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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 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.
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
When you enroll at OC Musica, you open the door to many membership benefits beyond the lesson room, including:
- Caring, qualified teachers!
- 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'.
- Many opportunities to perform
- Discounts on tuition fee for family members
- A flexible and generous approach to lesson make-ups to accommodate busy families
- and much more!
Meet Our Staff
Dr. Hugo Nogueira
Hugo Nogueira is currently teaching guitar at Los Angeles Pierce College. Hugo won the 2011 American...
Dr. Ekaterina Bessmeltseva
Ekaterina Bessmeltseva is a concert pianist whose performances span North America,
Europe and Russia....
Multi-woodwindist Gary Gould developed his passion for performing and teaching over a long and successful...
Orchestral and Operatic conductor, Maestra Aline Sardao is a native of Brazil. She began her Music studies...
During her time growing up in Northern California, Jasmin has been involved in almost all things music....
Originally from the Bay Area, Cole Perez is a multifaceted violinist with experience in performing and...
Isaac Visoutsy is a freelance violinist and violin teacher playing and teaching throughout Southern California....
I'm a Guitar Performance graduate from Musicians Institute. I was a self taught guitar player for around...
Hello there! I am a Music Composition Major at CSULB. I study voice and piano, and some of the genres...
Alexandra Reyna has been a student of music for her entire life. She started voice lessons at the age...
From Folsom California, Nicholas Kim is an aspiring music teacher that is currently studying at California...
Laura Price was born and raised in Milton, GA and began dancing at just two years old. Throughout her...
Freya Starks is a fourth year undergraduate at the University of California, Irvine pursuing a BFA in...
Sergio was born and raised in Hemet, CA where he eventually started dancing at the age of 16. After dancing...
Lauren was born and raised in Carlsbad, CA where she began her artistic journey at age 5 in tap class....
Amecie Lublin is a senior at the University of California, Irvine pursuing for a Bachelors of Fine Arts...
What are they saying
Dr. S. Ama Wray
Professor of Dance at the University of California, Irvine
This is a fantastic new center for the performing arts in Orange County. There is a wonderful atmosphere and true understanding of the significance of music and dance education. Bravo!
OC Musica is a beautiful space. Cuong and Mai put their hearts into its creation, and their love for and support of their community is evident from the moment you arrive. I am grateful to have been able to spend some time there recently when they hosted a training I’m participating in. Thank you Cuong and Mai!