Music Lessons, Ensembles and Classes
We give our students access to the wide world of music — from private lessons to ensemble playing, Mozart to Metallica, there is a program here for any child or adult who is interested in music. We even have classes for very young children. Learn more on our Kindermusik site.
- The Academy offers instruction on the following instruments:
- Piano – jazz and classical
- Winds – clarinet, flute, oboe, recorder, saxophone
- Strings – Suzuki and traditional – violin, viola, cello
- guitar, bass, ukulele
- Brass – trumpet, trombone, tuba, french horn
- Percussion – drumset and mallets
- Voice - classical, musical theater, popular
Larchmont Music Academy offers private music lessons in all instruments for beginning through advanced students. Lessons are offered in 30, 45, and 60 minute lengths, depending on age and proficiency level. There are approximately 18 lessons per semester, two semesters per year, and a summer session. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in our ensembles and theory classes.
Larchmont Music Academy has been invited to be a Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program Founding School. The Academy supports outstanding student growth and achievement by participation in The Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program. The Achievement Program provides a recognized national standard of musical success through an effectively sequenced course of study from beginner to advanced levels in all instruments and voice. The Achievement Program inspires excellence through individual student assessments and allows students to celebrate accomplishment and track their progress with others across the country. Learn more about this program online at theachievementprogram.org or contact the Academy. This is an exciting opportunity for students to enhance their learning and pursue excellence at all levels.
Chamber Music and Ensembles
Students are encouraged to experience the joy of playing music with their peers. The Academy offers wind ensembles, string ensembles and jazz ensembles. Students of like ability and proficiency level are free to explore the exciting world of chamber music coached by our faculty members.
Flute and String Choir
The Academy Choirs are unique opportunities for students of all ages and levels to perform together. The music is fun and offers a challenge for each student. They rehearse on Saturday mornings and perform each year throughout the community and at Carnegie Hall.
Theory and Composition Classes
These classes introduce students to elements of ear-training, solfege, sightsinging, dictation, composition and improvisation. Classes will be interactive, fun and are held in our computer lab. Classes are scheduled by appointment and are grouped according to level. Private AP Music Theory lessons are offered to prepare students for the AP Music Theory exams. LMA students routinely score 4 and 5 (a perfect score) on these exams.
Academy Master Class Series
With the Academy Master class Series, world class artists are invited to the academy to conduct monthly master classes for our students. Watching and working with some of the world’s master performers is truly inspiring. Students may sign up to attend a master class or audition to participate. Each master class will be followed by a performance in the community.
Academy Honors Program - Pre-college prep program
Students may be nominated by their teacher to join the prestigious Academy Honors Program. This program is a complete pre-college musical education including private lessons, ensemble participation - both large and small groups, music theory - AP music preparation, master class participation, performance requirements, guaranteed nomination to audition for the Carnegie Hall Student Concert, end of semester evaluations, audition preparation, and college application assistance and recordings.
Please contact the Academy for instrument specific requirements for this program and for more information.