Woodwinds and Brass
Flute Lessons – Our private flute lessons generally start at age 7 and older, but sometimes younger students will start with a special curved-head flute. We have both male and female flute instructors and as with all our instruments, the teachers have university or college degrees in woodwinds. Our flute lessons are offered in 30 minute or 1 hour lengths.
Saxophone & Clarinet Lessons – Our private saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons start from age 8 onwards. Earlier than age 8, a student typically does not have the lung capacity and strength to handle these instruments. Our saxophone and clarinet instructors are proficient on both instruments so a student can start with clarinet lessons if they wish and switch to saxophone lessons without having to change instructors. Saxophone lessons and clarinet lessons are offered in 30 minute and 1 hour lengths.
Brass Lessons – Our brass lessons include private trumpet lessons, french horn lessons, trombone lessons and tuba lessons. Students for these instruments usually are ages 9 or older as they need to have developed a greater lung capacity and in the case of the tuba need to be big enough to hold the instrument. Our brass teachers have university or college degrees in music and perform in everything from salsa bands to local orchestras. We can help students enhance their skills for their school band program or develop advanced skills to become soloists. Lessons are offered in 30 minute and 1 hour lengths.
Students will be encouraged to participate in regular recitals and on-going performances like our monthly open-mics and cabarets. While students are not required to participate, we believe these performances help motivate and propel the student to continued improvement, as well as create confident performers who feel comfortable on a stage and in front of an audience. Students may also opt to add on to their private lesson program, by participating in Band Coaching, Summer Camp or Songwriting sessions.