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Music Education

Now offering individual private music lessons, band ensembles, and dance classes starting soon.

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Crescendo Music and Dance

The Salvation Army Torrance Corps offers affordable music and dance education to children and adults of all levels of experience through Crescendo Music and Dance, located at The Salvation Army in the Hunt Center for Performing Arts building. Crescendo offers individual private music lessons, band ensembles, and dance classes starting soon. Crescendo staff strive to provide the best music and dance education possible for all students, knowing that studies show benefits of students learning how to play an instrument.


  • Private lessons available
  • Dance Classes (Coming Soon)
  • Nine individual soundproof practice/teaching rooms, keyboard lab, and dance studio.

Why take a music class?

Music education provides students with much more than simply music appreciation: it helps their brain and language development, memorization, coordination, imagination, and discipline -- in short it helps them be better students! Many local public schools have cut music programs due to budget pressures, leaving a potential for a significant gap in the education curriculum.


  • Every student receives a free trial lesson!
  • Lessons start as low as $30 per 30 minute session. 
  • Music lessons are available Monday–Thursday, 2–8pm.
  • Call 310.542.9171 for available times or fill out the Student Inquiry Form.

Learn More about Music Education

Crescendo Music and Dance is an official vendor for
Blue Ridge Charter School!

We offer a variety of musical instrument training for charter school students. Every student receives a free trial lesson!

To learn more, please fill out the Student Inquiry Form or call 310.542.9171.

Crescendo All-Stars Jazz Band

Directed by Tim Nail, the Middle School and High School Jazz bands are made up of students from around the South Bay. Middle School students will learn to play in a variety of different jazz styles in an exciting big band setting. The High School level Crescendo Jazz All-Stars focus on the classic big band literature of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Carter and more!

To learn more, email [email protected].

Rent Rehearsal or Performance Space

Instructional and rehearsal space can be rented at Crescendo, pending availability of the space. We have a dance studio which can be rented for individuals and groups as well as private rehearsal studios which can be rented.

Call our office at 310.542.9171 or email [email protected] to receive information about availability and pricing.

Click through the sections below to read reviews from Crescendo Music and Dance parents and students.

"Julie and Gary have been very supportive and every interaction with both of them has been very joyful. My daughter Twara learns from James and Shalini. Their enthusiasm is contagious!! My daughter really loves learning from both of them. She enjoys the classes so much that she hates missing it for any reason at all."

"My son is taking guitar classes in this school for two years. He is very happy with his teacher. His teacher is so friendly and fun loving that my son looks forward to going to the class. I feel my son is best hands to learn the music."

Interested in taking music lessons?

Fill-out the Crescendo Music & Dance Interest Form below.
Please fill-out the form below with your student's information and interests, and a music teacher will respond within three business days.

Have Questions?

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