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

Weekly classes are offered for 30 to 40 minutes each Friday after school.

Meet the music teachers and hear live performances of all the instruments in a school-wide assembly on Monday, September 8, 2014 in the school auditorium.
1:15 PM for grades one thorugh three
2:00 PM for grades four and five

This award winning program is directed by Larry Newman and taught by faculty of Children's Music Workshop.

First graders may choose violin or recorder. (What is a recorder?)

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

Third, fourth and fifth graders may choose ukulele, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, mini pBone, baritone horn or trombone.

This is a year long program. Classes begin Friday, September 26 culminating with a school orchestra concert on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Friday after school between 2:45 PM and 5:00 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 intermediate and advanced level classes.

After school supervision for students waiting to take their lesson is available. The final schedule of classes will be emailed to all applicants.

A music fee of $520 is requested from each participant for the 2014-2015 school year. This fee includes all music books and basic supplies. The only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument. Recorders are provided free.

Order your instrument now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson on September 26.

Pali Complex Combined Elementary Orchestras at Palisades High Art Festival
May 2014 • Larry Newman, Conductor 


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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 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.


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

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