Mark Anton Singers’ Studio

Experience one-on-one private singing instruction from professional teachers and entertainers at Mark Anton Singers’ Studios, founded in 1981. This professional studio is geared for singers of all ages and vocal abilities to study and perform the art of singing in an environment that is supportive and nurturing. It is conveniently located in the heart of […]

Southeast Symphony (SESA) Conservatory of Music

It is the mission of the Southeast Symphony Association, Inc. to enhance cultural appreciation and understanding of the value of music as we endeavor to strengthen the fabric of the community by means of free symphonic concerts, and educating and promoting the musical talents of youth. SESA provides low/no cost instrumental music instruction to youngsters. […]

The Day the Music Died

Music Education, a staple of  the Los Angeles Unified School District curriculum that inspired tens of thousands of students to pursue a career in the performing arts, died yesterday after a long battle with financial anemia. It was 159 years old. It’s the beginning of an obituary that almost had to be written this year […]

Keeping Music Education Alive in Los Angeles

It’s a statement of fact that the public school music education system in Los Angeles is beset with enormous problems. Simply follow the money trail find the main sites of the breakdown: state and local government, as they pertain to the education system.  But our lingering economic problems, 11% unemployment (still the third-highest in the […]

Southern California Fine Music Center

The Southern California Fine Music Center offers private and group music lessons in the Los Angeles Area. Their Empowerment Youth Orchestra meets everyday Monday – Friday at both Bennett-Kew Elementary and Payne Elementary in Inglewood, CA. This youth orchestra is made possible by partnership between the after-school program leap & Southern California Fine Music Center.   Organization: Southern […]

Billy Mitchell’s Inner City Music Crusade

Jazz pianist Billy Mitchell, founder of the Watts-Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club Conservatory, wasn’t sure at first if a classical music program in South Los Angeles would do any good. The community of Watts faced a host of challenges then, and still does: perennially underserved, claimed by gangs, in transition from African American to Latino, and […]

L.A. Chamber Orchestra Debuts Piano-Playing Celebration

Before sunrise Thursday, April 12, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane came upon an upright piano standing fountain-side in downtown Los Angeles’s California Plaza.  Coated in blue paint and ornamented with circles designed by members of the Braille Institute of Los Angeles, the piano awaited its debut later that same day as one of […]

Music Center

The Music Center is comprised of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Their music education programs and resources include ArtSource, free family friendly concerts called World City, and Music Center on Tour which reachs children and families across the greater Los Angeles community. Number of students served: 100,000+ […]

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 […]

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 […]