The Ensemble Program is a weekly arts enrichment program that transforms young lives through instruction in music theory, instrument technique, private, and ensemble classes. Students at every experience level learn how to play their choice of violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, or classical guitar.
Music Theory/Sightreading (30 minutes)
Ensemble Practice (60 minutes)
Private Lesson (30 minutes)
Private Lessons for the Ensemble Program are available In-Person and Virtually.
Lessons will be offered on Saturdays around class times if space allows on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In-Person Lessons available Monday-Friday from
3-7pm, and Sunday 11-4pm.
Virtual Lessons available Monday-Friday from
10-7pm, Saturday 9-5pm, and Sunday 10-4pm.
VIOLIN, VIOLA, CELLO, DOUBLE BASS
ROOTS I - (STRINGS BEGINNER LEVEL)
Saturdays: 10:00-11:30 am
ROOTS II - (STRINGS ADV. BEGINNER LEVEL)
Saturdays: 10:00-11:30 am
DEBUT - (STRINGS INTERMEDIATE LEVEL)
Saturdays: 11:30-1:00 pm
PIANO I - (up to 2 years experience):
PIANO II - (more than 2 years experience):
GUITAR - (OPEN LEVEL):
This audition-based class challenges students to fulfill their true potential through rigorous weekly rehearsals and high-profile performances
(ADVANCED STRING ENSEMBLE)
Private Lessons are available for children and adults. Instruction is catered to each student's individuality, which allows for maximum attention and progress.
Students will learn how to play their choice of violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, classical guitar, ukulele, or voice.
30 Minutes: 13 Weeks: $780 | 26 Weeks: $1560
45 Minutes: 13 Weeks: $975 | 26 Weeks: $1950
60 Minutes: 13 Weeks: $1170 | 26 Weeks: $2340
Monday - Friday: 3:00-7:00pm
Monday - Friday: 10:00-7:00pm
MUSIC ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES
This is an interactive general music class, where children and their care-givers will explore music as a language, rhythm, singing, and kinetic exercises.
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Learn how to create your own melodies in this group class, while applying music theory fundamentals on the making of your own music.
Chamber music is an integral part in music advancement. This group consists of advanced high school musicians immersing themselves into the world of chamber music. The skills developed during this course include teamwork, self confidence, and self worth, allowing students to develop a skill that goes far beyond playing a musical instrument. Students will work in-depth on specific repertoire and have the opportunity to perform multiple times a year.
This small chamber ensemble consisting of our most advanced strings students performs a wide variety of music including classical, gospel and pop, at various events around the city.
Auditions for the NPF Players are happening on September 9th and 10th, 2023 and January 20th, 2024. Auditions can also be offered full year on a case by case basis.
-Play 2 scales
-Play solo piece of choice
This class is designed for the adult beginner. Whether you want to keep up with your playing, revive an old hobby, or learn a brand new skill, we invite you to join our Community Orchestra. Click the button below to register.
Suggested Donation $5.00 (per session)
PAYMENT PLANS & POLICIES
2023-2024 PAYMENT INFO
There is a mandatory $300 deposit at time of registration for full-year and 13-week programs.
For virtual classes, links will NOT be provided until deposit is paid.
2023 Fall semester 13-week program payment due in full NO LATER than October 14th.
Payment is due in full for 26-week programs and 2024 Spring semester NO LATER than February 10th, 2024.
Full payment due upon registration for Music Enrichment Electives.
2 Equal Installments + $300 deposit (26 Week Program)
Due date for 1st installment payment: October 14, 2023
Due date for 2nd installment payment: February 10, 2024
5 Equal Installments + $300 deposit + $40 installment fee (26 Week Program ONLY)
Due date for 1st installment payment: October 14, 2023
Due date for 2nd installment payment: November 11, 2023
Due date for 3rd installment payment: December 9, 2023
Due date for 4th installment payment: January 13, 2024
Due date for 5th installment payment: February 10, 2024
$400 Deposit due upon registration
Tuition must be PAID IN FULL by June 30th and can be broken into 2-3 payments depending on registration date. Please contact Krystle at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up any payment plans.
Any student who begins their instruction after the official start date until October 14th for the fall semester and February 11th for the spring semester will have their fees prorated, however,
the DEPOSIT IS STILL DUE UPON REGISTRATION.
Full payment for prorated programs will be due AT TIME OF BOOKING for any 13 week course booked after October 14th and February 10th for the Fall and Spring semesters respectively.
Half of tuition will be due AT TIME OF BOOKING after October 14th for any 26 week courses.
Late Payment Fee
Tuition payments for the entire year are DUE BY February 10, 2024. The fee for returned checks is $35.00.
NPF reserves the right to discontinue the enrollment of any student who does not comply with its payment policies.
If the student is unable to attend a lesson, NPF must be notified 24 hours in advance. Missed lessons due to the teacher's absence will be made up. Only one excused absence, for which the teacher or NPF has been notified 24 hours in advance, is allowed per semester and will be made up by the teacher during appointed make-up week. An unexcused absence is one in which NPF has not been given 24 hours' notice and will therefore not be made up. If a student is absent for three consecutive weeks, the student may be dismissed from NPF.
NPF reserves the right to cancel any class due to insufficient enrollment. In such cases, all unused tuition fees will be refunded. If NPF cancels a lesson or class due to a teacher's absence or bad weather, the class will be rescheduled or a credit will be given at the discretion of NPF.
By completing your registration form you give your consent for NPF to take photos, audio, or video footage of classes, lessons and/or concerts without advance notice, and to publish such photos, audio recordings and video footage royalty-free in its print, audio and electronic promotional efforts, including the website.
Do you have to own an instrument to attend?
No. Instruments can be rented from NPF, or from Flushing Violins at a discounted rate.
Is financial assistance available?
Yes. Please see below for more information.
How do I pay?
Payments can be made by check payable to Noel Pointer Foundation. The fee for returned checks is $35.
Payments can also be made through your Bookeo account in the Customer Area.
Payments can also be made by calling the NPF office (718-230-4825).
Financial assistance is need based on a first-come-first-served basis, and is only given for full enrollment (26 weeks) for the Ensemble Program, and the full 5 weeks for the Summer Program. Financial assistance is NOT AVAILABLE for the Solo Program (Private Lessons).
Families that receive aid are required to volunteer 20 hours per year (2 field trips for Summer Strings). Students must attend all NPF classes and events. If these requirements are not met, assistance will be revoked. Families must reapply for financial assistance each year.
All information will remain strictly confidential.
In order to be considered for financial assistance, please fill out the form below, and separately, send us your most recent copies of the following documents:
W-2 Tax forms
1040 Tax forms
Evidence of receiving government subsidies
IF THESE FORMS ARE NOT SENT, YOUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Additionally, please note that students must be enrolled in classes and deposit paid BEFORE applying for financial assistance.
When applying for assistance, candidates must fill out and submit the below form and MUST ALSO provide: W-2 forms, 1040 tax forms, and evidence of receiving government subsidies. All documents should be emailed to: email@example.com