Providing Music Education to students & families on Oahu, Hawaii

Private Lessons

Group Lessons

Students of All Ages

(Kids - Adults - Seniors)

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Drum, Voice, Piano, Guitar, Lap Steele Guitar, Slack Key Guitar, Bass, Double Bass, String Bass, Ukulele, Violin, Clarinet, , Cello, Trombone, Euphonium, Marimba, Xylophone, Flute, Saxophone, French Horn, and Trumpet lessons for individuals and ensembles, taught by personable and highly qualified teachers for students of all ages, serving Oahu at three locations.

8 Reasons to choose Chuck James Music School

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1. The largest & most qualified teaching faculty in Hawaii who will teach you the songs you want to learn.

We have over 40 music teachers, all with either college music training or professional performance experience. Our music teachers are dedicated to learning about your personal musical goals and helping you to achieve them.  With at least three music teachers for every instrument, we are confident that we have the right teacher to meet your needs.  In addition to their teaching credentials, our teachers have warm personalities, are extremely friendly and dedicated to teaching you the style of music that you want to learn.


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2.  Picture Day (NEW SERVICE)

We host a free picture day with professional photographers.  This is a service that our student's parents love as they all want quality photos of their children Adults are welcome too! Students can bring their instruments to the photo shoot and wear whatever they like.


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3.  Month to Month Lessons

The Academy does not require semester minimums for lessons. Every student here is on a month-to-month basis.  If you are ready to start, you have nothing to lose as we only want students who truly want to be here and we will not commit you to a long term contract


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4.  A proven track record of Excellence

Visit our testimonial page to see what our students are saying.  Every year, aspiring music teachers start their own studio, and a year or two later it’s closed. Our music school has a proven track record of offering quality music, piano, guitar, voice, singing and drum lessons in Hawaii, year round.  Our full time mission is teaching music lessons trusted by over thousands of families for over thirty years.


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5.  It’s all about you!

We make it our top priority to teach material that you want to learn and lessons necessary to develop your skills on your instrument of choice. We do this so that music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels


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6.  Professional office staff seven days a week to serve you.

We are the only music school in Hawaii that offers full time professional customer service for their students seven days a week.  Many music studio desks are staffed by the teacher/owner or more commonly an answering machine. We have four office team members who are available at the front desk to assist our clients quickly and professionally.

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7.  Three Locations for your convenience

We have 3 locations to help you make the commute to lessons as easy as possible.Our Waipahu location is directly right off of Farrington Hwy in the heart of Waipahu at Westgate Plaza.  It is a very safe area surrounded by Dance and Martial Art studios.  Our Honolulu location is directly across the street from the Aloha Stadium, next door to the Ice Palace.  It’s a great location, which is safe for children and surrounded by well known places to eat and relax such as Jamba Juice, Pizza Hut, Fast Food, and many other restaurant choices. Our Wahiawa location is on Kamehameha Hwy, this area is a great central location in Wahiawa. It serves as easy access to the North Shore, Mililani, and the surrounding areas.

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8.  A comfortable parent's lounge for our clients.

Instead of waiting in a music retail store showroom, our clients enjoy a spacious, professional parent's lounge with comfortable chairs, kids toys, Wi-Fi, magazines and bottled water service.. Or if you prefer you can sit in on their lesson anytime you like.

Tour Our Music Schools!

Wahiawa School

Provides music lessons for the North Shore, including Mililani, Waipio, Haleiwa, Schofield, and surrounding areas.

Waipahu School

Located off Farrington Highway and offers music lessons for those in Waipahu, Pearl City, Waimalu, Kapolei, Ewa, and the surrounding areas.

Stadium Mall School

Offering music lessons for Aiea, Hickam, Salt Lakes, Moanalua, Kalihi, and Honolulu.  We are located right next door to Ice Palace.

The Best Teachers for Any Age

Our instructors are highly-skilled musicians, most having graduated from the top music schools, and also have extensive performance credentials. More importantly, our teachers strive to adapt their lessons to fit with each individual students needs and their learning style — from beginning to advanced. Our students currently range from 4 years to students in their 70s.


To enhance our students' learning experience, recitals and concerts are held at least six times a year to give interested students a chance to experience performing in front of an audience. These provide students with performance experience and build confidence.

We make it our top priority to teach material that you want to learn, and lessons necessary to develop your skills on your instrument of choice. We do this so that music is rewarding for students of all ages and levels.

Strong Fundamentals

At Chuck James Music Studio our goal is to train students using a preferred curriculum, which allows students the ability to adapt to any musical situation that they may become involved with. We believe that teaching the fundamentals of music is extremely important for the proper development and enhancement of a person's musical ability.

Making Music Fun

First and foremost, we make music instruction fun. We invite you to join us, and see how we can aid you in your personal goals. Our goal is to make music education fun and exhilarating for our students, while still providing a structured learning approach that's necessary to achieve tangible results and help our students realize their musical dreams!