Helmers Elementary Instrumental Music Program
The 2015 – 2016 Helmers Elementary School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades one through six. Violin, cello, ukulele, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini and trombone will be offered on Tuesdays after school.
• First graders may only choose the violin.
• Second and third graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
• Fourth, fifth and sixth graders may choose the violin, cello, ukulele, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini or trombone.
Classes are for beginning students with no prior experience on their chosen instrument as well as experienced players.
The program is directed by Larry Newman. Desiree’ Deasy and Max Mueller are the music teaching specialists.
Small group classes will be scheduled every 30 – 40 minutes between 2:00 PM and 5:30 PM. The younger grades will have the earlier times. Please keep this time block open for your child on Tuesdays. Exact lesson times will be emailed to all enrolled students once enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause in planning now. Parents are responsible for picking up students from school and returning them to the music room at their assigned lesson time. (The music program does not provide homework club or child-care for students waiting to take their lesson.)
On minimum days (12:30 PM dismissal) all classes will be held one hour and fifteen minutes earlier than usual. (Instruction will begin at 12:45 PM.)
A music fee of $500 for the 2015-2016 school year is requested from each participant. This fee covers all instruction for the 2015 -2016 school year as well as the Saugus Union School District imposed facility charge. In addition, a $35 music fee covers all books, sheet music and basic supplies that your child is given throughout the year.
The only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument. Instruments are available for up to 45% off the retail price for participating music students through our instrument supplier. Order online now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order. (Recorders are provided free with enrollment.)
FREE MUSIC TUITION and FREE RENTAL
A parent volunteer is needed to be our orchestra liaison on Tuesdays. Duties include simply being on campus from 2 to 3 PM to assist with student logistics in the start of music classes. The parent volunteer will receive a full tuition scholarship as well as a free school-year instrument rental. (This position has been filled but we are taking names for a wait list if needed.)
Classes begin on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 and conclude on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. A spring concert will be presented on Thursday, April 28 at 6:30 PM for family and friends.
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.
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.
The Value of Music Education