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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.
6:45pm – 8:15pm
September 19 – December 5
*No class October 31 and November 21

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.
4:45pm – 6:15pm / 6:30pm – 8:00pm
September 19 – December 5
*No class October 31 and November 21

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, 11:30am
SHORTS: September 7 – September 21
September 28 – December 14
No class October 26 & November 23

9:15am, 10:30am, 11:30am
SHORTS: September 9 – September 23
September 30 – December 16
No class October 28 & November 25

Master Youth Chorale

SJ Hasman

Grade 9-12

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.

Instructor approval required
6:15pm – 7:45pm
October 4 – December 13
*No class November 22

Silverlake Singers

SJ Hasman


Photo by Gary Leonard

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.  


Instructor approval required
6:45pm – 8:45pm
September 8 – November 17

Songwriting Workshop

Dante Pascuzzo

Grades 4–8 & 9–12

Gary Leonard

This Spring SCM is offering an 8 week Songwriting Workshop for students who are interested in exploring and fine-tuning their creativity in music!  This workshop will provide an encouraging space for students to write songs together as a class as well as in smaller groups.  The class will culminate in recording and documenting the songs written.

Open to instrumentalists and vocalists.

Remedial instrument technique will not be covered in class.

Students must be enrolled in one-on-one lessons at SCM.
4:15pm – 5:30pm & 5:45pm – 7:00pm
September 28 – December 14
*No class November 23

Youth Chorale

SJ Hasman

Grades 4–8

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
4:15pm – 5:15pm
October 5 – December 14
*No class November 23

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

Summer Camp 2022

Bring on the Music PLUS!

Summer Camp

Call SCM to register!

Youth Camp

Join us for a summer of fun with SCM’s Bring on the Music PLUS! Summer Camp in partnership with Barnsdall Arts!  Campers will spend the day immersed in music and art – playing instruments, singing, collaborating in songwriting groups, creating visual art, making new friends and nurturing their love for all things music! 

2nd – 8th grades
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
All skill levels
All instruments and voice

SESSION I: July 11 – July 15 – SOLD OUT

SESSION II:  July 18 – July 22 SOLD OUT

SESSION III:  July 25 – July 29 – SOLD OUT

Teen Camp

Strong instruction and mentoring from our professional musician staff will keep campers busy all day long.  They will challenge their technique, ear training, improvisation abilities and collaboration skills.  Campers will learn about the rehearsal process in ensemble settings, collaborate on songwriting, learn to structure and arrange material and have fun along the way!

7th – 12th grades
Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm
Basic skills on an instrument – advanced knowledge of an instrument
All instruments and voice

SESSION I: August 1 – August 5

SESSION II: August 8 – August 12