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About School of Rock Huntington Beach

Welcome to School of Rock Huntington Beach, where students learn to rock their worlds. Perfectly poised in the heart of Huntington Beach’s bustling music ecosystem, School of Rock Huntington Beach has the right teachers, instruments, and programs your student needs to jam their way to success.

School of Rock isn’t just about creating killer musicians with a lasting love for all things rock. Because life isn’t a solo act, we’re equally focused on creating awesome bands of friends and musicians. We’re as much about orchestrating a community in Huntington Beach full of cool experiences as we are about building confidence, extraordinary teamwork, and achieving excellence through our unique teaching method.

Everyone deserves to feel like a rock star. Welcome to a place where students learn to create face-melting music while developing the skills they need to do so much more.

Contact Information

School of Rock Huntington Beach
18584 Main StreetHuntington Beach, CA 92648
Main Number
(714) 847-7788(714) 847-7788

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday - SaturdayClosed
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Programs

  • At School of Rock Huntington Beach, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

    Huntington Beach students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

    All students in Huntington Beach’s Performance Program can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
    • The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
    • Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
    • Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!

  • Our Rock 101 Program at School of Rock Huntington Beach is focused on making the first steps of a young student’s journey both fun and successful. The days of mundane music instruction are over. At School of Rock Huntington Beach, we believe that playing music together is the only real path to mastering an instrument and developing a true love for music.

    In Rock 101, we focus our instruction on the one instrument that students have chosen to study. Whether we’re teaching scales, chords, notes, or time signatures, we put concepts in context so students understand how the principles they learn are applied to real music. Using some of the world’s most famous songs and infusing fun into every chord, Rock 101 allows Huntington Beach students to enhance their skills and move on to our Performance Program.

    School of Rock Huntington Beach’s Rock 101 students can expect:

    • Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
    • Weekly group rehearsals to reinforce basic concepts and skills in a band setting
    • A firm grasp of the fundamentals of technique and music theory
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Real knowledge gained through real fun!

  • School of Rock Huntington Beach’s top students can audition for our most prestigious honor: the School of Rock AllStars Program. Our AllStars represent the best of the best students from School of Rock’s entire global network of schools. With incredible musical aptitude, a knack for teamwork and incredible focus, today’s AllStars truly represent the future of rock and roll.

    Each summer, our AllStars embark on an authentic concert tour to perform in jaw-dropping live shows across the country, including Red Rocks, Lollapalooza, Hangout Music Fest, NAMM, Gathering of the Vibes, and countless others. AllStars also get to share the stage with experienced, larger-than-life performers like Alice Cooper, Eddie Vedder, and Slash, to name a few. There is no better way for a star on the rise to get a taste for what professional music is really like.

    School of Rock Huntington Beach’s AllStars can expect:

    • Real-world performances where they can shine in their chosen medium: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • A fast-paced tour experience with stage shows at legendary events and venues
    • To play with the best performers from School of Rock’s global community
    • The opportunity to rock out on stage with world-renowned artists
    • An epic rock experience like no other!

  • At School of Rock Huntington Beach, we know how to bring the world of music, and the fun that comes with it, to adults. We get our students playing and learning at rapid-fire speeds through real performances of their favorite songs, instead of your old traditional music instruction programs with piles of sheet music and hours of rote memorization. At School of Rock Huntington Beach, the stage can be yours at any age.

    Our adult students learn the fundamentals of music, including scales, chords, notes, progressions, and more, from real-world instruction through some of the most iconic songs and sounds in music history. Whatever your musical taste may be, our instructors know how to create a program just for you. Whether you’re seeking basic proficiency, a standing gig as the resident guitar player at parties, or future rock star status, School of Rock Huntington Beach works with you to help you reach your goals.

    Students in School of Rock Huntington Beach’s Adult Program can expect:

    • Fast-paced instruction on the instrument of your choice: guitar, bass, drums, keyboard, and/or vocals
    • Weekly private instruction catered to your goals and level of proficiency
    • All-adult rehearsals to prepare for real performances in local venues
    • A firm grasp of music theory and technique fundamentals, taught through your favorite music genre
    • Fun, instruction, and great progression of practical skills wrapped all into one!

