About our History and Mission

In 1983 Beth Elliott founded the Kadima Conservatory, modeled on the European Conservatory tradition, to fill a cultural void in the San Fernando Valley.

Engaging the talents of local professional musicians and music educators, the Conservatory provides a high level of musical training in strings, brass, woodwind, and percussion.

We offer private lessons, small beginner classes, chamber music groups, and three levels of symphony orchestra. Faculty members mentor and perform with the students in all orchestral rehearsals and performances. Our students range in age from 4 to senior citizens. They come from a wide range of ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, and capabilities. No student is turned away for inability to pay tuition.

The Kadima faculty also offers master classes, chamber-music coaching, and artist recitals at schools, colleges, and senior residences throughout the area. Their mission is to inspire a lifelong love of music and of learning.

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