Donate Free Music Lessons for under served children here through the Raffia Music Studio Lesson Voucher Program!

Your donation will provide one year of free music lessons at the Raffia Music Studio music school for a child who can’t afford it. The Music For Young Minds Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring free music education to as many children as possible. The scholarship recipient will receive 50 private lessons and learn the fundamentals of music theory! Your donation is fully tax deductible! For more information about the Music For Young Minds Foundation please visit their website at

Raffia Thomas (School Director)
Raffia Music Studio
The Place Where Musical Dreams Come True! Contact: 310.883.3478 


25520 Woodward Ave
Lomita, California, CA 90717


words from Our Happy Students

  • Ms. Raffia is a music guru… she has the qualities any parent could appreciate when it comes to teaching a child all of the fundamentals of music. She has a gift and enjoys sharing it.

  • “My daughter enjoys being taught by Raffia. She says she is extremely nice teacher, patient and fun.”

  • “Raffia is an amazing music/voice teacher. She encourages, nurtures, and pushes my daughter to excel. I would recommend her to anyone. We absolutely love her!”

  • ” I began studying with Raffia earlier this year and I’ve already come so far. I have sang all my life but Raffia is helping me polish my technique and teaching me how to actually read music. Raffia also helped me land my new job working with an LA based agency singing at weddings and special events so now I can officially call myself a professional musician. Raffia is kind, calm, and patient all necessary attributes for a good teacher. Raffia also received a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston which gives her an air of confidence and professionalism because she really knows and understands music. I consider Raffia a mentor to me. It’s refreshing to meet someone with hands on experience in the music industry who is willing to give truthful advice. I think actually rooting for your student’s success in life is what separates the good teachers from the great ones. Raffia genuinely cares and it makes all the difference. “

    Erika A.

  • ” Miss Raffia provided voice lessons for my 8 year old daughter Kate about a year ago. The job was at Miss. Ford’s house and the house was always looking nice. The lesson was 30 minutes long once a week. We called her Ms. Raffia instead of Ms. Ford. The lesson started with vocal warm ups, then Kate sang the song she learned the previous week during which Ms. Raffia would give her input and critics to help Kate control and hit the high notes. The lesson would usually end with the selection of a new song for the following lesson. Miss Raffia always help Kate pick the song that was appropriate for her voice and her age.
    Miss Raffia was always on time with her appointment, polite and welcoming. Miss Raffia helped with Kate more than just a voice lesson, she provided Kate with examples from her performing experience that helped Kate her stage present in live performance. 

    Quang P.

  • “Raffia Music studio is a fantastic place. They are friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and overall wonderful people. My son has been going there for five years. His growth in both singing and playing the piano have been amazing.”

  • “Coming in with no voice or piano experience was daunting to begin with. However, the uplifting and informative guidance i received from Raffia really motivated and inspired me. A year and four months later, I find myself still inspired and motivated to keep growing and learning.”

  • “Raffia is professional, knowledgable & great to work with❣️My daughter enjoys going to her Voice lessons and has grown since she first started at age 12. She is now 15. I highly recommend & trust her with my daughter, she guides her without changing her style. She’s an amazing personal & professional role model!”

  • “My daughter is taking piano lessons for six months and my two girls are practicing chores for almost a year. It is a pleasure to be in Raffia Music Studio, it’s a safe and fun place for my girls”