All San Jose, CA area students in grades 4-12 (only 6th -12th grade for the Spring season) are invited to join us to learn to play a musical instrument. The lessons are free, but students must have their own instrument/book/ stand and must be committed to attending every week and practicing at home.
WE DO NOT TEACH GUITAR, DRUMS OR PIANO
We meet every Friday at Almaden Hills United Methodist Church
1200 Blossom Hill Road (by Costco/Whole Foods)
The instruments we teach are :
Beginning: Trumpet, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, baritone, tuba. Students choose one instrument to learn to play.
Intermediate/Advanced band for students who already play an instrument proficiently. We will determine you level when you join us.
Intermediate/Advanced violin (if we have volunteers available)-- students can transfer to violin after they learn the basics of playing a musical instrument by playing one of the above band instruments. Students who already play the violin proficiently and can read sheet music can join our intermediate and advanced program as well.
Here is our schedule for group lessons on Fridays:
Intermediate 1: 4:30-5pm
Intermediate 2: 5-5:30 pm
Music mentors will let you know what session you should attend. Please note your musical experience on our form for placement consideration. We will place most students in the lower classes and make adjustments within the first few weeks if their skill level is consistent with the advanced levels. We prefer to move students up in levels, not down, so please be patient with our placements.
Please review our rules/requirements for our program and make sure that your student is willing and able to follow these expectations before signing up.