Now accepting new students at the studio in
Long Beach, CA.

Welcome to Harmonious Times Music Studio

Thank you for finding your way to my site.

Music has played a huge role in my life.  I cannot remember a time when I was not actively engaged in lessons, practicing, performing, and, in many other ways, enjoying the gift that music is to us.

Growing up I was incredibly fortunate to have some amazing music teachers; people who taught me how much music can enliven and enrich the life of a child.  Through them I learned how to appreciate the nuances and heights to which music can take us; the joy music can bring, and even the challenges, which, inevitably, made me a stronger and better person.

As a music teacher it is my goal to bring to all my students the same love of and wonder at music that I experienced growing up.  Whether you are at this site looking for a teacher for your child, or here because you have decided, later in life, to finally take up an instrument, you have found the right place.  Please browse my site and then contact me for a free introductory lesson.

Please enjoy these samples of my oboe playing
An Old Woman Of The Roads from the album by Keeva
Mike Oldfield’s Single (Theme from Tubular Bells)
Schubert, Serenade with Trio Reve

Carol Ann Diven

“Carol’s versatility in working with students of all ages and abilities, in large groups or individually, with music from a wide range of genres is a testament to her incredible gift as a musician and teacher. I have had the opportunity to witness her incredible talent while directing orchestras, large school and community choirs, small chamber group ensembles and teaching individual students. Her warmth and enthusiasm are infectious. I am so grateful that my children have the opportunity to continue on their musical journey with Carol.”
—Lael Rasch