Music, Art and Acting Teachers In the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County

The Kids' Activities section of Conejo Valley Guide has primarily been focused on activities at venues throughout the Conejo Valley and Greater Ventura County over the last 10 years. We are going to take that step further here by compiling a list of local area music, art and acting teachers in the area.

This list will take some time to populate and you can help by submitting to us the following information:  Name, what you teach, where you teach, perhaps a brief sentence or two about your background, contact information and website (if applicable).

Music Teachers


Art Teachers


Acting Teachers

Kids' Adventure Garden in Thousand Oaks

The Kids' Adventure Garden (KAG) at the Conejo Valley Botanic Garden is open every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The KAG provides an exciting place for children to learn about nature and gardening.  The garden features a tree house, pirate's cave, zoo garden, hydroponic pod and much more.  Free. Enter at 400 W. Gainsborough Rd. between Lynn Road and Moorpark Road in Thousand Oaks.


Kids love running around the KAG and exploring the nearby trails and stream.  Additionally, the kid-friendly Conejo Community Park is nearby.

Visit for more information and pictures. Additionally, a Native Plant Nursery is open at this location on Sundays.

KAG is also available for birthday parties on Saturdays for a donation.  Call 818.889.0560 for more information.

Kids Club at The Lakes at Thousand Oaks


The Kids Club at The Lakes meets every Wednesday of the month at 11 a.m. during the months of March through October. Geared towards kids 10 and under.

Call 805.497.9861 for more information. Events are outdoors; rain generally cancels events but call first.

Events vary from puppet shows to storytellers to musicians, petting zoos, arts and crafts, etc. for preschoolers and their parents. These are outdoor events and are weather permitting. Contact The Lakes for more information at 805.497.9861 or

In addition to the kids club, The Lakes has a small playground area that is geared toward the younger kids, an expanse of grass and 2 beautiful lakes, waterfall, fountain, etc. This is a nice park-like setting that makes you forget the fact that you are looking straight out at Thousand Oaks Boulevard.

One more bonus: The Lakes is next door to the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, which has an outdoor courtyard with trees and paths that are fun for the kids to explore.

Upcoming events:

7/12: Reptacular Reptiles - Meet some cool cold-blooded creatures when Reptacular brings their reptile menagerie to Kids Club!

7/19: Twinkle Time - Join us for some high-energy and infectious family music from the most colorful and fun rocker around!

7/26: Juggling with Chris - This wild and colorful juggler has a show that will entertain both young and old. Your children will be amazed by his crazy stunts!

Kids Club at The Commons at Calabasas


Join us every Tuesday nights at 6pm at The Commons at Calabasas (4799 Commons Way) for a weekly dose of fun, including music, dance, arts, crafts, entertainment and so much more! March through October.

Upcoming Kids Club Events

7/11: Magic with Jimmy H. - Jimmy puts on a great family magic show with humor, sleight of hand magic and various escape routines.

7/18: Rumbling Rhythms - Your children will be making music and jiving to the beat with Alan's lively drums and instruments!

7/25: Juggling with Chris - This wild and colorful juggler has a show that will entertain both young and old. Your children will be amazed by his crazy stunts!

For more information, contact The Commons at Calabasas management office at 818-222-3444 or view our full Calendar of Events at

Kids Club at The Promenade at Westlake

The Kids Club at The Promenade at Westlake takes place on Thursdays from 6-7pm. Free entertainment for kids 10 and under. 

Upcoming Events:

7/13: Handsome Hector - A Southern California favorite, Handsome Hector's interactive magic show will have you rolling on the floor with laughter!

7/20: Music with Bob Harrison - Young and old will be rocking out to the tunes from this popular children's musician!

7/27: Wings of Discovery - It's a soaring adventure when Wings of Discovery brings their fine-feathered friends for a visit.

The Promenade is located at 100 Promenade Way, Westlake Village (southeast corner of Westlake and Thousand Oaks Boulevards).

Paintball USA in Oxnard

Paintball USA is located in Oxnard at 5011 West Gonzales Road.  Paintball USA offers Co2, compressed air, paintballs, markers (guns), and safety equipment on eight different fields. 

Designed for all levels of players, from beginners to advanced. Professional staff briefs all players on paintball games and safety. Air guns, camouflage outfits, paintballs and safety headgear are available for rent and for purchase.

Open weekends from 9am to 4pm. Airsoft and Splatmaster parties are offered.

For more information, visit or call 805.585.2227.

Young Art Lessons Children's Art Store and Studio at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks

Young Art Lessons, the children's art store and studio, is located at The Oaks Mall, offering "drop in" art lessons seven days a week.

Instructors promote each student's individual style and creativity offering techniques in the use of oil pastel, watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil, while assisting the children to achieve a completed composition to take home at the end of the lesson.

Parents are able to select from a variety of class time lengths ranging from 15 minutes to multiple hours, depending on their shopping, dining or theatre plans at The Oaks. Students may choose from a variety of compositions including animals, still life, landscapes, floral, and cartooning using Young Art's quality products.

Classes start at $12.95 for 15 minutes, $19.95 for 30 minutes, and $29.95 for 1 hour. The studio offers multi class discount passes along with birthday parties. All art materials are provided courtesy of Young Art.

For more information call 805-795-9400 or visit Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am-9pm, Sunday: 11am-7pm

The Arterie Art Studio in Thousand Oaks

The Arterie Art Studio at 2219 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Suite 105, Thousand Oaks is an art studio for both kids and adults that offers art classes, camps, birthday parties and more.

Visit or call 805.379.1426 for more information.

AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14 Movie Theater Arcade

Well I decided to list this here because you never know when you might want to play some arcade games while shopping at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks.  The AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14 (previously Carmike and Muvico) among other things has a nice little arcade with about a dozen or so games, including some hoop shooting, pinball machine, air hockey and other games. More on this theater at

Kids in disguise playing air hockey in the arcade at AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14.

Kids in disguise playing air hockey in the arcade at AMC Dine-In Thousand Oaks 14.

Rockin' Kids Play Center in Simi Valley


Rockin' Kids Play Center is located at the Simi Valley Town Center at 1555 Simi Town Center Way, Suite 545. This indoor playground offers open play and birthday parties seven days a week. The center is a large facility geared towards toddlers to perhaps age 6. Socks are required in all play areas.  There is a nice assortment of climbing areas, slides, ball pit, swings, riding toys and other safe, padded options. Plenty of photos available of the facility on their website at or call them at 805.526.7400.

Cost as of June 2017 is $12 for the first child, $10 for additional children, $5 for under 12 months.