About Us

Those Who Take Music Lessons Are More Creative!

That's a creed we live by here at LCM. And it's why our dedicated leadership and world-renowned teachers have devoted their entire lives to nurturing our community of talented students.

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Our History

Founded in 1940 as The Lancaster Studio of Music by Kathryn Grube, who was succeeded by Dr. Mary B. Vyner. Under Dr. Vyner's stewardship, the school became modeled after the European concept of a conservatory, and hence the name of the institution was changed to the Lancaster Conservatory of Music in 1958.

Dr. Vyner and her husband Louis, a founder and first conductor of the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra, were tireless advocates for music education in public schools for all children. After Dr. Vyner's death in 1996, three of her students accepted the challenge of providing guidance for the Conservatory.

As a result, in June of 1996, The Lancaster Conservatory of Music was incorporated as a non-profit educational institution, and a Board of Directors was established to supply day-to-day management as well as plans for continued growth and development.

Today, the Conservatory proudly stands as a living memorial to the Vyner's musical legacy in the Lancaster Community.

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Our Mission

To continue to enhance the tradition of The Lancaster Conservatory of Music in affording individuals within our community the opportunity to develop their musical talents to their highest potential.

*Adopted October 23, 1996 by the Board of Directors, Lancaster Conservatory of Music, Inc.

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Our Vision

To promote music and the arts: specifically instrumental and vocal music education and performance in South Central Pennsylvania. And to also nurture the musical growth of young musicians, enhance their enjoyment and love of music, and prepare them to be good consumers of music.


Board of Directors

Jerrold M. Smoker

David E. Leithmann

Robert Pember

Neal S. Harnly, MD
Robert C. Lawson
Caroline Smith Morton
Phyllis E. Sauder
Tim Freund

Our Curriculum

Individualized music lessons are provided to meet the needs of our students, and are available from the primary level on up to college audition preparation. Adult and homeschooled students are always welcome, and everyone is encouraged to participate in a variety of musical programs, including recitals, festivals, ensembles and chamber music concerts.

Private music lessons are offered in:

  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Brass
  • Voice
  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Early Childhood Music Studies
Group Music Practice

Our Service to the Community

We provide...

  • Highly distinguished, dedicated and professional music teachers.
  • Instrumental and vocal lessons in a friendly, caring and concerned environment.
  • Lessons and ensemble participation at affordable rates.
  • Performance opportunities through recitals and concerts.