St. Matthew’s Parish

2023 Spring Semester

Orchestra Program Details

Grades: K-8

Course Description:

Welcome to Orchestra – Violin Ensemble!

All levels welcome and no experience required!

Students will be grouped in violin classes of similar ages and skill level. This program is designed to keep music FUN, so students should expect to play many familiar songs throughout the 14 week program, in addition to learning the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony and traditional note reading.

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


  • Kindergarteners through 8th graders may choose the violin only. (We plan to expand to more instrument options this fall!)


Instruction begins on Friday, February 17th, 2023 and runs through the spring, culminating in a violin recital on Friday, June 2nd, 2023.

Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Friday after school between 3:15 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.

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, 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 scheduled in later classes should contact the school regarding available campus supervision for students waiting to take their lesson.

Program costs

A program fee of $425 is requested from each participant to cover the entire 14+ week semester program spanning February 17th, 2023 through June 2nd, 2023.

  • one payment of $425 – due with registration

Additional Resources

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

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.