Woodin Elementary Young Orchestra


Do you want to learn how to play the violin? Do you want to play in an orchestra? We are offering an orchestra program. We are looking for students who can commit to practice. No experience in music is required.

We will have an informational meeting October 5th at 6:45pm in the Woodin Library.

Registration now CLOSED. Registration Deadline is October 6th extended through October 11th 2017

Program Dates: October 13th - November 21st, Tuesdays and Fridays at 7:40am - 8:40am.

Location: Woodin Elementary - Tuesdays Classroom #28, Fridays Classroom #27 (Parents must drop off and sign their children in)

Tuition: $130 (Scholarships Available)

Parent Volunteer REQUIRED (must be a PTA member) 50% off discount for one child.

Eligible Students: Grades 1st - 3rd. 4th and 5th graders must be part of the district orchestra.

Required Supplies: Students must bring their own violin, bow and resin to class. (please see details below) Music stand for use at home. Visit this link for rental options.


Mr. Geoff Johnson, a violin and viola teacher, will lead the Young Orchestra. Mr. Johnson has been teaching violin and viola for the last 35 years, and out of that 25 years, in the Kenmore/Bothell area. He also works with the Northshore School District Music Department helping orchestras through out NSD.

Students will need to bring their own violin, bow and resin to class. Please do not buy $80 violins from eBay or other online websites before consulting with the teacher. You can rent violins (cost can vary from $10-$40/month). Make sure you can return or exchange your violin (we need to make sure the violin fits the student size). Students will need a music stand for practice at home. Please do not buy anything else before consulting with the teacher. You do not need a metronome or tuner or any other devices. You do not need any books.

Each class must have a Parent Volunteer. We cannot have a class without one. The job of the volunteer is to remain in the Student Enrichment Class to support the instructor and students. A parent who is a PTA member (required) and volunteers for the full session will receive 50% off the class fee for one child. 

We do not want financial need to prevent students from participating in this program. Please utilize the Scholarship if needed. Scholarships are confidential.

If you have any questions, please email Sharon Mittelman at nsyso.org@gmail.comhttp://nsyso.org/

Registration: Forms were sent home in the ACE Packet. If you did not receive one, please check in the Office for one. Registration Deadline is October 6th, 2017. Please return registrations to the PTA Drop Box located in the Front Office at Woodin Elementary.

Make checks payable to YAELSART.COM

This class is filled by a first come, first serve basis. If the class is full, you will be notified.