Types of Master Classes Offered

General Chamber Music Master Classes cover all periods of chamber music and all genres, from solo works to sonatas and larger ensembles.

Historical Performance Master Classes offer an opportunity to explore performance practices of the Baroque and Classical Eras.

Baroque and Beyond Master Classes cover all periods from Baroque to Contemporary with emphasis on how 18th century techniques evolved throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.


Nona Pyron gives periodic Master Classes in the Santa Barbara and Pasadena/Los Angeles areas. These are usually scheduled on Saturday or Sunday afternoon and run from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Both individual performers and ensembles are invited. Participant fee is $55 per performer.
In addition, she offers three and four day Retreats – usually in Santa Barbara – when musicians can come together for a few days of intensive music making and discussion. The cost is variable, depending on length and location.

Watch this space for dates and locations of upcoming Master Classes and Retreats.

Sunday January 24th in Santa Barbara:
Deane Chapel on the Westmont College campus.  1:00 to 5:00 p.m

Saturday, January 30th in Pasadena:
1811 East Altadena Drive, Altadena:  1:00 – 5:00 p.m.


If you wish to attend, please go to the “Contact” page and enter your
name, email and phone. Under “Subject” write “Master Class”.  Under
“Message” please give the work you intend to perform and your ensemble