Berkeley Hall School

2024 Spring Semester

Orchestra Program Details

Grades: K-8

Course Description:

Welcome to Orchestra!

All levels are welcome and prior experience is not required!

Are you looking for a fun and engaging way to introduce your child to the world of music? Look no further than our Orchestra program!

No matter your child’s experience level, our program welcomes all students who are interested in learning how to play the violin or ukulele. With our small group classes tailored to students’ ages and abilities, they’ll receive personalized attention and instruction from our talented and experienced teachers.

Throughout the 2024 spring semester program, your child will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony, and traditional note reading, all while playing familiar songs that they love. Smaller groups will come together to form a larger string ensemble, culminating in an unforgettable spring concert.

Not only will your child learn valuable skills and techniques that will serve them well throughout their lives, they’ll also have a blast doing it! So why wait? Sign up your child for our Orchestra program today and watch as they discover the joy of music.


• Kindergarten and First graders may choose the violin. (Violins are sized to fit each individual student.)

• Second through Eighth graders may choose the violin or ukulele.

* We are currently offering a limited number of instrument selections for our spring semester program. However, we plan to introduce woodwinds and brass instruments to the mix this coming fall for the 2024-25 school year.


Instruction begins on Monday, February 12th, 2024 and runs through the entire semester, culminating in a year-end Spring Concert.

Thirty-five to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Monday after school, with classes starting at 3:20PM.  (All classes will be completed by 5PM.)

The final schedule and location of classes will be announced via email after enrollment is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To aid in your planning, note that younger students and beginners will be scheduled earlier than older students.

Once the final schedule is available, please have your child’s schedule clear after school for their assigned 35 to 40 minute time block and plan to pick them up directly after their class has ended.  

Students waiting to take a later lesson may attend XDC (extended day care) without charge, but must be picked up at the end of their lesson time in order to avoid XDC fees for the time they attend after the conclusion of their class.

Program costs

A onetime program fee of $395 is due with your registration and covers the entire 2024 spring semester program.

Additional Resources

The program fee covers all instructional costs, sheet music, method books and basic supplies given to your child throughout the year.

Each student will also have access to a customized Class Portal, where they will receive weekly class recaps, practice suggestions, sheet music downloads, helpful video tutorials, and much more!

The only other expense will be the rental or purchase of the instrument (see below).

Private Lessons - *OPTIONAL*

Enhance Your Child’s Musical Journey with Personalized Private Lessons!

Our group lessons alone will provide your student with a sufficient amount of instruction throughout the school year to become proficient at their chosen instrument, as well as provide an enriching musical experience. 

Designed to complement our group sessions, these optional private lessons offer tailored guidance which caters to individual aspirations and accelerates progress. 

Duration: Ongoing – Charged automatically as your pre-paid lesson blocks are completed.

Private Lesson Fee:

  • Block of FOUR, 30-minute lessons : $192 – scheduled directly with your teacher on a weekly basis
  • Block of TWO, 30-minute lessons : $96 – scheduled directly with your teacher every other week

Getting your instrument

Discounted rental and purchase prices have been arranged for participating music students through our official instrument supplier. All prices from our supplier include FREE DELIVERY to school at the first lesson and pick up at the end of the program following the year-end concert. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order.