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 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
Wednesdays at SMASH from 3:45–5:45pm
2525 5th Street
Academy Philharmonic provides new opportunities for middle schoolers in Santa Monica to experience the thrill of playing in a full orchestra.
Thursdays at Grant from 3:45-5:45pm.
2368 Pearl Street
Elemental Guitar is a fun and engaging ensemble opportunity for total beginners and intermediate level players.
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.
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!
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.