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Kick Off Your Musical Career at Eau Claire's New Sanchez Studios

Chi-Hi grad opens new music studio in Eau Claire, featuring violin, piano, ukulele, guitar, and vocal lessons

words & photos by Parker Reed |

PURSUE YOUR PASSIONS. Isaiah Sanchez, a recent grad of Chippewa Falls High School, recently opened his new school of music, Sanchez Studios, in Eau Claire. (Photo by Parker Reed)
PURSUE YOUR PASSIONS. Isaiah Sanchez, a recent grad of Chippewa Falls High School, recently opened his new school of music, Sanchez Studios, in Eau Claire. (Photo by Parker Reed)

Sometimes it’s best to dive headfirst into something new without testing the waters.

Sanchez Studios, a new music lesson studio in Eau Claire located at 1235 Menomonie St., opened as of Nov. 1 and offers violin, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, ukulele, and vocal lessons. 

Owner and violin instructor Isaiah Sanchez is pursuing his dream of a musical career earlier than most. Sanchez recently graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High School and doesn’t intend to follow in the footsteps of many of his peers, he said, who chose college over immediately entering the workforce. 

I really enjoy music, and I want my students to enjoy it as well.

It shouldn't feel like a chore. It's not something you have to force yourself to do for 30 minutes a day. I love seeing my students be enthusiastic about music and learning to love it like I do.

Isaiah Sanchez

Owner of Sanchez Studios

“I figured it would be more cost effective to just get into the industry right away,” Sanchez said. “I didn’t want to pump a bunch of money into school instead of just going for my dream of making music a career.”

Having played violin for the past seven years, and piano for the past last five, Sanchez intends to offer a wide variety of instrumental options for beginning musicians to take part in at Sanchez Studios, with the help of two additional instructors. 

And sharing his love for music has reinvigorated his love for the art form, particularly as he watches new students' love for music bloom through learning popular holiday tunes.

“I really enjoy music, and I want my students to enjoy it as well,” Sanchez said. “It shouldn’t feel like a chore. It’s not something you have to force yourself to do for 30 minutes a day. I love seeing my students be enthusiastic about music and learning to love it like I do.”

While Sanchez is still learning the ropes in the Chippewa Valley music scene, the opening of Sanchez Studios is the first step for the young musician in the pursuit of writing, producing, and performing melodies full-time.


For more information on Sanchez Studios you can visit Sanchez Studios LLC on Facebook, email Isaiah at sanchezstudios01@gmail.com, or call 715-864-9652.