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Fantastic Fridays
Music Exploration Progr
(Open to 5-12 year old Washington Yu Ying PCS Students and DC Bilingual PCS Students )

Looking for a musical way to spend your day?

Join us for a fun filled day of musical exploration! 

Richardson School of Music is delighted to introduce an exciting addition to our program offerings: for 5-12 year old Yu Ying and DC Bilingual students.

This program will take place every Friday from the start of early dismissal to 4:00pm available until Friday, June 14th. 

Accommodations are available for those interested in PM Extended Day from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, as well as private music lessons during the program day.

The Music Exploration Program is designed to provide an enriching music experience every Friday, featuring two Music Exploration Group Lessons, a designated snack time, and a refreshing recess. 

DC Bilingual  Students 

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Yu Ying Students

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Program Details:

Fantastic Fridays: After-School Music Exploration Program available to a limited number of Kindergarten through 5th Grade Yu Ying students on Fridays, from early release until 4:00 pm. PM Extended Day is also available from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, with the option of private lesson instruction during the program day for an additional cost.


RSM will provide transportation for student program participants from Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School to Dance Exchange, our temporary group class/program space located at 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912. For snack and outdoor recess (weather permitting), students will gather at a designated park, either Takoma Playground (301 Van Buren Street NW, Washington, DC 20012), Spring Park (6999 Popular Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912) or Opal A. Daniels Park (7515 Hancock Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912). In case of inclement weather, snack and recess will be held indoors, and snacks will be provided.



  • The Friday After-School Music Exploration Program tuition is $300 per month, with no proration for holiday months.

  • PM Extended Day from 4:00 to 6:00 pm incurs an additional cost of $100 per month.

  • Private one on one lessons are available during the program day for an extra fee. The pricing details are as follows:

    • 30-minute private lesson: $48.50 per lesson 

    • 45-minute private lesson: $69.50 per lesson 

    • 60-minute private lesson: $90.50 per lesson 

Payment will be processed one week prior to the start of each month, with a 10% sibling discount (not applicable to the first child registered). The first program payment will be due on Wednesday, November 22nd or at the time of registration. 


Please note that authorized adults are required to pick up your child/children from RSM or Dance Exchange. Refer to the pick-up instructions below for more details.


Pick-up Instructions:

  • All students must have an authorized parent/guardian pick-up form on file.

  • Fantastic Fridays Music Exploration Program day ends at 4:00 pm

  • For PM Extended Day from 4:00pm until 6:00 pm, registration is required in advance. If interested in enrolling for PM extended day, please contact us to enroll. 

  • Pick-up is from Dance Exchange, located at 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD, 20912.

Please note: Full Day Programs are available November 10th, February 9th, March 14th, March 15th, April 4th and April 5th (ask for details and pricing). 

*One-time Registration fee is ($27.50) and there is a monthly Materials Fee ($20) not included in the tuition pricing. The Program Registration fee is waived for students also enrolled in Private Lessons. Payments with a debit/credit card or ACH account include a 3% processing fee. Ask about our sibling discount.

Program Dates
Friday, December 1st - Friday, June 14th 

Closure Dates: 
November 24th, December 29th, and April 19th. 


Several of the following activities will be offered to explore: 

  • Group Guitar

  • Group Ukulele

  • Chorus

  • Musical Theater Madness

  • Group Piano

  • Digital Music

  • How to be a DJ

  • Songwriting for Young composers

  • Fun with Music History

  • Music Appreciation

  • Drum Circle

  • Boom whacker band

  • Music Mind Games

  • String Ensemble and more!


*Activities offered are subject to change. All activities are not guaranteed.




  • RSM Van Pick-up from DC Bilingual Early Dismissal 12:40pm

  • RSM Van Pick-up from Yu Ying Early Dismissal 1:10pm

  • Arrival at Dance Exchange (temporary program location), located at 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912, by 1:45 pm.

  • Group Piano: 1:45 to 2:30 pm.

  • Snack/Recess: 2:30 to 3:15 pm.

  • Music Exploration Class (Group Lesson): 3:15 to 4:00 pm.

  • Dismissal 4:00pm (Parent/Guardian Pick-up from Dance Exchange).

  • PM Extended Day (Free Play and Practice): 4:00 to 6:00 pm


Extended Day

PM 4:00pm-6:00pm

*Activities offered are subject to change and may change daily.

Snack is provided. 

*Please note: Day Program location is subject to change (until the completion of our new building renovations).

Friday, November 10th Day Program and Fantastic Fridays will be held at Dance Exchange 7117 Maple Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912.

Located 4min (.6mi) from Richardson School of Music.

Now Open for Virtual & In-Person Lessons for All Ages!

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