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Why Chamber Music?

We all know the benefits of studying a musical instrument with a private teacher. And we know that participation in an orchestra develops children’s discipline, listening, camaraderie, and more.

At the Pascale Music Institute, (PMI), we have also learned that studying in small chamber group or string quartets, with a qualified coach, also furthers children’s development in a profound way.

They May Not Be Too Young

One unique aspects of PMI is the young age of our students and the high level of their performance. Our youngest chamber musicians start at age 5 in quartets with children close to the same age. Our young quartets, have been invited to perform throughout Los Angeles County including at the Dream Works Studio, the NAMM Show, U.S. congressional events, Kids’ Talk Radio, and local venues such as senior centers, community events and more.

We also have teen quartets of advanced players. We are proud that these groups have performed at many different types of events, including paying gigs at, for example, a Whole Foods event, a woman’s Shakespeare Club concert, several weddings, and a bat mitzvah.

“We’ve seen and heard some remarkable results from our groups,” she adds. “If you close your eyes, you would never imagine the players were so young”.

PMI Director, Susan Pascale sees great results from the chamber music program. “Students who play in quartets and quintets become more responsible musicians. They learn to play accurately, with good intonation and a full sound. They also become more confident.”

Who is eligible for the Chamber Music Program?

All PMI students are eligible by audition or teacher recommendation.