Instrumental Music Instructions for 1-5

The program is directed by Larry Newman and classes are taught by the music specialists of Children's Music Workshop (CMW).

Visit the CMW Website for more info.

1st graders may choose the violin or the recorder.

2nd and 3rd graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet or pBone mini (child-sized trombone).

4th and 5th graders may choose the violin, cello, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, pBone mini or baritone horn. 

Small group classes are scheduled every 30 - 40 minutes on Tuesdays after school from 1:50 - 4:35 PM.

Instruction occurs on Tuesdays every week, and runs through the school year, culminating with a school concert.


I am pleased to announce that the program “Music Matters: L.A. Kids and their Music” featuring dozens of LAUSD elementary students, has won the 68th Annual L.A. Area Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Children/Youth Programming.

The show features the All Schools Elementary Honor Orchestra’s concert in Schoenberg Hall at UCLA along with fascinating close-up looks of several students and their parents.  The program highlights the importance of music in a well-rounded education and emphasizes the vital role music education plays in our public schools.

The Emmy was presented on Saturday, July 23, 2016 in the new Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy in North Hollywood, California.

You can access photos and video of both the show, Music Matters, and the awards presentation at

Thanks very much!

Larry Newman
Children’s Music Workshop, Los Angeles, Inc.