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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.