In 2005, Mindy Cabral founded Little School of Music (LSM) with the help of her parents, Bonnie and Joe Cabral, to provide quality music education in the Santa Clarita Valley. As a musician who grew up immersed in a musical environment, Mindy has always understood the ways in which music enhances developmental and academic growth. While after-school activities such as dance and sports were common and very popular in the area, Santa Clarita had little to offer in the way of music programs. Inspired by the notion that music changes lives, and to expand the musical education offerings in the community, Little School of Music opened its doors give children the opportunity to learn and flourish in a musical environment.
Fun is Contagious
Today, LSM is the premier music school in the Santa Clarita Valley with expert teachers and a friendly staff. LSM is proud to be a Founding School and official Assessment Center for the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Certificate Program, and is fully Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). LSM offers instruction for all instruments and voice year round, and optional recitals every few months. For Mindy, the experience of teaching is always very rewarding. Watching a student enjoy that “lightbulb” moment when they discover they can play something and the pride a student feels from performing a piece is a constant reminder of what LSM is all about.
Students, like Amelia Chellakumar, couldn’t agree more. Amelia loves the “friendly staff, the certifications and qualifications of the school and teachers, the Musical Ladder System of awards, the RCM Certificate Program and the high-quality education” she receives at LSOM. Offering introductions to new instruments, positive peer interaction, and a safe environment that focuses on learning music, it is no wonder student Diego Garcia said that some of his favorite things were “attending and performing in the school recitals and learning with other students in group classes.” At LSM, children will always have the freedom to love and appreciate music while learning to create and have fun making music for a lifetime of enjoyment.
A Musical Experience for All
LSM offers something for everyone. With an exceptional staff and a location close to schools and other after-school activities, it’s easy and for parents to drop off their children and run a few errands. Waiting areas are also available for those that would like to come in and relax as they wait. Families with multiple children taking lessons from LSM benefit from the convenience of having class options to choose from at or around the same time. “We love the recitals and watching our children grow in confidence. It’s wonderful,” said parent Bob Wiltfong. The school is offering a new adult Piano and Percussion Class perfect for any adult who wants to drop in and start learning music. These creative programs enable LSM to continue to provide enriching music education to students of all ages and learning levels in Santa Clarita.