ABOUT

It's more than just the music!

WE'RE ALL ABOUT LEARNING, FUN & EXPLORATION.

Visions Music Academy is a music school and rehearsal studio specializing in lessons and student bands in Oceanside, California.

Students are encouraged to explore various genres of music, and have the opportunity to perform live regularly at concert events and also utilize our recording studio.

LEARN MORE ABOUT LESSONS

AT VISIONS, WE'RE MORE THAN JUST MUSIC LESSONS.

Visions Music Academy offers a wide range of services from lessons and student bands, to rehearsal rooms and more. Whether you're an individual looking to improve your musical skills or a band looking for a place to practice, we can help.

music lessons

Learn everything from guitar, piano, drums and bass to violin, ukulele and trumpet.

VOICE lessons

Stretch those vocals with our experienced teachers who will help you take your voice to new heights.

Student Bands

We offer a band program where students can benefit in a focused group session.

rECORDING Studio

Check out our recording studio, where students can experience recording their music.

Rehearsal Rooms

Band practice? We can accommodate you. Rent fully furnished rehearsal rooms 7 days a week.

Concert Events

Witness the fruits of our student's labor by attending various concert events.

KC Howard, Owner


Visions Music Academy was founded in July, 2017 by KC Howard, a local music teacher originally from San Diego. He teaches drums, guitar and student bands.

Growing up in Carlsbad and studying music throughout his life, KC started with piano lessons at the age of 5. Then he began guitar lessons with Peter Pupping at the age of 9 and also drum lessons with Bill Ray at the age of 15.

He later studied music with various professors as well throughout college.


Education


San Francisco State University
- San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Music Degree - Percussion Performance. Here he studied drums with jazz drummers Akira Tana and Deszon Claiborne and played in the SFSU Jazz Big Band as well as various jazz combos each semester. He also studied improvisation and theory on guitar/drums as well with Michael Zisman and Andrew Speight.

San Dieguito High School Academy - Encinitas, CA

Class of 2001, here he studied music throughout high school, taking classes in music theory, MIDI, guitar and recording arts (Mira Costa College). He also studied music privately outside of school.

Professional Experience


The Rockademy
- Solana Beach, CA (Jun 2015 - Jun 2017)

Here he taught lessons in drums, guitar, bass and student bands, preparing frequently for live performances and recording sessions.

Inspire Music Center - San Francisco, CA (Aug 2009 - May 2015)

Here he taught lessons in drums, guitar and bass and was the musical director for the student bands. He also performed with the Hip Kids Chorus and West Portal Elementary school musicals, along with other elementary and middle schools in SF.

Home Studio Lessons/Touring Drummer - Santa Cruz, CA (Jun 2005 - Dec 2009)

Here he taught lessons in drums and guitar at his home rehearsal/recording studio. During this time he also toured regularly in a band as a drummer and recorded various studio albums.