Support Silverlake’s Musical Scholars

Silverlake Conservatory of Music (SCM) was founded in 2001 by Flea (real name Michael Peter Balzary) of the Red Hot […more…]

Silverlake Conservatory of Music

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Matching Challenge

Through January 15, 2022, the first $1,500 donated will be matched thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program.

Give the Gift of Music

The Silverlake Conservatory of Music’s (SCM) mission is to facilitate a dynamic music education and to teach beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels. 

At the heart of our organization is the conservatory’s thriving scholarship program. SCM grants music scholarships to children whose families would otherwise be unable to provide lessons, providing free private lessons, instruments, and supplies to over 200 students per year. 

Given the decrease in arts education in schools, SCM strives to make music education accessible to the L.A. community at large.

SCM seeks $1 million to support the cost of its annual operations.

Thanks to The Giving List’s novel matching program, all donations up to $1,500 will be matched.


Our mission at Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is to facilitate a dynamic music education and to teach beginning and accomplished musicians of all skill levels. Our primary focus is on the youth of the community, but all are welcome and encouraged to participate. We offer private music lessons on all orchestral and band instruments including voice, as well as a variety of ensemble classes at a reasonable cost. We grant scholarships to children who qualify, providing free lessons and instruments. Performances and recitals put on by the Conservatory are a fulfilling experience for the students and a beautiful outreach to the community. Our goal is to keep our standard of teaching at the highest level while maintaining a friendly, fun and nurturing environment. The study of music enriches not only the lives of the student and teacher, but the community and society as well.
O: (323) 665-3363 | C: (213) 399.0981 
Director: Jennifer Rey

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We at Silverlake Conservatory have been doing everything we can to navigate through all these twists and turns over the past year and a half, keep our school going, take care of our teachers and staff, and keep steadily teaching students. We were closed down for the first few months of quarantine, but were able to open our doors and teach socially distanced private lessons. As a nonprofit organization, we’ve always operated at a financial loss, but our annual fundraising efforts and the generosity of our board and people like you have enabled us to grow the school since 2001. So, on behalf of all of us at Silverlake Conservatory of Music, I humbly ask of you to join in our efforts and donate. We are an important element of the community. I promise you with all my heart, we will continue to teach music like our lives depend on it. We live for it.

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