Supplemental lessons are available through the band program to all band students. The one-on-one teaching environment is extremely beneficial. Our private lessons teachers have, or are working on, their Masters and/or Doctorate degrees in music. They are the BEST! They can customize their instruction to fit your child’s needs whether beginner or advanced. It is our experience that hard work will always rise to the top.
In a given week each student may receive 10-15 minutes one-on-one instruction from a director. In one lesson, a student receives 2 to 3 times as much instruction from a professional musician each week. Over the course of a year this additional instruction adds up!
Lesson teachers are available on each instrument. Lessons are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis with each teacher. They are approximately half a class period in length and can be scheduled during class, or before/after school. Please email the appropriate teacher for your child’s instrument if you are interested.
2016-17 Private Lesson Teachers:
Trumpet – Will Pratt – firstname.lastname@example.org
Trumpet – Laura Alleman – email@example.com
Low Brass – Mike Wharton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Bassoon – Wojo – Andrew.email@example.com
Clarinet – Chien-Ming Chen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sax – Ron Davis – email@example.com
Percussion – Michael Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org
Oboe – Natasha Merchant – Natashamerchant@gmail.com
Horn – Mark Jansen – email@example.com
Trombone – Roy Gonzales – firstname.lastname@example.org
Private Lesson Scholarships
The Stafford Middle School Band Boosters graciously provide personal training scholarships for those students who can demonstrate financial need. The boosters will match 50% of the cost of training each week ($9.00). Scholarship selection criteria and applications are available from a band director. To date, no one has been denied assistance! The primary responsibility of our boosters is to help fund scholarships for students.