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OC Musica's owners are featured on CBS2, "This is LA" EP 319. "This is LA" is Circle 8 Production's newest lifestyle television show that features the hottest new local businesses, restaurants, trends, products, and weekend getaways. The program will provide an inside look into the fast paced and ever changing landscape of Southern California, with an emphasis on what's trending in the area's lifestyle leader, Los Angeles.

About

OC Musica

For us, OC Musica is the realization of a dream. One of love, joy, dedication and passionate living.

Beyond skillful and dedicated teaching, which is required for effective learning, we aim for every child to discover the joy of self expression through music and dance. We believe every single joyful, happy and loving child helps make the community, and the world we live in, better. But, to the adults in our space, so that you don't feel left out, let's all be childlike with our dreams and learning.

We strive to create the most welcoming, positive, and supportive environment so that every student will come through our doors with eagerness and leave with light joyful steps.

What we value most from our team of dedicated teachers, more than the qualifications and collective sum of teaching experience, is that we all share the same belief, have the same passion for teaching the arts of music and dance as a means for personal development.

We are proud to be the first school in the area to offer both professional dance and music programs under the same roof, as we believe both are the highest form of arts and the strongest form of self expression.

Come join us in the OC Musica family. Let's make music and dance!

Meet the owners

Mai Huong Nguyen
Mai Huong Nguyen, Ph.D.
Owner
Mai and her husband, Cuong, share the love of performing arts. They want to foster the love and enjoyment of music & dance in the community. It is her wish that every student has access to quality music & dance education and performing opportunities.

Mai holds a PhD in computer science from École Centrale Paris. Although she has a strong background in information technology and software development, she now finds herself completely absorbed in her new passion. She is keen to offer assistance to others in any way she could. When she is not busy sipping coffee, she enjoys decorating the school, and supporting OC Musica's wonderful teachers in creating a happy environment for students to develop their full potential.

"The journey begins with a dream and becomes an adventure"

Cuong Nguyen
Cuong Nguyen
Owner, Piano
Graduated with a Bachelor in Music with Honors from New Zealand, winner of the Yoshiro Irino memorial price in composition (1984), having received the gift of music as a young adult through charities, and earned his music lessons by doing gardening work, Cuong is now passionate about music education, developing young talents, looking to music not just for the joy that it brings but also using it as a vehicle for personal development.

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Virtual Tour of OC Musica


  • 2 dance studios with professional floating dance floors, 10-foot ceilings
  • 2 change rooms
  • Soundproof classrooms for music lessons
  • Top-of-the-line upright and grand pianos (Yamaha, Kawai)
  • Comfortable waiting area for parents and siblings with free Wi-Fi
  • Easy drop off/pick up
  • Books available for purchase, for your convenience

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Why Us?

When you enroll at OC Musica, you open the door to many membership benefits beyond the lesson room, including:

  • One time registration fee
    Most other schools charge registration fee every year! We don't! You only pay registration fee once when you first sign-up and don't pay it again as long as you remain a student.
  • No long term contract
    Our tuition is paid monthly - You can withdraw at anytime with just 14 days notice, or switch teacher if you feel like trying a different teaching style or a different instrument.
  • Music and Dance programs at one location

    OC Musica offers dance and music lessons for all ages. With this combination you can schedule a music lesson right before or after your dance class with zero commute time. Musician in training but never danced before? Our friendly and encouraging dance instructors create the perfect, non-intimidating atmosphere for you to try out a style of dance!

  • Professional floating dance floors

    Dance is a very physical activity that requires a lot of turning, leaping, and jumping, which can put stress on bones and joints. Most dance footwear does not provide any cushioning or support, so the shock of dance movements can place a lot of pressure on the knees and back of a dancer. The best way to prevent against potential injury is by choosing a studio with a professional "floating floor". A floating floor is a dance floor that rests on a system of high-density foam, to absorb the shock of jumping.

    The top layer of the dance floor is also an important factor. A vinyl composite "marley" floor is accepted worldwide as the best surface layer for recreational to professional dance. A marley floor allows dancers to slide, with a degree of "controlled slip", but is not slippery so there is less risk of slips and falls. Very few studios use professional marley floors because of the expense involved, and usually opt for a regular floor tile for a studio floor.

