It's more than just the music!


Visions Music Academy is a music school specializing in lessons and student bands, based out of Oceanside, California. We provide music lessons at student's homes throughout North County, San Diego. We also specialize in high quality online lessons, teaching students at any location.

Our students are encouraged to explore various genres of music and have the opportunity to perform live regularly at concert events and recitals.



Visions Music Academy offers a wide range of services from in-person and online lessons to student bands and live concerts.

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.

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.


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.