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Classes

Private Lessons

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

Ensembles

The Hollywood Highsteppers

Michael Bolger

Ages 10 – Adult

Photo by Gary Leonard

*NEW* 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 will need to have a minimum of 2 years of study under their belt as remedial instrument technique will not be covered in this class.
WEDNESDAYS
September 25 – December 11

5:30 – 7:30pm

$180 *$195 after September 18*

Live Wire

Marc Rey

Grades 5-12

Photo by Gary Leonard

Live Wire focuses on creatively learning in a band setting.  Skills emphasized are: ear training, song structure, dynamics, songwriting, group performance and leadership.  Class is divided into a songwriting component (where students will create original music from scratch) and a song learning component (where students will learn how to play songs by other artists).  All instruments welcome.

Students must be currently 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.
FRIDAYS
October 11 – December 13

Youth: 4:00 – 5:30pm
Teen: 5:30 – 7:00pm

$220 *$235 September 30*

The Blooming Tunesmiths

Erin Bentlage

Grades 3 – 12

Photo by Gary Leonard

Young singer-songwriters come together in this highly collaborative songwriting class.  Students will brainstorm ideas, write lyrics, learn song structure and chord progressions, develop melodies, create solos and perform their own original songs.  This class has an emphasis on singer-songwriters, but is open to any student looking to hone their songwriting craft.

Students are expected to be proficient on the instrument (including voice) they intend to write and participate with. Students must bring their own instrument to class.
TUESDAYS
October 8 – December 10

Youth (Grades 3 – 7): 4:00 – 5:00pm
Teen (Grades 8 – 12): 5:00 – 6:00pm

$180 *$195 after October 1*

Peace Studio Orchestra

Keith Barry

Grade 4 - Adult

Photo by Gary Leonard

Silverlake Conservatory’s instrumental ensemble program, the Peace Orchestra, is expanding
and improving! Our orchestra is a full studio ensemble that prepares and performs compositions
in styles ranging from baroque to contemporary. Our growing, multi-generational orchestra
program now also includes regular section rehearsals. There will be opportunities for members
to learn to compose and arrange music!

Minimum 2 years study of instrument, or approval of instructor
On hiatus until 2020

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
MONDAYS
October 7 - December 9

5:00 – 6:15pm

$150 *$165 after September 30*

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.
SATURDAYS
Session I: September 14 - October 19

9:00 – 9:50am
10:00 – 10:50am

$135 *$150 after September 7*

PLAY Music Classes

Emilia Lopez-Yanez

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.
WEDNESDAYS
October 2 – December 18

9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am

FRIDAYS
October 4 – December 20

9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am

Master 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.
MONDAYS
October 7 – December 9

6:40 - 8:00pm

$150 *$165 after September 30*

Silverlake singers

SJ Hasman

Adult

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.
SUNDAYS
October 6 - December 15

6:00 – 8:30pm

$180 *$195 after September 29*

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.
MONDAYS
August 19 – September 30

5:00pm - 7:00pm

$90 *$105 after August 12*

Solo Vocal Workshop

SJ Hasman and Matthew Selby

Adult

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.
SUNDAYS
August 18 – September 22

6:00pm - 9:00pm

$325 *$340 after August 11*

2nd – 7th grade
All instruments and voice
All skill levels
$450

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

 

Youth

This is a 2-week music immersion where kids who share a passion for music are brought together for a full day of all things music!  Each day students rotate into 4 classes where they will be composing, arranging and rehearsing in various ensembles, listening, singing, playing instruments and learning music literacy.  Our teachers and staff are encouraging and supportive and we strive for an environment where kids feel they can indulge their creative spirits as well as gain the discipline that is required to be a music learner.  All skill levels are welcome and will be challenged accordingly.  New friendships are made and a ton of fun is had.  Campers give a lively performance on the last day of camp and it’s always astonishing how much music they learn in 2 weeks!

2nd – 7th grade
All instruments and voice
All skill levels
$450

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm

 

8th – 12th grade
All instruments and voice
2 years of music study
$275

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

Teen

This is our popular Bring on the Music! Camp structure, but for teens packed in 1 week!  Each day students rotate into 4 classes where they will be composing, arranging and rehearsing in various ensembles, listening, singing, playing instruments and learning music literacy.  Our teachers and staff are encouraging and supportive and we strive for an environment where kids feel they can indulge their creative spirits as well as gain the discipline that is required to be a music learner.  2 years of music study is recommended and all students will be challenged accordingly.  New friendships are made and a ton of fun is had.  Campers give a lively performance on the last day of camp.

8th – 12th grade
All instruments and voice
2 years of music study
$275

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm

These sessions run concurrently 

7th – 12th grade
Audition or recommendation of SCM faculty
4+ years experience is recommended
$325 

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
To set up an audition please call SCM – 323.665.3363

Teen Intensive

TEEN INSTRUMENTAL INTENSIVE

This is a 5 day skills based program focused on technique, music literacy and listening.  This week is not a playing focused week, rather a week of diving further into the studies that are required for advanced musicianship.  We also recommend that kids add a second week to their music camp experience and sign up for the Teen Bring on the Music!

TEEN VOCAL INTENSIVE

This is a 5 day skills based program focused on vocal technique, sight singing and music literacy, listening, and both solo and ensemble singing.  We also recommend that kids add a second week to their music camp experience and sign up for the Teen Bring on the Music!

These sessions run concurrently 

7th – 12th grade
Audition or recommendation of SCM faculty
4+ years experience is recommended
$325 

Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm
To set up an audition please call SCM – 323.665.3363

9th-12th grade
Community Service Hours

Internship

SCM offers music students from 9th – 12th grade the opportunity to continue participating in our rigorous summer music program as mentors and teacher assistants. These young adults are all current music students who are motivated, inspirational, positive, confident and responsible – all things we like to model for our young musician campers. As most teachers know, it’s when we act as leaders that we really take our own craft to the next level. Tuition is waived for our mentors and community service hours can be accrued. If you would like to apply, please email [email protected] with Summer Camp Internship in the subject.

9th-12th grade
Community Service Hours