Music education

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Discover Music – in-school educational assemblies for elementary schools

Each year, more than 6000 elementary students in Livermore, Pleasanton, Hayward and Orinda experience our Discover Music educational assemblies.  

Our mixed quintet of flute, clarinet, trumpet, violin and cello assemblies teach music is constructed, varied, can evoke feelings and portray characters and tell stories.  Each year a different musical fundamental (rhythm, scales, melody, acoustics, form) is presented in depth. The music selected for this assembly program reinforces the message that all musical genres, from classical to pop to jazz to music from movies, dances and marches, utilize the same basic rhythmic principles. Please view the video below. 

PCO also holds clinics for middle and high school music students and a full orchestra school day matinee open to students of all ages. 

If you’d like to bring our educational program to your school or district if you would like to help sponsor our educational programs please inquire through our Contact Us form and we will get right back to you!


The Education Outreach Program would not be possible without the support of the school districts and our individual donors and sponsors.

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