Regarded as one of the most influential music schools for local K-12 students, SMCM was founded by John Redfield in 2002 as the Santa Monica Cello Studios. We became the Santa Monica Conservatory of Music in 2010, combining the talents of a group of extraordinary musicians and educators and then expanding into a 3500 sq. ft. creative space at 15th St. and Colorado Ave.
Our mission is to create the best possible environment for music learning and personal growth. We achieve this through private music lessons, ensembles, camps and concerts.