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The Colburn School:
The Colburn School is a non-profit independent institution located in downtown Los Angeles across from the Walt Disney Concert Hall, consisting of two divisions: a non-degree-granting School of Performing Arts (1400 students and growing) and a degree-granting division - The Conservatory of Music (maximum 110 students). The Colburn School is a community-based school that provides music, dance and drama training from introductory to advanced levels to students from ages preschool through adult. The School of Performing Arts has existed for over 50 years; the Conservatory is in its third year.

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Our mission in the School of Performing Arts emphasizes quality early education in the performing arts. We do offer classes for students as young as 1½ years of age, but there is no upper age limit for enrollment, and some of our students are adults. The Conservatory of Music is predominantly college-age students. The Colburn School is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Training Programs:

Training programs in Music, Dance, Drama, and Early Childhood for beginners through to advanced levels available. Programs available to students from preschool age through to adult. Private lessons are also available.

- The Music Department in the School of Performing Arts has a wide variety of courses and instruction available. Individual instruction from beginning through advanced levels is offered on orchestral instruments, piano, saxophone, guitar, recorder, and voice. Chamber music, large ensembles and jazz also are offered.

- Dance classes include Boys Movin', Children's Ballet, Children's Modern, Creative Dance, Mexican Folkloric, Tap dance.

- Drama contributes in many different ways to a students learning and to their personal and social development. The program begins with improvisation, body movement and theater games, and progresses to monologue, scene work, script analysis, and character development.

- The Early Childhood curriculum introduces young children to music and the performing arts. The program is designed to explore music, theory, voice, dance, and drama. In most classes, parents are invited to participate at the level of involvement determined by the teacher; parental involvement is encouraged in classes for very young children.

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