The Laurence School Instrumental
Music Program is open to all students
in grades Kindergarten through six.
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.
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
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
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...
Students Honored at Los Angeles City Hall for Musical Excellence
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.