The Topanga Elementary
School Instrumental Music Program is open to all students
in grades one through five.
This award winnng
program is directed by Larry Newman.
Classes are offered every Friday during regular school hours beginning on September 28, 2012. Classes run through
the school year, culminating with a school orchestra concert
in May 2013.
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.
INTRODUCTORY STUDENT ASSEMBLY
Students will be introduced to the instruments of the orchestra through live playing demonstrations on Tuesday, September 4 in the school auditorium. Grades 1,2 and 3 at 9:30 AM and grades 4 and 5 at 10:30 AM.
FIRST GRADE MUSIC CLASSES
First graders may take the violin or recorder. (What is a recorder?)
Violins are fit to size the student (1/8
and 1/4 violins are most common for first graders). Recorders are provided free with enrollment in the class.
GRADES TWO THROUGH FIVE CLASSES
Second graders may choose violin, recorder, flute, clarinet, or trumpet.
Third through fifth graders may choose violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, or baritone horn.
A one-time music donation for the 2012-2013 school year
of $435 per student is requested to help cover the instructional costs
of this year’s instrumental music program. In addition to weekly lessons, this fee also covers all books, sheet music and basic supplies which your child is given.
Limited financial aid is available to those who request
assistance and every attempt will be made to see that all students who
wish to participate are given the opportunity.
The only other expense will be the lease, rental or purchase
of the instrument.
Recorders are provided free with enrollment.
Through special arrangements with String Season, instruments
are available for purchase, rent or lease-to-own at up to 45%
off the retail price for participating music students. Order now and get free delivery of the instrument to school for the first lesson on September 28.
Visit www.stringseason.com for
more information and to place your order for delivery to school
in time for the first lesson.
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.