ucla UCLA Lab School Instrumental Music Program



The UCLA Lab School Instrumental Music Program is provided as a regular part of the school’s instructional program.

Larry Newman is the music preogram director. Emily Senchuk, Lyn Bertles, Jonathan Terry, Bianca Samaniego, Kate Lisman and Desiree’ Deasy are the music teaching specialists.

There is no additional fee or charge for the music lessons. However, some non-instructional costs may include music books, music supplies and the purchase, lease or rental of the musical instrument.

A limited number of school instruments are available on a first-come first served basis for students on fee waivers with priority given to first year students.

The Instrument Place offers free delivery to school for the first lesson.

Students receive instruction one day per week on the instrument of their choice.
Classes are for beginners as well as students with some previous experience.

Instrument choices include flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, pBone mini, baritone horn, trombone, violin and cello.

Students must be at least seven years old (second grade) to participate and may only choose the violin.

Ages eight (third grade) and up may choose any instrument except sax and baritone horn. You must be nine (fourth grade) or older to choose the sax or baritone horn.

Classes are held before school, Monday through Friday, from 7:25 AM – 8:10 AM beginning the week of September 29. Classes begin promptly so plan to arrive BEFORE 7:25 AM to get seated, tuned and ready to play.

(The final schedule will be emailed one week prior to the start of instruction.)

Mondays: Beginning Strings in Community Hall with Kate Lisman
THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL. New registrants will be put on a waiting list.

Tuesdays: Intermediate Low Strings in Community Hall with Bianca Samaniego

Tuesdays: Intermediate Woodwinds and Brass in Music Bungalow with Emily Senchuk

Wednesdays: Intermediate High Violins in Community Hall with Bianca Samaniego

Wednesdays: Beginning Woodwinds and Brass in the Music Bungalow with Jonathan Terry (exact instruments to be announced)

Thursdays: Advanced Strings in Community Hall with Lyn Bertles

Thursdays: Orchestra Woodwinds and Brass in Extended Day Classroom with Emily Senchuk

Fridays: Orchestra Strings in Community Hall with Desiree’ Deasy

Yard supervision has been arranged for car pool members who are not involved in music class from 7:15 AM.

You will received a confirmation email a few days prior to the start of classes to confirm your class day.

A gala spring concert is scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the renowned Schoenberg Concert Hall Auditorium on the UCLA campus.

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 and successfully submitted, you will receive an auto confirmation via email.

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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