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The Jefferson Elementary School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades one through five.

Weekly classes are offered each Friday after school at Jefferson Elementary for beginning students with no prior instruction as well as students with some experience.

This award winning program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the expert teaching faculty of Children's Music Workshop.

An introductory assembly and demonstraton of the instruments will be presented on Wednesday, September 10 at 8:45 AM for grades 3,4 and5 and at 9:30 AM for grades k, 1 and 2.

First graders may choose to learn the violin.

Second graders may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or mini p-Bone.

Third, fourth and fifth graders may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, mini p-Bone, baritone horn or trombone.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Friday after school between 3:00 PM and 5:30 PM. Please keep that time block free on Fridays. This flexibility in scheduling will allow us to create classes best suited for the enrollment.

The exact lesson schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To aid in your planning, note that beginning classes will be held earlier than orchestra level classes.

This is a year long commitment. Classes begin on Friday, September 26, 2014 culminating with a school orchestra concert on April 14, 2015.

The one-time annual instructioinal fee for this program is $495 and a $25 supply fee covers all music, books and basic supplies your child is provided. The only other cost will be the rental or purchase of an instrument.

Getting an Instrument
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.

Visit The Instrument Place for more information and to place your order for delivery to school in time for the first lesson.

Check out this front page article about Jefferson Music in the Burbank Leader.


Register Online Today

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 print a hard copy and mail it along with your check made payable to CHILDREN'S MUSIC WORKSHOP to the address below.

Please mail your check for $520 to:
Children's Music Workshop
Jefferson Boosters Afterschool Orchestra

P.O. Box 1247
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Be sure to include your child's name and school on the check.

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.



Meet Our Faculty

The area's finest music teachers

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L.A. Area Emmy Awards for Children's Music Workshop

Children's Music Workshop has been nominated five times - including three Emmy wins - in the Children/Youth category for the annual Honor Orchestra broadcast from UCLA.
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Children's Music Workshop Honored at Los Angeles City Hall for Musical Excellence

Children’s Music Workshop director, Larry Newman and students of the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra were honored by the Los Angeles City Council at City Hall.
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All Schools Honor Orchestra at UCLA

The best and brightest elementary students from througout Los Angeles

See and hear our 150 piece elementary orchestra perform in UCLA's renowned Schoenberg Concert Hall. Learn more...


Order Your Instrument

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