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Current students: CLICK HERE for this month's Saturday class schedule.

Upcoming Live Performances

Apple Harvest Festival

October 7th, 12pm

Redwood Village, Fortuna

Scream-A-Torium Scaregrounds

October 22nd, 11:40am

Ferndale Fairgrounds


Music Lessons

We offer university-level instruction on each of these instruments and subjects for a minimal monthly tuition. Click here to see how it works.

The Practice Pad is not like most music schools.  Students at our school will not only have the opportunity to learn music, but to play music with their friends and perform at events throughout the community.

Everyone aged 5 and up is welcome to get started at The Practice Pad.  We have both youth and adult programs, and opportunities to perform for everyone.

Interested in any one of these instruments?

Guitar       Piano       Voice       Drums       Bass       Ukulele

We've got you covered.

Are you interested in learning music theory or how to record music?

You've come to the right place.


Meet Your Teacher

Mark De La O

Mark is a consummate professional musician.  He is highly educated, proficient at every instrument you'll find in a typical pop band, and has extensive performing and recording experience.  Locally, he performs regularly on the Hydesville, Faith Center, Shiloh and Lifehouse worship teams, and with various artists of the Humboldt music scene.


The Practice Pad Recording Studio
The Practice Pad Recording Studio

The Practice Pad contains a noise-isolated, medium-sized recording studio that can fit up to three musicians at a time.  In addition to recording, mixing and mastering services, The Practice Pad has professional-level studio musicianship available at your request for no extra fee.  If your recordings need anything from hard-rock electric guitar to acoustic jazz piano to heavy metal drums, we've got you covered.

Recorded at The Practice Pad:
Autumn SkyBirdpaw
00:00 / 04:00
Touch of GreyCover Charge
00:00 / 05:47

Call (707) 682-6007 or email to enroll or book time in the recording studio.  We are located at 490 S Fortuna Blvd in sunny Fortuna.

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