  • School of Rock Huntington Beach’s Rookies Program offers a gateway to understanding music for first and second graders. Using proprietary set-ups for guitar, bass, drums and keyboard, as well as other tools, we introduce our Rookies to music fundamentals in a fun way. The skills and passion for music that our Rookies learn prepares them for Rock 101 and a lifelong love of music.

    With exercises, tools and games customized to their age group, our Huntington Beach Rookies learn the concepts of music theory, rhythm, pitch, form and dynamics as they play alongside their friends. We encourage our students to explore various instruments and play styles so they begin to understand how individual contributions form a band; even the best solo keyboard players or vocalists need to understand how an ensemble works.

    All students in Huntington Beach’s Rookies Program can expect:

    • Weekly group lessons using guitar, bass, keyboard and drums
    • Exposure to essential fundamentals like music theory, pitch and rhythm
    • A focus on teamwork and collaboration
    • An understanding of what it means to play solo and in a group
    • Fun combined with practical learning!

At School of Rock Huntington Beach, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits. Huntington Beach students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-...
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At School of Rock Huntington Beach, our Performance Program puts our students front-and-center on a real stage for real performances. Students get to show off their killer music skills while learning serious teamwork as they and their bandmates refine their abilities through some of rock and roll’s greatest hits.

Huntington Beach students will blow your mind with advanced performances chock-full of hits by famous artists such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen, and many, many more! For our students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

All students in Huntington Beach’s Performance Program can expect:

• Weekly private music lessons on guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and/or vocals
• Weekly band rehearsal to get students prepared for real shows
• The experience of performing on stage with their band at real venues
• Key learning in fundamental areas such as stage performance, harmonies, musicianship, and more
• Fun, music, and education wrapped into one all-inclusive experience!
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Staff

    • Meet OUR ROCKIN STAFF
      MEET OUR ROCKIN' STAFF! School of Rock Huntington Beach staff are all professional, working musicians at the top of their games! We pride ourselves in hiring dedicated teachers who genuinely care ...
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      MEET OUR ROCKIN' STAFF!
      School of Rock Huntington Beach staff are all professional, working musicians at the top of their games! We pride ourselves in hiring dedicated teachers who genuinely care about their students' development as artists and musicians. On staff, all of our employees' backgrounds are thoroughly checked and have completed mandatory safety training. All of our instructors are well versed in our specialized School of Rock Method and receive ongoing training to ensure that you, or your children, are receiving the best instruction in a positive environment!

