Northeast Florida Conservatory, Inc.

Richard Dickson is the brain trust behind the new non-profit Northeast Florida Conservatory, located in Mandarin across from the Tree Steak House at 11363 San Jose Boulevard. This is a citywide, community project so musicians of all ability/levels are welcome. Scholarships are available based on the person’s financial status.
The Conservatory offers private lessons for all instruments and all ages, ensemble concerts, theater classes for all ages, ballroom dancing for beginning to advanced students and an adult community band and orchestra. One might say the Conservatory is a one-stop center for musicians and aspiring musicians alike.
The Conservatory’s Executive Director, Richard Dickson is a well known music professional who has impeccable credentials. He holds music education degrees from Stetson University and the University of Florida. Richard was Band Director for Jacksonville’s Wolfson and Paxon High Schools, and he was Director of the Gainesville Community Chorus and Orchestra. His many other accomplishments as a musician and educator read like a declaration of his multi talented skill set. Yes, Richard is a major dude and a terrific person to learn from.