Overland Elementary School for Advanced Studies Orchestra Program


The Overland Elementary School for Advanced Studies Orchestra Program is open to all students in grades one through five.

The program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the outstanding faculty of Children’s Music Workshop.

Instruction is available on:
Violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, and mini pBone.

First graders may only choose the violin.

Second graders may choose violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet or mini pBone.

Third, fourth and fifth graders may choose violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or mini pBone. No musical experience is required to enroll in a beginning class.

Students with some prior experience will be placed in an intermediate or advanced level ensemble depending on ability.

A program orientation assembly will be presented on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:45 and 11:15 AM in the school auditorium. Students will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra through live demonstrations.

Music classes run from October 7, 2014 through our concert on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM.

Thirty to forty minute classes are offered each Tuesday after school (early dismissal day) beginning on October 7, 2014.

Classes are taught between the hours of 1:45 and 3:45 PM. The exact time of your lesson will be announced after enrollment is complete. Please keep that time block open when registering for the program.

A parent volunteer proctors the “homework” room for students waiting to take their lesson on Tuesdays.

A one-time fee of $495 is requested to cover the instructional costs of this year’s instrumental music program.

The only other expenses will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument and a $25 supply fee which covers all music, books, and basic supplies such as strings, valve oil, reeds, recorders, etc. which your child is given throughout the school year.

Order your violin, cello, flute, clarinet, sax, trumpet or baritone horn now and get free deliver to school for the first day of lesson on October 7 from The Instrument Place.

Applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a year long program. Instruction runs through May 5, 2015.

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 payment in the amount of $520 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.

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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