The Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies After School Music Program 

The 2015 -2016 Beckford Charter School for Enriched Studies After School Music Program is open to all students in grades one through five.

The program is directed by Larry Newman.  Lyn Bertles is the music specialist.

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

An introductory assembly on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:15 PM and 2:00 PM in the auditorium introduces students to the program with live performances of all the offered instruments. Parents are invited to attend.

Instruction begins on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 and runs through the school year, culminating with a school concert on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 6:00 PM.

Small group classes will be scheduled every 30 – 40 minutes after school on Tuesdays after school from 1:45 – 4:45 PM. Please have your child’s schedule clear for a 30 – 40 minute lesson during this time block. First graders will have their lesson right after dismissal at 1:45 PM.  Beginning students will have earlier lesson times than returning students. 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 prior to the first day of class.

An instructional fee of $500 is requested to cover the entire 2015-2016 school-year of music lessons from September 29, 2015 through April 19, 2016. An additional music supply fee ($35) covers all books, sheet music and basic supplies which your child is given throughout the year.  Limited financial aid is also available.

The only other expense is the rental, lease or purchase of an instrument. Instruments are available through our official supplier, The Instrument Place. Order online now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson.

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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 $535 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.

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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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