Affordable Music Instruction for Youth, Lax/South Bay/West Los Angeles


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For the 4th year, musician and educator, Dawn Norfleet, Ph.D., is providing Summer Music Instruction for young musicians, ages 9-19. Classes are held in Westchester, conveniently located near a major Sepulveda shopping hub (Trader Joe's, TJ Maxx), and minutes away from Culver City, Inglewood and West Los Angeles. Not only is enrollment in a summer music program a great educational way to spend the summer, it's also an ideal growing time for any students considering a performing arts high school, or for high school students preparing for highly competitive scholarship programs such as the Music Center's Spotlight Awards and NAACP's ACT-SO program. The offerings are as follows:

VOCAL COACHING. Students learn to sing or strengthen the voice they already have. They are taught vital techniques, such as how to “project" and sing “from the diaphragm", as well as enunciation, musicianship and expression. Age-appropriate jazz and classic song are highlighted.

WOODWIND ("Winds") INSTRUCTION. Flute (All Levels); Saxophone and Clarinet (Beginning). For less than the price of the latest video game and accessories, you can invest in lasting skills that promote students' self-discipline, creative thinking, confidence-building and breath control. Traditional tone-building exercises are an important feature.

BEGINNING KEYBOARD. Designed especially for vocalists, budding producers and songwriters, students learn basic skills and how to read music. Knowing how to read music and play an instrument may give serious young musicians an edge over their peers who don't have musicianship experience.

Dr. Norfleet is a respected professional flutist, vocalist and educator, and:

-Earned a B.A. with Honors from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. from Columbia University, in Music.
-Directed youth musical instruction for over 8 years in New York City and Los Angeles.
-Was trained and selected as a Teaching Artist with the Music Center and served as a judge for the Spotlight Awards.
-Mentors and serves as Music Coach for the Beverly Hills-Hollywood Chapter NAACP's ACT-SO, a prestigious national scholarship program for outstanding high school students.
-Gave educational concerts at the Grammy Museum, University of Virginia and The World Stage; taught at UC San Diego, USC and Grinnell College.
-Taught several students who now attend the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, and other performing arts programs.
-Has FBI clearance (fingerprinted) for working with youth and has worked in LAUSD public and charter schools since 2004.

Challenging Times? Have you been affected by salary reductions and furloughs? Inquire about scholarships. Discount is also available for enrollment of two or more children in one family, enrolling with friends, and taking more than one class. One-time or short-term coaching for a audition or performance is also available. For details and application, please email [email protected]

Culture and Language Academy of Success (CLAS),
on the Campus of Orville Wright Middle School 6550 W. 80th Street (ENTRANCE is on Emerson Street @ 80th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Please do not call the school.
Email: [email protected]

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