Children’s Music Workshop
Full Orchestra Rehearsals
Kindergarten Violin Classes
Brass and Woodwind Classes
Elementary Band & Orchestra Programs
Small Group Lessons
Child Centered Curriculum
All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA
What is Children's Music Workshop?
Children’s Music Workshop is an Emmy® award winning music education company which specializes in a variety of products and services including custom designed band and orchestra method books, school-site music instruction, music education advocacy and more.
Founded nearly thirty years ago by Larry Newman, CMW presently coordinates music programs in more than two dozen of the top Los Angeles area public and private schools.
And CMW teachers are among the finest music educators to be found anywhere in the country.
School Music Programs
Children’s Music Workshop administers every aspect of the instrumental music program including student recruitment and enrollment, music selection and distribution, instrument rental, leases and purchases, weekly lesson instruction and all recital and concert performances.
Instruction is offered before school, during the school day and after school – depending on the needs of each individual school. See our list of schools.
Children’s Music Workshop contributes more than $40,000 each year in scholarship assistance and free instrument rentals to economically-disadvantaged students in our local public schools.
In addition to our gifts, we also partner with a number of local businesses and non-profit organizations – raising tens of thousands of dollars to directly fund music programs in the LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) elementary schools where district funding has been cut or is non-existent.
Our Mission / Our Vision
We make it simple and affordable for elementary school children in Los Angeles to receive a high quality, all-inclusive music education; we provide brand name instruments, experienced teachers, proprietary curriculum and professional, responsive support.
We intend to implement our curriculum across the nation and become one of the leading music education publishers while extending our teaching presence to other large metropolitan areas.