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.

This summer, discover and deepen your artistic abilities through music and arts camps for students of all levels.

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Meet Our Faculty

Christine Martin
Chair, Early Childhood Department

Ms. Martin serves as a Music & Movement Clinician, and is a Lifetime Member of the Dalcroze Society of America. She has a Level I Orff-Schulwerk Certification, sings in performance with the Loyola Marymount University Concert Choir, and is a Church pianist in her parish.

Rina Dokshitsky
Piano Instructor

Israeli pianist Rina Dokshitsky gave her first solo appearance at age 13, performing Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Maxim Eshkenazy

Leads several youth orchestras in Southern California with the purpose of enabling young people to gain orchestral experience and savor the unique feeling of orchestral music-making

Gideon Rubin, DMA
Piano Faculty

Dr. Gideon Rubin has a multi-faceted career that encompasses performing as a soloist, conductor, as a chamber musician, an orchestral keyboardist, and as a composer.

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