Helpful Resources

Frequently asked questions about the school music program

The Value of Music Education
See our YouTube video on why music education is important

Custom Curriculum
Nationally recognized music methods for all instruments

Online Video Help
See our collectoin of CMW produced beginning instrument videos

All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA
Learn more about this special performance opportunity

Home Practice Tips
Larry Newman comments on home practice ideas

Emmy Awards
CMW's Orchestra Kids series has garndered three Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards for Children/Youth Programming

What People Are Saying About Us
by parents, teachers, & administrators

Order an Instrument
Info on getting an instrument

Student Performance Videos
Our Concert performances on YouTube




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.

Instruction is offered before school, during the school day and after school - depending on the needs of each individual school.

Children's Music Workshop administers every aspect of the instrumental music program including student recruitment and enrollment, instrument sales and rentals, music selection and distribution, weekly or bi-weekly instruction and all recital and concert performances.

Top school administrators all agree - outsourcing is an excellent way for schools to provide students with a high quality music program in financially challenging times.

And often the first casualties to budget cuts are music programs.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. By outsourcing music instruction, many schools are saving money and resources while still offering students a well-rounded education that includes music.

Children’s Music Workshop is the company more Los Angeles area public and private schools turn to for quality, on-site music instruction.

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.

Children’s Music Workshop contributes more than $25,000 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 non-profit organizations - raising ten 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.

Experts have proven that music education not only enhances a child's academic performance in math and science, it also engenders teamwork, communication and other social skills that are critical to success as an adult.

And a long list of facts and figures show music's positive impact on children and society at large — including higher SATs, higher IQs and lower dropout rates.

It is our goal to help put music education back where it belongs — in the curricula of our public and private schools — by providing a high quality, integrated, flexible and affordable music education program for all students.

Please email us to find out how your school can offer music instruction to your students through Children's Music Workshop.


Meet Our Faculty

The area's finest music teachers

Meet the teachers of Children's Music Workshop. Read all about these outstanding educators.
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Custom Designed Curriulum

Full series of sequentially developed string, brass and woodwind books written by Larry Newman

The core of our program is the custom designed method books for elementary age students. These books use a host of exceptional teaching techniques geared directly towards elementary age students. Our books are used in hundreds of schoos throughout the country.
See all our books at www.musicfunbooks.com

Custom Online Video Support

YouTube videos provide home practice support.

Our custom produced YouTube beginning instrument videos are used by thousands of students to help support good home practice habits. Learn more...


Student Instrument Plans

Purchase, Lease-to-Own or Rent

CMW students can order their instrument online now for delivery to school for the first lesson! Learn more...

All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA

The best and brightest elementary students from througout Los Angeles

See and hear our 150 piece elementary orchestra perform in UCLA's renowned Schoenberg Concert Hall. Learn more...


Supportive Parents, Teachers and Administration

Successful program are a colaboration of music educators, parents, classroom teachers, administraiton and school staff.

Proof of students’ achievement is reflected in the overwhelming support for the program offered by parents, teachers and administrators. Learn more...

Scholarship Winners

at the Los Angeles City Elementary School Music Association competition

The excellence of the program is validated each year at the LACESMA Music Scholarship Auditions. Competing with students from more than 400 LAUSD elementary schools, our schools are consistently represented each year - often with multiple winners - in the annual merit based competition. Learn more..



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