The Encinitas location is located at UNIV studios, behind the UNIV store. The address is 1057 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024. It is across the parking lot from Hansens on the 101. You can view the online lesson schedule for this location here


The Carlsbad location is located at the Bluwater Crossing Lofts, near the Poinsettia train stop. The address is 6828 Embarcadero Lane, Carlsbad 92011.  You can view the online lesson schedule for this location here

Get Started With RIOS Lesson or Bands

Check out our wonderful RIOS faculty. If you are new to the program, contact the director for a free assessment to place your child with the best teacher, or in a RIOS band. We look forward to meeting you! 

Lesson Payment

You can pay for your music lessons using our automatic payment option, or in person with a check. All tuition is due on the first of each month. At your first lesson, the director will walk you through the registration set up your preferred payment option. Please print and bring in with you the New Student Packet.


Sibling Discounts

There is a 15% discount for families with siblings that both take a 1-hour private lesson or are in a youth band. You can set this up with the director at your first lesson.




Music Lessons

At Rios Music Project, tuition is pro-rated based on an entire year's worth of lessons. We teach 46 weeks out of the year and tuition is the same each month. Please see our Holiday and Vacation schedule below and take note of when the studio is closed. Lessons are once a week, and performances are once every third month on the last Sunday of the month. Here is a link to the school Calendar that you can sync with your own online calendar.

30-minute private music lessons | $140/month
1-hour private music lessons | $240/month

Youth Bands

The tuition for bands is the same for lessons. However, band students receive the following:  One hour a week of band practice with a RIOS music teacher leading each practice. One private lesson a month with any of the RIOS music teachers to work on their individual goals. One live performance either at the studio "garage style" or out in the community per month with the guidance of the teaching staff. Here is a link to the faculty bios.

Band Tuition $240/month

Holiday and Vacation Schedule

The studio will be closed during the following weeks:

  • November 21-27 | Thanksgiving Break (1 week)
  • December 19-Jan 1| Holiday Break  (2 weeks)
  • August 12-Sept 2 | Summer Break  (3 weeks)



Missed Lessons and Make-ups

In order to maintain the highest standards in teaching, as well as to secure your students spot on the schedule we charge a monthly tuition regardless of missed lessons. If lessons are missed for any reason, you have 2 months to come in for a make-up lesson. You are also allowed to give that missed lesson to a friend or family member as a gift. Please note, if you know you will be gone a certain week, you are still responsible for monthly tuition.