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The Beckford Charter School for Enriched Studies Instrumental 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 only.

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, pBone mini or baritone horn.

An introductory assembly will be presented to the student body on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 1:15 PM and 2:00 PM in the auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.

Instruction begins on Tuesday, September 24 and runs through the school year, culminating with a school concert in April 2014.

The cost for the 2013-14 school year is $520. This fee covers weekly lessons for the 2013-14 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.

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Class size is limited so register today

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.



Children's Music Workshop Receives Fifth Emmy Nomination

The 65th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards were held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood on August 3, 2013. Children's Music Workshop was nominated for the fifth time in the past six years in the Children/Youth category for the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra broadcast from UCLA. Learn more...


Children's Music Workshop Honored at Los Angeles City Hall for Musical Excellence

Children’s Music Workshop director, Larry Newman and student members of the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra were honored by the Los Angeles City Council at City Hall.

Above, CMW students pose with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Click here for video and to learn more . . .


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