Founded in 2005, our passion is teaching students the fundamentals of music: how to read music notation and understand basic music theory. 

We use the ukulele and guitar as tools to get them to that end.


We built our curriculum from scratch, written and published by our founder Mr. Kai. We have three volumes: Ukulele, Beginning Guitar, and Advanced Guitar. Nearly every year we edit and revise our book specifically for the needs of our students.


Our students perform twice a year in northern Orange County with the annual Jingle Jam holiday show and our year end Spring Epic. Guitar students perform with a full band.

Our Staff

Our teachers have been hand chosen for their music education background, years of teaching experience, and serious passion for music.

Mr. Tai

Director of Music Eduction Tritone Music Academy

Growing up in Hawaii, the ukulele was my first instrument.  After discovering Jimi Hendrix I quickly switched to guitar and practiced as much as I could.  I have studied at Berklee College of Music and have my Masters of Arts in Teaching.  I have taught in the classroom, afterschool and one-and-one since moving to California in 2010.
I believe in the power of music to shape an individual’s life, and love seeing that happen for all the students that participate in our after school group lessons, our individual lessons and in our rock band coaching.  Music has taken me to many amazing places and I know it can do the same for our students!


Mr. Todd

Operations Manager/Team Leader

I first started studying guitar at age 10. I graduated from college with a degree in music and eventually graduated with honors from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood. I went on to lots of recording and touring with different original rock bands, which in turn led me to becoming a Fender endorsed artist. I still perform and record with my band, when I’m not busy teaching.

Mr. Surenna

Team Leader

I was introduced to the art of music at the age of 9. My interest in contemporary harmony of flamenco music has led me in recent years to continue my studies at CalArts, as well as CSU Dominguez Hills.Today I continue to share the music I love with others by restlessly teaching, writing, recording, and performing in Los Angeles.

Mr. Francisco

Guitar & Ukulele Teacher

I started studying guitar at the age of 13 while living in Perú, I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Music and Performance from Universidad San Francisco de Quito. I then continued my studies at the Conservatori del Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. Since moving to California, I’ve been working as a studio musician, performer, and producer, but my real passion is teaching.

Mr. John Michael

Guitar & Ukulele Teacher

My musical journey started when I was 10 when I got my first guitar. I started taking lessons through Tritone Music and continued with them until high school. I eventually started teaching for Tritone Music. I continue to study the instrument, and at one point, dove head first into blues music, which has shaped most of my playing and teaching style. It even has led me to win a blues guitar competition in LA County.

Mr. Danny

Band Coach, Guitar and Ukulele Teacher

I was just about to turn 14 years old when my mother came home from work and told me that it’s time to pick an instrument and start taking music lessons.  Little did I know that I would love it so much that it would take me on this life-long journey.  I graduated from FAU with a Commercial Music Degree with training in sound engineering and production with classical guitar as my performance focus.  I then moved across the country to study at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and continued my journey here in California.

Now, I can say that I am an instructor with 20+ years of experience spanning across LA & OC counties. Providing group & private lessons, I’ve been guiding my clientele from beginners all the way to recording original songs in live studio productions and event performances. When not teaching, I am the Lead Guitarist, Bass player and Liaison for OC’s TOP RATED 80’s interactive dance band, performing at all private events, weddings and the like.

Tritone’s School District Affiliates

We work with the following school districts, which is why we’re Southern California’s leading after school music program.