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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.

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.)

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.

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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 print a hard copy and mail it along with your check to the address below.

Mail your payment in the amount of $495 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. We cannot accept checks sent to school.



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