Woodwinds, Brass & 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.

*SUMMER OFFERING* Clarinet Camp

Mon-Fri | June 18-22
3-6 p.m. | $350

Ages 13+

Instructors: Chris Stoutenborough and Helen Goode-Castro

Master classes by:
Yehuda Gilad, Professor of Clarinet, USC and the Colburn School
Michele Zukovsky, former Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Burt Hara, Associate Principal Clarinet of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

The camp will focus on guided work on fundamentals including breathing, embouchure, and articulation. There will be in-depth classes covering reedwork, picking a mouthpiece, practice tools, and intonation.

To register click here.

Flute Ensemble

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

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