The Musik Planet
is a music lessons and recording studio in
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about The Musik Planet Recording Studio... We
offer qualified, seasoned instructors that enjoy
training and teaching music.
Loraine Plante, the owner of the studio, has
been teaching music for 35 years. 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 teach Pro-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
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NEW PROGRAM!Learn at Home!
We have recently
added a new option in
music instruction. Now you can learn music at
home, and take lessons as often and whenever you like.
When you are ready for some one-on-one private
instruction to affirm what you have learned
independently, and, providing you live in the Riverside,
California area where our studio is located,
our teachers will go over the techniques you want to
At your pace. When you are ready. This
option is great for busy adults, home school students,
and anyone who thrives in an independent setting.
And it is very affordable. Click on
to begin learning to play the guitar, piano, or drums
from the comfort of your own home.
Did you know that
The Musik Planet is a Founding School and a testing
center for the Royal Conservatory Music Development
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Contact us at
located at 6930 Indiana Ave., Suite One, Riverside, CA
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
brief clip of a piano lesson in session:
videos of lessons and student practices on our
One-teacher to one-student lessons tailored to the
studentís learning pace and needs. Sessions
are available in 30 minute, 45 minute, and 1 hour
durations. Call us for session rates.
are no registration fees, and we do not auto bill
and do not ask for a last month deposit.
lessons are always available
lessons available for accomplished musicians who
need to work on specific techniques.
teachers teach for a living, not as a hobby.
pressure, optional performance and recitals are
offered each month.
written lesson plans are kept so parents can see
Tour The Musik Planet
Video of a drum and guitar
student at The Musik Planet practicing in a jam session in the drum room...
We Believe in Opportunities to Perform
At The Musik Planet,
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.
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
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
example, "I like how you hit this passage, and
counted this part. Let's carry that to this passage and
"Let me demonstrate for you. Watch how I count this.
Now let's try it together."
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,
you or a family member perform at one of our recitals or
Friday Night Performances recently? If so, we are
uploading the videos, so click on "Recital
Video" or "Friday
Night Performances" to see a performance!
Planet offers more than lessons... we are a source for
instruments, books, musical accessories, and royalty
opportunities. We source through various vendors.
Each year we
entertain a group from UCR as they tour our studio and
ask questions. We want to thank these nice group of students and wish them the best of
We want to thank
Grammy Award winner Darlene Koldenhoven for taking the
time to hold two voice workshops.
Thanks Darlene and all those who participated!
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
Piano lessons, why an electric keyboard just won't do.
At the Musik
Planet we strive to make music education fun for the
student while maintaining a structure and comprehensive
approach with our lessons, workshops, showcases, and
convenience of our patrons we offer music books,
instruments and accessories available for purchase.
We also can provide rental services for some
further information or to register for classes please