Dudamel: Kids are Pros

“Music is a fundamental human right.” -Gustavo Dudamel Gustavo Dudamel made music education one of his top priorities as LA Philharmonic music director. Even before he assumed the post here, he spent time with the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) students at Expo Center south of downtown. And his first official downbeat as […]

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 […]

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 […]