Welby Way Elementary Instrumental Music Program

The 2017 – 2018 Welby Way Elementary Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades one through five. The program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the music specialists of Children’s Music Workshop.

Instrument Choices
• Beginning classes are offered for first and second graders on the violin.
• Beginning classes are offered for third, fourth and fifth graders on violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
• For students with at least one year of previous lessons, classes are offered on violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet or trombone.

Instruction begins on Friday, October 6, 2017 and runs through the school year, culminating with a school orchestra concert featuring all the music students on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 4:00 PM in the school auditorium.

Small group classes will be scheduled every 30 – 40 minutes after school on Fridays after school from 2:40 PM – 5:10 PM.

Please have your child’s schedule clear for a 30 – 40 minute lesson during this time block. (First grade students will be scheduled immediately after dismissal at 2:40 PM.) Yard supervision is available for students waiting to take their lesson. The exact schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The final schedule of classes will be emailed to all applicants a few days prior to the first day of class.

Program Costs
A fee of $595 is requested from each participant.  This fee covers weekly music instruction for the entire 2017 – 2018 school year. This fee covers all music, books and basic supplies which your child is given throughout the year. The only other expenses will be the lease, rental or purchase of the 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.

Free Music Tuition and Instrument Rental
A parent volunteer is needed to assist students in getting to their lesson rooms on Fridays. If you are available every Friday from 2:40 – 4:40 PM to help, please email Mr. Newman. Parent volunteers receive a full tuition waiver and free instrument rental.


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, please print it and follow-up by mailing it along with your check.

Mail your payment payable to Children’s Music Workshop in the amount of $595 to:

Children’s Music Workshop
P.O. Box 1247
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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.

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.

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Music Is Important

Thank you for your great teaching and a wonderful experience.  My children never read music notes nor played any instruments prior to joining Orchestra at Welby Way.  Now, they both read music notes and love the instruments they play.  My son will be attending Lawrence Magnet Middle School and most likely join the band with his saxophone.  My daughter will be joining the orchestra program at Welby again in the Fall.

A Welby Way Parent


Thank you so much for a beautiful concert.  The kids did great. Looking forward to next year’s concert.

First Grade Violin Mom

The program exceeded all expectations.

A Fifth Grade Mom


The Welby Way music teachers are kind, caring and professional.  Our school is lucky to have such a program.

A Welby Way Grandparent


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