Conservatory of Paris satellite to open at French-American School
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Classical guitar, as well as piano and violin, are a few of the instruments offered for Conservatory of Paris students. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
Classical guitar, as well as piano and violin, are a few of the instruments offered for Conservatory of Paris students. / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED
The French Conservatory of Music, located in Beverly Hills, is opening a satellite music program at the San Diego French-American School (SDFAS) in September 2017. Initially, lessons in piano (classical and jazz), guitar (classical), and violin will be offered to children ages four and up and to adults in one-on-one sessions on Wednesdays from 3 to 8 p.m.

Lessons will be offered in individual sessions of 30, 45 or 60 minutes throughout the school year. The first 12-week session will begin in September, shortly after school starts. A high-quality piano will be on-site for instruction and students will need to bring their own guitar or violin. Lessons on other instruments and vocal instruction may be added later, according to Christian Jarlov, headmaster.

Although the course of instruction will mirror the rigorous, professional music training of the Music Conservatory of Paris, the lessons will be in English and led by professional certified French and American teachers. Final exams will be held in June, and diplomas will be issued by the French Conservatory of Music in Paris.

Currently established in Los Angeles, The French Conservatory of Music is a direct descendant of the “Conservatoire International de Musique de Paris," founded by Maurice Ravel in 1925. The Conservatory brings its 90 years of heritage and experience in music education to Southern California under the direction of Skander Ladjimi, who will be the lead piano instructor for the San Diego program.

The French Conservatory of Music provides top-notch structure and training for aspiring musicians, which will help them prepare for university and music school auditions, international competitions, and for careers in music.

“We are honored that the French Conservatory of Music in LA has chosen SDFAS as the site to open their satellite school in San Diego. This is an unprecedented opportunity for our local community of aspiring musicians of all ages,” said Jarlov.

To pre-register for the lessons, contact Valerie Asensio at 858-456-2807, or email vasensio@sdfrenchschool. For further information, and to complete the registration, contact the Conservatory at 310-734-7881 or

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