​The Point, River Mouth, Ventura, CA

At Paradise Music & Arts Academy,

music lessons are fun, interactive, inspiring,

motivational and built on a solid technical foundation.

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Owner & Teacher

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​​Paradise Music

& Arts Academy

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 ​​Inspirational instruction

makes all the difference 

Let Music Enrich Your Life !

​Music Brings Us Together

​​​​​Music is the bridge

            between Heaven

                         and Earth

Learning music assists development in a variety of ways.  Students grow academically, socially, physically & emotionally by means of:

  • Mathematical patterns & rhythms
  • Increased reading skills  
  • Memorization skills which become intrinsic
  • ​Focus & concentration
  • Development & stimulation of new neural brain pathways
  • Vocalizing & voice projection (singing) 
  • Speech skills  (singing in rhythmic patterns, pronunciations)  
  • Small motor skills (using both hands with different motions)
  • Large motor skills (rhythm in motion, dance, movement)  
  • Musical terms (Italian, German, etc.)
  • Self-discipline through regular practice & weekly lessons
  • Performances with a supportive audience (building confidence)

Learning music is receiving a gift
that lasts a lifetime!

With over 30 years of experience in performing, teaching and directing, Connie Mason provides comprehensive music instruction. Motivated by her love of music and children, she has a passion to transfer her joy, experience, knowledge and skills so that students' creativity & talent can shine. This is one of her finest strengths. She truly cares about each student, their goals & growth potential.

Connie has lived in Ventura since 1989.  She has two adorable puppies; she also has 6 adorable grandbabies!   

Her background in music & arts include:


  • Group & Private music lessons, Paradise Music & Arts Academy since 2015
  • The Howard School, Carpinteria, CA, weekly music classes for pre-school through 8th grade, 5 years—current 
  • During Covid, taught music via zoom & had a lot of fun. Taught music at The Howard school outdoors, 18 months.
  • Private piano, voice lessons, 28 years
  • Music therapy, memory care facilities, 16 years 
  • Golden Valley Charter School vendor, 12 years
  • Children's Music Academy, Ventura & Westlake Village, 9 years
  • Children's Sunday school classes ages 4 - High School, 11 years
  • Carpinteria Arts Center Summer Music Camp Director, 2019
  • Coordinating & leading Vacation Bible Schools & music on Native American reservations, 3 years
  • Directing summer day camp program, Edmonds, WA
  • Home schooling, 3 years
  • Adult Sunday School classes
  • Teacher's assistant, BFC Pre-school


  • Producer, Music Director & Sound Tech for Holiday programs & graduations, etc. The Howard School, Carpinteria, CA 5 years—current
  • Studio Director, Children's Music Academy, Ventura, 5 years
  • Assistant to Director, children's choir, BFC, Ventura, CA


  • Radio commercials, live, on-air programs, automated phone voiceovers
  • In-studio recording with 2 music groups in Seattle & Ventura
  • Music tour & humanitarian work in Taiwan & the Philippines 
  • Worship leader, pianist, vocalist, Bible Fellowship Church,12 years
  • Visions of Christmas, various plays & skits with children & youth groups, Karen Carpenter acting/singing show, Sonny & Cher acting/singing show on the Fillmore Dinner Theatre Train
  • Comedy improv, Fillmore Murder Mystery Theatre Train


  • Trained in ballet, jazz, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Fox Trot, Tango & Country 2 step—favorite is Lindy Hop.


  • Playing with grandbabies and puppies
  • E-bike beach cruising & trail riding
  • Day hiking in the mountains
  • Boogie boarding and beach walks
  • Being an entrepreneur, creating what I can imagine