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Orchestra in the Schools is an affordable, after school music education program.  

  • Twenty-seven, two hour session throughout the school year of 2022-23. Total of 54 hours of quality music training.
  • We accept Home School, Charter, Public, and Private Schools - grades 3-8.
  • Younger students may be accepcted with approval from the Artistic Director.
  • Learn to play an orchestral instrument, read music, rehearse and perform with young people from the Monterey County.  
  • Offering outstanding group lessons and full orchestra performance opportunities,  since 1988.
 
  • We are offering two sites of instruction:
    • ) Mondays at International School of Monterey in Seaside.
    • ) Tuesdays at Monterey Bay Charter School in Pacific Grove.
Small group lessons from highly qualified Instructors teaching:
  • Strings - Violin, Viola and Cello (1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or 4/4 sizes)
  • Double Bass - (1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 sizes)
  • Woodwinds - Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone
  • Brass - Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Baritone, Tuba
  • Percussion - Snare Drum, Drum Pad, Bells, Bass Drum
  • Guitar - Acoustic, Electric and Electric Bass
 
  • Classes are from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Mondays or Tuesdays.
  • Two concerts are planned, one in December and one in May.
  • Cost is $650.00 for the entire season (see calendars for exact dates).
  • Instrument loans at no cost for registered students.
  • Tuition Aid is available for qualified applicants.
Calendar for 2022-23
Mondays

International School of Monterey
1720 Yosemite St., Seaside, CA


All rehearsals are inside with COVID protocols in place:

September:  12, 19, 26
October:  10, 17, 24, 31
November:  7, 14, 28
December:  5 & 13*
January:  9, 23, 30
February:  6,13, 27
March:  6 & 13
April:  3, 10, 17, 24
May:  1, 8, 16**

*Winter Concert 6pm on December 13 (location is to be arranged).
**Spring Concert 6pm on May 16 (location is to be arranged).


Web Site:  OrchestraInTheSchools.org                 Phone: 831-402-2946
Email:  Sharon@OrchestraInTheSchools.org


Calendar for 2022-23
Tuesdays

Monterey Bay Charter School
1004 David Ave., Pacific Grove, CA

All rehearsals are inside with COVID protocols in place:

September:  13, 20, 27
October:  4, 18, 25
November:  8, 15, 29
December:  6 & 13
January:  10, 17, 24, 31
February:  7, 14, 28
March:  7, 14, 21, 28
April:  18, 25
May:  2, 9, 16

Winter Concert 6pm on December 13 (location is to be arranged).
Spring Concert 6pm on May 16 (location is to be arranged).


Web Site:  OrchestraInTheSchools.org                 Phone: 831-402-2946
Email:  Sharon@OrchestraInTheSchools.org


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Our Staff

James Paoletti
James Paoletti

CEO/Artistic Director

James Paoletti has been the Artistic Director for Orchestra in the Schools since 1990. He earned his BA and MA in Music Education with a minor in Tuba Performance at California State University at Los Angeles. His career as a music educator spans 38 years in the Los Angeles area and at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Stevenson School Carmel Campus. Mr. Paoletti has conducted the Monterey Symphony, Monterey Symphony Chorus, Youth Music Monterey County Youth Orchestra (YMMC), and the Monterey Pops!

Sharon Halvorson
Sharon Halvorson

Program Coordinator

Our Instructors

Peter Martin
Peter Martin

Guitar Instructor/p>

Don Dalley
Don Dalley

String Instructor/p>

Brynn Dally
Brynn Dally

String Instructor/p>

Bob Davies
Bob Davies

Double Bass Instructor/p>

Kevin Jordan
Kevin Jordan

Brass & Percussion Instructor/p>

Lia Donovan -Jones
Lia Donovan -Jones

Woodwind Instructor/p>

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