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    • Meet Joey
      Owner/ Music Director
      Joey Ancona is a passionate, working musician with 30 years of experience in live performances, touring, sound design and recordings. Joining his first band in high school led to the craft of creat...
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      Joey Ancona is a passionate, working musician with 30 years of experience in live performances, touring, sound design and recordings. Joining his first band in high school led to the craft of creating music and playing live that continues to this day. Currently front man for two working acts, Joey enjoys rocking out weekly all over the Orange County. A professional theatre arts teacher for over 20 years, most notably at the Orange County School of the Arts as Director of the Production and Design department (Directing, Acting, Technical Directing and Sound Design) produced the opportunity to work with such professionals a Francis Ford Coppola, Cathy Rigby, Broadway stars: Susan Egan, Lindsay Mendez, Krysta Rodriguez and Mathew Morrison. Enthusiastic, resourceful, motivating teacher and leader with an expertise in nurturing the development of an artist congruent with challenging the student, and staff to excel, thrive and succeed. Proprietor, manager, head of operations for Graziano's and Sal and Sons Italian restaurants for over five years.
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    • Meet Boody
      Owner/General Manager
      Larry "Boody" Boodman has been a professional musician (drummer) for the past 13 years and has been playing since he was 11. As the co-founder and drummer for the L.A. based award winning indie-roc...
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      Larry "Boody" Boodman has been a professional musician (drummer) for the past 13 years and has been playing since he was 11. As the co-founder and drummer for the L.A. based award winning indie-rock group Fourwayfree, (where he and Jeff Nunes first connected) between 2001-2012 and an OCSA Alumni (Musical Theatre), Larry has developed a strong background and passion for stage, theatre, performance, and of course music! As a graduate from CSU, Fullerton's Film/TV program, Larry also spent a number of years in the film industry working as a location scout/manager and camera assistant. As a hobby, (and a way to support his artistic and creative endeavors), Larry has tinkered in the real estate and hospitality industries. He is thrilled to be combining his professional experience and passions to launch School of Rock Huntington Beach. Larry and his wife, Sandra, have a three year old son and another on the way, due in December!
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    • Meet Noonzy
      Owner
      Jeff "Noonzy" Nunes has been a professional musician for almost 30 years, and has been playing guitar since he was 6. Starting his professional career at the age of 14 as a solo guitarist in numero...
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      Jeff "Noonzy" Nunes has been a professional musician for almost 30 years, and has been playing guitar since he was 6. Starting his professional career at the age of 14 as a solo guitarist in numerous venues around the Bay Area, and continuing through his college years, Jeff went on to become a co-founding member and front-man for the Bay Area rock band Interstate. In 2005, having met Boody backstage at a show in San Francisco a year earlier, he was asked to join and became the lead guitarist for the L.A. based, award winning, indie-rock band Fourwayfree. In his career as a professional musician Jeff has served as a teacher, producer, touring pro, and for a brief time a music store owner. Jeff holds degrees from the University of California Davis and Arizona State University College of Law. And when he's not spending time with his lovely wife Sarah and their kids Jacob and Emma, he's either playing guitar, playing bass in and advising his son Jake's band, or practicing law. Jeff is extremely excited to be using his background in music education and the music business, as well as his experience as a businessman and attorney to bring the School of Rock to Huntington Beach.
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    • Meet Jesse Wilder
      Instructor
      Jesse has been a professional musician and performer for more than 20 years. Wilder's first band was The Scholars ,in which he sang, played saxophone and keyboards, then began writing songs with Aa...
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      Jesse has been a professional musician and performer for more than 20 years. Wilder's first band was The Scholars ,in which he sang, played saxophone and keyboards, then began writing songs with Aaron Barrett for Reel Big Fish .With Isaiah Ikey Owens ( Mars Volta ) and others he formed Teen Heroes ,which played in the Orange County scene in the nineties and broke up in August 2000. Later, Wilder with his old friend Scott Klopfenstein from The Scholars and Reel Big Fish , recorded an album under the name of Pal. Greg Parkin played drums, Ed Kampwirth played bass, and the album was produced by John Avila ; however, the album was not released until years later due to Scott Klopfenstein's contract with Mojo Records . He then made a living playing second guitar, keyboards and back up vocals for Neville Staple of The Specials , Chris Cacavas of ( Green on Red , Giant Sand , Calexico ), and others. He founded Makeshift Love Affair with Pal's bassist Ed Kampwirth and Chris Clawson of My Superhero and the Neville Staple project. At the same time Klopfenstein had been playing along with Greg Parkin on drums, Wilder joined the group The Littlest Man Band and toured that winter in England. Soon they released a studio album in September 2004 only to break up in 2006, as did Makeshift Love Affair. Since then Wilder has played briefly with The All-American Rejects and released various studio sessions. His most recent band was ForceField On , whose first full-length album was released in 2007. He also played with Isaiah Ikey Owens in Look Daggers , with rapper 2Mex . Along with former Teen Heroes guitarist, Peter Berberich, he made the music for the online multi-player puzzle game system called Skill City Games .
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    • Meet Michael Steiner
      Instructor
      Michael's love for music began at 8 years old when he started learning how to play the violin. Since then, He has been involved in a plethora of musical endeavors including everything from orchestr...
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      Michael's love for music began at 8 years old when he started learning how to play the violin. Since then, He has been involved in a plethora of musical endeavors including everything from orchestras and strings groups to post punk hardcore bands. He currently performs as a singer songwriter and is an active performing musician. Michael has offered his skills as a guitarist, vocalist, bassist, drummer, keyboardist, violinist, and songwriter to various groups and bands, and has served as a music director and worship leader for several churches. Michael loves to share his passion for music through teaching, and believes in helping students to become skilled musicians and find their own individual musical styles.
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    • Meet Joel Hilbert
      Instructor
      Joel, a native of West Virginia, began playing drums and percussion at age 10 in his school band program. During high school he participated in WVU Jazz Summer Camps, as well as the Capital Univers...
