Located in Santee, California

sdpamaddiefair2Are you looking for the best place to take Music or Acting lessons?  Then you are at the right place.

We have group classes, private classes, pre-k classes and workshops for piano, vocal, guitar, drums and acting.  To learn more about our classes and tuition’s, please click on the tab of your choice located above.

Looking for information on our most popular Frozen class?  Click here then scroll up to Frozen Saturday Class.

We have TWO locations.

sdpalobby Our Magnolia studio is for all ages and offer private and group lessons.

Our Wheatlands studio is for teaching students how to record and experience working in a recording session atmosphere and for our rock bands to practice at AND for drum lessons.

There is a reason why we are the best music studio in East County and why we are bursting at the seams with students, as we have the best music teachers and facility in Santee.  Plus, our students love us!

sdpafairstudentsBeginner to Advanced – Flexible Scheduling
Master Instructors – Custom Curriculum

You may have heard about San Diego Performance Academy from East County Magazine or KNSJ 89.1 radio or Examiner.com.

Group lessons are $50.00 per month
Private lessons are $100.00 per month

We also have rates for varied schedules, so don’t hesitate to ask, as we are sure we can accommodate.

sdpagirlssingingPlease check out our FAQ page that is full of answers to your questions.

San Diego Performance Academy located in Santee is a premier music school.  We have just recently began a violin program at SDPA.  So now we teach singing, guitar, bass, drums, piano,  acting AND stage performance. We teach all ages and have group classes for guitar, acting, and singing and a pre-K music class for children 6 and under.

We offer lessons by college trained teachers and offer performance lessons and opportunities to play on stage to our students that are enrolled in our performance program.

We can accommodate anyone’s schedule and can offer you weekly to bi-monthly lessons and 30 minute or hour lessons that fits into your schedule and affordability.

sdpacomplimentWe have been inspiring kids to express themselves musically through instrument and vocals and to rock on stage and in life.

At San Diego Performance Academy, everyone starts with basic music or vocal lessons.  Customized lesson plans will help you explore any genre, from Rock, Classical, Pop, Country, and Metal.

We also offer a Performance Program where a student learns how to perform on stage as a solo act or can be joined with other students to create a band.  The Performance Program teaches students how to perform solo and with others in a live stage environment.    With this technique, we are proud to say that, “we take students from the lesson room to the stage,” developing both their confidence and performance skills with programs designed for all levels, as they are offered opportunities  to perform at different venues through the year.

Now is a goodsdpaFairphoto time to start lessons as in the spring, summer and winter is when we begin our performances.

Students have performed at
Phil’s BBQ grand opening event in Santee
Santee Tree Lightening Event
Lakeside Rodeo
Heritage Museum
Space Bar in La Mesa
Kaffee Meister in Santee
Relay Race for Life
San Diego County Fair
SDSU Basketball games singing the National Anthem and much more.
(Click here to see our students performing)


Joan and a student can be seen on the TV in the reception area during the lesson.

We hope that you will click on any of the tabs above to learn more and if you have any questions, please feel free to call us between the hours of 10 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Tuition is due at your first lesson.

(619) 786-SDPA

San Diego Music & Performance Academy