Music Conservatory

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The Turning Point Conservatory offers beginner to advanced instruction on any instrument in the brass, woodwind, string, or percussion families to students (and their parents!) in Grades K-8. The Conservatory also offers piano lessons, voice lessons, and songwriting lessons.

Instruments Available

Hand drums
Drum kit
Electric bass
Electric guitar
Acoustic guitar
French Horn
Alto Sax
Tenor Sax

Which Instrument Should I Choose?

While we are prepared to offer instruction on almost any instrument, we highly recommend that piano is the starter instrument for students in K-3. Piano sets the foundation for music theory and notation, and provides an immediate understanding of melody and harmony. Any instrument a child wants to learn as they get older will be supported by a piano foundation. For younger students, piano works to strengthen their developing fine-motor skills. Perhaps most importantly, students can leave their first lesson having found success learning a song that they can play for family and friends. This immediate gratification can be important when it comes to inspiring young students to be motivated to continue instruction.

Why Music Lessons?

Modern research shows a real and significant benefit to students who practice an instrument regularly between the ages of 5-9. We know that children who practice an instrument at a young age do better academically than their fellow students. Not only are their artistic and musical skills above the norm, but also their language and mathematics skills are improved.

While this benefit is sometimes difficult to measure with each individual student, a recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience proves that musical training has a significant effect on the development of the brain, showing stronger connections between motor regions. When comparing brain structure, young adults who practiced regularly in their younger years showed significantly enhanced white brain matter in the corpus callosum, a bundle of nerve fibers that connects the left and right motor regions of the brain. Talent and ability had no impact on the development of brain development, only that the students were engaged in practicing an instrument.


Students will meet one-on-one with a private instructor on the Turning Point campus, at a mutually agreed-upon day and time (between 2:30 - 6:00 pm). The day and time of the lesson is customized to the schedule of the student/family, and can be adjusted over the course of the year as after school schedules change. Each class is 45 minutes, and complimentary After Care (before and/or after your lesson) is provided on the day of the lesson.

What is My Investment?

An 8-lesson commitment of private lessons is $560. Students can enroll in lessons at any time. After the sixth lesson, parents will be invited to enroll in another package of eight classes so there is not an interruption in lessons.

How do I Register?

Sign up here to secure your lessons. 

Once you have submitted the online registration, you will be contacted to discuss scheduling for your specific lesson day and time. All payments must be made prior to the first day of lessons.

Please Note: If a lesson is canceled due to the student being sick, we make every attempt to make up the lesson. If a parent cancels a lesson due to a scheduling conflict, we allow for one such make-up in each batch of eight lessons. 

If you have any questions, please contact Zach Hinkle, Director of Auxiliary Programs, at or 310-841-2505 x160.

8780 National Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premier education to Preschool - Grade 8 students in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, and middle school students.

Located in the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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