The Beckford Charter for Enriched Studies After School Music Program



The 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. Kathy Shaw 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 will be presented to the student body on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:15 PM and 2:00 PM in the auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.

Instruction begins on Tuesday, September 23 and runs through the school year, culminating with a school concert on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

The cost for the 2014-15 school year is $520. This fee covers weekly lessons for the 2014-15 school year plus all music, books and basic supplies. Instruments are available through our official supplier, The Instrument Place. Order online now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson.

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. Beginning students will have the earlier lesson times. 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.

Register Online Now

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 $520 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.

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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