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Calvary Christian School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students from grade one and higher.

The award winning Children's Music Workshop program is directed by Larry Newman. Amanda Fuerst is the wind specialist and Mary Lou Newmark is the strings specialist.

Weekly classes are offered for 30 - 40 minutes each Tuesday after school beginning on Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

First graders may only choose the violin.

Second and third graders may choose the ukulele, violin, flute, clarinet or trumpet.

Fourth grade and higher may choose the ukulele, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet or pBone mini.

Classes are for beginning students with no prior experience on their chosen instrument as well as for students with prior lessons and experience.

Small group instruction (6 to 12 students) will take place on Tuesdays between the hours of 3:00 and 5:00 PM beginning on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 and concluding with a school orchestra concert on May 19, 2015. The final schedule and location of classes will be announced via email after enrollment is complete.

Please clear your child's schedule on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 5:00 PM so that he/she is available for their particular lesson time when it is announced. If there is a conflict with a sports practice, coaches and teachers will work out a solution so that students can do both activities.

Students may drop their instruments off in the PAC before school. Please send your instrument to school with your student on Tuesday mornings.

Students who's classes start later may wait in the library and work on homework.

Free Tuition/Music Rental for Parent Music Helper
Students waiting to take their music lesson can do homework in the library after school. A parent helper is needed on Tuesdays afternoons to proctor students who are studying in the library while they wait to attend their lesson. If you are available to help on a weekly basis every Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:30 PM, please email Mr. Newman. Volunteers will receive free music tuition and a free instrument rental for the school year.

Music Instructional Fees
A music fee of $495 is requested from each participant. Additionally, a $25 music fee covers all music, books and basic supplies which your child is given for the entire 2014-15 school year of music lessons.

The only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument.

Pick-Up Procedure
All students must be picked up promptly when their class ends. Please park in the church lot and walk up to the PAC by the time your child's class ends and wait outside the PAC door. Any student who is not picked up on time will be sent to the libary. After the library closes at 4:30, students not picked up on time will remain in the PAC and incurr a late pick-up fee of $1 per minute. Please pick-up your child on time.


Register Online Now

Sign up online today & reserve your spot in the class

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

Once the online form has been completed, please print and send a copy along with your check to the address below.

Mail your payment in the amount of $520
($495 tuition + $25 music supply fee) payable to Children's Music Workshop 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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