North County's
Finest Place to Learn Music

Serving 490+ clients weekly!

Thank you for our first 10 years!
For pricing and scheduling please give us a call, text or email.

All ages and all experience levels welcome!

13 Benefits of becoming a Leading Note student:

1. We offer music lessons on all instruments

Piano, Guitar, Drums, Voice, Bass, Mandolin, Ukulele, Trumpet, Sax, Flute, Cello, Violin and more!  We also teach theory and songwriting lessons.

2.  Only music school with an in-house recording studio.

LNS has it's own Recording Studio and offers engineering lessons with Pro Tools, Sibelius, Logic &  GarageBand. We also offer full recording and mixing sessions for large rock bands, vocal choirs, voice-overs and college audition recordings with video.  Each month there is a winner from our students who get to record in the studio FOR FREE!

3. Our services are top notch.

We offer free recitals, professional music photos, college application recording sessions, audition preparation and training, headshots, resume editing, full CD recordings, mixing and designing, and sometimes even music-related homework assistance. 

4. Leading Note Studios has the largest and most qualified teaching faculty in North San Diego County: 

We have 20+ 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 several music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your music lesson needs. Our credentialed teaching staff are personable, compassionate, and dedicated to our clients' growth and learning style. Our team will speak with you about your student's goals, musical interests, and learning styles to make sure it's a beautiful experience. All LNS teachers have passed thorough background checks. 

5. The broadest range of music lesson times available seven days a week! From early in the morning to late at night, LNS can accommodate your busy schedule.

We love a good Keytar!

We love a good Keytar!

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.            (Office hours 9:30-7:00).

                          Fridays: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.                            (Office hours 9:00-6:30).

                        Saturdays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.                                (Office hours 9:00-2:00).

Sundays per appointment (Office closed)

6. Early morning and lunchtime lessons for homeschoolers, retirees, college students, and working professionals.

Since we are the largest school in North County San Diego, we can be a 'full service' music school. Since we are a full-service music studio this allows us to offer lessons as early as 8 a.m. and we see many students between the hours of 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you are a home school parent, retiree, college student or working professional who has a flexible schedule, take advantage of our early morning and lunchtime lesson spots.

7. An excellent track record proved since 2009.

Leading Note Studios has been tested and affirmed offering quality instruction in music in Encinitas, CA  year-round. Our primary mission is to teach music in a fun, safe and educational environment to begin and enhance a student's love for music.  Over 1,000 families have trusted us over the last ten years.

8. A delightful waiting lobby for our clients.

With over 2,700 square feet, we have the most spacious and parent friendly waiting area in Encinitas. There is no waiting in a music retail store; our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with ample seating, kids homework station with supplies, free Wi-Fi, and filtered water.  Each teaching room has a window through which parents may observe your child's lesson, or feel free to join the experience anytime you like.

9. Our office staff is available six days a week to serve you. 

In Encinitas, our school offers full-time professional customer service for our students six days a week. Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have several office staff who are available to aide our clients promptly and efficiently.

10.  Great location - Encinitas near Olivenhain and Rancho Santa Fe.

Due to its central location, our school is convenient to all areas of Encinitas. Close to our school, you will find great shopping, dining and grocery specialty stores like Trader Joe's and Sprouts. Our location is convenient, and we have many students from Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Cardiff, and  San Marcos.

Bridget learns piano with a smile!

Bridget learns piano with a smile!

11. FREE Picture Days offered several times a year.

We are the only music school in Encinitas that offers a free picture day for their students. Every Summer and Winter we host a free picture day during recitals with professional photographer Chris Tillman.  These photographs are a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children. Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.

12. Certificates, trophies, and award wristbands to celebrate achievement.

We are the only music school in North County that allows our students to earn unique color wristband bracelets (kids and teens love them!), trophies AND certificates for passing musical tests. Do other schools offer awards and certificates? A few. But none of them inspire their students with smiling faces by giving them a cool "Musical Ladder" wristband that they can show off to their friends. The Musical Ladder is our unique method of music education that you can only get here. More importantly, when our students have a test coming up, they practice more, their parents are proud, their teachers are satisfied, and everybody wins. You can only get the Musical Ladder here.

13. We offer lesson packages and flex passes.

The studio does not require contracts or a minimum number of lessons.  Every client here is on a 4-week basis. We specialize in music lessons for adults and offer flex passes to help with your busy work schedule.

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:

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All lessons are taught in-studio (no in-home lessons) at:

2146 Encinitas Blvd, 105,  Encinitas, CA  92024
(Just North of Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas and Manchester Intersection)

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Offering quality guitar, voice, ukulele, mandolin, electric bass, trumpet, trombone, cello, harmonica, saxophone, violin, flute, clarinet, drum and piano lessons and more!  

Serving students of all ages in Leucadia, Fairbanks Ranch, La Costa, La Costa Valley, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Solana Beach, San Elijo Hills, San Marcos, Bressi Ranch, Olivenhain, Rancho Santa Fe and Carmel Valley and more.

Riley tries out the violin.

Riley tries out the violin.