Musical Instruments

Our music program trains students to read, write and perform music under the instruction of our highly skilled music teachers.

Band Program (Grades 4 – 8)

The band program is available for students in grades 4 through 8. Classes start week of September 10, 2018 and end the week of May 20, 2019 (34 weeks). Instruments include: clarinet, trumpet, trombone, flute, French horn, and drums. Practice will occur have both in-school classes as well as individual lessons during after-school.   Three concerts are performed throughout the year: the Nativity in December, BC Idol and another in the spring. The cost of the program for the year is $700. Various payment options are available.

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Piano (Grades 2 – 8)

Classes start the week of September 10, 2018.  There will be 34 sessions in the school year. The cost of the program for the year is $700. Various payment options are available. Classes will be 30-minute individual lessons Monday, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Time slots will be determined based on student’s ability and communicated by August 31, 2018. Students should have a keyboard to practice at home.

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Suzuki Violin (K2 – Grade 3)

Classes start the week of September 10, 2018. There will be 34 sessions in the school year. The cost of the program for the year is $700. Various payment options are available. Classes are 30 minutes long, limited to 3 students and will be held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for students K2 to Grade 3. Time slots will be determined based on student’s ability and communicated by October 10, 2018.

INSTRUMENTS
Violin rentals are available from Johnson’s String Instruments in Newton; Phone: 617-964-0954, 800-359-9351, http://www.johnsonstring.com. Violin purchases are available through Central Music in Brockton; Phone: 508-586-4970, http://www.centralmusicii.com/

MATERIALS
Suzuki School Vol. 1 (music book and CD) $18.00 (see teacher for purchase details) Beginning Scale CD available from Johnson’s String Instruments. For older students: ABCs of Violin by Janice Tucker Rhoda

Reference Books are available from Johnson String Instruments:
Nurtured by Love (Shinichi Suzuki) Dr. Suzuki’s own story of his life, work, and philosophy of education for young children.
To Learn with Love (William Starr) A parent’s’ guide with helpful tips for motivation and home practice.

Click here to learn about the Suzuki Method of Teaching.

Click here to sign up for the Suzuki Violin program.

Recorder (K2)

Trimester 1 Recorder classes for K2  will begin on September 19, 2018 and end on November 21, 2018. The trimester fee is $100. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 3 to 4 p.m.  Space is limited.

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Ukulele (K2)

Trimester 1 Ukelele classes for K2 – Grade 3  will begin on September 19, 2018 and on November 26, 2018. The trimester fee is $100. Classes will be held on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m.  Space is limited.

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Guitar (Grades 4 – 8)

Classes start the week of September 10, 2018.  There will be 34 sessions in the school year. The cost of the program for the year is $700. Various payment options are available. Classes will be 30-minutes on Thursdays. Time slots will be determined based on student’s ability and communicated by August 31, 2018. Students should have their own guitar.

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