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 lessons on many instruments—piano, strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, and voice.

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.

Meet Our Faculty

Lea Floden
Musical Theater Instructor

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

Michael Yoshimi, DMA
Clarinet Faculty

At 17, Michael made his solo debut performing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Honolulu Symphony as a winner of their Young Artists Concerto Competition.

Sam Fischer
Violin Instructor

Sam Fischer, violinist, enjoys a versatile career as a performer, recording artist, and educator.

Jerry Kalaf
Percussion Faculty

Active in the recording studios of Los Angeles, Jerry has participated as both a performer and composer in scoring sessions for hundreds of film and television shows.