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Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion

The Woodwinds, Brass, and Percussion Department prepares students to achieve technical proficiency—tone production, intonation, articulation, and rhythm—on their instruments, including flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, baritone, trombone, tuba, and percussion. Through PCM’s sequential curriculum, students learn to express themselves musically, develop musical responsibility, and acquire the skills necessary to participate in ensembles.

Our Programs

We offer private lessons as well as group and ensemble classes.

Flute Ensemble

Students will have the opportunity to sight-read, improve listening skills and rhythmic accuracy, practice rehearsal techniques, and learn performance ensemble repertoire.


PCM’s Clarinet Camp focuses on fundamentals, including: breathing, embouchure, and articulation. The camp, taught by Chris and Laura Stoutenborough, also covers reedwork, practice tools, picking a mouthpiece, and intonation.

Masterclass teachers to include Michele Zukovsky and Burt Hara.

To register click here.

*SUMMER OFFERING* Saxophone Workshop

Join the summer saxophone workshop for three weeks of ensemble study. Students enrolled in the workshop will be performing jazz standards as well as original arrangements composed by Kirsten Edkins. Students will be joined by a professional-level rhythm section for a final performance.

For students 12 years and older. Previous experience required. All students are required to sign up for a minimum of six individual lessons of 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length.

Register for the Saxophone Workshop here.

Visit the Fees page for more information about tuition and registration fees.