With its more than 80 international branches, Modern Music School is one of the largest music schools in the world. It was founded in Germany in 1987 by Hans-Peter Becker, professional drummer and business economist. Ever since, our school has grown further and further, mainly thanks to its successful teaching and learning concept for rock and pop music. In 2011, Modern Music School arrived in the United States of America. Our first school on American soil can be found in Pasadena, California.

Modern Music School is the perfect choice for beginners, intermediates and professionals of all ages. After all, we offer a suitable program for each and every student – starting at the Personal Program for individual and particular interests, and reaching all the way to the Band Program, which is aimed at making progress by having fun as a group.

At Modern Music School, all teachers are professional musicians with special training from MMS central. The entire concept is based on motivation, practical relevance and brain-friendly teaching – a fact reflected by the golden thread found at the core of our own set of text books. We help our students become people of confidence who express themselves through music and use it to realize their own potential.

But Modern Music School is so much more than just classes. We get our students to perform live and on stage, we present their bands on our website, and we present awards for success. Ultimately, we open up the door to the MMS Community – a network of music fans where everyone is welcome. From the occasional guitar player to the professional vocalist.

(626) 578-9242

2982 E. Colorado Blvd.,
91107, Pasadena
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mod·ern: /ˈmädərn/; Relating to the present or recent times;
contemporary; not antiquated or obsolete


Modern Music School chose its name for a reason. Our concept is modern. Our teaching methods are modern. The music we play is modern.

We believe greatness requires an open heart, an open will and an open mind. So we follow the top contemporary and innovative thinkers and incorporate their findings into our approach to music lessons. After all, nothing great is ever achieved by doing things the way they’ve always been done.

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Tuition rates

Participants Duration of weekly lesson Duration of contract agreement Program Monthly tuition
community 5-8 60 min 6 month(s) $ 99.00
comfort 2-4 45 min 3 month(s) $ 129.00
custom 30 1 - 1 30 min 3 month(s) $ 149.00
custom 45 1 - 1 45 min 3 month(s) $ 229.00
custom plus 30 1 - 1 30 min 1 month(s) $ 169.00
custom plus 45 1 - 1 45 min 1 month(s) $ 259.00

Membership Partners

Coffee Barrel - Coffee, Sandwiches and more

Come in for our fine coffee, food and music. Relax outdoors or inside. Free Wi-Fi as you enjoy what might just be the finest hand-crafted sandwiches in all of Pasadena.

All of our students receive a 10% discount on all purchases!

Buzios Frozen Yogurt

Buzios Frozen Yogurt Café, unlike most frozen yogurt stores, has a unique concept of self-serve frozen yogurt with 10 different flavors at any given time with a great circular toppings bar for easy access to over 60 fresh fruit, candy, nuts and other exotic toppings.

All of our students receive a 10% discount on all purchases!

Arcadia Rock Climbing

The ARC offers bouldering problems from beginners to some of the most challenging climbs available. We pride ourselves in constantly changing, altering and updating our routes so each climbing experience offers a new variety.

The ARC offers numerous programs, from team builders to private parties and our overnight "Rock Inn!". The ARC also sponsors a competitive climbing team. 

Discounted $7 Day Pass (Originally $10)

Kenpo Karate

Our goal is to provide a safe and positive martial art experience for students from 3 years to adult. We offer a family oriented environment, dedicated to the ageless martial art disciplines of personal fitness, self defense, self respect, self confidence and self discipline. Our classes are challenging, fun, and motivate our students to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

50% off "One month special"

Tennis Lessons LA

This's Dr. Abs Singh . I'm a 27 yr old medical doctor who used to play professionally, before getting into medicine . Right now,I'd rate myself conservatively a 5.5 on the tennis scale , 7.0 being the highest . I coach personalised one-on-one tennis lessons. I work with your existing technique to help you play a smarter & more competitive game . Together,we work on your weak areas & help improve them gradually but definitely.

50% Introductory lesson

Jayvee Dance Center

Jayvee Dance Center located in Alhambra, CA (within the San Gabriel Valley) was founded in 2004 with one principle goal: To provide Professional Dance Training with the highest level of quality instruction in a positive environment. We pride ourselves in maintaining a community-first, family-like atmosphere at our studio while instilling our students with self-esteem, discipline, honor, confidence, character, and a sense of responsibility.

50% off first trial lesson

Magical Playground

"Magical Playground" is a safe and clean socks-only children's indoor playground for kids of all ages, located in the beautiful city of Pasadena, California on the corner of Colorado Blvd and Allen Ave.  We provide a special place where children and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun, yet educational atmosphere and host private birthday parties!  Our mission is to provide a safe and enjoyable indoor playground for both kids and grown-ups to enjoy and spend time together!

Bring a friend and get 50% off admission