The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory of Music

After neighboring schools let out on Tuesdays and Thursdays, students of the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club Conservatory walk to the Boys and Girls Club for rehearsal, if they are close enough; others are bussed in, to avoid runs-ins with gangs. For one hour in the afternoon, they practice on loaned violins, violas, cellos 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 […]

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 […]