Preparatory Music is a community school for young musicians, located on the beautiful campus of Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. Prep Music offers private instruction on ten instruments: violin, viola, cello, harp, guitar, piano, flute, oboe, recorder, drums, and voice. In addition, youth orchestras, group string and piano classes are offered, as well as numerous concerts and large musical events.
Holy Names University’s Preparatory Music Department is pleased to share with you our summer COVID-19 project, a virtual collaboration of over 100 of our students and some of our faculty, performing Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel.
Sing, Play, Move!
Sing, Play, Move classes offer babies and young children a wonderful opportunity to foster and deepen their blossoming music skills in an engaging and age appropriate way
Holy Names University faculty members Anne Laskey and Gail Needleman and HNU’s Kodály Center for Music Education have received a Teaching with...
“I studied music at the Preparatory Music Department, and along the way, my dedicated teachers taught me how to live a full, happy life. To this day I enjoy close friendships with my childhood duet partners and former teachers. The valuable lessons I learned at PMD- both musical and beyond – continue to enhance all areas of my life.”
Grace Curcio / Alumni
“The musical education I received at the Preparatory Music Department continues to enrich my life every day. I hold dear to my heart the incredible faculty members, wonderful musical performances, and lifelong friends I made at PMD.”
Colleen Moore / Alumni
“This ensemble class was important to me as a musician and as a person, because I not only improved as a pianist, but I also made many friends and learned valuable skills that I could use in other places than music, such as working with other people. I feel very grateful that I had the opportunity to use the Clavinovas for piano ensemble, and I really hope that other musicians can use them and benefit the same way I did.”