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The Castlebay Lane Elementary After School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades 1- 5.

The program is directed by Larry Newman. Desireé Deasy and Wendy Mazon are the music specialists.

Weekly classes will be offered on campus Mondays after school for 30 to 40 minutes beginning on September 22, 2014.

INSTRUMENT DEMONSTRATION: Live demonstrations of the instruments and a preview of the music program will take place on Thursday, August 26, 2014 at 8:30, 9:00 and 9:30 AM for all students in the auditorium. Parents are invited to attend, too.

Instruction is available on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, pBone mini, baritone horn, trombone, violin and cello.

First graders may only choose the violin.

Second graders may choose flute, clarinet, trumpet, pBone mini or violin.

Third grade and higher may choose flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini, baritone horn, trombone, violin or cello.

To best accommodate all the students, the final schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete. You will be notified of your child's exact lesson time via email. Please keep a two hour time block open on Mondays after school. Yard supervision is available for students waiting to take their lesson. Younger students will ge given the earlier lesson times.

Classes run from September 22, 2014 through April 28, 2015, culminating with a spring concert on Monday, April 27 at 6:00 PM.

A one-time music fee of $495 is requested to cover the instructional costs of this year’s instrumental music program. In addition, a $25 music fee covers all music books, sheet music and basic supplies such as reeds, valve oil, violin rosin, etc. which your child is given.

The only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument. Through our instrument supplier, The Instrument Place, instruments can be ordered online now for free delivery to school for the first lesson. Recorders are provided free of charge.

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 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 completed, please follow-up by printing a copy of the completed application and mailing it along with your check.

Mail your payment in the amount of $520 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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 Learning to Play the Violin
Desireé Deasy, Castlebay Lane Music Teacher


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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 annual Honor Orchestra broadcast from UCLA. Click here to learn more...


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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 Los Angeles City Hall.

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