"I love teaching, guiding & inspiring kids of all ages—from age 5 to 108—through music," says owner & teacher, Connie Mason.  Inspired by her musical, dance-loving grandmother who lived a happy, healthy 108 years, Grandma Zelda always said, "Music and laughter keeps me young." Experiencing music with her family & friends has been a wonderful joy—and Connie, in turn, shares that joy with others to make this world a little more wonderful, one note at a time.  

 Paradise Music & Arts Academy Ventura, California,  

offers private music lessons

for ages 5 to adult.

Students are guided through structured music education at their own level & their own pace.  Weekly lessons & take-home assignments are custom made for each student.  

Instruments used in lessons:

  • acoustic upright studio grand Yamaha piano
  • ukulele
  • djembe hand drums
  • other hand percussion from around the world
  • glockenspiel

Curriculum includes:

  • standard note reading
  • playing & singing from chord charts
  • ear training
  • rhythm reading 
  • music theory
  • singing, speaking & public presentation
  • ensemble playing 
  • ​composition
  • "Music Share" performances are held throughout the year. They are similar to recitals, but less formal & more fun! Participation is not required, only encouraged. We also usually have a potluck & some additional fun, musical activity or guest performers.  In our "Music Family," we enjoy building community & relationships.  

Siblings who are also in lessons at Paradise (& old enough & mature enough upon teacher's discretion), are welcome to stay & play on a keyboard with a headset while the other sibling has a lesson. They get to play on our Yamaha P45, full size, weighted key, electric piano with a padded piano bench, weighted foot pedal.

Give the gift of music today!

​​Paradise Music

& Arts Academy

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We want to hear from you! Please contact us with any questions and speak to Connie about lesson details.


​Call or text us: 805-216-5083

At Paradise Music & Arts Academy,

music lessons are fun, interactive, inspiring,

motivational and built on a solid technical foundation.

Now located in East Ventura, California, near the Government Center, in a beautiful, relaxed home studio setting with safe, easy parking.  Walking path & grassy lawn available for parents with younger siblings or for those who like to enjoy a peaceful walk while their child learns.  Seating for one parent or grandparent inside during the lesson is also available.  At this time, there is no way to accommodate young children indoors during another child's lesson.  

Address given when a lesson or meet & greet is scheduled.      

​Music Brings Us Together

One of the best aspects of music is how it uniquely enriches our creative expression—that inner longing to let out our thoughts, emotions & ideas. 

Music gives our souls 

a place of expression & brings us 

closer together. 

When music learners experience the joy of self-discipline and the satisfaction of accomplishment, they develop good character as an accompanying benefit!  

We offer the opportunity to:

  • perform in a relaxed environment several times a year
  • play at outside venues
  • attend various local music performances
  • tour local instrument manufacturers 
  • share our music at Senior Citizen homes, etc.