LACESMA is an organization of elementary music educators,  classroom teachers, school administrators, parents and community members who promote and support music education in the Los Angeles Unified Schools.

We provide music scholarships for LAUSD elementary instrumental music students and support music festivals and other performance opportunities for LAUSD elementary students.  We also provide professional development for LAUSD music teachers, opportunities for educators to perform, and  advocacy resources for arts education.


     Welcome to the Fall School Year 2014:   We are ready for a great year of giving the highest quality music education to the children of Los Angeles. We are united in providing education in music literacy and lifelong music making. It is our mission as music teachers to preserve the musical heritage of the people of the United States and around the world.

Kodaly Music Education Workshops - all workshops will be held at 5244 Tujunga Ave.,   North Hollywood, CA 91601  from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, September 13:   Jerry Jaccard will present “Teaching in the Cracks, etc.”

Saturday January 24: Diane Geller will present “Kodaly for the Older Beginner”

Saturday, March 28:  Kurt Cereske will present “Singing Games and Dances”

American Orff Schulwerk Association Workshops - all workshops will be held at  Pasadena Conservatory of Music, 100 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106 from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday, October 4: Randy Delelles & jeff Kriske will present “Orff in All Directions”

Saturday, January 17: Paul Cribari will present “From Models to Masterpieces, using the Schulwerk as Models for Composition”

Saturday, March 14: Patrick Ware will present “Jazz: Hip Cats and Cool Kids”