Music Program

Music Program

We believe The Arts are a major component of a well-rounded education.  Over two-thirds of our student body are involved in Music at Hephatha!  We arrange our before, during, and after school schedules to ensure students have the space to participate in simultaneous extra-curricular and co-curricular activities.  During their time at Hephatha, students have the opportunity discover who they are and what drives them, so that they have a healthy focus when they graduate!  Involvement in Athletics, Music, Academies and Fine Arts are great opportunities for our students do just that.

At the beginning of each school year, our students attend a Music assembly, where they enjoy an introductory concert to the many instruments we offer.  Watch our piece titled Arts for Achievement to see how vocal and instrumental music are integrated in to our curriculum!

  • If you would like more information about Hephatha’s Music Program, keep reading, or contact our Director of School Music, Mrs. Stefanie Deming, at, or 714-637-0887, ext. 212.

Instrumental Groups

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Strings with Mrs. Deming:

     – Register Here

Strings for K-2nd (“Ready, Set, Bow!”) with Mrs. Deming:

    – Register Here

Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Band with Mr. Cooper:

    – Register Here

Chapel/Praise Band with Mr. Cooper:

     – This is an elective; therefore, your student can register through their homeroom teacher –

Piano and Private Lessons:

    Register Here

** Many of these instruments are available to loan from our Music Program!  If you would like to use an instrument from our program, let us know, and request an instrument here .**

Instruments/Classes Offered at Hephatha

Strings Classes:


Viola (a slightly larger version of the violin and in high demand in high school and college)

Cello (in demand in high school and college)

String Bass

Band Classes:



Oboe (in high demand in high school and college)

Alto Saxophone

 Tenor Saxophone



Baritone (a small Tuba)

Drums / Percussion

For Piano and Private Lessons, contact Mrs. Deming:, and turn in this form.

** Many of these instruments are available for loan from our Music Program!  If you would like to loan an instrument, we have instruments on-hand to loan your family!  Let us know if you are interested in this option.**

Choral Groups

** The CDC states that the spread of  SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is highly transmissible in certain settings, including group singing events. For this reason, students are required to wear a mask when participating in choir. **

Mrs. Deming offers the following Choir courses:

Beginning Choir:  2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades

Advanced Choir5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades


Co-curricular Music in the Classroom

Music in the Classroom

Hephatha’s curriculum includes Vocal and/or Instrumental Music instruction in the classroom, one day per week.

Here is a snapshot of Classroom Music:

Rhythm & Note Reading




Ear Training


Music Theory/Music History


Contact Mrs. Deming at 714.637.0887, ext. 212, or

Or, contact Mr. Cooper at 714.637.0887, ext. 154, or