By Laurie Hanson
Registration is now open for after school instrumental music classes TK – 5th grades to be held at local elementary schools in Los Alamitos Unified School District. The elementary music program is one of The Youth Center’s seven programs for children and teens in the Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach and surrounding communities.
Classes start in September, and students can choose to learn the violin, viola, cello, saxophone, clarinet, flute, trumpet, trombone, electric bass, or percussion. Aside from learning individual instruments, the Music Program offers Jazz and Orchestra Preparation, Mini-Percussion (for K-2nd), and new this year – Rock Band. Keyboard and Guitar classes are also offered after school at Applied Music Studio in Los Alamitos.
“Music provides students with a wealth of benefits,” said Youth Center Music Director Daniel Van Andler. “In addition to obtaining musical skills needed to become a performer, a child learns skills that can be used in every facet of life. Teamwork, dedication, self-discipline and responsibility prepare a child for a successful future in any profession he/she may choose.”
“A variety of research shows that music students are among the academically strongest in their schools, and score higher on the SAT than other students,” continued Van Andler. “Most colleges and universities now look for more than just good grades on a child’s transcript. They want well-rounded students that have been able to accomplish more than textbook knowledge.”
Thirty one-hour classes including two rehearsals and concerts costs $399 per student for the 2018-19 school -year. There is a discount for returning students and siblings and a payment plan is available. Scholarship applications will be accepted for the program as well.
For more information or to register for the Youth Center After School Elementary Music Program, please visit online at www.theyouthcenter.org/music.asp or call The Youth Center at (562) 493-4043.
- DSCF6908.jpg – The Youth Center’s after school instrumental music classes are now open for registration. Classes are held at schools throughout the Los Alamitos Unified School Districts with some held at Applied Music Studio in Los Alamitos. Pictured are two students at the All District Music Concert last year.
- IMG_0198.jpg – Your child can learn how to play a musical instrument with The Youth Center’s after school music classes. Sign-ups are going on now for the 2018-19 school year. For more information and registration, visit online at www.theyouthcenter.org/music.asp.