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 cello, guitar, viola and violin.
When: Tuesday (advanced), Wednesday (beginner), and Thursday (intermediate & beginner) from 3:00pm-4:15pm. Students in grades 1 through 8 are eligible to participate in these lessons.
Registration: Complete and return the Registration Rorm to Mr. Clemente or the office
Contact: Mr. Chris Clemente by email
Students must be picked up promptly at 4:15pm by the double door exit on Grace Street.
The fee for lessons is $250 per SEMESTER. Each student will receive one lesson per week for 12 weeks.
The first guitar semester runs from October 3, 2017 through December 21, 2017.
The second guitar semester runs from February 6, 2018 through April 26, 2018.
Your child must have his/her own acoustic (steel string), classical (nylon string) or electric guitar (advanced only) with protective case to participate in after-school lessons. Additionally, students should bring a folder for their guitar music and class handouts. Lessons will begin Tuesday, October.
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.