Giacoletti Music Center
Giacoletti Music Center

Giacoletti Music Center

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Introduction: .Fun teachers! Engaging lessons! .Teaching students of all ages to master their instruments. .Located in Southern CA--In person lessons for students in North County San Diego and Tullahoma, TN .Performance opportunities. .Family owned and operated .Serving students for over 40 years

Hired 8 times

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9 employees

44 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

7 reviews


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Sharra K.
Jan 26, 2022

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My 6 year old granddaughter absolutely loves her teacher and is excelling at learning. If I had to recommend anything, it would only be to maybe spend a little more time making sure she is understanding how to read the music. Once we tell her the notes she picks it up fine. She is getting better. We know the day will come when she see’s her music for the first time and can figure it out independently.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has a piano • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

Piano Lessons
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Anne R.
Aug 10, 2020

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You don’t need to look anywhere else!!!I can’t say enough good things about Giacoletti Music Center. Melinda reached out so quickly and our initial conversation put me at ease. Getting set up with them was so painless. I had my first lesson with Cindy and she is phenomenal!!! Even though I’m across the country and it’s via FaceTime I feel comfortable and it’s worth every penny. I can’t wait for my next lesson.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Guitar Lessons
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Rachel P.
Apr 5, 2021
Giacoletti has always been very professional and amazing value for what she has learned over the years. Our daughter has been taking Lessons with Melinda Polino for 6 years. She has developed so well over the years and really has a love for Piano. It’s always incredible listening to her play. We recommend Giacoletti for anyone who has a child who wants or shows interest in music.
Giacoletti Music Center's reply
Thank you Rachel! It is a pleasure to work with your family and to watch Makena grow into a fine musician!
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Josie D.
Apr 5, 2021
Our kids, 6 and 10, started taking group and private lessons in 2019 at the convenient new South Oceanside location, and they immediately loved the fun and personable instruction! As parents, we trusted the Giacoletti reputation, and appreciate the safe and welcoming environment cultivated by the new owner of the center, Melinda, who is extremely knowledgeable, kind, patient, professional, and was able to seamlessly transition and lead her team and students to online lessons when needed. It is important for us to support local family-owned businesses and we know that our kids are in good hands and thriving in their lessons with teachers Tzytle and CindyLee. We are excited to meet back in person for voice, piano, and ukulele lessons (and Ukulele Date Night!), but we also love the flexibility and ease of learning online from great instructors right in our home...perfect for our busy family! It's also super convenient that there is a well-stocked and competitively priced retail & rental store right there at the music need for Amazon when we can shop local!
Giacoletti Music Center's reply
Thank you Josie! We appreciate you and your family. It is a delight to watch your children grow up learning music. Grateful you are a part of our music family.
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Debbie A.
Jul 18, 2020
since i been taking lessons i learned so much about the guitar my n im very happy i found this music studio Melinda is very tuned in to everyone as is my teacher cindylee ive also because of them i am also creative and within a year i have written 9 songs
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Melinda Polino


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    We don't charge an enrollment fee or recital fee. And tuition is just paid month to month. Easy!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I personally talk with each family as we get started in lessons to make sure we have goals in place and plans to reach them.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Our team is made up of award winning teachers, degreed musicians, and recording artists. All teachers complete Giacoletti teacher training prior to teaching for Giacoletti Music Center. Students learn best when they are relaxed and having fun! So our teaching styles follow that lead.

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