New studio hits a high note

RANCHO SANTA FE — Camille Hastings, music instructor at Horizon Prep Schools in Rancho Santa Fe, has opened Leading Notes Studios, offering musical instruction to the community. Students of all ages have their choice of lessons in piano, voice, guitar or drums.
“This school is a place where people of all ages and skill levels can come for fun or to study as a serious music student,” Hastings said. “Musicians will find the opportunity to perform and share their talents in a community-centered atmosphere.”
Leading Note Studios offers both private and group instruction as well as offering Kindermusik, a program of musical learning offered to children newborn through 7 years of age. Hastings said she believes that music at an early age breaks many barriers and learning disabilities a child may have.
Hastings is a graduate of Berklee College of Music in Boston. She began her teaching career in Nashville, Tenn., where she also worked as a professional studio musician. Since 2002, she has been the music director at Horizon Prep and has directed more than 14 of the musicals presented at the private school.
Leading Note Studios is located at 2146 Encinitas Blvd., near the intersection of Manchester and Rancho Santa Fe. Hastings can be reached for private or group lessons at (760) 753-7002 or more information is available at
“I’m just here for the love of music,” said Hastings and her love of music shows with everything she does.