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Come to our Ribbon Cutting and Open House!

We would love to see you at our ribbon cutting ceremony in La Canada on Nov. 15th at 4:00! After the ceremony, come on in and have enjoy our open house and have a look at our new studios! There will be food and drink and lots of chit chat. […]

Rhodes School of Music Expands with Grand Opening in La Cañada Flintridge

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, CA – Rhodes School of Music, a highly regarded institution in Los Angeles known for its one-on-one music lessons, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its new location in La Cañada Flintridge. Opening its doors on November 1st, this expansion marks an exciting milestone for […]

The February 2021 Virtual Recital!

Join us for our second virtual recital on February 28th! You can watch the recital on Facebook Live! Please visit our Facebook page at for more info and to view the show! There are nine recitals that start at the the following times: 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm […]

Get ready for our first ever Virtual Recital!

On June 28th, students will perform from the comfort of their living rooms while and audience watches from the comfort of theirs! If you have been interested in leasing any kind of van, then the Ford Transit range is probably one of the vehicles that you have seen the most. […]

Introducing: Online Music Lessons at Rhodes School of Music

Now is a good time as any to take online music lessons like the ones at! We are proud to offer our amazing private music lessons during these stay-at-home times online! We have the same great teachers and are open 7 days a week so you can find a […]

Send a Friend!

We love your friends. When you refer one of your friends to us, we get more people like you! When you send a friend and they enroll for music lessons, you’ll get a $50 Amazon gift card as a thank you! 

Ready for the Recital?

Are you ready for the recital?! I’m excited to announce the official recital dates are May 18th and 19th! You can select a time that works for you at the front desk, and we have a special recital set aside for our adult students (Sunday, May 19th @4:30). We are now […]

The Recital is Coming!

Sign up for the Recital! 323-522-4888 We are excited to announce that our next recital is two days long! Don’t worry — you don’t have to be there for two days. Just select a day and time that works for you.  ALL STUDENTS are encouraged to participate. The recitals will be: […]

Advantages of Different Instruments

PIANO Easy to start on because you press a key and you hear a nearly optimal pitch and timbre. You get instant gratification of tone production. You can play multiple notes at once so it lends itself perfectly to solo playing. You also don’t have to hold the instrument which […]

Sign up for the RECITAL!

Sunday, May 6th It’s almost recital time! Sign up as soon as possible so you get a time that works well for you. This year we have SEVEN one-hour recital times from which to choose: 11:00 am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm. Call us at 323-464-1154, email us, […]

Songs and Stories

Join us every Wednesday at 11:00am! Songs and Stories is an opportunity for kids under the age of three to experience live music in a fun, engaging, and interactive group environment. Participants will have the opportunity to sing and dance, play musical games, learn songs, and watch professional musicians up close. […]

Turn minutes into music

At our most recent Second Sunday Student Concert, we had eight performers playing music by the White Stripes, David Bowie and Queen, John Williams, Rogers and Hammerstein, AC/DC, Jimmy Hendrix, the Foo Fighters, and more. The ages of the performers ranged from 8 to 75 and it is thrilling to see performers […]

Welcome new students!

Rhodes School of Music is excited to welcome the following students who had their first lesson with us in October! WELCOME to Rhodes School of Music! Paulo H. W. – flute Virginia S. – guitar Sandeep N. – guitar Nandana N. – voice Benjamin S. – Trumpet Ayla R. – […]

Free lessons for Parents in November!

ATTENTION PARENTS! Please take advantage of our Free Lessons for Parents during the month of November (for parents with enrolled students)! Taking lessons when you are an adult is a fun and rewarding experience. You can choose what you want to work on and our teachers can help you figure out what […]

Thank you for a Beautiful Recital!

On behalf of the teachers and staff, THANK YOU for a beautiful recital! I hope you love your family photos! Thanks to everyone who participated. There were so many heartwarming performances and the bravery it takes to get up in front of that many people is amazing. Participants were part […]

Free Lessons for Parents in November

A couple of months out of the year, we offer FREE lessons for parents of enrolled students. Parents should have some fun too. In the month of November, all moms and dads of enrolled students can set up a free 30-minute lesson! Talk to the front desk. This is a […]

Instrument Rental from Nick Rail

Need an instrument? We have partnered with Nick Rail Music to provide easy instrument rentals to our students. They will drop off the instrument at your house or at Rhodes School of Music before your first lesson. They rent strings, woodwinds, brass, and drums. Contact us at 323-464-1154 or call […]

Larchmont’s Got Talent @ the Family Fair

The Larchmont Family Fair’s main event “Larchmont’s Got Talent” is seeking acts! Singers, dancers, and musicians of all ages are encouraged to audition! First prize: $500 and one month of free 30-minute lessons at Rhodes School of Music. Second prize: $300 and one month of free 30-minute lessons at Rhodes […]

Free Family Photos at the Recital!

