ucla UCLA Lab School Instrumental Music Program

 The 2017 – 2018 UCLA Lab School Instrumental Music Program is provided as a regular part of the school’s instructional program.

Larry Newman is the music program director.  Dave Etterbeek, Leah Jacobson, Margaret Kocher, Bianca Samaniego, Debbie Klak and Suzanna Giordano Gignac are the music teaching specialists.

There is no fee or charge for students to participate in the UCLA Lab School Instrumental Music Program. However, some non-instructional costs may include music books, music supplies and the purchase, lease or rental of the musical instrument.

Instruments are available for up to 45% off the retail price for participating music students through our instrument supplier. Order online now and get free delivery to school for the first lesson. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order. 

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 in second grade to participate. Second graders may only choose the violin.

Third grade and up may choose any instrument except saxophone and baritone horn. You must be in fourth grade or higher to choose the saxophone or baritone horn.

Classes are held before school, Monday through Friday, from 7:25 AM – 8:10 AM beginning the week of September 25, 2017. Classes begin promptly so plan to arrive BEFORE 7:25 AM to get seated, tuned and ready to play.

Fall Schedule of Classes
Mondays: Beginning Violins in Community Hall with Margaret Kocher
Tuesdays: Intermediate Low Strings in Community Hall with Bianca Samaniego
Wednesdays: Intermediate High Strings in Community Hall with Debbie Klak
Wednesdays: Beginning Woodwinds and Brass in the Music Bungalow with Larry Newman
Thursdays: Advanced Strings in Community Hall with Leah Jacobson
Fridays: Int/Orchestra Woodwinds and Brass in the Music Bungalow with Dave Etterbeek
Fridays: Orchestra Strings in Community Hall with Suzanna Giordano Gignac

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

You will receive 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 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the renowned Schoenberg Concert Hall Auditorium on the UCLA campus.

Click Here to 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.

Click Here to 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.

Frquently Asked Questions

Parents and students have lots of questions.
Let us help by answering some of the most common ones here.

Meet Our Faculty

Meet the outstanding teachers of Children’s Music Workshop.

Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards

Learn more about our Emmy awards.

The Value of Music Education


Join the Orchestra

Norma Silva, Principal of UCLA Lab School



Nancy Chakravarty, UCLA Lab School