Coachella Valley Arts Institute (CVAI) is not only a local arts charity but also private school focused on early graduation, as well as college entry. We offer quality after-school music and arts programs, artistic training and job skill development while implementing STEM. Perfect for home schooled youth, music artists, gifted, adolescent parents or bullied students who want to get an early start on their desired career. Programs are strategically developed for CVAI to remain a quality resource throughout California and beyond, for students and at-risk youth. CVAI also provides a variety of events, parties, and creative services.

In addition, we offer several opportunities for employment. Our partnerships with local colleges provided student opportunities for work study, internships and work experience. Contact us to apply.

ANNOUNCEMENT: We will be hosting our Summer STEM Program at Copper Mountain College. Click here for more info to sign up.

AVAILABLE NOW: 24-hour daycare in 29 Palms, CA. Click here for more information. We have sponsored a local daycare to provide more students with quality education and music programming.

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We welcome students and music enthusiasts to record in our high-quality recording studio minutes from Joshua Tree National Park. Available every day, starting at $35 an hour! Contact us to book your session.

Specializing in ALL GENRES. You can select from a wide selection of music, make your own beat or record a cover song. CVAI is ready to record songs, live music, and even commercials. We can shoot videos and can take care of all your photography needs, starting at $20. Plus, we offer instant headshots (with edits), starting at $25.

Our Classes

Participate for as little as $5! Live classes and tutoring held at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree and online. CVAI offers an extensive collection of guided music classes for children, adults, online groups, homeschool programs, school field trips and even Karaoke nights.

We love our charter school students! Check out a full list of classes here.

Our music classes are always a popular favorite of our students! It is our specialty.

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Other favorites include our Music & Movement Class through STEM Education, Choir, Singing Performance, Vocal Training, and Song Writing.

In addition to those, we also offer Theater & Drama, Music Production, Music & Sound Editing, Adobe Illustrator, and Social Media.

ANYTIME Karaoke Parties

Searching for a fun spot to celebrate a graduation, birthday party or enjoy a ladies night with a limo?

CVAI loves hosting ANYTIME Karaoke Parties for all occasions, day or night. We can provide transportation in style with a limo ride (if requested), snacks and drinks or you can provide your own. We bring the PARTY essentials! That includes our karaoke machine, a microphone, your favorite songs, and a staging area. Plan a Karaoke Party today! More info.

Need a good tutor or want to take a fun CVAI class? See our full class list here.

Need a photographer or to record a demo? See our full list of services here.

3x your impact! From March 12-31, Amazon is tripling the donation rate on your first Smile Amazon purchase! Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2339104 and Amazon donates to Coachella Valley Arts Insitute.

CVAI provides a trademarked, charter school, after-school, and homeschool program called Music & Movement, through STEM Education. Our program incorporates music and sound recording, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literacy for youth grades 5 through 12 in schools the Coachella Valley and all counties in California, FREE to select students through the use of school funds and grants. Our curriculum is custom-made. Learn more.

CVAI offers California exit exam curriculum for students who want to graduate high school early and enter college. Graduate as early at 16 and start college the same year to pursue your dream with CVAI.

Known as an arts and music school, founded in 2003, we offer individualized instruction based on a student’s capabilities and motivation to learn. Our Distant Learning School, tutoring, and STEM Workshops are designed to serve students who are at-risk, artistic, academic under and overachievers, teen mothers, ADD/ADHD and/or may be struggling with their current situation in school or at home. CVAI fosters emotional growth, academic growth and the opportunity to succeed through job training and skill building.

We offer small classes, after-school programs, individual tutoring, attentive faculty, structured learning environment, intentionally designed schedule, close teacher supervision, diversity of learning styles, frequent progress reports, engaging classes and activities, exciting weekly activities, peaceful desert setting, promoting student success in our desert environment. If eligible to take the exit exam, you can earn the legal equivalent of a high school diploma by passing. As a bonus, you can earn while you learn with our exclusive online job training. Students who agree to complete jobs training program satisfactory for 8 weeks qualify for free tuition.

Now Enrolling. Contact us to schedule a consultation to check eligibility. Space is limited. Contact us today!


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  • Originally from Palm Desert, California, Sara Groban is a 25-year-old independent singer/songwriter currently living in Orange County, CA. She has been composing her own music since the age of 13. Sara Groban is proud to introduce herself to audiences worldwide with the release of her debut single “Drops of Sunlight”. With the help of Adon Icon of the Coachella Valley Arts Institute, Sara was able to transform this powerful and emotional song into a radio-ready production. The Coachella Valley Arts Institute guided Sara throughout the recording process, educating her on breathing techniques, vocal personality, and tone. Not only did Adon Icon provide exquisite vocal training and musical production for Sara’s new single, he also choreographed Sara’s performance of “Drops of Sunlight” and his and Sara’s performance of “Everything That’s Beautiful”, which debuted at The Hood in Palm Desert in 2014. This was just one of many shows where Adon Icon and Sara Groban performed together. Sara Groban is a multi-generational artist whose musical career has been enriched by The Coachella Valley Arts Institute’s guidance and knowledge of the music business.

    Sara’s new single, “Drops of Sunlight” can be downloaded for free at: http://www.reverbnation.com/saragroban

    Sara Groban, Recording Artist

  • Coachella Valley Arts Institute has helped me gain multiple skills. This company has taught me how to choreograph with children and continuing to perfect their dancing to perform on stage in front of their peers. This job has given me hands on training with recording music as well as calling record companies to submit music also known as Music Supervisor. When working for Coachella Valley Arts Institute, I fund-raised for these talented children to pursue their dreams as young artist. I also helped create talent show flyers for children up to age 18. I highly recommend this company to those who want to change lives because they have definitely changed my life in many extraordinary ways.

    Tasha Bundy, Graduate

  • Adon Icon and Sarahyah Yisrael I want to thank you both personally for working so hard with Jess to help build up her confidence for this performance yesterday. We both are so happy to be working with you all and appreciate all the time and effort that has been put in to get Jessi Breanne performance ready. We are excited to see where the future takes us… With people like you, the amazing efforts of the company, and a strong community I don’t see us going anyplace but up!!!”

    Doria Wilms, (parent of Jesse Breanne)