Larchmont Music Academy


Music Lessons, Ensembles and Classes

We give our students access to the wide world of music. From private music 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 in our Music For Little Ones, Intro to the Instrument Classes, and a Summer Camp for ages 4 to 5.


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Private Instruction

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.

Carnegie Hall Royal Conservatory Achievement Program

Watch the video below to learn about LMA's Carnegie Hall Performances!

Larchmont Music Academy is 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 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, percussion 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.

Percussion Ensembles

The Larchmont Percussion Ensemble is a workshop percussion ensemble and performance group made up of middle school and high school percussionists at beginning to intermediate levels. They perform repertoire spanning from classic rock percussion arrangements to "Junkyard" ensemble music (such as bucket drumming), as well as more classically based material. Percussionists in the ensemble are given the opportunity to learn a wide variety of instruments including keyboard percussion (xylophone, glockenspiel, piano), vibraphone, snare drum, drum set, and world percussion (congas, djembe).

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.

Clarinet Choir

The Academy Clarinet Choir is comprised of clarinetists of all ages and levels. We try to make the music fun and enjoyable, ranging from early music such as Bach and Mozart, to film scores, today's pop hits, and everything in between. Students will get the opportunity to experience playing the auxiliary clarinets including; the E-flat clarinet and Bass clarinet. These add amazing balance to the ensemble, as well as a fantastic learning experience for the students. The Academy Clarinet Choir rehearses on Saturday afternoons under the direction of John O'Leary.

Academy Singers


The Academy Singers is a performing choral ensemble that welcomes students of all ages! It is a diverse ensemble ranging from students with no choral background to students with many years of choral experience. Rehearsals focus on enhancing musicality, maintaining healthy voice technique and applying this to choral repertoire. Teamwork and building lasting friendships are aspects the group enjoys throughout the rehearsal process. The chorus’s repertoire spans from popular tunes to classical choral selections. Being an excellent performing ensemble the Academy Singers have the honor to sing at Carnegie Hall with Larchmont Music Academy as well as many other local performances.

Intro Classes

Intro to Music, Intro to the Piano, Intro to the Ukulele, Intro to the Violin


Intro to the Piano Class

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Beginner Ear Training

Have you ever wanted to be able to play a favorite song from the radio on your instrument? Ear training is a skill you can develop like any other muscle to hone your listening and dictation skills. In this class you will learn both melodic and rhythmic dictation, which is the skill of hearing music and writing it down on staff paper. Beginning with a foundation that focuses on pitch and rhythm separately, we will build upon these skills by learning to dictate simple, and then more challenging melodies. Ear training is beneficial to the study of any instrument. Developing your critical listening skills enhances your understanding of rhythm and intervals, which will improve your intonation and ability to sight read. This class will meet for 30 minutes each week in a group of 3 or 4 students at similar levels. The ability to read music is required. This proved to be a very successful virtual class during the Spring 2020 semester. Scheduling and location (in-person vs online) will be decided based upon student and teacher availability.

Advanced Ear Training

This class is an excellent accompaniment to AP Music Theory, or a great standalone course for those who want to hone their dictation and transcription skills.  We will focus on advanced topics in melodic and rhythmic dictation. Starting with a review of basic skills working with pitch and rhythm separately, we will quickly move on to combinations of pitch, rhythm and chord work. Advanced ear training is beneficial to the study of any instrument and can give you an edge in preparing for auditions, developing your sight reading skills and improving your intonation. This class will meet for 30 minutes each week in a group of 3 or 4 students at similar levels. This proved to be a very successful virtual class during the Spring 2020 semester. Scheduling and location (in-person vs online) will be decided based upon student and teacher availability.

Theory and Composition Classes

These classes introduce students to elements of ear-training, solfege, sight singing, 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 music 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.

Larchmont Music Academy Mini Summer Camp

Start your summer off on a high note. Campers ages 4-7 will meet the instruments of the orchestra, while reinforcing listening skills, teamwork, and creativity. Each day campers will meet a different family of instruments. They will hear each instrument, learn how they each work with hands-on demos, and even make an instrument from each family to take home. From winds to strings, brass to percussion, no note will be left un-played.

Larchmont Music Academy Mini Summer Camp!

LMA is open Friday, March 8th

LMA follows the Mamaroneck public schools decisions on snow day closings. For the earliest notice go to Mamaroneck Public Schools are closed LMA will be closed as well. If Mamaroneck Public Schools are delayed all lessons and classes will take place as usual. If there is an early dismissal at Mamaroneck Schools LMA will close at noon.