These 18 lessons are funded by the Santa Monica Education Foundation’s Peggy Bergmann Arts Endowment Fund. The lessons give these qualifying students an opportunity to excel in SMMUSD’s nationally recognized music program. OTTA has secured additional funding which allows the number of lessons to be increased and also provides continuing education, mentorship, instrument rental and repair.

OTTA provides personalized instruction and support to qualifying students who are ambitious, engaged, and who love music. They give these qualifying students an opportunity to excel in SMMUSD’s nationally recognized music program. Students from 4th through 12th grade are participating in our program, where they receive weekly private lessons throughout the school year, including through the summer months. Students also have performance opportunities throughout the year.

FAQ

When Are Lessons Offered?

Monday - Sunday 10am-8pm

* Depending on availability of student/teacher

What instruments do you teach?

Violin, cello, viola, double bass, flute, clarinet, French Horn, Tuba, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Voice and Guitar

Are there in person lessons available?
There are, in special open air rooms with instruments where 6 ft distancing and masks can be worm. Talk to a lesson desk coordinator for details
Where are lessons held?

Either Virtually, at Santa Monica Music Center at 1901 Santa Monica Blvd or Culver City Music Center 10862 Washington Blvd, Culver City CA 90232

How do I schedule my lesson?

We will contact you once SMMUSD gives us our list of students who were accepted.

Will I get a scholarship to keep my lessons going in the Summer?

If your student has good attendance and wants to continue, yes! We are happy to extend lessons! There is a form that will be given out in May.

How do I find out about the teachers available?

Go to www.santamonicamusic.com and click on Teacher Bios!

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