Elementary Band & Strings Programs are presented at Conejo Valley Unified School District Elementary Schools through the cooperative efforts of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, the Conejo Recreation & Park District, and the Conejo Valley Unified School District.
The Elementary Band & Strings Programs are held in two semesters and runs for the entire year. Elementary Band begins in 4th grade. Elementary Band students may choose from flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, or percussion Elementary Strings students may choose from violin, viola, or cello. Beginning students for both Band & Strings must register in the Fall semester.
It is our goal to make the Elementary Music Program available to all interested students regardless of financial need. However, our financial aid pool is limited, so to provide assistance to as many students as possible, we ask that parents try to make some payment. Our suggested minimum payment is 25% of the total $205 fee, which is $51.25. Parents may also pay the full tuition in instalments. Our monthly plan for full-tuition payment is below.
To request Financial Assistance, download the form linked below, print it, complete it, and submit it with your registration form and payment to your music instructor. If you wish to make your payment using a credit card, please call the Hillcrest Center for the Arts to make your payment and submit the form to your chorus instructor. We will send you an email confirming approval of your request.
Payment plans* as a form of financial assistance are allowed as follows:
A minimum of $51.25, Payment #1, paid with initial registration.
FOR FALL: Payment #2: $51.25 is due by November 1.
Payment #3: $51.25 is due by December 1.
Payment #4: $51.25 is due by January 2.
FOR SPRING: Payment #1 of $51.25 is due by February 1
Payment #2: $51.25 is due by March 1.
Payment #3: $51.25 is due by April 1.
Payment #4: $51.25 is due by May 1.
* We do not offer AUTOMATIC payments. Payment plan users are responsible for keeping up with their payments. Reminders will be sent as a courtesy and are not guaranteed. Falling behind on payments may result in instruction being withheld by the instructor. Parents are responsible for making payments by the deadlines.
Supplemental material will be provided by the instructor at no extra charge. Parents are responsible for providing an instrument, the method book specified by the instructor, a shoulder rest (Kuhn or similar design) for violin/viola students, and extra strings (1 A-string and 1 D-string) for violin/viola students. A folding music stand to keep at home for practice is recommended but not required. Some schools may be able to provide instruments. Parents interested in this option should contact their Strings instructor for more information. Resources for method book purchase and instrument rental/purchase are listed below.
Prorated refunds require approval by the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley. Full refunds may be granted for extenuating circumstances. All refunds, if granted, are subject to a minimum cancellation fee of $45.00 after the second session of class. To request a refund you must contact the Hillcrest Center for the Arts at (805) 381-2747 or via email at Cultural@cprd.org.Please note: Refunds for payments by check will take 4-6 weeks to process. Refunds for credit card payments will be processed on the same card used to make the initial payment.