Channel your inner rock deity even if finances have left you feeling decidedly un-godlike. Eagle Rock Music Studio, opened in 2007, provides low-cost group or private music classes and takes a hands-on approach to help students of all ages and all experience levels reach their musical goals. Whether your instrument is the ordinary bass guitar, violin or drums, or more exotic instruments such as the flugelhorn, dulcimer, lap steel or euphonium, the studio pairs students with the proper instructor to guide them. Beginning group lessons are $62.50 for five classes and are limited to three or four students per class, depending on the instrument. One-on-one lessons cost slightly more but are still priced below the going rate. Teachers are experienced, patient and flexible, providing the perfect Petri dish for learning, experimenting and tailoring your classes to get what you need. —Nikki Kreuzer
4870 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock, 90041. (323) 309-8467, eaglerockmusicstudio.com.