Arts & Music

Chalk For Peace
John Aaron, Creative Director;

City Parks & Recreation Department
510 Park Road
(805) 646-5581

Flutes Across the World
John Zeretzke

Joanie Chiarodit
Art Teacher / Art Therapist . Has taught art in private schools, The Art Center, & individually in Ojai and SB

Ojai Art Center Theater –
Gail Jones, OACT Secretary
113 South Montgomery Street
(805) 646-0117 or 640-6472

Ojai Songwriters Anonymous
Smitty West, Founder;
667 S. Rice Road

Ojai Youth Symphony –
Andy Radford, Director; and Amy Hagen Director;
(805) 649-8086

Skoolu Productions/PeachTree Theater
Demitri Corbin;
(805) 640-5199

Performances To Grow On (Storytelling Festival)
Brian Bemel, Artistic Director;
201 Park Road

Starlight Dance Academy –
(805) 646-3732

Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio
(805) 646-4300
Offers performing arts classes for  children, youth, and adults.  Interest free payment plans and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

Robert Gluckson, M.A.; (949) 295 2045
Classes and workshops in Cartooning, Puppetry, Maskmaking, and “Art Games for Student Success.”

Mike’s Technical Services –
(805) 798-1292 Live audio specialist

Ruben Salinas – (805) 535 5641; freelance musician, wind instrument performer, saxophone, clarinet, flute, keys

Acting Lessons

Demitri Corbin (Skoolu Productions/PeachTree Theater) at;
(805) 640-5199

Kim Maxwell Studio –
(805) 207-7470

Krista Kim – Ojai Youth Entertainers Studio (OYES)
Artistic Director (805) 646-4300
OYES specializes in theatre, muic & dance.

Music Instruction


Summer Youth Arts & Music Programs

Ripples (Ojai Valley Youth Foundation)
Anthony Garrett and Nicole Haggard, Program Facilitators
Physical Address
1401 Maricopa Highway
Room C7 off the teacher parking lot at Nordhoff High School
(805) 640-9555

Ripples offers a wide variety of events for youth 12-18 years of age, which has included tango lessons, culinary experiences, tours of the Disney Animation Studio and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, live theater performances, as well as improv and visual arts workshops.