Lesson Studio

Pitch and his music team offer online and in person instruction at our San Marcos / San Elijo Music Studio for…

We are available for private lessons as well as workshops and masterclasses.  Our teachers have taught music lessons from one side of the continental United States as well as perform around the globe.  Pitch Michael lessons has been in San Diego for over a decade recently opening a storefront location in San Elijo in 2022.


Pitch Michael  pushes music lessons a bit further from the private music lessons of the past.  We give our students focused instruction and feedback on how to PLAY their instruments to the best of their ability.  As they begin to get the fundamentals of the instrument underway, we start to nurture the creative side in our students as we show them the simple tools and tricks that inevitably give them the confidence to begin to COMPOSE, WRITE & ARRANGE MUSIC.  Once they have finished a composition, song or arrangement, it’s time to step into our music studio sound booth at Pitch Michel Studio and begin to RECORD. 


– FREE consultation for 1st time students –

Instruments Offered:  Voice, Guitar, Piano, Ukelele, Trumpet, Trombone and more!


Pitch - Music Instructor

Pitch - Music Instructor

Voice, Guitar, Piano, Uke, Drums, Bass

Pitch has taught children as young as 4 years old to elderly.  He has a Bachelors Degree from Berklee College of Music and has taken instructions from musical greats such as Seth Riggs (The Founder of Speech Level Singing), Richard Fredericks (Baritone lead at the New York City & Metropolitan Opera), Pat Pattison (Founder of Berklee College of Music’s Songwriting Department), and so many others.  He has played on stages for thousands of people and has recorded and/or performed with artists such as Debby Ryan, Alyson Stoner, Chase Ryan, and Sunn.  He is an international performer being flown out to perform at events as far away as Austria and currently has a weekly local residency at the Hilton Bayfront.

Carl - Music Instructor

Carl - Music Instructor

Trumpet, Trombone & Alto Horn

Carl has performed and has had residencies all over Southern California, Las Vegas and has even performed internationally in places like Japan!   He is a San Diego local and SDSU alumni.  Like Pitch, Carl is not just a simple trumpet & trombone instructor.  He is an accomplished composer, having his songs played over the airwaves, and has been schooled as a recording engineer.  He can easily take his students thru Pitch’s 3-step method, instructing them how to PLAY, COMPOSE, & RECORD.

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Why Pitch Michael?

Raising up the next generation of musicians and performers is not an option for Pitch, it’s a necessity!

“I would be nowhere as a performer and songwriter without the time, energy, and insight bestowed upon my by the musical veterans of the generations before me.” ~Pitch Michael

Pitch believes music should be enjoyable!  This may sound like an obvious statement but Pitch finds himself receiving many ‘refugee’ students from teachers who did not make learning fun for them.  Hard work and practicing can be less of a burden if you are studying something you want to learn.  Every student has different interests when it comes to music, one piano student may enjoy Beethoven, where as one guitar student may really love Van Halen.   Pitch’s method of teaching music is fluid enough to incorporate the students interests while still holding to the integrity of teaching the music principles, music theory, and music techniques properly.

Some Past Students

“Since I’ve been taking lessons with Pitch I’ve improved in projection, voice control… helping me find my personal voice.”

Singer/Guitarist, Lightning Starts Fire

San Diego Music Lessons

Pitch first learned to play piano by color at age 3!  Don’t assume you are too young or too old never be discouraged from learning music.  Contact Pitch to set up a first session.  If for some reason you and Pitch are not a good fit, Pitch will gladly refer you to a list of top notch instructors he knows from all over San Diego and, for that matter, all over the country.

Lesson scheduling and length can be arranged on a student-by-student basis and cost depends on location.  
To set up a first music lesson and for more information, please email pitchmichael@gmail.com

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Studio Location

1257 San Elijo Rd S, San Marcos, Ca 92078
(760) 822-2484

Additional Location Options

  • Online
  • In-person at your Home
  • La Mesa @ Calvary Chapel  (limited days/times)



PCA Approved Vendor

Pitch Michael is an approved music teacher through Pacific Coast Academy

CPA Approved Vendor

Pitch Michael is an approved music teacher through Cabrillo Point Academy

MVA Approved Vendor

Pitch Michael is an approved music teacher through Mission Vista Academy

LFCS Approved Vendor

Pitch Michael is an approved music teacher through Literacy First Charter School – Freedom Academy

SunCoast Prep Vendor

Pitch Michael is an approved music teacher through SunCoast Preparatory Academy

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Music Education Facts and Stats!

A research team reports that early music training dramatically enhancing children’s abstract reasoning skills. These findings indicate that music uniquely enhances higher brain functions required for mathematics, chess, science and engineering. -From Neurological Research, Feb 28, 1997; Frances Rauscher, Ph.D., Gordon Shaw, Ph.D, University of California, Irvine
A study from Columbia University revealed that students who study arts are more cooperative with their teachers and peers, have higher levels self-confidence, and are more equipped to express themselves and their ideas.
A two-year Swiss study involving 1,200 children in 50 schools showed that students involved in the music program were better at languages, learned to read more easily, showed an improved social climate, showed more enjoyment in school, and had a lower level of stress than non-music students. -Weber, E.W., Spychiger, M. & Patry, J.L. (1993)