Calvary Christian School

2022-2023 School Year

Orchestra Program Details

Grades: K-8

Course Description:

Welcome Back to Orchestra!

All levels welcome and no experience required!

Students will be grouped in classes of similar instruments and ages, where they will learn how to play their desired woodwind, brass, or string instrument (including ukulele and piano!). This program is designed to keep music FUN, so students should expect to play many familiar songs throughout the 25+ week program, in addition to learning the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony and traditional note reading.

Smaller group classes will come together as one larger ensemble in the spring, culminating in a final year-end concert!

Instruments

  • Kindergarteners and 1st graders may choose the violin or piano/keyboard.
  • 2nd graders may choose the violin, ukulele, or piano/keyboard.
  • 3rd graders and higher may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, pBone mini, ukulele, or piano/keyboard.

Schedule

Instruction begins on Wednesday, October 5th, 2022 and runs through the spring, culminating in a Spring Concert on May 1st, 2023 in the early evening.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Wednesday after school between 2:45 PM and 5:00 PM. Please keep that time block free on Wednesdays. This flexibility in scheduling will allow us to create classes best suited for the enrollment.

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 beginning classes will be held earlier than intermediate and advanced level classes.

Once the schedule is available, please have your child’s schedule clear for their assigned 30 – 40 minute time block. Students waiting to take a later lesson may opt to go home with parents and then return to school at lesson time. Or, contact the school regarding available campus supervision for students waiting to take their lesson.

All students must be picked up promptly when their class ends. Please park in the church lot and walk up to the PAC by the time your child’s class ends and wait outside the PAC door. Any student who is not picked up on time will be sent to the library. After the library closes at 4:30, students not picked up on time will remain in the PAC and incur a late pick-up fee of $1 per minute. Please pick-up your child on time.

Program costs

A program fee is requested from each participant to cover the entire 25+ week school year spanning September, 2022 through May, 2023.

Participants can pay for the entire year in two ways:

  • one discounted payment of $695 – due with registration
  • two payments of $375 each – first payment due now, second payment automatically charged on December 1st

Free Music Tuition and Instrument Rental:

A parent volunteer is needed to assist with administrative logistics on Wednesdays.

If you are available every Wednesdays from 3:00PM – 5:00 PM to help, please email Jason directly at Jason@TheOrchestraPlace.comParent volunteers receive a full tuition waiver and free instrument rental in exchange for their weekly assistance.

Additional Resources

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

The following additional resources are also included with your program fee:

  1. Class Portal Page- weekly class recaps, practice suggestions, sheet music downloads, helpful video tutorials, and much more!
  2. Interactive video- get extra help by submitting a video for feedback from one of our teachers!

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

Private Online Lessons - *Optional*

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND supplementing your music classes with online private lessons! 

Add one-on-one private online lessons once per week or once every two weeks for additional online instruction. The lessons are scheduled at mutually convenient times with one of our professional instructors. Private lessons are charged on a recurring basis, once the number of lessons in your block have been completed.

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

Private Lesson Fee:

30-minute lessons – scheduled weekly: $192 per block of 4 lessons

30-minute lessons – scheduled every other week: $96 per block of 2 lessons

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.

Need a Piano?

If you’re enrolling in the piano class it is important to select a keyboard that is lightweight for easy transport to and from school. We’ve selected some portable keyboard options below that are even lighter than a trumpet or violin!  Click the images below to order on Amazon with fast Prime delivery. 32, 37, and 44 key models are sufficient for class, but no fewer than 32 keys.

(Please select a keyboard that has battery power or that can be fully-charged in addition to a power cord for independent use in class.)

Casio 44 Key
Casio 32 Key
Yamaha 37 Key
M Sanmersen 37 Key

Registration

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