One of our goals at The California Conservatory is to add a social dynamic to our student’s music lesson education.  Student’s currently enrolled in private music lessons at CCM are able to register for group classes at the school. We group students according to age, level, and instrument.

Student benefits from group music lessons include:

  • Build confidence by performing for peers.
  • Be inspired and motivated by other students musical growth and excellence.
  • Develop rhythmic acuity and a keen ear by playing with others.
  • Make musical friends!

Students in beginner group classes play simple pieces with their peers, play some fun musically-focused games and develop rudimentary music theory skills. As students advance, they transition into classes that focus on technique workshops, music performance, and ensemble music.

Ensembles from the school have gained recognition from the Guitar Foundation of America earning top prizes at their annual competition, and in 2014, being selected from a national pool of guitar ensembles to perform in Los Angeles. Berkeley’s Junior Bach Festival has invited our ensembles to perform on multiple occasions as has the Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts in San Francisco.