About Music Junction
Music Junction is a stomping ground where up-and-coming musicians thrive. Founded in 2012 by Charissa Wheeler and Bob Vaughan. This Los Angeles-based music school company provides one-on-one and group music lessons, as well as online courses, to over 400 students. Private lessons are offered on-site or virtually for Piano, Guitar, Singing, Violin, Ukulele, and Drum lessons for all ages, kids, and adults.
Our Music Junction teachers are highly trained and talented music teachers with music degrees, thoroughly vetted through a multi-level interview and testing process, so that only the best teachers join our team.
Music Junction teachers welcome both adults and kids and are well versed in holding the attention of a young audience. We can break down music concepts in an easy to understand, fun way - making learning music exciting; exercises feel like a game. Young students can enjoy our “Smile Tickets" program to earn tickets to win prizes for their accomplishments, which provides fun engagement and motivation for young learners.
Perform with us! Students at Music Junction also motivate and inspire each other in 4 recitals each year, and other performance opportunities like our virtual social media concerts, our singing contest, and more. Our recitals and concerts have included up to 1000 attendees. The school also features performers in Livestream concerts that showcase musicians from all over the world.
Music Junction charitable outreach programs raise donations for music education, such as join-the-band Rock Concerts that helps schools raise funds for their arts programs. Our annual charity singing contest, “Burbank Singing Star,” supports music ed in the public schools - with Radio Disney as the Grand Prize Sponsor and Judges from American Idol, the Grammy’s, and Broadway.
Music Junction is committed to inspire creativity, showcase talent, and give musicians a place to express their gifts.
The Importance of Music
Music provides a positive, significant, and lasting benefit to learners. Studying an instrument provides an outlet for creativity, self-expression, and individual uniqueness.
For children, learning to play music can help in other areas of education. Independent studies show that children who learn piano tend to do better in school. This is attributed to the discipline, eye-hand coordination, social skills building, learning a new language(music), and the pleasure derived from making your own music.
Children who study music have also been linked to higher SAT scores and higher results on other aptitude tests.