Beginner Orchestra

$55.00 / month for 9 months and a $20.00 sign-up fee

  •  Skill level: First Grade – Middle School
  •  Duration: 1 hour
  •  Schedule: Friday or Saturday
  •  Location: Brook Hollow Church



Students will be taught the fundamentals to play a string instrument, how to read music, and basic music theory in a fun and interactive one hour a week class. Instruments that can be chosen are violin, viola, and cello. Minimum three students and maximum six per class will allow for individual attention along with the fun of playing in a group. Classes will be grouped by age as much as possible.  Curriculum will depend on the ages of the students. A recital will occur at the end of the spring semester.

Students must rent or purchase their own instruments and supplies needed to play. If students do not already have an instrument, please wait until an email is received from Mrs. Blatchley in order to get the correct size, recommendations for rental or purchase, and a short list of supplies.

Lessons will be taught on Friday afternoon/evening and Saturday morning. When purchasing this class put down your preference for Friday or Saturday along with your child’s name and age. You will be contacted about specific class times.

Classes will start September 11th.  A calendar of lesson dates and a contract with cancellation policies will be provided.


Elizabeth Blatchley has 16 years of experience teaching. She taught general music for early childhood and orchestra in elementary and middle schools and private lessons for ages 3 to adult. Elizabeth has taught in Texas, Thailand, and China. Before resigning to be a stay at home mom, she taught 7 years at Craig Middle School as an orchestra director in Abilene ISD.  Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Music Instrumental Education degree from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Science degree in Theology: Biblical Studies from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.  She is excited to share her love of music with Tiny School.

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