Junior Conservatory

Junior High art student glazes his ceramic vase

Exploring and Developing Creative Gifts

Our Junior Conservatory gives young artists the opportunity to further develop their God-given talents, with a full range of visual and performing arts offerings. In a program of unmatched quality and breadth, the Junior Conservatory provides the foundational training required for a successful and seamless matriculation to the high school Conservatory of the Arts.


  • Private Lessons with instructors with extensive training and years of experience
  • School-day courses in music, art, theatre, and dance in an environment that delivers unmatched quality and breadth
  • Unique performance opportunities in outstanding venues, including the professional stages of the California Theatre in downtown San Jose, and Disneyland California
  • An abundance of exceptional facilities including a dance studio, piano lab, rehearsal hall, student life center, main stage theatre, black box theatre, and ceramics studio, in addition to practice suites, recording facilities, and specially designed music classrooms 

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available to both VCS students in grades K-12 and the general community. Private music lessons are vital for musical growth. Individualized instruction accelerates student success in technical proficiency and musical expression. VCS private lesson instructors have extensive training and years of experience in private instruction and public performance. Our new, well-appointed teaching studios provide a wonderful environment in which to learn.

To schedule lessons, contact:
DAVID HOOK, Conservatory Associate Director
dhook@vcs.net | 408.362.7603