FAQ

Q: When do regular instrumental music classes meet?
A: In almost all cases, twice a week during the normal school day. You can find our normal weekly schedule here

Q: I couldn't make it to information/rental night. What do I do?
A: Not a problem! All of the information presented at information/rental night is available in our handbook. 

Q: This is my student's second year in the program. Do we need to attend information/rental night?
A: No. The information given will  be the same as in previous years.

Q: How do I sign my child up for band or orchestra?
A: There are two things that you will need to do: First, you need to review our handbook with your child and return the contract on the back page signed to their instrumental music teacher. The handbook will be sent home with students on the first day of band/orchestra, so students needn't be "signed up" for their first day of classSecond, you need to make sure that your contact information on-file at your child's school is up-to-date. We use this information to generate our email distribution lists, so it is important that this is accurate.

Q: What equipment does my child need for class?
A: Check out our Required Equipment page for details.

Q: Where do I get my child an instrument?
A: We strongly suggest that you rent an instrument from one of our local recommended music stores.

Q: Should I purchase or rent an instrument?
A: We advise that parents rent an instrument over buying one. Our local music stores all have great rent-to-own programs. If your child decides to change instruments or needs a bigger size instrument (strings), the rent-to-own programs are excellent, since any money you have put towards the rental/purchase cost of the first instrument will apply to the second.

Q: Can my child play guitar or piano in instrumental music classes?
A: We do not accept guitar students in instrumental music. Piano students may join the orchestra, but they must be taking private lessons with at least three years of experience..