The Walnut Strings program is a parent paid program presented through the cooperative efforts of the Arts Council of the Conejo Valley, CVUSD and the Conejo Recreation & Park District. Instrumental music can enhance your child's educational experience through creative self-esteem, emotional release and satisfaction, discipline of achievements, cooperating and performing with fellow students.


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Meet the Teacher

        Katie Helms Banday is a graduate of California Lutheran University where she received a Bachelors Degree in Music Performance in 2008 and a Teaching Credential in Music in 2011. Katie has been teaching violin privately since 2008 and worked as an assistant teacher for the Redwood Middle School Orchestra for three years.  She currently leads the Strings Program at Walnut Elementary and Earths Magnet School and teaches privately in Ventura and Newbury Park.

Walnut Elementary

581 Dena Dr.
Newbury Park, CA 91320

Main Office: (805) 498-3608
Attendance: (805) 498-3608 x300
Fax: (805) 375-5604



Principal, 504 Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator

 Mrs. Aileen Wall