The Music Programs & Conservatory Links

The Watts-Willowbrook Conservatory
A New Program at the Watts Willowbrook Boys and Girls Club
The Watts-Willowbrook Music Conservatory is a program designed to transform the lives and minds of young people in the Watts-Willowbrook area of Los Angeles through high quality music education.
Located at 1339 East 120th Street , LA 90059 (two blocks east of Central Avenue, south of the 105 Freeway)
WWC  offers tuition free  group instruction for violin, viola and cello, including music theory/composition. Classes are held from 4:30 to 5:30 PM every Tuesday and Thursday 10 week segments with 2 weeks off.
For more information contact:
Billy Mitchell (Program Director)  626-574-5040, or

The Harmony Project Los Angeles
817 Vine Street, Suite 204 (Musicians Union Building)
Los Angeles, CA 90038, Office: (323) 462-4311, Fax: (323) 462-4367
The Harmony Project offers tuition free private and group instruction for all instruments and voice. Classes: music theory/composition, orchestra and choir
Fall Session: 16 weeks (Mid-August to December), Spring Session: 16 weeks (Mid-January to May), Summer Festival: 8 weeks (June and July)
Locations: Los Angeles EXPO Center, Los Angeles Community College
Myka Miller-Executive Director,

Verdugo Young Musician's Association
A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to providing first-rate music education in a nurturing, non-competitive ensemble setting. Members of the VYMA enhance their musical skills through professional coaching while they discover the dedication, teamwork and joy of making music together. Please call Samvel Chilingarian at (818) 951-6482
or write to us at: Mailing address only: Verdugo Young Musicians' Association
P.O. 8343, La Crescenta, CA. 91224-0343
We are located at: the First Congregational Church,
2001 Canada Bl. Glendale, CA. 91208
Visit our Website at

>The SESA Conservatory is a Saturday program offered by the Southeast Symphony Association in cooperation with the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Instruction on all orchestra instruments and is available to interested students, 2nd thru 12th grades.

For brochure, application and schedule, contact: Rosemarie Cook-Glover at (818) 507-8856 or email:  Fax: 818-507-8076 
Classes are conducted at the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, 5931 West 18th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90035

The Conservatory offers Beginning Instruments and Theory, Intermediate Instruments and Orchestra and Advanced Instruments and Junior Symphony.

The Compton Conservatory of Music
Located on the campus of Compton High School
601 S. Acacia, Compton 90220
Third through twelfth grade, beginning, intermediate and advanced classes for all orchestral instruments. Offered in cooperation with the Compton Unified School District
For information and applications contact Ann Cooper at 310-639-4321 x55144
Tuition grants are available based upon need, and scholarships will be awarded based upon achievement.

Pasadena Community Youth Orchestra
PCYO is accepting all levels of experience, ages 12 to 18. Classes in instrumental music and music theory and instruments are available to loan. This is a year round program held at the Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church, 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104. Classes held every other Saturday from 12 Noon to 3 PM
Contact: Camille Barnes or Robert Regan at 626-792-5190 or Email:

Saturday Conservatory of Music (Pasadena)
This is a project of Community Partners, established to provide affordable, quality music instruction, primarily targeting children from low income families.
Located at the Lake Avenue Church, 393 N. Lake Ave.,Pasadena 91101
Fourth through twelfth grades, beginner to advanced
Phone:  626-345-0130
PO Box 40138, Pasadena 91114
Application Deadline: Fall -  September 26
Winter -  January 9    Spring -  March 20



The Los Angeles Music and Art School
3630 East Third St.  Los Angeles, CA 90063
(323) 262-7734
Email address:
Hours: Monday-Thursday 2pm-8pm     Saturday 8am-4pm
Executive Director: Isela Sotelo
 Register (for classes in Music, Drama, Dance and Visual Arts)
Everyone is welcome at LAMusArt! You may register for classes in person at our office. Our school year is September 1 through August 31.
The annual registration fee is $50 for one student or a family.