The 2015 – 2016 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. Emily Senchuk, Lyn Bertles, Margaret Kocher, Jonathan Terry, Bianca Samaniego, Debbie Klak 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 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 28. Classes begin promptly so plan to arrive BEFORE 7:25 AM to get seated, tuned and ready to play.
Tentative Fall Schedule of Classes
(The final schedule will be emailed one week prior to the start of instruction.)
Mondays: Beginning Strings in Community Hall with Margaret Kocher
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 Debbie Klak
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 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 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM in the renowned Schoenberg Concert Hall Auditorium on the UCLA campus.
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.
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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Norma Silva, Principal of UCLA Lab School
Nancy Chakravarty, UCLA Lab School