TTutoringhe mission of the student-led DHS Strings Tutoring Program, sponsored by the DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters, is to motivate incoming elementary and Holmes Junior High School students to enjoy playing and practicing their instrument. Younger students will have a great time working with high school musicians, gaining inspiration and a glimpse into the next level of their musical journey.

Lessons are open to all DJUSD Elementary Strings and Holmes Junior High Orchestra Students, grades 4-8. The DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters encourages interested parents and students to apply.

Tutors are high school musicians playing in the DHS Orchestral Program; the DHS Music Director approves all tutors. The Outreach Coordinator will use the information provided by you to match the student with one of the approved tutors.

A $15 per hour donation is recommended. All contributions made by active participants and donors to the tutoring program will be used to pay the high school tutors for their service. Donations can be made online at https://dhs-holmes-orchestras.org/store/product/strings-tutoring-program/.

DHS Tutors will directly contact their students regarding lesson scheduling and all other information. DHS Tutors will keep a weekly log recording each lesson. DHS Tutors will assess the student’s ability within the trial lesson, and plan for the following months of lessons accordingly.

To ensure your satisfaction we will perform a quarterly survey, sent via email in a Google Forums format, for your feedback and ratings.

To be enrolled in the program, applicants must:

  1. Fill out the online DHS Strings Tutoring Program Application, and
  2. Print and email the DHS-Holmes Orchestra Boosters Waiver of Liability & Indemnification Agreement to the DHS Strings Tutoring Program Coordinators at dhsstringstutoring@gmail.com.

A team of friendly, motivated and inspiring DHS Strings Tutors are excited to welcome students of all abilities and goals to join our program.

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the tutoring process please contact the DHS Strings Tutoring Program Coordinators at dhsstringstutoring@gmail.com