We offer Wind Band and String Orchestra options for homeschool students who don't have the opportunity to play in a group (ensemble) setting or want to enhance their group playing ability and experience.
Playing together as a group is not only a fun activity but is a challenging, multi-sensory learning experience!
Classes begin in the Fall but can be joined anytime with a brief skill check to find the best fit for the student. Students can change ensembles whenever they're ready with director approval, not just on the yearly cycle.
Group classes are just $50/month (additional sibling discounts available). Contact Dennis by email at email@example.com to discuss the best options for location, days, times and experience level. NEW CLASS SCHEDULE HERE
Beginning Band or Strings
We start at the very beginning for these classes with how to put the instrument together, how to hold and how to make their very first sound!
Band instrument choices are: Flute, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Baritone and Percussion.
Strings choices are:
Violin, Viola, Cello and Double Bass
Intermediate Strings Classes are for students who have developed beyond the Beginner Class. If your child already plays violin, viola, cello or bass we will do a brief skills check to see which class they fit best. These classes integrate continued skill building with ensemble play learning as they get to play real sheet music! There are usually more than one level of intermediates. We will form an Advanced Class if we have students moving on in their skills (we graduated most of last year's class so we're waiting to reload!)
Intermediate Band students, like the Intermediate Strings are now playing as an ensemble - a wind band - while still developing their individual skills. If your child already plays we'll find their best fit.
Students are learning section play as well as more advanced rhythms as they delve into different genres of music. Percussionists add other instruments than the snare and bell kit beginners use. Like strings, we moved our advanced kids on to colleges and public high schools over the last 2 years and will reload for an Advanced Band when we have enough students.