click on the orchestra section of the home page to learn all aspects of the instruments of the orchestra, watch videos of musicians talking about their instruments, hear the sounds of the instruments by listening to audio clips
Adler, Samuel: The Study of Orchestration
Available on Amazon.com
this site is a resource for orchestration videos, also check out their online musical resources
How to write a song:
Music Career Ideas:
How to learn music notation software:
Learn Key Signatures:
identify key signatures, find related keys and remember the order of sharps and flats in key signatures
Free Sheet Music:
download thousands of free sheet music pieces for guitar, piano, violin, brass, choral, woodwinds
Free printable staff paper:
free printable staff paper for music composition
free ear training for help in sight reading and music education
lessons, exercises and tools for the study of music
Classical Music Research and Appreciation
a great internet public music library from MCL music and Media
Find a music teacher:
another great resource for music lessons and orchestra resources
find a music teacher and take lessons!
music lessons in Los Angeles
Performing Arts Schools in Los Angeles:
The Academy of Music at Hamilton High Schoool
This program is a magnet school of the Los Angeles Unified School District created to promote integration and diversity through the immersion of practice and delivery of the academic and artistic expression
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts
One of the premiere high school programs for the performing arts
Idyllwild Arts Academy
A close knit working community of students and teachers whose passion for arts is balanced by dedication. A year round, live-in experience.
Renaissance Arts Academy
A small music and performing arts school providing an integrated classical education for middle and high school students from all backgrounds.
Pasadena Conservatory of Music
A nationally accredited music school providing a comprehensive curriculum of music study.
The Colburn School
This exceptional music school offers students the opportunity to learn music through their Conseratory of Music and The Academy for precollegiate students.
Performing Arts Schools in Orange County:
A creative, challenging, and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts
The Attrus C. Fleming music Scholarship Fund is for graduating high school seniors who plan to study music
music scholarships for high school students
scholarships for graduating seniors or first year college students
awards scholarships to young musicians
Los Angeles Philharmonic offers opportunities for young people to make music through their Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles programs, Youth Orchestra Partners Programs, Composer Fellowships, and Young Artist Competition
Young Musicians Foundation
This organization offers opportunities for young musicians through their Debut Orchestra and Chamber Music Competition programs.
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
This program gives kids from 16 – 18 across greater Los Angeles an opportunity to gather to become world class singers through hard work, dedication and passion. Younger children can apply to audition.
Junior Chamber Music
This program offers performing opportunities for kids in the form of master classes, concerts, and scholarships.
This after school program targets at risk youth in underserved areas of Los Angeles. The project promotes positive youth development through on-going year round music lessons and ensemble participation.