Chaparral Elementary Instrumental Music

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Orchestra Classes

Beginning Orchestra

Beginning Orchestra is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Chaparral feeder area.   In this class, students will learn how to assemble, care for, and begin to play an instrument.  No previous instruction is required.  In orchestra, students can learn to play violin, viola, cello or string bass.


Intermediate Orchestra

Intermediate Orchestra is available to all 4th, 5th & 6th Grade students in the Chaparral feeder area.   In this class, students will build on their fundamental skills and learn to play more complex music in a variety of styles.  Previous experience, such as a year of completed beginning orchestra, is required.



Class Options
(To be updated by Aug. 1 for 2021-22)

Classes are offered for each school, but students are welcome to attend any option that best fits their schedules.***


***These are "brick and mortar" schedules that we'd normally do if school was in session in normal.


It looks like we'll be starting entirely virtually this year, and perhaps later in the year there could be combinations of in-person and virtual classes.  Your child's teacher will communicate the various adaptations that may need to be made throughout the year, based on COVID-19 guidelines for keeping our children (and teachers) healthy.***



Option 1 - Orchestra at Cherokee Trail

Instructor: Ms. Wu (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule is individual mini private lessons, scheduled at a time that works for you and Ms. Wu) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 2 - Orchestra at Mammoth Heights

Beginning Orchestra: every other Monday & every Tuesday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: every other Monday & every Thursday, 7:30 -8:30 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Wu (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule is individual mini private lessons, scheduled at a time that works for you and Ms. Wu) - for more information: [email protected]

Register now


Option 3 - Orchestra at North Star Academy**

Beginning Orchestra: Tuesdays & every other Friday, 7:10 - 8:10 a.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: Thursdays & every other Friday, 7:10 - 8:10 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Pelham (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

***This class is open to anyone through the 8th grade.

VIRTUAL START (Zoom schedule: Beginners - Tuesdays, 7:00 - 7:50 a.m.  Intermediates - Fridays, 4:00 - 4:50 p.m.  Additional instruction and online materials available.) - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 4 - Orchestra at Pine Grove

Beginning Orchestra: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:20 - 8:20 a.m.

Intermediate Orchestra: every other Tuesday & every Thursday, 7:20 -8:20 a.m.

Instructor: Ms. Petersen (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Virtual schedule: Beginners - Mon. 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. & Thurs. 4:50 - 5:30 p.m.  Intermediates - Mon. 4:30 - 5:10 p.m. & Thurs. 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.)  - for more information: [email protected]

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Option 5 - Orchestra at Pine Lane

Beginning Orchestra: Tuesdays, 4:05 - 5:20 p.m. 

Intermediate Orchestra: Thursdays, 4:05 - 5:20 p.m.

Instructor: Ms. Petersen (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Virtual schedule: Beginners - Mon. 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. & Thurs. 4:50 - 5:30 p.m.  Intermediates - Mon. 4:30 - 5:10 p.m. & Thurs. 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.)- for more information: [email protected]

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Option 6 - Orchestra at Prairie Crossing

Instructor: Ms. Petersen (video introduction)

**Still accepting students!

VIRTUAL START (Virtual schedule: Beginners - Mon., 7:30 - 8:10 a.m. & Thurs., 4:50 - 5:30 p.m.  Intermediates - mon., 4:30 - 5:10 p.m. & thurs., 7:30 - 8:10 a.m.) - for more information: [email protected]

Register now