The DHS String Tutors Program is a student led program within the DHS orchestra program striving to motivate incoming elementary and junior high school students to enjoy playing and practicing their instrument by assisting the growth of the student’s ability as well as that of the whole orchestra program. Tutors will be paid a $15/hour wage for lessons. Tutors can opt to work as volunteers instead, if preferred, to receive community service hours.

Tutors are high school musicians playing in the DHS Orchestral Program; the DHS Music Director approves all tutors. Tutors will receive payment from the DHS-Holmes Orchestras Boosters. Parents of the elementary and junior high school students can make donations to the DHS String Tutors Program online. Further information can be found in the Tutor Contract.

High School orchestra musicians interested in tutoring an elementary/middle school student need to take the following steps:

  • Notify Mr. Moreno of interest via email (
  • After receiving approval from Mr. Moreno, download (from the links below), print, and complete the following forms:
    1. DHS Tutor Contract and Waiver of Liability & Indemnification Agreement;
    2. W-9

After being matched with a student, the DHS Tutor is provided with the student’s contact information and will be responsible to contact the student’s parent or guardian to determine a convenient date, time, and location for lessons.  An adult must be present at each lesson. Tutors keep track of lessons on the “Lessons Record” form, and submit it via email at the conclusion of each month to


DHS String Tutors Program–Documents for Tutors