Performing Arts

Music education is fundamental to a child's intellectual, emotional, social, physical, and creative development.
We nurture positive dispositions and self-confidence for successful music making, while building the child’s creative, intellectual, and emotional capacities.

Lower School Music

Our program is play-based, constructive, and integrated.
The Lower School Music Program is play-based, constructive, and integrated with academic learning. We build the child's musical understanding and skills through participation in the fundamental processes of singing, playing, listening, moving, reading and writing, and creating music in age appropriate experiences. Our program focuses on making music fun, while building a community where students can feel comfortable taking risks and expressing themselves. Our goal is to develop the musical potential of each child so that they will enjoy access to the musical arts for life.

Upper School Music

From classical to jazz, Broadway to rock and roll—we cover it all.
The Upper School Music Program develops an aesthetic sensitivity within the child and nurtures a lifelong enjoyment and confidence in their exploration of music. While performance is a part of the program, it is not emphasized as the end-all objective. The program is influenced by Orff Schulwerk, a developmental approach of interrelated music, movement, and speech. The curriculum also addresses the study of basic music theory, recorder, ukulele, and percussion playing. The upper school experience culminates in the Grade 6 musical, in which all students participate.
Our quarterly talent show, Music For Lunch Bunch, offers opportunities for students to share their passion for the performing arts while also taking risks in a safe, supportive environment.

The Team

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Our Visual Arts Program develops self-confidence and builds a sense of autonomy through a journey of discovery and creativity.
Ready to apply?
Applicants for admission are accepted one year prior to the student's enrollment. If you have just found out you are moving to Los Angeles or if you have any questions, please feel free to call the admissions office for information.

The John Thomas Dye School

11414 Chalon Road
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 476-2811
The John Thomas Dye School admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.

Located In Los Angeles, CA, John Thomas Dye is an independent school for grades K-6. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.