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The Laurence School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades Kindergarten through six.

Instruction is available on violin, cello, recorder, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, p-Bone mini, baritone horn and trombone.

Kinder and first graders may choose violin or recorder. (See Kinder video below.)

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

Third graders and up may choose, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, p-Bone mini, baritone horn and trombone.

Weekly classes are offered for 30 to 40 minutes each Wednesday between the hours of 12:15 and 2:15 PM beginning on Wednesday, September 25, 2013. The exact lesson time for your child will be emailed when registration closes around September 20.

The Laurence Orchestra Program is a traditional "pull-out" elective music program. Students are excused from their regular classroom to take their music lesson and then return to their classroom.

Studies show that students in pull-out music programs are not adversely affected academically. In fact, studies prove just the opposite. Students who are involved in school music programs perform better on standardized tests than those who have no music instruction.

Laurence teachers understand that music instruction is not a distraction; rather, it is an important piece in a child's education. They realize that music as a discipline enhances classroom instruction and they are supportive of students missing a little classroom time to learn an instrument.

Classes run through the school year with a gala year-end concert on Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

A music fee of $495 for the 2013-2014 school year is requested from each participant. This fee includes weekly lessons for the 2013-14 school year and all music, books and basic supplies which your child is given. The only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument.

Order your instrument now from The Instrument Place and get free delivery to school for the first lesson on September 25.

Gary Stern, Principal 


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



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 to the address below.

Mail your check for $495 made 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.


Children's Music Workshop Receives Fifth Emmy Nomination

The 65th Annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards were held at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood on August 3, 2013. Children's Music Workshop was nominated for the fifth time in the past six years in the Children/Youth category for the annual Honor Orchestra broadcast from UCLA. Click here to learn more...

Laurence Orchestra Students Honored at Los Angeles City Hall for Musical Excellence

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

Above, CMW students pose with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Click here for video and to learn more . . .

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 Learning to Play the Violin
by Children's Music Workshop
with Desireé Deasy, Violin Teacher


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