Notes in Class brings a Symphony-trained presenter to teach students about a variety of musical instruments. Plus, each and every child will get a chance to make some noise and try out our collection of instruments for themselves!

Our acclaimed Notes in Class program visits 3rd and 4th grade classrooms throughout in San Luis Obispo County. Students get to experience an entertaining and education demonstration about the instruments used in an orchestra. They learn how sound works, how to identify instruments by size, shape and sound, and the different ways instruments produce noise!

Then the hands-on fun really begins when the students get a chance to try ALL of the instruments from the presentation!  Trumpets, trombones, violins, cellos, percussion, and more!

Reserve Your Visit

Teachers and principals at elementary schools throughout San Luis Obispo County are encouraged to invite Notes in Class to visit their third and fourth graders. Notes in Class presentations last about 45 minutes, and up to two may be scheduled per day.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Does It Cost?

Notes in Class costs just $125 per visit. Up to two presentations can be scheduled per visit (must be back-to-back), with a maximum of 32 students per class. If you would like to schedule more than 2 classes, please note that you will need to book across multiple days and each day will incur our standard fee.

What are the Requirements?

Please be prepared to provide three adult volunteers to assist with supervising the students, as well as loading and unloading the instruments, set-up and clean-up. Your classroom will need to have adequate space to display the instruments.

I Don’t Work at a School. Can I Still Arrange a Visit?

Notes in Class also visits other organizations, such as libraries and clubs, throughout the San Luis Obispo area. If you are interested in learning more, please call 805-543-3533 and ask for the Music Education department.