Welby Way Instrumental Music Program


The 2015 -2016 Welby Way Instrumental Music Program is open to all students in grades one through five.

Weekly classes are offered each Friday after school in association with POWW’s Bee University. Classes are for beginning students with no prior instruction and for students with some prior experience.

The Welby Way Instrumental Music Program is is directed by Larry Newman.  Dr. Wendy Mazon, Ms. Bianca Samaniego and Mr. Dave Etterbeek are the music specialists.

• First graders may only choose the violin.
• Second graders may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini.
• Third, fourth and fifth graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, pBone mini or trombone.

An introductory assembly for all students in the school will be held the morning of Thursday, August 20, 2015 in the auditorium. Parents are invited to attend.  Shows are at 8:20 AM, 9:00 AM and 9:40 AM.

Instruction begins on Friday, September 25, 2015 and runs through Friday, April 15, 2016, culminating with a school concert on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. We do not follow the regular POWW semester schedule but we do have class every Friday that school is in session from September 25, 2015 through April 15, 2016.

2:30 – 3:30 PM: After school rehearsal for beginning students in auditorium. (Students bring chairs from their classrooms.)
4:00 – 4:45 PM: Beginning Concert in auditorium
6:00 PM:  Regular music classrooms are unlocked and available for warm-up and tuning
6:30 PM Intermediate and orchestra students arrive back at school and report to their regular music classrooms
7:00 – 8:00 PM Intermediate/Orchestra Concert in auditorium

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Friday after school between 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Please keep that time block free on Fridays. This flexibility in scheduling will allow us to create classes best suited for the enrollment. All first graders will have their lesson immediately after dismissal beginning at 2:30 PM.

The exact lesson schedule will be determined when enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To aid in your planning, note that beginning classes will be held earlier than intermediate and advanced level classes. The final schedule of classes will be emailed to all applicants prior to the first day of class.

A one-time fee of $535 is requested to cover the costs of this year’s 2015 – 2016 instrumental music program.

This fee includes all music, books and basic supplies which your child is given throughout the year. The only other expense is the lease, rental or purchase of the instrument. (Parents can order instruments online through The Instrument Place. Please click here to order and arrange for free delivery to school in time for the first lesson.)

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

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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 or click here to pay by credit card.

Mail your paperwork and check in the amount of $535 payable to POWW (Parents of Welby Way) 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.

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