Upcoming Events

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 05 Jun 2019
    • 20 sessions
    • Blach Middle School Band Room
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    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.

    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
    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 01 Jun 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 2


    For Level Placement Contact Instructor Astara Marcia

    globalmusicandarts0@gmail.com

    Saturday 3:45-4:15pm

    Level 2: This Pre-Twinkle class continues to focus 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. Students should complete Level 1 or contact the instructor for correct level placement.

    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. Additionally, parents are strongly recommended to have their own violin. Rentals are available at West Valley Music.

    *Parent or guardian must be present for class. Recitals are not part of the Suzuki Class. They are done through the instructor's private studio, and are not included in the cost of this class.

    NO CLASS: April 27, May 11

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 16 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 3
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    Ages 10 and up 
    Thursdays 7:15-8:00
    Instructor: Tom Bockhold
    Tuition: $150

    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.


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 18 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 3
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    Ages 10 and up 

    Saturdays 1:15-2:00pm
    Instructor: Jim Witzel
    Tuition: $150

    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.



    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • West Valley Music
    • 3
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    ages 8-12
    Instructor: Tracey Hurley
    Tuition: $25.00

    Designed for children about to enter their first year of school band or orchestra instruction, the Instrument Safari gives students a chance to try their hand at each of the instruments typically offered in elementary and middle school music programs. By the end of the session, each student should have a better idea about which instrument "fits" them the best.
    • 03 May 2019
    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • West Valley Music
    • 6
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    Instructor: Ernie Aguirre
    Fridays 6:30-7:15pm
    Tuition: $150

    Age 10+


    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.



    • 04 May 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • West Valley Music
    • 5
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    ages 8-12
    Instructor: Tracey Hurley
    Tuition: $25.00

    Designed for children about to enter their first year of school band or orchestra instruction, the Instrument Safari gives students a chance to try their hand at each of the instruments typically offered in elementary and middle school music programs. By the end of the session, each student should have a better idea about which instrument "fits" them the best.
    • 05 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • West Valley Music
    • 3
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    ages 8-12
    Instructor: Tracey Hurley
    Tuition: $25.00

    Designed for children about to enter their first year of school band or orchestra instruction, the Instrument Safari gives students a chance to try their hand at each of the instruments typically offered in elementary and middle school music programs. By the end of the session, each student should have a better idea about which instrument "fits" them the best.
    • 12 May 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • West Valley Music
    • 5
    Register

    ages 8-12

    Instructor: Tracey Hurley
    Tuition: $25.00

    Designed for children about to enter their first year of school band or orchestra instruction, the Instrument Safari gives students a chance to try their hand at each of the instruments typically offered in elementary and middle school music programs. By the end of the session, each student should have a better idea about which instrument "fits" them the best.