Image by Scott Epstein
Image by Scott Epstein

“Unparalleled excellence in Music Education” Founded in 2008 by Eugene and Vera Watanabe, the Gifted Music School is a 501(c)3 non-profit children’s music school located in Salt Lake City. The school is committed to creating a new standard for music education in the United States. Two divisions feature an expansive curriculum and world-class faculty. GMS Conservatory: a full scholarship program for serious and committed music students (ages 6-18). A top level musical training program is part of this program, which include theory, ear training, performance classes, chamber music, and orchestral training. Auditions are currently held once a year in the spring. GMS Preparatory Division: a music program for children ages 3-18 and all skill levels. Lessons are available on piano, violin, viola, cello, guitar, flute, bassoon, clarinet, music theory, and chamber music. Limited need based tuition assistance scholarships are available on a limited basis. The GMS Preparatory Division features Utah’s first official school Suzuki String Program featuring certified Suzuki instructors trained at premier music schools.