Community School

At the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts, we are committed to making music education accessible to everyone who has a passion and curiosity for music at every level of ability. Our world-class teachers share their expertise with students of varying ages and wide-ranging musical interests.

We offer individual sessions on many instruments—piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice. Plus, students come together to perform chamber music and as part of large ensembles.

The Community School also focuses on students’ understanding of music theory. Classes cover the basics of reading pitch and rhythm. As they progress in musicality, students employ more complex analysis skills. We encourage students to combine theory with applied instruction and ensemble activities for a well-rounded educational experience.

Meet Our Faculty

Aimée Kreston
Violin Faculty

A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Aimée Kreston served as Principal second violin of the Minnesota Orchestra and as Concertmaster of L’Orchestre de Paris prior to moving to Los Angeles.  A committed teacher, Ms. Kreston’s students have won numerous awards and attend the top conservatories in the country.

Pepron Pilibossian

Pepron Pilibossian has established herself as recitalist and chamber musician in high demand. A winner of numerous National and International competitions, she has performed in major cities throughout the United States, Canada, Spain, and Bulgaria.

Sherry Cadow
Violin Instructor

Sherry Cadow was a student of Louise Behrend at Manhattan School of Music, where she received her B.M. She also studied extensively with Joseph Fuchs at Alfred Summer Chamber Music Institute in Alfred, New York.

Yung-mee Rhee
Piano Faculty

Yung-mee Rhee is an accomplished pianist and teacher, and adjudicator of the annual Southwestern Youth Music Festival and Music Teachers National Association Bartok Competition.

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