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      Joel, a native of West Virginia, began playing drums and percussion at age 10 in his school band program. During high school he participated in WVU Jazz Summer Camps, as well as the Capital University Drumset Camp where he studied with world renowned drummers such as Guy Remonko, Ed Soph, and Ed Uribe. Before graduating high school, he auditioned and was accepted in the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps from Canton, OH where he studied and performed rudimental percussion for 3 years. After graduating high school Joel attend West Virginia University and majored in Music Education. While at WVU he played drumset for the jazz band, the steeldrum band, and for numerous jazz combos under the instruction of Al Wrublesky. Also at WVU he studied orchestral percussion with George Willis as well as being an instructor for the WVU Marching Band. During his undergraduate studies he marched in the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps from Allentown, PA and was section leader for the Independent World Champion Indoor Percussion Ensemble Rhythm X from Columbus, OH. After graduating WVU Summa Cum Laude he was awarded a scholarship to study Percussion Performance at the highly prestigious Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. At IU he had the pleasure of learning mallet and orchestral percussion from Kevin Bobo, drumset from LA studio musician Steve Houghton, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music from Michael Spiro. After finishing up his schooling Joel played on Carnival Cruise ships for 2 years, serving as a performing musician and music director. After working on the ships he moved to Southern California where he is currently a freelance musician and teacher for School of Rock Huntington Beach and West Torrance High School. He is well versed in many styles of music on drumset including Rock, Jazz, Metal, R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, and Fusion and enjoys teaching all ages and skill levels.
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    • Meet Emily Friedenberg
      Instructor
      Emily graduated from Musicians Institute with a degree in Vocal Performance. She was awarded a Sennheiser Vocal Scholarship for outstanding musicianship. Emily studied all types of contemporary mus...
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      Emily graduated from Musicians Institute with a degree in Vocal Performance. She was awarded a Sennheiser Vocal Scholarship for outstanding musicianship. Emily studied all types of contemporary music but primarily focused on the rock and alternative genres. Not only was her education on vocal performance but it also included keyboard performance, music theory, songwriting, and recording. Emily is currently teaching at School of Rock Huntington Beach while continuing to develop her original music.
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    • Meet Harley DeWinter
      Instructor
      Harley DeWinter is a graduate of the Orange County School of The Arts, under the Commercial Music program, while also maintaining the position as the sole drummer for the MONTAGE! performing group ...
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      Harley DeWinter is a graduate of the Orange County School of The Arts, under the Commercial Music program, while also maintaining the position as the sole drummer for the MONTAGE! performing group from 2012 until his graduation in 2015. His band Un D Vided, now called My Mechanical Heart, won the OC Music Awards "Best Youth Artist" in 2013 and 2014, and is currently working on their debut EP. In 2013 and 2014, Harley assisted the national touring band SIREN, now called MYCAH, as their drummer from August 2013 until July 2014, and performed with the band twice during Memorial Day weekend at the 2014 Rocklahoma festival. In the summer of 2015, Harley toured with A+ Dropouts on the Vans Warped Tour. Harley is currently working towards his Associate's Degree in Digital Media, with a Certificate of Specialty in Audio Recording, and Certification in Pro Tools recording software at Golden West College. Also, Harley is currently a working session drummer at ReAmp Studios.
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    • Meet Ryan Pest
      Instructor
      Ryan hails from Alabama where he began singing in church at an early age. Developing a passion for music and performance, he was heavily involved in choir and theatre throughout high school and col...
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      Ryan hails from Alabama where he began singing in church at an early age. Developing a passion for music and performance, he was heavily involved in choir and theatre throughout high school and college. This lead him to a Bachelor of Arts in Classical Vocal Performance (UAHuntsville 2009) and a Master of Fine Arts in TV, Film, and Theatre Performance (CSULA 2015). Ryan has been teaching private voice since the summer of 2010 both at his home as well as various arts and music studios. Using classical vocal techniques, physicalizations, and personal exploration, he offers up tools for each student to take, adapt, and apply to their individual needs on the quest to find their true voice.
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    • Meet Dylan Kanner
      Instructor
      Dylan Kanner is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter/ composer who has been singing, playing piano, guitar, and bass in rock and pop bands since he was as young as 13 years old. Music has been a pa...
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      Dylan Kanner is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter/ composer who has been singing, playing
      piano, guitar, and bass in rock and pop bands since he was as young as 13 years old. Music
      has been a part of his life since he was in third grade learning keyboard in an after school music
      program. At 10 years old Dylan began playing guitar. In 2010 he began attending high school at
      the Orange County School of the Arts where he studied in the guitar conservatory playing
      everything from classical and flamenco to jazz and rock. He is currently studying music
      composition, and is an active participant in the classical guitar program, at Chapman University.
      In addition, Dylan has been teaching music lessons to students of varying skill levels since he
      was 15 years old, and is very passionate about music education.
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    • Meet Benji Dixon
      Instructor
      Originally from Augusta Georgia, Benji grew up surrounded by music with a love of Rock N Roll. Starting his first band at age 13, the guitarist was ready to share his passion with others. Writing...
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      Originally from Augusta Georgia, Benji grew up surrounded by music with a love of Rock N Roll. Starting his first band at age 13, the guitarist was ready to share his passion with others. Writing and recording his own music drove Benji to also become an audio engineer at age 20. After starting and joining countless music groups all the way through his early 20s, this southerner decided to move to California at age 25 to continue his journey in a world of music. He still continues to write and record his own music and serves as the lead guitarist of the smooth Yacht Rock group Yachty By Nature.
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Promotions

