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What is Music Motive?

We believe in music miracles! Music Motive offers private lessons for most modern band instruments! Our Certified Instructors make it fun, allowing you to learn and perform the music YOU love!

Happenings and events include performance opportunities like, Student Spotlight and Rock Lab. These programs are specifically designed to give our students an opportunity to stretch, learn, be inspired, and perform! 


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San Luis Obispo


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It is Our Mission to:

Empower music instructors to draw excellence
and inspire their students.

From The Founder 

I believe that music is an essential part of our lives. It can help you to express your thoughts and feelings, but it’s also been proven that learning to play a musical instrument helps develop thought processes and brain development. It can make you smarter, reduce stress, and help you to feel better about yourself.

A good teacher can potentially launch your music career. They might introduce you to a lifetime of playing an instrument, or possibly give you the opportunity to play music for the very first time! I'm confident that our program and facilities will help you get the most out of your musical experience.

It's been my life’s work since 1981, when I began teaching music, and a sincere honor to share my experience. I personally invite you to be a part of it. Together we can keep music alive and vibrant! Will you do your part?

Playing music could be the greatest thing to ever happen in a person's life. It could be the best investment you will ever make.

-Steve Hilstein, Founder/Director 1987-2019


Further Reading: 10 Reasons to Choose MUSIC MOTIVE


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