The comprehensive arts education that every student receives at Solvang School is based on visual and performing arts standards approved by the California Department of Education.

Arts & Music Teachers

Lisa Blanton: K-5th  Music Teacher

Malia Maurer: 6th—8th Music Teacher

Devon Espejo: 6th -8th grade Art Teacher

Jasmine Day: 7th and 8th grade Drama Teacher

TJ Barry: 6th grade Drama Teacher


In part with district funding, SAM supports the school in providing the following curriculum:

  • K-4 study music twice a week
  • K-6th study visual arts
  • K-5 have Arts Outreach supplemental classes in drama, art and other related topics
  • All 6th-8th grade students study music, art and drama and may choose a yearlong elective class in music, art or drama including Choir, Band and Performing Arts
  • Dance instruction is provided on a weekly basis for 3rd – 5th grade and offered in After School Academy
  • School of Rock is 8th grade elective
  • Advanced Band participation open to 7th & 8th grade
  • Winter/Spring Concerts feature performances by K-5 classes, Advanced/Intermediate Band & School Choir
  • 4th & 5th grade drama productions
  • Annual Fall drama production, Spring Musical, and annual talent show “Show of Shows”
  • “Community Art” class regularly provides backdrops for concerts, Show of Shows, and drama productions

After School Academy (ASA)
Under the direction of Carola Hecker, a parent and volunteer, the After School Academy offers students in grade K-8 the opportunity to try a variety of enrichment classes. Classes are offered throughout the year and a current listing of classes can be found in the school office or on our website.

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