LAMusArt’s Music program offers students an opportunity to grow in musicianship through sequential, individualized training. We match them with one of 20 highly skilled Teaching Artists who are graduates of nationally acclaimed universities and music conservatories. Instruction is offered to students of all experience and skill levels in piano, guitar, percussion, strings, brass, woodwinds, and voice. Weekly lessons are designed to build the skills, discipline and appreciation for music that will benefit students for the rest of their lives. Recitals and school-wide programs, such as Stars for the Arts and Concierto de Primavera, offer our young people opportunities to share their progress and achievements with family and friends. Students also participate in the LAMusArt Annual Musicianship Exam and the annual Jack Gard Music Competition and Awards Recital for the chance to receive music scholarships.
Private music instruction is available to students age 7 and older, including adults. We provide instruction in piano, guitar, violin, cello, woodwinds, drums, trumpet and voice. Instruction is provided at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Students must provide their own instrument for lessons and at-home practice. Pianos are provided for lessons.
Lessons are 30 minutes in length and are held once per week. Classes can be scheduled Monday–Thursday from 2pm-8pm and Saturday from 8am-4pm, based on availability. Classes can be scheduled multiple times in a week to reach your goals.
We offer music programs free of tuition that supplement students’ musical experiences through ensemble work. Over 80 young musicians and vocalists are involved in the Youth Orchestra, Mariachi Ensemble, the LAMusArt Choir, the Strings Program with select LA schools, and the Jazz Ensemble per year. Novice students are offered an opportunity to learn from more advanced students, and develop the teamwork skills that LAMusArt strives to foster in all students.
How to join:
LAMusArt’s tuition-free ensembles may require at least one year experience with an instrument, but prospective musicians are encouraged to sit in on one rehearsal before enrolling.
To register, please come in to LAMusArt during business hours or fill out the online application to streamline the process.
Choir (Ages 7-18)
Saturday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Jazz Ensemble (Ages 14+)
Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Mariachi Ensemble (Ages 7+)
Thursday 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Youth Orchestra (Ages 14+)
Saturday 4:00 – 6:00 pm
String Ensemble (Ages 7- 17)
Tuesday 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm or 3:00 pm
Tuition-free programs are funded in part by the Colburn Foundation , the CA Arts Council, and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.