Tina Caplan Weiss began the Southern California Piano Conservatory in 1968 and is still the Headmaster today. Even though she was only a young teen when she began teaching, Tina was still a visionary. Today, the Conservatory has approximately 150 students and 18 teachers. Her goal was always to teach her students to love music of all types: classical, pop, Broadway, jazz, and rags. It was also important for her to teach the understanding of the importance of music in relationship to the brain. Critical thinking skills are taught so much clearer through music.
In 2005, Tina founded the Southern California Piano Conservatory Foundation – a 501 (c) (3) non-profit Foundation, of which she is also the President. The SCPC Foundation is committed to the value of music in the overall educational development of children and adults, and is dedicated to creating an environment that nurtures, encourages, and develops the love of music in our community. The Foundation provides scholarships and affordable music education for the gifted and to those requiring financial assistance. It also offers innovative workshops, programs and continuing education in music performance, composition, and pedagogy. For more information, visit the website at: www.scpcfoundation.org
“Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here.” – J.K. Rowling