Music education enriches all areas of a student’s academic development. The after-school music program is an opportunity to continue the music education offered during the school day. Students in grades 1st through 8th are invited to participate in group music lessons in viola, violin, clarinet and flute.
String Instrument Lessons
Violin and viola lessons will be offered for 2018-2019 by Mr. McGeehan. The fee for lessons is $250 per semester.
|3:00 – 4:30||3:00 – 4:30||3:00 – 4:30|
|Returning Students||Beginner and Returning Students||Beginner and Returning Students|
|Students with at least 2 years of previous violin playing experience; contact me with questions||Students who have never played before, or have 1 or less years playing experience||Students who have never played before, or have 1 or less years playing experience|
Stay tuned for newly offered lessons in clarinet and flute, offered by Jack Marquardt.
Students participating in the after-school violin, viola, and cello program are required to rent or own their own instrument. The fee for renting violins and violas from most vendors is approximately $20-$25 per month. Cellos rentals are approximately $35 per month. A list of Instrument Rental Vendors has been provided based on past positive experience. Should you wish to rent from another vendor, consider these questions:
- What is the rental fee? Does it include some sort of insurance for repairs, damage, etc.?
- Do they specialize in string instruments? Can they provide referrals?
- Can the rental money go towards buying an instrument (incentive program)?
Some people in the past have purchased inexpensive instruments from music stores andonline. While this may seem like a better deal, this is generally not recommended option because the instruments tend to be poorly constructed and have many problems that require constant maintenance.