts cash, checks, ATM/Debit cards and credit cards.   

 

Teacher Absences

Teachers may be absent from lessons due to illness, family emergency, or professional conference attendance.  A lesson missed due to a teacher’s absence is the responsibility of The Musik Planet to make up.  

 

Teacher Conduct with Students

Periodically it will be necessary for teachers to touch the hands and/or wrists of students in order to demonstrate proper technique.  We ask for this to not be misconstrued in any way. 

 

Lesson Termination/Withdrawal

At any time, students wishing to withdraw from lessons must give 30 days notice and withdraw.  

 

We look forward to providing your music lessons!

 

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Studio Policy


Attendance

The time scheduled for each student’s lesson is reserved for his or her exclusive use; rescheduling is not guaranteed.  Notification by the student of inability to attend a private or a group lesson does not excuse payment for the lesson, which must be paid for, whether taken or missed.  Please be prompt with your lesson time.  Time will not be taken from the following lesson to accommodate late arrivals.  Unavoidable absences may be made up when possible. 

 

Care of Students

The Musik Planet is not responsible for providing before or after class care for students.  Parents with students under the age of 5 are asked to remain during the lessons.  Students are not to be left at The Musik Planet studio for excessive time before or after lessons.

 

Dismissal

Students may be dismissed for any of the following reasons:

Lack of attendance and preparedness 

Inappropriate behavior and attitude

Non-payment 

 

Evaluations, Competitions and Performance Opportunities

When planned and prepared for appropriately, auditions and other local events are wonderful and stimulating additions to musical training at any playing level.  They provide goals, challenges and different arenas in which students can enjoy and develop their skills.  Students will be given the opportunity to participate in evaluation events each year.  Check with your teacher for further information.

 

Group Lessons & Special Events

Group lessons give students the opportunity to improve their performance skills.  It also gives the student the incentive to polish pieces, thus improving practice habits.  The experience gained through frequent performances builds confidence and self-esteem. The Musik Planet offers an ongoing variety of group lessons and special events.  

 

Care of Students

Parents and legal guardians of minor students and adult students waive the right to any legal action for any injury sustained on the property of The Musik Planet resulting from any activity conducted by the students before, during or after lesson and special event time.  

 

Missed or Cancelled GROUP Lessons

Makeup lessons are only possible in the GROUP classes within two weeks of the missed lesson and only if there is an available opening.  They cannot accumulate after that month.  If lessons are discontinued for any reason, 30 days notice must be given.

 

Missed or Cancelled PRIVATE Lessons

Regular attendance of lessons is absolutely necessary to ensure continuity and progress.  If the student has a conflict with a regularly scheduled lesson time, we will work with you to arrange a swap with another student or notify you of another time that comes available.  In the event that arrangements cannot be made and the student must miss a lesson, a make-up lesson may be scheduled.  There is no financial credit given for missed lessons except in the case of extended illness or emergency.   If lessons are discontinued for any reason, 30 days notice must be given.

 

Business Hours

The Musik Planet is open for business Monday through Friday from 11:00am and 8:00pm and Saturday’s from 9:00am to 5:00pm.  The Musik Planet will be closed New Year’s Eve, New Year’s day, two days at Thanksgiving, July 4th, one-week during Spring Break, Labor Day, Memorial Day and 2 weeks during Christmas time.  We teach on a four week schedule, so if there are five days in any one month, we are closed on that fifth day.  For example, in May of 2016, there are 5 Mondays and 5 Tuesdays,  and in June there are five Wednesdays and 5 Thursdays, so we would be closed those two days, and then there are five Wednesdays and Thursdays in June, so we would close May 30th to 31st, then on June 1st and 2nd.  Everyone taking lessons on Mondays to Thursdays would have 4 lessons in May and four in June.  If there were just five Fridays in a month, but four of all the other days, we would close for just that one fifth Friday.  

 

Materials Fee

The cost of music books and other related materials is not included in the tuition fees.  Payment for music is due at the time materials are received.  There also will be a fee for festivals, recitals, workshops, competitions, etc.   The Musik Planet will inform you of these fees and events as they occur during the year.    

 

Parent Participation

Parents are encouraged to attend and quietly observe all lessons.  The teacher reserves the right to ask the parent not to attend if the parent’s presence alters the quality of the lesson.  Parents are encouraged to be active participants in practice at home.  

 

Instruments in the Home

Instruments in the home are necessary for a student to progress.  Practice should be conducted in a room where students will not be distracted by television, frequent interruptions, etc.

 

Lesson Preparation

Regular, daily practice is essential to the student’s progress.  Always refer to your written assignments to be sure that everything is covered in each practice session.  (For piano students, it is advisable to keep your nails always trimmed short. This is important for good piano technique).  

 

Private Lessons

Private music lessons are provided on a weekly basis in 30, 45, and 60 minute time slots.  Lessons are expected to be prepared each week and students are encouraged to ask any questions they may have between lessons by calling The Musik Planet at 951.329.2264

 

Performances

Practice Performances are held each month on the fourth Friday at 8pm and generally go until 8:45.  You will be notified well in advance of the dates.  These performances are an opportunity to learn proper concert attire and audience protocol.  Students wishing to participate in performances must display consistent practice and musical progress in order to be invited.  Music is to be performed by memory.  The performances are included in the tuition.  

 

Payment

Tuition is due the first lesson or by the 5th of the month.  For information on specific lesson rates, please refer to The Musik Planet Lesson Rates.  Monthly rates allow for 2 weeks of vacation at Christmas time, 1 week during Spring Break and 2 days during Thanksgiving.  The Musik Planet accepts cash, checks, ATM/Debit cards and credit cards.   

 

Teacher Absences

Teachers may be absent from lessons due to illness, family emergency, or professional conference attendance.  A lesson missed due to a teacher’s absence is the responsibility of The Musik Planet to make up.  

 

Teacher Conduct with Students

Periodically it will be necessary for teachers to touch the hands and/or wrists of students in order to demonstrate proper technique.  We ask for this to not be misconstrued in any way. 

 

Lesson Termination/Withdrawal

At any time, students wishing to withdraw from lessons must give 30 days notice and withdraw.  

 

We look forward to providing your music lessons!