Classes

Upcoming events

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 21 May 2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Carlton Avenue School
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    Carlton Avenue School Intermediate Band 2018-19

    Tuesdays 2:50-3:40
    Open to 5th graders who have completed Beginning Band
    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 2
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    Suzuki Violin 1a (Ages 4-6)

    For Level Placement Contact Instructor Astara Marcia

    globalmusicandarts0@gmail.com

    Saturday 2:15-2:45

    Level 1: This Pre-Twinkle introductory class focuses on building proper violin playing posture and on basic techniques such as how to hold the bow, how to hold the violin, pizzicato, and playing short songs. Through fun games, songs, and poems students learn about dynamics, rhythm, the parts of the violin and bow, and begin aurally identifying the sound of each of the violin strings. Daily practice required. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    *Parent or guardian must be present for class
    • 15 Sep 2018
    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 7 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 3
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    Suzuki Violin 1b (Ages 5-7)

    For Level Placement Contact Instructor Astara Marcia

    globalmusicandarts0@gmail.com

    Saturday 3:00-3:30pm

    Level 1: This Pre-Twinkle introductory class focuses on building proper violin playing posture and on basic techniques such as how to hold the bow, how to hold the violin, pizzicato, and playing short songs. Through fun games, songs, and poems students learn about dynamics, rhythm, the parts of the violin and bow, and begin aurally identifying the sound of each of the violin strings. Daily practice required. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    *Parent or guardian must be present for class
    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 0
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    Allegro: Clarinet and Saxophone (Group I)

    Instructor: Susan Hartzman
    Sunday 1:00-1:45pm

    These introductory classes prepare students to enter the school year with more musical confidence and understanding. With a class limit of 8 students, Allegro classes give students individual attention and more focused instrument-specific instruction in small group settings. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 5
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    Allegro: Flute (Group I)

    Instructor: Sarah Vay Kerns
    Sunday 2:00-2:45pm

    These introductory classes prepare students to enter the school year with more musical confidence and understanding. With a class limit of 8 students, Allegro classes give students individual attention and more focused instrument-specific instruction in small group settings. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 0
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    Allegro: Violin, Viola and Cello

    Instructor: Milda Martisius
    Sunday 3:00-3:45pm

    These introductory classes prepare students to enter the school year with more musical confidence and understanding. With a class limit of 8 students, Allegro classes give students individual attention and more focused instrument-specific instruction in small group settings. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 20 May 2019
    • 27 sessions
    • Carlton Avenue School
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    Carlton Avenue School Beginning Band 2018-19

    Mondays 2:50-3:40
    Open to 4th and 5th graders
    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 5:15 PM
    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 6:15 PM
    • Blach Middle School Band Room
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    Los Altos Community Jazz Band - Fall 2018

    Age: 6th – 8th grade
    Wednesdays 5:15-6:15pm
    Tuition: $175.00
    The Los Altos Community Jazz Band is a public jazz band class open to kids from 6th grade to 8th grade.  The class is sponsored by West Valley Music.  Students from Los Altos School District as well as surrounding school districts, private schools and home schoolers are welcome to come and participate.  All classes are held at Blach Intermediate School at 1120 Covington Road in Los Altos.

    Rehearsal times are from 5:15pm to 6:15pm every Wednesday during the school year from the third Wednesday in September until the last Wednesday in May.  Jazz band is not held during the summer.  If a school or legal holiday falls on a rehearsal Wednesday, jazz band is canceled for that day and will resume on the next Wednesday that school is back in session.

    Mr. Lewis can be contacted by emailing losaltoscommunityjazzband@gmail.com or vlewis@lasdschools.org or call/text Mr. Lewis at 408 422 9625

    *Exact dates subject to change
    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 11 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 4
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    Allegro: Clarinet and Saxophone (Group II)

    Instructor: Susan Hartzman
    Thursday 5:30-6:15

    These introductory classes prepare students to enter the school year with more musical confidence and understanding. With a class limit of 8 students, Allegro classes give students individual attention and more focused instrument-specific instruction in small group settings. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    • 22 Sep 2018
    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 4
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    Beginning Guitar

    Ages 10 and up 
    Saturdays 1:15-2:00pm
    Instructor: Jim Witzel

    Intro to basic skills of playing guitar - chords, strumming, finger picking, sight reading and songs.  Students must provide their own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music store.
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 4
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    Allegro: Brass (Group I)

    Instructor: Tracey Hurley
    Tuesday 5:30-6:15

    These introductory classes prepare students to enter the school year with more musical confidence and understanding. With a class limit of 8 students, Allegro classes give students individual attention and more focused instrument-specific instruction in small group settings. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 7
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    Allegro: Brass (Group II)

    Instructor: Tracey Hurley
    Wednesday 5:30-6:15pm

    These introductory classes prepare students to enter the school year with more musical confidence and understanding. With a class limit of 8 students, Allegro classes give students individual attention and more focused instrument-specific instruction in small group settings. Students must provide own instrument. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 6
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    Beginning Ukulele (ages 10+)

    Instructor: Ernie Aguirre
    Fridays 6:30-7:15pm

    Just that ... the basics of playing the ukulele. Focus is on learning chords, strumming, and melodies through playing contemporary and traditional Hawaiian songs. Notes in the open position will be covered as well.

    Students must provide their own instrument. Ukuleles are available for purchase at West Valley Music.


    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Studio 10 West Valley Music
    • 11
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    Salon Concert October 13, 2018

    Age: Middle School and High School
    Saturday, October 13, 2018 6:00pm
    Cost: $10.00

    We are excited to host a new concert series for students. These events are intended to provide a low pressure environment for students to practice performing. They may choose any one solo piece they are working on for an audition such as All-State, tests like the Royal Conservatory or Certificate of Merit, recital pieces, or other performances. 

    Chamber groups are also welcome. Each member of the chamber group must register individually.

    Location is Studio 10 at West Valley Music.

    Each student must provide the title, instrument, and timing of their piece. Students may perform solo or are welcome to bring an accompanist with them.

    Please contact Sarah at sarah@westvalleymusic.com if you have any questions.

    If you'd like to play more than one piece, you must register for an additional time slot at $10 each.

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