Rockdale VAPA Elementary

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 – including ukulele and piano. 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 2023-24 Orchestra 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 or piano/keyboard. (Violins are sized to fit each individual student.)
  • Second graders may choose the violin, piano/keyboard, ukulele, flute, clarinet, or trumpet.
  • Third graders may choose the violin, cello, piano/keyboard, ukulele, flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone.
  • Fourth and fifth graders may choose the violin, cello, piano/keyboard, ukulele, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone.


Instruction begins in the Fall 2023 and runs through the spring, culminating in a Spring Concert.

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

After enrollment is complete, we will announce the final schedule and location of classes via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that beginning classes will start earlier than intermediate and advanced level classes to aid in your planning.

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.

Program costs

A onetime program fee of $695 is due with your registration and covers the entire 2023-2024 school year program.

Free Music Tuition and Instrument Rental:

parent volunteer is needed to assist with administrative logistics on Fridays.

Please email us at if your’e available each week and interested in being our parent volunteer. 

Parent volunteers receive a full tuition waiver and free instrument rental in exchange for their weekly assistance.

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

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.

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 while remaining ultra portable.

**IMPORTANT:  Please select a keyboard that has battery power or that can be fully-charged for independent use in class. Disposable Battery or Rechargeable Battery Power is required for class.

Kmise 44 Key
Casio 32 Key
SUNLP 37 Key