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 and in-person 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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Meet Our Faculty

Karen Lundgren
Flute Faculty and Wind, Brass and Percussion Chair

Karen Lundgren is the Chairman of the Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Department, the flute instructor, and a chamber music coach at the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts.

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.

Connie Sheu holding a classical guitar and smiling in front of a window. She is wearing tassel earrings.
Connie Sheu
Guitar Faculty

Dr. Connie Sheu is a dynamic guitarist, devoted teacher, and ardent advocate of classical guitar.

Régulo Martínez-Antón
Piano and Keyboard Repertoire Faculty

One of the most intriguing Spanish pianists of his generation and a versatile performing artist