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Private Lessons

*All photos were taken pre-pandemic* 

Silverlake Conservatory of Music offers one-on-one lessons in all instruments and voice. Lessons are offered to students ages 5 and up. Lessons are held at the same time each week with the same instructor and scheduled by the month.

The curriculum employed at SCM includes instrumental technique, vocal technique and music reading. As a student’s proficiency increases, examples of various musical idioms are used and music theory is introduced.

Registration Fees & Policy

$120 per month for weekly half hour lessons
One–time $30 registration fee
valid for your entire family

Lessons are held seven days a week
Monday – Friday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday – Sunday 10:00am – 6:00pm

To schedule one-on-one lessons, please call us at: 323.665.3363


The Hollywood Highsteppers

Michael Bolger

Ages 10 – Adult

Photo by Gary Leonard

The Hollywood Highsteppers is a marching ensemble created to explore the infectious grooves of 2nd-line brass bands often heard in New Orleans, LA.  The class is open to any student who plays a marching instrument (brass/woodwinds/percussion) and is open to any student on an acoustic instrument that can be marched with (banjo/melodica/accordion/guitar/violin).  No electronic or amplified instruments please.

Students must be enrolled in one-on-one lessons at SCM and will need to have a minimum of 2 years of study under their belt. Remedial instrument technique will not be covered in this class.
January 24 – March 14
6:40pm – 8:10pm

Live Wire

Marc Rey

Grades 5-12

Photo by Gary Leonard

Come on and play with the band!

Live Wire is a group class focused on developing the necessary skills involved in playing in a group setting.  We work on ear training, song structure, dynamics, songwriting, group performance and leadership.  Points of emphasis are learning to be accountable, present, and punctual to maximize the efficiency of our rehearsals.

All instruments welcome.  Students are required to bring their instruments, cables and a tuner (if applicable). There will be 2 groups divided according to the ages of the student.

Students must be enrolled in one-on-one lessons at SCM. Minimum 3 years study of instrument; students must be able to play all major and minor chords and have basic knowledge of scales.
January 23 – March 20
4:00pm – 5:20pm & 5:30pm – 6:50pm

PLAY Music Classes


Mixed age, babies through preschool

Photo by Orit Harpaz

SCM is proud to be partnering with PLAY, a mixed-age music and movement program for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their families.

For more information and to register for classes, please visit PLAY

No prerequisites.
9:15am & 10:30am
January 12 – March 16

9:15am & 10:30am
January 14 – March 18

Bang! Zoom…

Jessica Jeza

Ages 4 – 6 years

Photo by Kimberly Gomez

  • Early childhood music education

In this teacher–student based class, children will explore the building blocks of music, rhythm and melody through singing, drumming, movement and early notation.  This class is a great way for children to prepare for private lessons at SCM.

No prerequisites.
Bang! Zoom... is on Hold Until Further Notice

Youth Chorale

SJ Hasman

Grade 2-6

Photo by Gary Leonard

Our Youth Chorale students learn to read music, match pitch, harmonize, blend, care for posture, respect fellow singers and sing!  We explore many styles and genres including material in different languages. Singing with heart and confidence is this group’s specialty – they work hard and have a blast!

Grades 2 – 6, no pre-requisite
January 26 – March 16
4:10pm – 5:10pm

Master Youth Chorale

SJ Hasman

Grade 7-12

Photo by Gary Leonard

This vocal ensemble for teens is the next level after Youth Chorale.  The students work on more advanced harmony and sophisticated music.  A diverse repertoire of music is selected and there are many opportunities for soloists to perform.

No prerequisites.
February 8 – May 3
6:15pm – 7:45pm

Silverlake Singers

SJ Hasman


Photo by Gary Leonard

  • Non-audition based community adult choir

Our adult community choir is made up of women and men of varying musical backgrounds and experiences who share the common love of singing.  Song choices are diverse, including traditional choral pieces, gospel, vocal jazz, world music and popular music.  


No prerequisites.
February 10 – May 5
6:40pm – 8:30pm

Sight Singing & Music Literacy Workshop

SJ Hasman

Grade 9 – Adult

Singers reading music, and instrumentalists singing what they read – two important parts of a musicians education that we encourage! Focusing on reading rhythms, reading written music, basic music theory, and ear training, this class will help strengthen your confidence and ability when it comes to sight singing! Beginning/intermediate levels.

No prerequisites.
Sight Singing is on Hold Until Further Notice

Solo Vocal Workshop

SJ Hasman and Matthew Selby


This is a 6-week course dedicated to adults who want to learn the art of performance. All students bring 2 songs to workshop every week to sing for the group. Students will receive constructive critique and feedback in preparation for a performance at the end of the 6 weeks. Each singer will spend ample time on the microphone and work with a professional accompanist and voice teacher. This is an encouraging and generous group of people coming from various backgrounds and levels of experience who root for each other. It is a very supportive environment. (10 students)

No prerequisites.
Solo Vocal Workshop is on Hold Until Further Notice


Kerim Imes

Ages 10 & up

Photo by Gary Leonard

Dive into the deep end of drums!

DRUM–A–PALOOZA is a five day drum intensive workshop in which we will explore detailed rhythmic concepts for drum set, hand percussion (djembe, congas, bongos, timbales, shakers) and mallet percussion. Topics will include: technique, rudiments, song/structure analysis, learning and playing rhythmic phrases and taking them further. We will strengthen our melodic/harmonic skills by learning major/minor/blues scales on mallet instruments (marimba and xylophones.)

Students must be enrolled in one-one-one lessons at SCM. Students should have a familiarity with note values (1/4, 1/8, 1/16) and be able to play rhythms on drum set or percussion instruments with a metronome, recorded song, or another musician. Basic comprehension of musical staff, limb independence and 8th note drumbeats is highly recommended. Students will need to bring drumsticks, snare stand, practice pad, music notebook and a pencil.

Summer String Fling

Ted Falcon

Ages 10 & up

Photo by Gary Leonard

Explore Latin American Music this summer!

Summer String Fling is a five day workshop where string students come together to learn fun music from Argentina, Brazil and Latin America.  Topics include individual and group playing, reading and listening skills, rhythmic games and improvisation.  Students studying violin, viola, cello, bass, ukulele and acoustic guitar are welcome!

Students must be enrolled in one-one-one lessons at SCM, have some experience on their instrument and be able to read at a beginner/intermediate level.

Summer Camp

Bring on the Music PLUS! Exploring the Arts 


Students (entering) 2nd – 6th grade

Prerequisite: Do you love to sing or play music? Does music make you bop till you drop? Is art what colors your world? This camp is for you!

We are so excited to partner with Barnsdall Arts this summer to offer SCM’s Bring on the Music PLUS! Exploring the Arts day camp! Kids entering grades 2 – 6 are invited to immerse themselves in all things creative – Visual Arts, Song & Dance and, of course, the thing that binds it all together here at SCM – MUSIC! This camp of 24 kids will be divided into 3 pods that will rotate daily.  Each pod will participate in Visual Arts, Song & Dance and Band, where campers will play and experience various instruments.  Students currently studying an instrument are encouraged to bring their instrument to camp, however, no previous music study is required.