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Music Program FAQs

Concert information will be shared on this page as soon as we have it. 

Frequent Asked Questions:

1.  What classes and instruments do you offer?

MINI MUSIC MASTERS (K-2) - At all schools.
An introduction to the violin, viola, or percussion instruments. Your child will learn the basic fundamentals of music, performance, and rhythm in a fun and exciting way.

MINI PERCUSSION (K-2) - At all schools.
An introduction to a variety of percussion instruments from around the world. Kids have a lot of fun making sounds from these instruments!

BEGINNING BAND AND STRING CLASSES - At all schools.
Strings - 3rd to 5th grade students will be placed by our Music Director according to the level of experience you selected above. 
Band - 3rd to 5th grade students will be placed by our Music Director according to the level of experience you selected above.

LAYC Variety Band - For grades 3-5 with one/more year of experience. Together, kids will play a variety of music genres and styles (Classical, Big Band, Rock, Jazz, etc.). Students will also have new performance opportunities in the community this year.   

LAYC String Ensemble - For grades 3-5 with one/more year of experience. Together, kids will play a variety of music genres and styles (Classical, Big Band, Rock, Jazz, etc.). Students will also have new performance opportunities in the community this year.  

NEW -- LAYC Rock Band!!
Students with one+ years of experience can audition to be part of the LAYC Rock Band. Lessons will be held weekly at Applied Music Studio. 

KEYBOARD (K-2) and GUITAR (3-5) - At Applied Music Studio. From beginners to advanced, classes are held Thursday and/or Friday afternoons.

2.  What instruments can a student select?
Violin, Viola, Cello, Guitar, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Trumpet, Trombone, Electric Bass, Percussion, Keyboard, Drums, and more.

3.  Where can I find the school-year-long class schedule, classroom assignments and music teachers?https://sites.google.com/a/theyouthcenter.org/programupdates/music-program

4.  Where do I pick up my child after their music lesson?
If your child attends Kids Korner, please pick up your child at Kids Korner.  Otherwise, they should be picked up at their assigned music classroom.

5.  Do I need to rent an instrument and if so, how is that arranged and what is the cost?
All classes require your child to bring an instrument with the exception of the Mini-Percussion and Keyboard classes.  Rental instruments can be obtained by contacting Daniel at (562) 596-1287, appliedmusicstore@gmail.com, or you can reserve an instrument online at Applied Music’s website:  http://www.appliedmusicstore.com/appliedmusicstore.com/instrument_rental_2_3.html 

6.  If my child is taking Guitar or Keyboard lessons at Applied Music Studio, do you offer transportation to/from school and the studio?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer transportation.

7.  Who can I contact at Applied Music Studio regarding a rental instrument?
We recommend Daniel Van Andler, daniel@theyouthcenter.org, (562) 596-1287.  The first month's rental fee is free to all LAUSD students in our Music program.

8.  Do you offer make-up lessons?
We do not provide makeups or refunds for missed classes. You may attend another school for an extra class if you need to miss your regular class time. Please speak with your child's music teacher in advance to make arrangements.

9.  How do I reach my child's music teacher?  
Please contact Daniel Van Andler at (562) 596-1287 or The Youth Center office at (562) 493-4043.  Please note that in cases of emergency, another teacher may fill‑in for your child's teacher on any given session. 

10.  What should I bring to class every week?
Your child should bring their music book/pages, instrument and a pencil.

11.  How will I know what my child is supposed to practice before the next lesson?
They will receive communications and instructions from their teacher in the Music folder we will provide to them at the beginning of class.

12.  What is your refund policy?
Students and parents have four (4) class sessions in which to evaluate the program. A full refund of the program fee, less the $50 administration charge, will only be granted if written notice of withdrawal is received by The Youth Center office prior to the beginning of the 5th class meeting. Following the start of the 5th class, all program fees will be considered fully earned and no refunds, full or partial, will be granted.  Also, if you rent an instrument from Applied Music Studio, the first month is free.  

13.  What is your class size minimum and maximum?
Classes are subject to a six (6) student minimum. If it is necessary to cancel a class as a result of insufficient enrollment, students may enroll at another school.  The maximum number of children in any given class may vary upon the class and is at the music director's discretion. 

14.  If I make payments (rather than pay in full) for the classes, when does The Youth Center charge? 
If using a credit card, you can be automatically charged monthly on the 15th of each month until the full program fee is paid. If payment is not made by the 30th of the month due, a $20 late fee will be assessed.

15.  What if I can't afford the program?
 

The Youth Center provides scholarships to families in need. Please download the form here along with the necessary paperwork described in the application. 


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