Marquez Instrumental Music Program

The 2016 – 2017 Marquez Charter Elementary School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades one through five.

For more than twenty-two years, our award-winning school orchestra program has been directed by Larry Newman. Debbie Klak is the strings specialist and Mandy Fey is the woodwind and brass specialist.

Weekly classes are offered for 30 to 40 minutes each Wednesday during regular school hours beginning Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

Students leave their regular classroom at the assigned music time to take their lesson.

Instrument Choices
Instruction is available on flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, baritone horn, pBone mini, violin, cello and ukulele.
• First graders may only choose the violin.
• Second graders may choose violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
• Third graders and higher may choose violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini or ukulele.

Because of the nature of a pull-out program, orchestra students must maintain their academics or they will not be allowed to participate. The orchestra program requires a one year commitment and regular home practice.

To best accommodate all the students, the final schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete.

Students will be notified of their lesson time by their classroom teacher and by e-mail.

Classes run from September through April, culminating with a spring concert on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 10:30 AM for beginning instruments and at 7:00 PM for intermediate/orchestra level students.

Program Costs
A donation of $525 is requested from each participant to cover the costs of this program.  Your check covers weekly music instruction for the entire 2016 – 2017 school year as well as all music, books and basic supplies which your child is given throughout the year. The only other expenses will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument.  Instruments are available for up to 45% off the retail price for participating music students through our instrument supplier. Order online now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order.

Scholarship Aid
Scholarships are available to those who request them and every attempt will be made to see that ALL STUDENTS who wish to participate are given the opportunity. No child will be denied the opportunity to participate due to financial concerns.

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 paperwork to:

Children’s Music Workshop
P.O. Box 1247
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Be sure to include your child’s name on the check. We will hold your online registration for 72 hours pending the receipt of your paperwork at the 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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