    Our studio's floating floors are built with two layers of plywood over thousands of high density foam blocks and finished with a professional marley dance surface. This type of floor is known to helps reduce the risk of injuries and allow students to dance longer without getting tired.

  • Soundproof facility

    We are very serious about creating an environment that is appropriate and suited to learning music. In an ideal music practice or lesson room there should be no other sound heard outside of that produced by the student or teacher in the room. Excessive noise coming from the hall way or from other music rooms can be distractive and make even very well planned lessons less effective. We have taken serious soundproofing measures in the construction of our private class rooms - yes, to keep them 'private'.

  • Opportunities to join a professionally coached orchestra at no extra cost
  • Many opportunities to perform

    Six recitals per year, including two annual recitals at a big theater.

  • A flexible and generous approach to lesson make-ups
    Most other schools don't allow any private lesson rescheduling. We do our best to accommodate your busy schedule and offer reasonable rescheduling of private lessons with your teacher or a substitute.
  • Discounts on tuition fee for family members
    When you enroll more than one person in your family in our private music lessons, 10% discount will be applied to the lowest priced tuition fee. This family discount will be applied to each additional sibling that registers.
  • and much more!

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Meet Our Staff

Hang Nguyen

Hang Nguyen
Guitar, Piano

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Matthew Peskanov

Matthew Peskanov
Trumpet

Matthew Peskanov, originally from New York, grew up in a musical household. Everyday he would hear piano,...

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Melody Tran

Melody Tran
Piano

I started learning music on a keyboard at the age of seven. After 4 years learning and applying piano...

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Olena Merrill

Olena Merrill, Ph.D.
Voice, Piano,..

Meet Dr.Olena Merrill: A Musical Journey of Excellence and Passion In the heart of every melody, there...

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Lora Bashmakian

Lora Bashmakian
Voice, Piano

Lora Bashmakian is a Southern California based singer and pianist. She recently competed in The Metropolitan...

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Jocelyn Morales

Jocelyn Morales
Cello

Jocelyn Morales is a music educator and performer based in Long Beach, CA. They work as a private cello...

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Bruno Cunha

Bruno Cunha
Guitar, Piano,..

Bruno Cunha is an award-winning musician from São Paulo, Brazil. A talented multi-instrumentalist, composer,...

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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith
Voice, Piano

Stephanie Smith has always had a strong love of music starting at a young age. At the age of nine she...

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Kerry Walther

Kerry Walther
Viola, Violin

Kerry Walther is a student at CSU Long Beach studying music performance with Jason Bonham, principal...

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Zachary Mascarinas

Zachary Mascarinas
Voice, Piano,..

Zachary Mascarinas is a second-year student at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music, where he is pursuing...

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Mario Luna

Mario Luna
Voice

Mario A. Redondo Luna, born and raised in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, brings a rich and diverse background...

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Jacquelyn Su

Jacquelyn Su
Viola/Violin, Piano

Jacquelyn Su is a student attending CSU Long Beach, focusing on music education and performance. She...

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Morgan Burtner

Morgan Burtner
Violin, Piano

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Ethan Dwinell

Ethan Dwinell
Cello, Piano

Growing up in Long Beach, Ethan’s love of music started when he was introduced to the cello at an afterschool...

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Sam Pham

Sam Pham
Guitar

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Namiah Miller

Namiah Miller
Violin, viola,..

Namiah Miller attends CSU Long Beach where he performs in the symphony orchestra, baroque ensemble, and...

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Auden Singh

Auden Singh
Clarinet/Saxophone

Auden's musical journey began when their sister encouraged them to play the clarinet in an after-school...

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Amecie Lublin

Amecie Lublin
Dance Teacher

Amecie Lublin graduated at University of California, Irvine with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts with...

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Tiara Smith-Dent

Tiara Smith-Dent
Dance Teacher

Tiara “Tia” has been dancing since she was a young girl starting in Hip hop. As she got older she...

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