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The Orchestra Academy will be holding rehearsals from 9:00am- 12:00pm at Turnberry Elementary School (13069 E 106th Pl in Commerce City), beginning on September 9th, 2019.

The Beginning Orchestra will rehearse from 9:00am – 10:00am.  There is no experienced required to join this orchestra.

The Intermediate Orchestra will rehearse from 10:00am – 11:00am.  Students are required to audition for this orchestra; details can be found here.

The Advanced Orchestra will rehearse from 11:00am – 12:00pm.  Students are required to audition for this orchestra; details can be found here.

Contact Mrs. Badal at lisa@orchestraacademy.co for audition materials and any questions you may have

Each semester of the Orchestra Academy is only $99!  This includes 14 rehearsals, a music book, online help, and an end of the semester concert!

About the Class

Students are responsible for renting their own instruments. I recommend the following stores/websites:

  • Universal Music (1200 E 104th Ave in Thornton)
  • Music and Arts (7350 W. 88th Ave in Arvada)
  • Flesher-Hinton Music Co (5890 W. 44th Ave in Wheat Ridge)
  • Rockley’s Music Center (8555 W Colfax Ave in Lakewood)
  • Shar Music (sharmusic.com)
  • Southwest Strings (swstrings.com)

Please DO NOT get an instrument from Amazon, Walmart, or Costco. These are my favorite places to shop, but all of their instruments are what I call “toy instruments”–they look like a real instrument but they do not work properly and can never produce a good sound. Do yourself a favor and rent from a reputable store!

All students need an instrument, bow, and rosin. Violin and viola players need a shoulder rest, and cello and bass players need rock stops. Music stores can provide you with these accessories.

I will provide method books and instruction every Monday. Additionally, I will post instructional videos twice a week to help your student practice during the week. ALL STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO PRACTICE AT HOME! We cannot get where we want to go with one class a week unless students also make the effort to practice at home.

We will have 2 concerts a year–one in December and one in April.