After School Music

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.

1st Semester Music Lessons

September 26, 2016 through February 2, 2017

Cello

When:  Thursdays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm Cost:  $225 per semester Contact:  Mr. Colin McGeehan at 773-534-5750 or by email To enroll, please complete and submit the Cello Form (2016 Semester 1).

Guitar

When:  Tuesday (Advanced), Wednesday (Beginner), and Thursday (Intermediate & Beginner) from 3:00pm-4:15pm beginning September 27th Cost:  $225 per semester Contact:  Mr. Chris Clemente by email To enroll, please complete and submit the Guitar Form (2016 Semester 1).

Viola

When:  Tuesdays from 3:00pm to 4:30pm Cost:  $225 per semester Contact:  Mr. Colin McGeehan at 773-534-5750 or by email To enroll, please complete and submit the Viola Form (2016 Semester 1).

Violin

When:  Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 3:00pm to 4:30pm  (*Monday lessons require students to have 4 or more years experience.) Cost:  $225 per semester Contact:  Mr. Colin McGeehan at 773-534-5750 or by email To enroll, please complete and submit the Violin Form (2016 Semester 1).

Instrument Rental

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.

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