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

Darren Mulder
Trumpet Faculty

Darren Mulder received his Bachelor of Music in music education from California State University at Long Beach and his Master of Music in trumpet performance from the University of Southern California

Lea Floden
Musical Theater Instructor

Lea Floden is a Los Angeles based actor, writer, director and acting coach.

Henry Gronnier
Chair, String Department, Violin Faculty, Chamber Music Faculty

Henry Gronnier is a founding member and first violinist of the Rossetti String Quartet. Early musical studies took place at the Conservatoire in his native town of Saint Quentin, France, where he was awarded the Premier Prix in both piano and violin.

Svetlana Transky
Piano Instructor

In 2005 Dr. Svetlana Transky was a prizewinner in the International Piano Competition of the International Summer Academy of Music in Michelstadt, Germany. She is also a winner of the Los Angeles Liszt Piano Competition, and a finalist of the Missouri Southern International Piano Competition.

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