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Producing the Next Itzhak Perlman

January 13, 1994|CONNIE KOENENN

Here is a sampling of music lessons in the Los Angeles area. A national list of certified music teachers and a free brochure, "Choosing a Music Teacher," are available from the Music Teachers National Assn., Carew Tower, 441 Vine St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-2814.

Universities

* Cal State L.A., Saturday Conservatory of Music. Group lessons, theory and several orchestras. One year of lessons a prerequisite. $42 for a 10-week session. Financial aid and some instruments available. (213) 343-4109.

* Cal State Northridge, Community Music School. Five youth orchestras for students 6-22. Students must have one year of private instruction and bring their own instruments. $40 to $125 per semester. (818) 885-3074. Also small-group instruction for beginning and intermediate levels. (818) 885-3180.

* Cal State Long Beach. Saturday program in strings, woodwind, brass for beginning and advanced students. Group, individual instruction. $70 to $150 for 10 weeks. (310) 985-4533 on Saturdays.

* Cal State Dominguez Hills. Saturday conservatory program. $180 for 11 private lessons and a recital. Also Orff Schulwerk method for preschoolers, utilizing singing, movement and rhyme. $55 for 10 weeks. (310) 516-3543.

Independent Schools

* Neighborhood Music Settlement School, 358 South Boyle Ave. $5 private lessons in piano, voice, guitar and orchestral instruments. Scholarships. Beginners to pre-professionals. (213) 268-0762.

* Los Angeles Music and Art School, 3630 East 3rd St. Private lessons in all instruments and voice. $10 per half-hour. Scholarships. Beginners to pre-professionals. (213) 262-7734.

* Colburn School of Performing Arts, 3131 S. Figueroa. After-school and Saturday instruction in full range of band and orchestral instruments. Chamber groups, jazz, guitar and string orchestra. Beginners through pre-professionals. Private lessons start at $94 a month, classes at $25 a month. Scholarships. (213) 743-5252.

* Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 845 Atchison St. Training in winds, brass, strings, keyboards. Individual and group classes from beginning through college preparatory. Private lessons, $75 a month; group lessons, $96 for 12-week quarter. Scholarships. (818) 798-9426.

* Evergreen Music Conservatory, 14401 Dickens St., Sherman Oaks. Private instruction in piano, guitar, violin, viola, cello, clarinet, flute and composition. Beginners through very advanced. $17.50 for a half-hour, $32.50 an hour. Financial aid. (818) 501-4869.

Methods

* Suzuki Music Assn. of California, Los Angeles branch. Children 3 and up learn by listening, then by reading music. Tuition is approximately $70 to $80 a month for weekly lessons. More than 100 teachers in the Los Angeles area, for piano, violin, viola, cello and flute. (213) 937-6225.

* Yamaha Music Education Division, Southern California. Keyboard group-teaching method with an emphasis on creativity and composition for students 4 to adulthood. Tuition is about $60 a month for weekly lessons. For a list of local schools, call (800) 722-8856.

* Piano Mart Rhodes Academy of Music, 11531 Santa Monica Blvd., (310) 575-9232, or 12023 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, (818) 753-8080. Piano method combining classical and jazz improvisational styles. Private and group instruction, $15 to $20 a lesson.

Music Stores

* Marshall Music, 503 Van Ness Ave., Torrance. Seven studios, 15 instructors for full range of band and orchestral instruments, piano and guitar. Average half-hour lesson is $16. (310) 320-0246

* McCabe's Guitar Shop, 3101 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. Twenty-five teachers offering lessons in all string instruments. Folk and classical. Beginning to advanced. Group classes, $140 for eight weeks. Private lessons, $18 for half-hour. (310) 828-4497.

* Big Valley Music, 8541 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Six studios for individuals and groups. All instruments. Private lessons, $15 a half-hour. (818) 772-1668

* John Waltrip's Music Center, 1271 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. Private lessons and group piano classes. Rental program. Private instruction, $60 a month for a half-hour a week. (818) 447-7414, Ext. 130.

* Thomas Metzler Violin Shop, 604 S. Central Ave., Glendale. Bowed string instruments, violin at all levels, rental program. Lessons about $30 an hour. (818) 246-0278.

* Delian Music Systems, 5567 S. Sepulveda, Culver City. Five studios, instruction in full range of band and orchestral instruments, keyboard and guitar. All levels. Average private lesson is $15. (310) 390-7882.

* Charles Music Store, 421 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale. Private lessons on most band and orchestra instruments. $60 a month for weekly half-hour lessons. (213) 245-3096.

* Pedrini Music, 210 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. Flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano and guitar at all levels. About $10 for half-hour lesson. (818) 241-7630.

* Grayson's Tune Town, 2415 Honolulu Ave., Montrose. Four music studios with a dozen teachers. Instrument rentals. Individual lessons, $12.50 for weekly half-hour. (818) 249-0993.

* Spitzer's Valley Arts, 6305 Laurel Canyon, North Hollywood. Studios and five teachers for individual instruction in jazz, rock, classical and folk drum and guitar. Individual lessons, $14 and up. (818) 763-3383.

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