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 wide-ranging musical interests and varying ages, from seven months to adults.

Located in sunny Los Angeles, the Community School offers online music lessons on many instruments—piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice. All experience levels welcome, from beginner to advanced.

At the Community School, students join together to perform chamber music and as part of large ensembles. The 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.

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New Classes and Programs

Comedy Toolkit

Young student sitting on the floor laughingIn this class, students will enter the world of comedy through an exploration of improvisational games, clown exercises, and slapstick techniques. We will take the not being serious, very seriously. Classes start March 21!

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Meet Our Faculty

Shih Lan Liu holding a violin and smiling in front of a window.
ShihLan Lavner
Violin Faculty

ShihLan Lavner is a dedicated and dynamic violin educator.

Mary Alonso wearing an embroidered blouse and smiling in front of a window.
Mary Alonso
Early Childhood Faculty

Mary taught in Downey Unified School District for over 27 years.

Jeesung Kang
Piano Faculty

Ms. Kang has won many prizes and has appeared as a soloist with multiple orchestras in the US, as well as in South Korea.

Meri Sheegog holding a violin and smiling in front of a window.
Meri Sheegog
Violin Faculty

Anaheim-based violinist and pedagogue Meri Sheegog has been teaching violin since August 2012.