2023-2024 School Year
Orchestra Program Details
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 2023-2024 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 or piano/keyboard. (Violins are sized to fit each individual student.)
• Second graders may choose the violin, ukulele, flute, clarinet, or trumpet.
• Third graders may choose the violin, cello, ukulele, flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone.
• Fourth and fifth graders may choose the violin, cello, ukulele, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet or trombone.
Instruction begins on Mondays in September 2023 and runs through the spring, culminating with a school concert in June 2024.
Thirty to forty minute small group lessons will be held each Monday after school between 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM. Please keep this general time block free on Mondays 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 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 will be supervised by the ACE Program until their designated class time.
A program fee is requested from each participant to cover the entire school year spanning September, 2023 through June, 2024. Please register and submit your payment for the program directly through the ACE Plus at school.
*Please stay tuned for more information from WNS about how to register directly through the school and cost.
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
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.