Spring 2024

Registration for Spring 2024 will close at 4 pm on Monday, 2/5. Remaining lesson times are on sale for $60 until we close. These are primarily for percussion, piano and violin. Please email to ask about other instruments.

Please review the calendar at the bottom of the home page to make sure your youth musician can participate in juries (either day) and in recital camp weekend.

To make sure you correctly complete the form linked at the bottom of the page, please read the following information.  

Scrollworks is offering private lessons, group instruction and ensembles for orchestral instruments (winds, strings and percussion), piano, voice, guitar and art to children ages 6 to 18, including students with disabilities.

All classes, lessons and ensembles will be in-person at St. Paul UMC on either Monday evenings (between 4 pm and 8 pm) or on Saturdays (between 9 am and 3 pm). Returning students who have been taking online lessons may continue. New students, please contact us about online lessons.

Our spring program consists of 12 classes/lessons, a mid-semester jury day, a final performance weekend which includes an all-day recital camp, a formal Solo Recital and a formal Concert for the group classes and ensembles.

Group classes, ensembles and orchestra rehearsal are 60 minutes.
Private lessons, music theory, art and the premier recorder ensemble are 30  minutes.
We serve a free lunch at noon on most teaching Saturdays for our families, staff and  church members.  (Please let us know if anyone in your family has dietary restrictions or if you would like to help serve or to  donate food, paper goods or drinks.)

The semester calendar is on the home page.
Click here for a handy printable version to put on the fridge. (Thanks, Dane Lawley and Sara Peacock!)  
Please do not register if you know your child will miss more than 2 lesson days because of events already on their calendar. (We do not count unavoidable conflicts such as illness or a death in the family.)

Orientation for new families will be Saturday, January 13 at 9 am. Here's the schedule:
9 am - Violin sizing - for students new to violin or returning students who need a larger size or minor repairs or tuning
9:30 am - Theory test for ages 8+. For new students and any returning student who did not take a theory test last semester. (No previous knowledge of music is required or expected. This is just to determine a baseline so we can measure our effectiveness.)
10:00 am - Basic info on our program. For all new students or returning students who did not attend Spring or Fall 2023.

Participation in the solo recital and/or the ensemble concert is required. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend. (Out-of-town online students should plan on submitting a video.)

Recital Camp is our main rehearsal time for the Sunday ensemble concert. This includes all students except piano and voice soloists. Attendance is required to participate in the ensemble concert. Please put this on your calendar and plan to attend.

Fees for 12 lessons/classes + jury + recital/concert:

We loan instruments (if available) for a one-time $25 fee per instrument. After the initial fee, there is no charge to swap for a different size or to change instruments.
Scrollworks encourages our students to use this loaned instrument in their school band or orchestra as long as they continue to fully participate in classes and ensembles at Scrollworks. 


Classes for Each Child's Age and Skill:

Age as of Jan. 1, 2024. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.

For Age 6, we offer an Instrument Explorer class on Saturday mornings. The class focuses on a different instrument family each semester and begins teaching rhythm and note reading. 

For Age 7, we offer beginning violin classes on Monday evenings and Saturdays.

Rhythm Band for Ages 6 - 8:
Saturday mornings
For Age 8+ (new beginners):
·Violin - Group classes are available on Monday evenings and Saturdays
·Cello - Private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays

·Winds - Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, - Group class on Monday evenings and Saturdays.
French horn, Tuba, Saxophone, Oboe and Bassoon - Group class on Saturdays.
(Limited availability of instruments to loan for tuba, saxophone,  oboe and bassoon.)

·Percussion - In-person group class on Mondays and Saturdays
·Guitar - In-person group class on Saturdays.
·Beginning Piano - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings and Saturdays.
·Beginning Voice (age 10+) - In-person private lessons on Monday evenings

·Rhythm Band for Ages 6 - 8:
Saturday mornings

·Art for Ages 8-12 - 30 minute group class on Saturdays at 12:30 pm. Taught by Sarah Williams. Materials provided. Enrollment limited to 10 students.  
For Age 8+ (at least one previous semester of instruction):
·Violin - Group classes - placement based on skill level, Monday evenings and Saturdays. Online private lessons.
·Viola - Online private lessons.
·Cello - Online private lessons for returning students only

·Winds - In-person group classes - placement based on skill level, Monday evenings, and Saturdays.

·Chamber Strings Ensemble - By invitation from Bob Crosby. Email to enquire.

·Percussion - Group class on Saturdays.
·Guitar - Group classes - placement based on skill level, offered on Saturdays.
·Piano - In-person private lessons on Mondays and Saturdays. Online private lessons for returning  students only.
·Voice - Private lessons on Mondays.

Choir for Age 8+:
·In-person on Saturday mornings. This ensemble is by student request and is led by our student teachers.

Orchestra for Age 8+ (at least one year of instruction):
Minimum skill level required. (We will contact you for more information.) Rehearsal on Monday evenings and Saturdays. (May attend either or both.)
Instrument lessons will be coordinated with rehearsal time.

Electives for Age 8+ (for those who already play an instrument):
·Music Theory - 30 minute group classes on Mondays and Saturdays.
·Premier Recorder Ensemble  - 30 minute rehearsal on Saturdays. By invitation from Dane Lawley. Email to inquire

·Art for Ages 8-12 - 30 minute group class on Saturdays at 12:30 pm. Taught by Sarah Williams. Materials provided. Enrollment limited to 10 students.  

Click here for questions. ( question@myorch.org  )

Please provide additional information you think we should know in the comment section of the registration form.

Registrations are processed in the order received.

If you are ready to register, please click the button which will appear below once the form posted. Note that payment of the $85 $60 minimum fee is requested but not required to submit the form. You may adjust the amount to reflect your choices or zero it out if you can't pay at this time.

If payment is an issue please email Jeane Goforth.

After submitting, you should receive an automatic confirmation email. If you don't get that email, we didn't get your form. If this is a problem, email Ms. Goforth.

Please watch for any emails from Ms. Goforth with questions about your child's registration. Your prompt response is greatly appreciated.

You will receive an email with a personalized family schedule from Ms. Goforth by January 19 or, at the latest, the day before your classes begin (January 19 for Saturday lessons, January 21 for Monday lessons).

If you are new or haven't attended in awhile, please plan on attending orientation on January 13. If you don't need sized for a string instrument, please come at 9:30 am. If your child is younger than age 8, come at 10 am.