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

All first and second grade students will receive weekly violin lessons as part of the regular school day curriculum. These lessons are paid for and provided at no cost to the students by the Roosevelt PTA and Roosevelt Boosters. Instruction is provided during the regular school day. First and second graders only need to register here if they want to take the after school program, too. (See instruments offered below.)

Students in all grades can register for weekly after school classes which will be offered each Wednesday at Roosevelt Elementary. These classes are for beginning students with no prior instruction as well as students with some experience. Students will be assigned to classes based on their instrument choice and/or any prior experience. No experience is necessary to enroll.

This award winning program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the acclaimed teaching faculty of Children's Music Workshop.

An introductory assembly and instrument demonstration will be presented on Wednesday, August 28 at 1:15 PM for grades 1 and 2 and 2:00 PM for grades 3 - 5.

First graders may choose to learn the violin or recorder. (Recorders are provided free with enrollment in the class. What is a recorder?)

Second graders may pick from the violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or mini P-Bone.

Third grade and up may select either violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, mini P-Bone, baritone horn or trombone.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Wednesday after school between 3:00 PM and 5:40 PM. Please keep that time block free on Wednesdays. 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 orchestra level classes.

This is a year long commitment. Classes begin on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 culminating with a school orchestra concert the third week of April 2014.

The one-time annual fee for this program is $495 which covers all lessons, music, books and basic supplies your child is provided. The only other cost will be the rental or purchase of an instrument.

Getting an Instrument
Through special arrangements with a local music retailer, instruments are available for purchase, rent or lease-to-own at up to 45% off the retail price for participating music students.

Visit The Instrument Place for more information and to place your order for delivery to school in time for the first lesson.

Check out this front page article in the Burbank Leader.

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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 made payable to Children's Music Workshop to the address below.

Please mail your check for $495 to:

Children's Music Workshop
Roosevelt PTA Afterschool Orchestra Program
P.O Box 1247
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Be sure to include your child's name and school on the check.

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.



 Learning to Play the Violin
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with Desireé Deasy, Violin Teacher


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