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Rose Music Studios: Dedicated to Music Education

Rose Music Studios offers exceptional private music lessons that combine traditional teaching methods with innovative approaches to maximize student potential. Our instructors are seasoned professionals with extensive experience in music education, catering to students of all ages and proficiency levels. Whether you seek to build a strong foundation or delve into new musical styles and techniques, we will collaborate with you to develop a customized lesson plan tailored to your objectives and preferences. With a wide range of instruments and genres available, including classical piano and rock guitar, Rose Music Studios provides a comprehensive learning experience for all music enthusiasts. Contact us now to book your initial lesson and embark on a rewarding journey of musical discovery!

  • Mon – Fri
    • 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
  • Saturday
    • 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
  • Sunday
    • Closed

Spacious Reception and Waiting Areas.

We understand the importance of creating an environment that prioritizes the comfort of our students and their families. That's why we have carefully designed our waiting areas to provide a comfortable space for everyone. In addition to spacious seating, our waiting areas are equipped with various amenities to ensure a pleasant experience for all. Whether it's complimentary Wi-Fi, charging stations, or even a cozy lounge area, we have thoughtfully included everything you might need to make your time here enjoyable. Furthermore, we take pride in maintaining clean and well-stocked public restrooms, because we believe that even the smallest details matter when it comes to providing the best possible experience. So while you wait for your music lessons, rest assured that we have taken every measure to create a professional and inviting atmosphere that puts your comfort first.

 Large Visible Lesson Rooms

Our expertly designed lesson rooms offer a spacious and well-maintained environment for students to comfortably focus during their sessions. Privacy is paramount, with large windows providing visibility and peace of mind for parents. We encourage parental involvement by inviting them to join lessons or utilize our comfortable waiting area, enhancing the overall learning experience and supporting student progress. Whether observing your child's musical journey or seeking a relaxing space to wait, we have you covered.

Space For Group And Band Lessons

Enhance musical skills with our expertly curated group lessons at the music school, promoting collaboration and teamwork among students to foster growth and camaraderie. Explore diverse options like the R.M.S. Rocks program for rock band performances and the ukulele ensemble, creating a supportive environment for developing musical abilities and harmonious collaboration with fellow musicians.

Our team

Our team consists of highly qualified and motivated professionals, who are all experts in their field. With many years of experience in the industry, they have the expertise to provide comprehensive, first-rate services to our clients.


David Rose

Director of Education and Music Instruction

David Rose embarked on his musical odyssey by embracing the trumpet in his formative years as a fifth-grade student participating in the school band. Transitioning from a prosperous tenure in business management, he dedicated himself to his musical calling by attaining academic accolades from Merced College. His educational pursuits honed his expertise in guitar performance, with a specialized focus on music theory, and culminated in a degree in music history. Since 2010, David has imparted his musical knowledge to aspiring students within the expansive Merced locale. In 2019, he co-founded Rose Music Studios in collaboration with his wife, Leanna, solidifying his commitment to musical education and excellence.

Leanna Rose

Director of Student Relations

Leanna Rose brings over 25 years of extensive experience in Customer Service and Administrative roles. With her roots in The Bay area, she cultivated a deep appreciation for live music through her upbringing in her parents' country night club in Santa Clara. During this period, she honed her vocal talents by occasionally performing with the bands, fostering her passion for singing. In 2015, Leanna made the strategic decision to relocate to Merced after spending 15 years in Nashville, TN. It was in Merced that she crossed paths with David Rose, and their shared vision led to the establishment of Rose Music Studios in 2019.

Bj Humpal

Music Instruction

BJ Humpal, a highly experienced band director based in Merced, CA, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise with 24 years in the field of music education. His extensive career includes teaching individuals of diverse age groups in schools throughout Merced County, including those within the Merced City School district, the Weaver School district, and the Merced Union High School district. Through a combination of warmth, inclusivity, and professionalism, BJ delivers instruction that not only inspires enthusiasm but also imparts valuable educational content to his students.

Marion Roubal

Music Instruction

Marion holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Classical Music from San Francisco State University, earned in 2001. Her professional experience includes serving as a music teacher for Vallejo City Unified School District, where she instructed students in band, choir, and music theory. Subsequently, Marion transitioned to teaching English abroad. Throughout her career, she has maintained an active involvement in music performance, coaching, and collaboration with fellow musicians in informal settings. In 2008, Marion enlisted in the US Navy, and in 2015, she joined the National Park Service. Presently, Marion fulfills the role of Ranger at Yosemite National Park, while also reigniting her passion for music. She advocates for her students to establish a strong foundation in music theory and underscores the significance of physical endurance, precision, and personal expression in musical performance.

Mike Mancebo

Music Instruction

Mike has over 18 years of experience playing drums and has been teaching since 2012. He specializes in providing intermediate to advanced lessons on a variety of percussion instruments including snare drum, drum set, xylophone, marimba, bongos, and congas. With a strong foundation in concert band, marching band, and rock bands since adolescence, Mike is dedicated to continuous practice and improvement in his craft.

Business Hours

We would like to inform you that our Saturday hours are reserved for makeup appointments and group lessons.

  • Mon – Fri
    • 11:00 am – 07:00 pm
  • Saturday
    • 11:00 am – 02:00 pm
  • Sunday
    • Closed

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