Music Lessons

Piano | Guitar | Ukulele | Composition & Music Theory

Is your child interested in piano lessons?  How about guitar, ukulele, composition & music theory lessons, or even the drums?  The REALM offers private music lessons!  As with everything here, lessons are tailored to meet the students’ musical/learning goals and learning styles.  Students will also have the opportunity to share their accomplishments each year at a music recital.

Please contact Cyndy at to schedule lessons.

Our Music Teachers

FullSizeRenderJimmy Murn
Guitar lessons (and songwriting classes) are taught by Jimmy, who has 22 years of guitar playing under his belt. Armed with math skills and the spirit of rock and roll, immersing himself in the guitar-based pop lexicon, he is self-taught. Jimmy has played rhythm and lead guitars, as well as done singing and songwriting in various pop-punk bands and solo since 1996. His latest outfit was Jimmy Murn & The Heymakers who cut a record and toured East Coast in 2012. Rhythm and practice are the key components – with these anyone can learn to play; add the building blocks of scales and chords and let’s have some fun!

Pete Emperador
Hi Everyone! My name is Peter Emperador, but you can call me Pete. I am absolutely elated to be teaching at the REALM.

A brief history of Pete…I was born and raised in Sacramento, CA. I migrated to Los Angeles to attend college for Film and Television and was immediately sucked into the music scene, joined a band, wrote, produced, published and released a plethora of music. Along the way, I became a preschool teacher, a music instructor and a business owner.

As an early childhood educator, I have over 15 years of preschool instruction experience working with kids of all learning abilities.

Currently, I teach guitar, piano and drums to kids and adults of all ages – specializing in children with developmental disabilities.

Recently, I co-founded MAPS Social Skills Intervention Program which serves the special needs population offering an evidence based music and arts intervention for peer socialization.

Music has always been a passion of mine. Sharing my passion for music of all genres has been and continues to be a great tool for creating a joyful learning environment and a positive relationship with music and the arts… Except for the “practice your music” part. That part, we’ll have to play by ear.