The Helmers Elementary
School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students
in grades one through six.
Violin, cello, ukulele, recorder, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet and pBone mini will be offered on
Tuesdays after school.
First graders may only choose the violin or recorder. (What
is a recorder?)
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 or pBone mini.
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 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. Parents are responsible for picking up students from school and returning them to the music room at their assigned lesson time.
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.)
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.
A music fee of $495 for the 2014-2015 school year (September 2014 - April 2015) is requested from each participant.
This fee includes all music, books and basic supplies which your
child is given as well as Saugus Union School District imposed facility charges.
The only other expense will be the lease, rental
or purchase of the instrument. (Recorders are provided free with enrollment.)
Instruction begins on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 runs through Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Order Your Instrument Online for Delivery to School for First Lesson
Through special arrangements with a local music retailer, instruments
are available for purchase, rent or lease-to-own at up to 45% off
the retail price for participating music students. Learn more .
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