Anatomy Of A Ukulele

If you already own or are looking to purchase a ukulele, get a brief insight on the "nuts and bolts" of your instrument HERE!

Spring Into Fun With A Ukulele

Have you ever played a ukulele? Have you ever wanted to? Check out our reasons why you or your child really should learn to play ukulele!

Ukulele Tutorials

Learn how to play "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars or "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran on ukulele!

Online Instrument Rentals

Play it safe and secure your band/orchestra instrument rental from our online shop.  Then, we'll notify you when your instrument is ready for pick up!

Virtual Open Mic-5/1/2021

SMMC's next Virtual Open Mic event is set for Saturday, May 1st!  This event will be all about movie themed music.  Get registered by April 24th for a spot to play.

Space is limited to 20 participants and registration is on a first come, first served basis.  REGISTER TODAY!

Who We Are

San Marino Music Center is where you go when you are in need of music lessons, looking to buy or rent a musical, or when you are in need of music books or music supplies.  In operation since 2012, we are a family run business here to service the music needs of the community.  Our music teachers are experienced professionals who have earned at least a Bachelor of Music degree and have extensive experience teaching their instrument and working with music students of all ages. If you're in need of private lessons, we have teachers for most of the major instruments.  We currently offer:

Piano lessons Guitar lessons
Voice lessons Drum lessons
Violin/Viola lessons Cello lessons
Brass (trumpet, trombone, tuba, horn and euphonium) lessons Woodwind (clarinet, flute, saxophone) lessons
Online music lessons Group lessons*

*Group lessons are currently suspended until the pandemic is over.

Our knowledgeable and friendly staff are ready to assist you with questions you may have about our instruments for sale or rent.  We carry brand names like Washburn, Hagstrom , Fender and Teton guitars and ukuleles, Armstrong and Jupiter woodwinds, Bach and Jupiter brass instruments just to name a few.  Our string instruments are handcrafted by area luthier, John Wu, and are guaranteed to sound great and get any student on the path to learning violin, viola or cello.  Ran out of picks, reeds or valve oil? Broke a string on a guitar or violin? Not a problem! Stop by to replenish your music supplies or bring your instrument for a quick fix.

Instrument Repairs

SMMC has a repair program for woodwind and brass instruments.  We've partnered with an area technician who can fix your instrument regardless the problem.  Drop off your instrument and have it back in a week playing as good as new!  Call us for details or stop by during store hours.


We live and breathe music.  Whether it's giving music lessons, writing, performing or just listening, it's our way of life.  To impart a fraction of our passion to our students is not only fulfilling, but it enriches our lives as musicians and teachers.  Our goal is to teach musical skills, but also to work with each individual to reach their own goals-whether it's preparing for auditions, recitals and testing, or simply to learn a favorite song or to be a young child's first musical experience.  We've done it all and we're here to do it again!

Instrument Sales & Rentals

We carry a complete assortment of instruments available for purchase or for rent!  Whether you need an instrument for school Band or Orchestra, have always wanted to play Guitar but never got the chance, or are looking to upgrade your keyboard to a real Piano, stop by our Mission Showroom to check out our Rental or Sale options.







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