program Description

Prelude is our beginning strings ensemble.

Designed specifically for beginning string players in grades 3-5, Prelude students meet weekly for rehearsals that focus on building a strong technical foundation. In addition to the large ensemble rehearsals, students also break into traditional sectionals, where they receive personalized instruction in small groups. 

Prelude is the perfect place for beginning string players to discover their musical chops and make new friends who are also excited about learning an instrument! 


LOCATION & Tuition

Thursdays, Will Rogers Learning Community, 2401 14th St., Santa Monica, from 3:45–5:45pm. Location may be subject to change.

Tuition is: $925/ year.
Financial assistance is available for qualified families. Please submit your application ASAP.

“We have loved seeing our daughter’s love for music grow and in her confidence playing in front of a large group. The Prelude teachers are amazing and foster a safe learning environment.”
— Ally Stebner, Parent


No audition or experience required to join. Beginning 3rd and 4th grade string players are accepted on violin, viola, and cello. 5th grade beginners are also occasionally accepted to participate.

Interested in joining Prelude? Email Program Director Emily Call with questions or for more information!

Prelude Program Season Calendar