Music is in the Family

Glee Music Academy is a family music school located in Lake Forest in Orange County, California that specializes in teaching music to school-age students. Whether your child wants to take private piano, guitar or vocal lessons or join one of our singing or dancing performing groups, our safe and welcoming studio environment is great for your musical journey.

Our Performers

While most Glee students enjoy our performing programs because of the singing, fun and excitement, we believe it is our job to offer a superior music education that includes sight singing, harmony, and ear training.

Our beautiful studio is in Lake Forest, California right off Bake Parkway. We have grand pianos, risers, monitors, a great sound system, wireless microphones, computers, and room to dance. Say hello or schedule a tour of our Orange County studio today.

Even though both of us, Karen & Karstin Lake, studied classical music in college, we both felt that using upbeat or popular music in our performing groups would broaden music education to more students. Glee performing groups offer students a chance to become educated musicians through fun music. By using music that you already love, we make the Glee experience educational without you even realizing how much you are learning.


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Our Founders

Meet Our Founders

Karen Lake

Karen Lake

  • Karen earned a BYU Bachelor's degree and has taught singing for over 25 years.
  • She has conducted school and church choirs and musicals since college.
  • Her students consistently appear as soloists in choirs, concerts, operas, and musicals at Saddleback and Capo school district, Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and The OC School for the Arts.
  • She enjoys cooking for her family.
  • Her favorite colors are hot pink and apple candy red.
  • She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing: NATS – LA Chapter.
Kärstin Lake

Kärstin Lake

  • Has taught piano for 10 years. (even though she looks 16)
  • Earned a Bachelor’s studying piano at Brigham Young University.
  • She usually has pink and blonde hair.
  • She loves to sew and design her own creations
  • In 2016 all of her students passed Certificate of Merit testing.
  • Professional member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California.