Laurence School

2023-2024 School Year

Orchestra Program Details

Grades: K-6

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 woodwind, brass, or string instruments. 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 2023-2024 school year 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 ensemble, culminating in an unforgettable year-end 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.)
Grades 2 through 6 may choose the violin, flute, clarinet, or trumpet.


Second semester instruction begins on Tuesday, September 9th, 2023 and runs through April, culminating in a Spring Concert on Tuesday, April 30th, 2024.

Thirty or thirty-five minute small group lessons will be held each Tuesday after school between 2:10 PM and 5:00 PM. Please keep this general time block free on Tuesdays until we create the final schedule. 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 for younger students 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 – 35 minute time block. Students waiting to take a later lesson should contact the school regarding available campus supervision for students waiting to take their lesson.

Kindergarten students must be picked up immediately following the conclusion of their class unless an alternate after care program is available.

Program costs

A one-time program fee for second semester of $395 is due with your registration and covers the entire second semester and concert.

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).

Honor Orchestra

Students who play violin, cello, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet or trombone may be eligible to participate in the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra at UCLA.  In addition to experienced players, there will be a limited number of first year players allowed as the orchestra is rebuilt after a pandemic induced hiatus. 

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.