A Message from the Director

About the Director


2017 Scholarship Competition Results

Upcoming Events

March 12  Student Recital  3 pm

March 18  Gourmet Concert: Sandra Wright Shen  8 pm


2016-17 Conservatory Calendar  

About the Conservatory

In September 1971, seven teachers, working with eighty students, formed the nucleus of The Crestmont Conservatory of Music. Today the Conservatory is housed in a lovely building in San Mateo, where its twenty-five teachers work with an enrollment of over 250 students. Thomas LaRatta, the founder, had taught in the Bay Area for many years and saw the need for a central cultural site where deserving musical aspirants might further their growth and development in music at the highest level. The Crestmont Conservatory was formed with this in mind.

Today, the Conservatory offers quality training in all aspects of music. This is fulfilled through private lessons combined with related classes offered to students of all ages and interests. The atmosphere of the Conservatory lends more to a uniting of all endeavors of these young musicians: they feel the entire scope of music, which is essential to their musical growth; a feeling that is entirely different from what they could experience in the isolated private studio or the regular classroom. With this kind of exposure, they get a feeling of collective participation and cooperation that in turn furthers and strengthens their sense of values toward community participation, working hand in hand with everyone: harmony among all people.

In advancing our goal of developing deserving talent in the community, anyone who wishes admission is enrolled, without regard to race, national origin, gender, or religious beliefs. The Crestmont Conservatory of Music holds these same principles in contracting of our well-trained and well-selected faculty and staff.

To enroll in the Conservatory, or to obtain further information, please call the Conservatory at the telephone number below.


Street address:
The Crestmont Conservatory of Music
2575 Flores Street
San Mateo, California

Postal address:
The Crestmont Conservatory of Music
P.O. Box 6005
San Mateo, California 94403-0805

Telephone: (650) 574-4633
E-Mail: crestmontmusic@aol.com