Westside Neighborhood School

2022-23 School Year

Orchestra Program Details

Grades: K-5

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 wind, brass, or string instrument. This program is designed to keep music FUN, so students should expect to play many familiar songs throughout the 28+ 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!


  • Kindergarteners and 1st graders may only choose the violin.
  • 2nd graders may choose the violin, or ukulele.
  • 3rd graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet, pBone mini, or ukulele.
  • 4th and 5th graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, or ukulele.


Instruction begins on Mondays in September 2022 and runs through the spring, culminating with a school concert in June, 2023.

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.

Program costs

A program fee is requested from each participant to cover the entire 28+ week school year spanning September, 2022 through June, 2023.  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.

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 until cancelled.

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

*Registration for the Orchestra Program should be completed through the school directly. If you would like to add on private lessons you can sign up here:  https://www.theorchestraplace.com/private-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.