Elemental Music engages young players through ensembles from an early age, helping develop both technical and musical skills that prepare them for continued study at the middle and high school levels.


Not only that, but playing in these ensembles helps both students and parents become part of a larger musical community, fostering friendships that often last beyond the high school years!


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Our Programs

Our programs not only foster a love of music, but give students the chance to make music with friends and create community! What could be better? Here’s what you need to know to get started with us:

  • Weekly 2-hour rehearsals in  Santa Monica

  • Expert, personalized instruction, an average 10:1 student–teacher ratio

  • Yearly tuition averages out to $15/hr

  • Financial assistance is available for qualified families

  • Admission to ensembles is audition-based, except Prelude and Intro Guitar


Thursdays at Will Rogers from 3:45–5:45pm
2401 14th Street

Prelude is our beginning strings program for 3rd and 4th grade students with no previous playing experience. 

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academy philharmonic

Tuesdays at Lincoln Middle School from 4:00–6:00pm
1501 California Ave

Academy Philharmonic provides new opportunities for middle schoolers in Santa Monica to experience the thrill of playing in a full orchestra.

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Thursdays at Will Rogers from 3:45-5:45pm.
2401 14th Street

Elemental Guitar is a fun and engaging ensemble opportunity for total beginners and intermediate level players.

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Fridays at Will Rogers from 3:45–5:45pm
2401 14th Street

Elemental Strings is our signature youth orchestra program for string students in 3rd through 5th grades.

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Thursdays at Grant from 3:45–5:45pm
2368 Pearl Street

Elemental Band is a unique program which gives 3rd, 4th & 5th grade wind and percussion students the opportunity to play in a full concert band!

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Fridays at Edison from 3:45–5:45pm.
2402 Virginia Avenue

Young musicians (3rd, 4th, and 5th grades) in this choir will sing exciting, challenging, and fun choral music in a variety of styles and languages from around the world.

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