You or your child has played piano or violin for years, but the gleam of the oboe or French horn is calling your name. How do you know when it’s a good time to begin a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument?
4th, 5th, and 6th graders are physically grown up enough to hold band and percussion instruments well, and may be good candidates to start private lessons. Many schools already have opportunities for music or instrument instruction. If your elementary, middle, or high school student plays in a band, orchestra, or an ensemble already, lessons can give him the one-on-one attention he needs to excel. Lessons also give you more time to ask questions and interact with your teacher.
Teens and adults, of course, can jump in at any time! If you have a goal to finally learn the euphonium, play timpani in a community orchestra, or perform some famous jazz songs on the trumpet, we can match you with the best teacher to help you get there.
Lessons can give you the skills you’ll need on your instrument, but we also encourage you to share your music with others! Students ages 8-18 can audition for the Powers Youth Orchestra or the Music on the Hill summer day program. For ages 9 and above, jump in to a brass ensemble, chamber ensemble, jazz ensemble, or test out your drumming skills in the rock band.
Be creative, be proud, and have fun with these bold, beautiful instruments!
We welcome Belmont Public School students in grades 4-6 to Saturday Morning Music School for group instruction that complements music opportunities at school.