The After School Music Program for Jefferson Elementary

The 2016 – 2017 After School Music Program for Jefferson Elementary is open to all students in grades one through five.

Weekly classes are offered each Tuesday after school on the Bret Harte campus for beginning students with no prior instruction as well as students with some experience.

This award winning program is directed by Larry Newman and taught by the faculty of Children’s Music Workshop.

Instrument Choices
• First graders may choose to learn the violin.
• Second graders may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
• Third, fourth and fifth graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, or pBone mini.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Tuesday after school at Bret Harte Elementary between 1:55 PM and 4:45 PM. Please keep that time block free on Tuesdays. This flexibility in scheduling will allow us to create classes best suited for the enrollment.

For planning purposes, please note that beginning first and second grade classes will generally begin earlier in the afternoon than upper grade classes.

Please note that parents are responsible for their child before and after the music lesson.  We can only provide supervision during the student’s lesson time.  Please plan to arrive five minutes early for the lesson to get set-up and ready to play.  Students must be picked up at the music room by a parent promptly at the conclusion of the lesson.

Program Costs
An instructional fee of $500 is requested from each participant.  This fee covers weekly music instruction for the entire 2016-2017 orchestra session (September 2016 through April 2017) as well as all music books and basic supplies which your child is given. In addition, a $55 fee is required to help cove BUSD imposed charges.

Instrument Costs
Instruments are available for rent, lease-to-own or purchase for up to 45% off the retail price for participating music students through our instrument supplier. Order now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson. Visit The Instrument Place.

This is a year-long commitment. Classes begin Tuesday, September 20, 2016 – culminating with a school orchestra concert on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

Class size is limited so please submit your registration ASAP to reserve your place in the class.


Click Here to Register Online Now

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 check payable to Children’s Music Workshop in the amount of $555 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.

Click Here to Order Your Instrument

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.

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