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:

    – Registration Form  FULL!

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

     – Registration Form  FULL!

Beginning and Advanced Band with Ms. Perkovic:

   – Registration Form  FULL!

Chapel/Praise Band with Ms. Specht:

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

Piano and Private Lessons with Mr. DeChance:

    This registration form is due by Wednesday, January 17th, 2024

** Many of these instruments are available to loan from our Music Program!  If you would like to use an instrument from our program, download one here, and turn it in to Mrs. Deming at!**

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:

** 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.**

Mrs. Deming offers the following Choir courses:

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

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

     – Registration Form  FULL!

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


Mrs. Stefanie Deming  |  |  714-637-0887, ext.212

Ms. Sarah Perkovic |

Ms. Jesica Specht  |  |  714-637-0887, ext. 154