Every student meets with Mrs. Gervais for one half hour per week for an individual or small group lesson to work on instrumental techniques and one full-band rehearsal per week as the schedule allows. Students learn how to count rhythms, read notes, tune their instruments, and play as an ensemble. Students in this ensemble begin playing out of method books and then branch onto full-size sheet music. This group has openings to fill. If interested in joining, please call the school at 266-3433.
This band is made of students who have played at least one year or beginners who have advanced their techniques quickly. Students meet with Mrs. Gervais for one half hour per week for an individual or small group lesson and two full-band rehearsals per week as the schedule allows. This ensemble learns to play pieces in 6/8 time, jazz, and more advanced classical literature. This group has openings to fill. If you have already played an instrument for at least 1 year and you are interested in joining, please call the school at 266-3433.
This year, we purchased two digital grand pianos to be used for teaching "piano pairs" of students. We may be acquiring two more pianos next year to accommodate group piano classes. Students have, so far, enjoyed using the new technology as they have gotten to jazz up their lessons by putting fun drum beats with their songs or by playing their music using different instrumental sounds that are pre-programmed onto the instruments. Beginning students use the "Alfred Premier Piano Course" method. Intermediate students branch off into other classical or jazz piano literature. Students receive one half-hour lesson each week as the schedule permits, during which they learn to read notes and rhythms, they receive historical information about the music they are learning, and they improve their performance techniques.
Band - $40.00 per month ($180.00 per semester, $360.00 for the whole year)
Bells - $40.00 per month ($180.00 per semester, $360.00 for the whole year)
Piano - $40.00 per month ($180.00 per semester, $360.00 for the whole year)
2 Activities - $50.00 per month ($225.00 per semester, $450 for whole year)
All 3 Activities - $70.00 per month ($315.00 per semester, $630.00 for whole year)
1 additional sibling – 25% discount * 2 additional siblings – 50% * 3 additional siblings – 75% discount