Academy for Enriched Studies

The Academy for Enriched Sciences (AES)

The 2017 – 2018 Academy for Enriched Sciences Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades one through five.

The program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by music educators Desiree’ Deasy and Bianca Samaniego

Instrument Choices
• First graders may choose the violin only.

• Second and third graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
• Fourth and fifth graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or pBone mini.

Instruction begins on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 and runs through the spring, culminating with a school concert on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:15 PM.

Small group classes will be scheduled every 30 – 40 minutes after school on Wednesdays from 2:45 PM – 5:15 PM.

Please have your child’s schedule clear for a 30 – 40 minute lesson during this time block. (First grade students will be scheduled immediately after dismissal at 2:40 PM.) Students waiting to take a later lesson may opt to go home with parents and then return to school at lesson time.  Or, please contact the school regarding available campus supervision for students waiting to take their lesson.

The exact schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The final schedule of classes will be emailed to all applicants a few days prior to the first day of class.

Program Costs
A one-time fee of $565 is requested from each participant to cover weekly music instruction for the entire 2017-2018 school year as well as all music, books and basic supplies which your child is given throughout the year. The only other expenses will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument.  Instruments are available for up to 45% off the retail price for participating music students through our instrument supplier. Order online now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order.

Limited financial aid is available.  To request aid, please indicate this in the COMMENT BOX of the online registration form. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED and PRIORITY GOES TO THE EARLIEST REGISTRATIONS. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP. 

Class size is limited so please submit your registration ASAP to reserve your place in the class.

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Class size is limited and priority is given to the earliest applicants. Please complete the online application to reserve a spot.

Once the application has been filled out, please print it and follow-up by mailing it along with your check.

Mail your payment in the amount of $565 to:

Children’s Music Workshop
P.O. Box 1247
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Be sure to include your child’s name and school on the check. We will hold your online registration for 72 hours pending the receipt of your check at our P.O. Box address above.

Click Here to Order Your Instrument

Through special arrangements with The Instrument Place, students in the Children’s Music Workshop school music programs can get discounted prices on instrument rentals, leases and purchases.

All instruments are delivered free to school in time for the first lesson.

And The Instrument Place carries only music program approved brand-name instruments.  They are a local, family-owned company with the best prices and service available anywhere.

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