Music School in Santa Cruz, CA

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Story of Be Natural Music,
Santa Cruz, CA

Be Natural Music was founded by Matthew Pinck AKA "yoga Matt" in the Fall of 1998. Matt drove all over the Santa Cruz county teaching piano, guitar, bass and more, before opening the BNM studio on Water St in 2016.

Since then, BNM has expanded into four lesson rooms, with over 12 bands and over 160 weekly students!

Show performance real jazz funk band
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Music Lessons

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Vocal Lessons

Be Natural Music is where aspiring and young vocalists can find the tools they need to learn the fundamentals of singing.

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Ukulele Lessons

With the ukulele, the sky’s the limit! In our student-tailored lessons, you can learn a variety of music styles & genres.

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Guitar Lessons

Our team of professional guitar instructors at Be Natural Music would love to work with you and help you get started.

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Harp Lessons

We offer private lessons on a wide variety of instruments, including the Celtic harp. Our teachers guide students every step of the way.

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Bass Lessons

We offer bass lessons for all skill levels and ages. We are here to transform your passion for playing the bass guitar into a reality.

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Jazz & Rock Piano Lessons

Here at Be Natural Music, we offer a wide range of keyboard lessons to help you on your way!

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Saxophone Lessons

If you have always desired to become a successful saxophonist, Be Natural Music is offering you the opportunity to learn from the best.

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Drum Lessons

At Be Natural Music, we offer drum lessons for all skill levels, including drum lessons for kids and beginners.

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Weekly 30 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 30 min Once per week ($63.75) $255/mo
Weekly 45 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 45 min Once per week ($77.50) $310/mo
Weekly 60 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 60 min Once per week ($90.00) $360/mo
Weekly 90 Rocker (Flat-rate) 4 90 min Once per week ($131.25) $525/mo
Biweekly 30 Jammer 2 30 min Twice per month ($72.50) $145/mo
Biweekly 45 Jammer 2 45 min Twice per month ($85.00) $170/mo
Biweekly 60 Jammer 2 60 min Twice per month ($100.00) $200/mo
Spot 30 1 30 min One-time spot lesson ($75.00) $75.00
Spot 45 1 45 min One-time spot lesson ($90.00) $90.00
Spot 60 1 60 min One-time spot lesson ($110.00) $110.00
Group Classes (Flat-rate) 4 55 min Once per week ($47.50) $190.00
RRB Classes (Flat-rate) 4 55 min Once per week ($33.75) $135.00

Registration Fee for All Classes:

One-time payment of $25.00 per student

Flat rate - Add a family member to a Private Lesson

$190 per month for a 60-minute lesson
$270 per month for a 90-minute lesson

Any missed lessons require 24-hour notice. Makeup lessons are available under certain circumstances.


Half Month Tuition: 2 Lessons per Month

Both lessons must be scheduled within the month you are paying for.  Contact the Office Manager for scheduling.

$110 per additional member for a 60-minute lesson


One-Time “SPOT” Lesson = 1 lesson

$60 per additional member for a 60-minute lesson


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What People Are Saying About Us Online

Excellent 5 Based on 33 reviews and ratings based on Google and Facebook.

Austin shaw
Austin Shaw

BeNat is amazing. The kids not only learn a ton but have a great time doing it. I've seen my son grow in confidence not only with his instrument but in life as well. He’s also made some great friends in the program.

Jenny wiley
Jenny Wiley

We have had a fabulous 5 years with Be Natural Music. My son has learned to play and perform a wide range of songs, including some originals, and has developed a livelong love of musicianship. Thank you to Matt, Sarah, and many of the other great teachers at Be Natural Music!

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Frequently Asked Questions

For Private Lessons, an audition is not necessary. For our Real Rock Band program, though, an audition is an absolute.

If you have a poster to share with us we will sometimes put them up on our windows!

It is strongly recommended for any instrument you wish to take lessons in to have that same instrument available to you at home to practice! That being said, we house drumsets & keyboards here at our school for students taking lessons on those instruments; on all other instruments students are required to bring their own.

Yes! We offer Private Lessons in Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Ukulele, Piano, Percussion, & Saxophone.

It is strongly recommended for any instrument that you are taking lessons on to have that same instrument available to you at home to practice!

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