Summer at The Conservatory

In-Person & Distance Learning Offerings

Individual Instruction

We’ve missed you and are thrilled to welcome students back for in-person, individual instruction! For students who prefer a virtual format, we will continue to provide excellent instruction for remote learners.

Vaccination Information for Students and Faculty

Adult students (ages 18+) are required to be fully vaccinated before participating in in-person lessons and group classes. Please bring your vaccination card and a photo ID to your first class.

PCM requires all faculty members working on campus to be fully vaccinated. Students planning on returning to campus should check with their instructor to confirm that in-person lessons are an option.

Updated Safety Protocols

As you prepare to return to campus, please familiarize yourself with our safety protocols, which outline everything from what PCM is doing to keep you safe to our new check-in procedures.

Payment Plans and General Questions

For payment plans, help logging in, or general questions, please call the main office at 626-683-3355 or email us at music@pasadenaconservatory.org.

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Man with face mask at one piano instructs boy at second piano who is pointing at sheet music

Adult Studies

In-Person and Distance Learning

Instructor: Lindsay Dodoras
Mondays | 12:30 – 2:00 pm | June 14 – August 2 | Distance Learning via Zoom
or Tuesdays | 6:30 – 8:00 pm | June 15 – August 3 | In-Person Group Class

Students continue their exploration of the American Songbook for ukulele. With classics from Broadway to jazz standards, students learn the mechanics behind timeless tunes and how to perform them live. Ukulele players experiment with song arranging and learn the musical terminology needed to communicate with fellow musicians.

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Instructor: Lindsay Dodoras
Wednesdays | 10:00 – 11:30 am | June 16 – August 4

Glee Club is the perfect opportunity for you to share your voice with others! Whether you are an experienced choir member or looking to begin singing for the first time, this is your chance to explore vocal technique and music theory through quality choral repertoire. The club will venture through various genres of choral repertoire including classical, contemporary, jazz, and musical theater! Come one and all to experience the happiness one gets from singing in a choir!

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Instructor: Sherry Luchette
Saturdays | 12:00 – 1:00 pm | July 10 – July 31 (4 weeks)

Learn to play jazz and blues standards in an ensemble setting. This includes listening to tunes and learning about melody, arrangements, chords, scales, and jazz improvisation. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas and questions to the group to create a collaborative environment.

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Instructor: Sherry Luchette
Saturdays | 1:00 – 2:00 pm | July 10 – July 31 (4 weeks)

Learn to play jazz and blues standards in an ensemble setting. This includes listening to tunes and learning about melody, arrangements, chords, scales, and jazz improvisation. Participants are encouraged to bring ideas and questions to the group to create a collaborative environment.

Register here.

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Summer Camps

In-Person and Distance Learning

Director: Aimee Kreston
July 26 – August 1 (1 week)
Monday – Sunday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Students Ages 11 – 18

For advanced students, PCM’s Chamber Music Intensive offers an exciting, deep dive into chamber music.

For information on PCM’s Chamber Music Intensive, please call the main office at 626-683-3355 or email us at music@pasadenaconservatory.org.

Apply here.

Instructor: Natalie Brejcha
Wednesdays | 5:00 – 5:45 pm | July 7 – August 11

A fun filled summer course exploring the genres of fiddle and folk music!

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Instructor: Brandon Encinas
Mondays | 5:00 – 5:45 pm | July 5 – August 9

Explore music from popular films and create a recording project for the class.

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Young Musicians

Distance Learning

Instructor: Sharon Weed
Saturdays | 9:30 – 10:05 am | June 19 – August 7

Toddlers’ emerging musicality is evident as they begin singing parts of songs and as they demonstrate conscious responses to rhythms, timbres and the expressive qualities of the music they are hearing. Toddlers sing, dance, and learn to play a variety of small percussion instruments in meaningful and musical ways.

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Instructor: Sharon Weed, Lindsay Dodoras
Thursdays | 11:00 – 11:45 am | June 17 – August 5
Saturdays | 10:30 – 11:15 am | June 19 – August 7

A longer class length is introduced and reflects the child’s growing attention span and ability to focus on musical activities. Singing, dancing, playing percussion instruments, colorful props, stories, and movement activities foster the child’s emerging independence and musical imagination as children develop concentration, coordination, and a positive sense of themselves as musicians.

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Instructor: Elizabeth Zacharias, Sharon Weed
Saturdays | 10:30 – 11:15 am | June 19 – August 7

These classes engage children in activities that strengthen their emerging understanding of music as a language. Children learn to recognize melodic and rhythmic patterns through singing, chanting, dancing and creating, and will have opportunities to play a wide variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments.

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Instructor: Lindsay Dodoras
Saturdays | 11:30 am – 12:15 pm | June 19 – August 7

Singing, rhyming, creative movement and folk dancing complement the beginnings of rhythmic notation and identifying melodic patterns. Ensemble training and creative improvisation begins as children sing and play together using a wide variety of pitched and unpitched percussion instruments. Performing for an audience is introduced.

Register here.

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