Every day in the hallways of the Rockland Conservatory of Music (RCM), we see magic happen.
Our students – of all ages and abilities - walk with a violin in hand or a guitar slung over their shoulder, or clutching a piano book or drum sticks, hurrying to their studios. But they aren’t just taking lessons – they are stepping into a place that introduces them to the extraordinary world of music.
Janet and Ed Simons founded the school in 1956 in the belief that anyone who had the desire to make music part of their lives should be able to do so, regardless of his or her ability to pay. A scholarship program, still strong today, was born.
We continue to aspire to a better world by nurturing and empowering youth, adults and seniors to form a community that prizes creativity through music.
Come to RCM and sing, or play an instrument, and have fun!
Changing lives, one note at a time...
"Playing the violin is fun to me because I get to learn something new everyday."
Victoria, 12, RCM student since 2003
"Lucy enjoyed the chance to work with a variety of teachers. It was great for her to meet other kids who are serious about music, and her ensemble playing has improved tremendously! Thank you!"
Joseph Hatem, RCM parent since 2007