Are you signed up for the recital on October 22nd? There are a few spots left in the 4:00 and 5:00 shows and we will have a professional photographer to take photos of students and their families for free! Arrive early or stick around after to get a quick session […]

Next Concert: Sunday 09/09/2017 @ 5pm

Stop by for one of our Second Sundays Student Concerts (held on the Second Sunday of every month)! Kids and parents love these little shows that are right here in our waiting area. Grab your friends and family and come on down! These are open to all students. Let your […]

Teacher Feature: Ted Taforo

Give this article a read! Our woodwind teacher Ted Taforo is featured in Crave’s music section. Crave says he will “make you rethink your teacher stereotypes” and we totally agree. Ted’s new “bouncy track tackles a harsh subject with a playful Chromeo-like tone that’s capped off with a stirring sax solo that carries it […]

Our Ears are Burning!

The Chronicle talked about us in an article about the arts in local schools. You can read the article, or just take Alice Oh’s and Jennifer Fitzgerald’s word for it! “The teachers are happy, nurturing, inspired artists themselves, and their passion feeds their instruction which in turn feeds the students. You see […]

Larchmont’s Got Talent!

We know you have talent. After all, you go to Rhodes School of Music! The Larchmont Family Fair is on Sunday, October 29th and their annual talent show features an impressive array of local talent and includes cash prizes. Let your teacher know if you’re interested and we’ll make sure […]

BIG RECITAL! Sunday October 22nd

It is time once again for our Big Recital! We are holding the event at MonkSpace right here in our neighborhood. No more long trips to Santa Monica or Glendale! We have more students than ever, so please sign up soon. Space is limited. Recitals are a fundamental part of music lessons. Many […]

Creative Ability Development: Now included in all monthly plans.

RSoM teacher Rusty Kennedy spent a week in New York working with visionary educator Alice Kanack to bring the Creative Ability Development program to Rhodes School of Music. These classes are open to all instruments and all ages. These classes will give students opportunities for improvisation and collaboration. About Creative Ability Development: […]

Come to our Open House!

We hope you can come to our open house on Sunday, May 28th at 5pm! We are excited to show you our new studios while we hang out, eat, drink, and listen to live music performed by our teachers. We are also presenting new work by artist Marie Joxe. Her beautiful […]

Rock Band Summer Camp! July 10-14

Sign up for the songwriting Rock Band Summer Camp! Kids will work with Joe in a fun, five day camp to hone their songwriting, collaboration, and performance skills. This group of players will select a band name (T-shirts included!), make a recording, and hold a performance at the end of the […]

Second Sundays Student Concerts

To give students more performance opportunities we are starting our Second Sundays Concert series. All students who have a polished piece of music ready to perform will be invited by their teachers to play at one of these short concerts. If your student has something that’s ready to go, let your teacher know! […]

Keep your spot for Fall!

Are you taking a trip this Summer? If you want to keep your same time with the same teacher in the Fall, you have a few options. Continue your monthly tuition payments during your absence and you’ll receive up to 4 make-up lessons to be used before you leave and/or after you […]

Make-Up Classes!

Our schedules for some instruments are full. As we continue to grow, rescheduling missed lessons becomes more and more difficult. We are now offering one hour group make-up classes that can be taken in lieu of a private make up. These classes are all offered on the weekends and give students more […]

Piano for Parents: Enroll by Feb 26th

Phil’s Piano for Parents class is the best way to give your students a boost in their practicing. Learn the fundamentals of note reading, counting, and some practice strategies keep students engaged and moving forward. This course is geared toward parents of piano students, but many of the concepts apply […]

Songwriting Band Class! Enroll by Feb. 26

Songwriting Band Class Join the band and write songs with Joe Wong! Joe will work with students on drums, keyboards, guitars, basses, vocals, and other instruments to play music and write songs in a fun group setting. In four one-hour sessions students will hone their musicianship while exploring the people and culture behind […]

THANK YOU for the referrals!

We love meeting more people like you! Remember, we give you $50 for every family you send here who enrolls in weekly lessons.

Welcome New Students!

We are thrilled to be working with so many new students who had their first lesson with us in August and September! Thank you for joining us, and WELCOME!   Ellis Y. – piano Nathaniel W. – piano Seth K. – guitar Miles D. – drums Gina H. – piano […]

Is your teacher sold out?

Many of our teachers are nearly sold-out and our after-school spots are going quickly. If you’re considering joining us, please let us know so we can help you find a spot on the schedule or add you to our waiting list. Call us at 323-464-1154, email, or have a look […]

Sign up for the Songwriting Band Class by Oct. 12

Join the band, write songs, and rehearse in our new drum room! Joe Wong will work with students on drums, keyboards, guitars, basses, vocals, and other instruments to make music and write songs in a fun group setting. In five one-hour sessions students will hone their musicianship while exploring the people and culture behind the rich rock […]

Yum, yum, yum.

Burger Lounge. Pinches Tacos. Salt & Straw Ice Cream. Pressed Juicery. Larchmont Wine and Cheese. Go Get ’em Tiger Coffee. Pig out or pick up dinner after music lessons or just hang out on our outdoor patio. So many great places that are a 30 second walk away!

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New Location September 1st!

In a few weeks we will be settled in to our new location at 215 N. Larchmont Blvd! We’re excited for you to see our beautiful space surrounded by great eats, and treats! Our new studio will have seven rooms, larger waiting areas, and an outdoor patio for relaxing outside […]