At Ferndale Music Company, we strive to make music enjoyable for all ages and experience levels. Our talented and enthusiastic teachers will tailor lessons to meet your musical goals. Want to improve your technique? Learn to play with a band? Write and record your own songs? We can  make it happen! Know someone who wants to learn an instrument? A certificate for a month of lessons makes a great gift! Visit us or call (707) 786-7030 to sign up for music lessons today.

Meet Our Music Instructors

Johnny Houx – Mandolin & Guitar Lessons

Ferndale native Johnny Houx plays music all over the world, but has settled here to share in Humboldt’s growing vibrant arts community.  Johnny draws on sixteen years of guitar-playing experience and familiarity with other instruments to help students develop musical skills and self-expression. As a successful singer-songwriter with an album, “Get Ancient,” he also enjoys helping students write their own music.

Vicky Cassar – Ukulele Lessons

Vicky may not be Hawaiian by birth, but she’s Hawaiian at heart. In the ten years she’s been playing ukulele, Vicky has studied with some of the world’s greatest uke players at music camps on the islands. She sings and strums locally with her group The Lost Coasters. Vicky enjoys sharing her experience, enthusiasm and spirit of Aloha with aspiring ukulele players of all ages!

Jennifer Dominick – Piano Lessons

Hailing from a musical family, Jennifer has been playing piano since age six.  These days she plays keyboard in a local funk band and enjoys helping her piano students unlock their musical potential. Jennifer’s varied musical interests range from funk and blues to classical and folk. Most of all, she loves the satisfying challenge of playing the iconic instrument.

Paul Beatie – Guitar, Bass & Drum Lessons

Ferndale Music Company owner Paul Beatie plays music, teaches music and eats/drinks/breathes music. Paul has been teaching private lessons for more than eight years and playing with his instrumental surf band, The Pyronauts, for nearly 15 years. He loves sharing the joy of music  with others through performances and lessons. Paul never takes things too seriously; he believes music should be fun, and is thankful he gets to play guitar and drums every day! When he’s not teaching, you might find him playing with his new Humboldt County surf band, Guns ‘n’ Barrels.

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