News

    • PERFORMANCE PROGRAM shows at the new HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM in MAY!

      Our Performance Program students are bringing our very first PLAYLIST show (where the kids pick the setlist) and their tribute to the 80s to the brand new HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM stage on May 21st! ...
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      Our Performance Program students are bringing our very first PLAYLIST show (where the kids pick the setlist) and their tribute to the 80s to the brand new HOUSE OF BLUES ANAHEIM stage on May 21st! PLAYLIST starts at 11am, and the 80s show starts at 1pm. Tickets are available at School of Rock Huntington Beach or call (714)847-7788.
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    • WHAT ARE YOUR KIDS DOING AFTER SCHOOL?

      According to Afterschool Alliance - "Eight in 10 Americans want all children and teens to have some type of organized activity or safe place to go after school." School of Rock - Huntington Beach w...
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      According to Afterschool Alliance - "Eight in 10 Americans want all children and teens to have some type of organized activity or safe place to go after school." School of Rock - Huntington Beach wants the same. Let's ROCK! #SchoolofRockHB #afterschoolprogram #kidsfirst #futureisbrightRead less

    • School of Rock Comes to Surf City

      Check out this feature article about School of Rock Huntington Beach in the OC Register!

    • School of Rock readies young musicians for the stage.

      Check out this great article in the Huntington Beach Independent about your School of Rock Huntington Beach!

Testimonials

  • “School of Rock HB is amazing. The staff and faculty are wonderful. These kids get to play at The House of Blues and other amazing venues. The opportunities at School of Rock surpass the competition. I am so impressed and my daughter loves going there. She really has enjoyed the other kids and the staff is so encouraging. Larry and Joey are a great team. Joey sure knows how to pump up the kids. His energy is perfect to motivate anyone. Thank you School of Rock.”
    — Mike G, Huntington Beach, CA
  • “My son started bass lessons just a few months ago, and he was playing songs in the first week, and now he has played in several concerts from the House of Blues to local fundraisers. A super talented, friendly and supportive staff have created a fun and creative learning space for kids. I would recommend School of Rock Huntington Beach to anyone looking to build on their child's musical education, as well as learning about the dynamics of being in a band and performing.”
    — Paige S., Santa Barbara, CA
  • “My son has been attending School of Rock for a month now and is in the band. He's really enjoying the practices and is excited about his solos and upcoming performance at the House of Blues in Anaheim. The teachers are inspiring and are true professionals. ”
    — Kim J., Huntington Beach, CA-
  • “My daughter has been attending School of Rock HB since it opened and SORHB is without a doubt the "coolest" place on the earth to learn music as a teenager; in the last year she has learned so much and has grown so much as a musician I almost don't recognize her anymore. They even have lessons for "old people" who still want to learn to rock. Kudos to the staff and the owners for all that they do, especially Jesse. ”
    — Mark A., Huntington Beach, CA-