Learning Music through Puppetry

Sometimes music education comes cloaked in a somewhat unassuming robe. For instance, did you ever imagine that you could learn rhythm, flow and coordination through puppet play? Well, music plays a huge role in puppet mastery. A good puppeteer can make it look like the puppet is actually singing just by perfecting their bounce and […]

You Can’t Baroque This

What do you get when you take the Prelude from Bach’s Cello Suite, 8 strings that descend in pitch as they shorten, nodes that orbit through the strings as the pluck, cross it with the Pythagorean Theorem and spit it out in Java script and HTML 5? A very cool music doodle! You too can […]

A Taste of World Music at Music Center LA

Have you heard this before?  Classical music is not for me, it’s for the… (elite, highbrow, educated, rich, etc). This is a perception that we are bending over backwards to break at Lyrical LA! When you hear the term ‘classical music education’ it is easy to picture kids sitting in a room learning to play […]

Your Eastsider Neighborhood Music School

Tucked neatly inside the heart of Boyle Heights you will find a neighborhood gem that dates back to the turn of the century. The Neighborhood Music School is a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening the surrounding community through education in the musical arts. The school is housed in one of the oldest Victorian homes in […]

Building a Harmonious LA

The Harmony Project is a nonprofit that targets at-risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. They promote positive youth development through on-going year-round music lessons and ensemble participation. Their mission is: To promote the healthy growth and development of children through the study, practice and performance of music. To build healthier communities by investing […]