Originally founded by Mark Fitchett as The Guitar School in Hermosa Beach, South Bay School of Music has grown into three music schools in the South Bay: South Bay School of Music in Redondo Beach, Long Beach School of Music, and Peninsula School of Music in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
The three music schools - serving over 600 students - are currently owned by Mark and his wife Lisa Kato. Both are active members of the Music Teachers' Association of California - South Bay Branch and Long Beach Branch.
Lisa has served as MTAC-Long Beach Branch Honors Recital Chairperson for several years, and currently oversees the piano program at the three schools. Lisa develops, markets and implements music programs such as the Fall Jazz Series and Classical Student Recital Series as well as teaching classical technique, repertoire, jazz theory and improvising to her own piano students.
South Bay School of Music, 1710 S. Pacific Coast Highway, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 | (310) 540-6767 | www.southbayschoolofmusic.com
Peninsula School of Music, 31244 Palos Verdes Drive West, Suite 205, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA in the Golden Cove Center | www.peninsulaschoolofmusic.com
Long Beach School of Music, 3840 Woodruff Avenue, Suite 109, Long Beach, CA 90808 | (562) 627-0464 | www.longbeachschoolofmusic.com
Video Clip: Live at Alva's Music Showroom in San Pedro, California
The video clip embedded on this page was a showcase of the Mark Fitchett Sextet, featuring over two hours of original compositions. Greg Alban - drums; Tony Alvarez - bass; Allen Ellis - vibraphone; Mark Fitchett - guitar; Stephanie James - flute; Lisa Kato - piano; Craig Roth - keyboards.
South Bay School of Music serves students from Redondo Beach, Torrance, Hollywood Riviera, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Rancho Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes Estates, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and surrounding areas.
Long Beach School of Music serves students from Long Beach, Bixby Knolls neighborhood, El Dorado Estates neighborhood, Los Alamitos, Rosmoor, Cerritos, Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Bellflower, Compton, Whittier, Lynwood, South Gate, Pico Rivera and surrounding areas.
Peninsula School of Music serves students from Rancho Palos Verdes, San Pedro, Rolling Hills Estates, Rolling Hills, Palos Verdes Estates, and Palos Verdes Peninsula.