Much of the success of the finest band programs in the United States is due in large part to a strong private lesson program as highly qualified specialists teach students individually and supplement their in-class instruction. A large majority of instructors have multiple degrees in music and perform in numerous performing groups around the area, as well as maintain successful studios in other districts.
Private lessons are an opportunity for your child to receive one on one help with a specialist on their particular instrument. Private lessons benefit musicians of all ability levels and ages. In school, students receive primarily group instruction. The larger bands often have a class size of anywhere from 65-100 students at one time. In order for a student to continue to develop their skills, private lessons are strongly recommended. The more advanced student can move ahead of the class and continue to excel, often learning skills and techniques that are very difficult to achieve in a full band setting. The less advanced student can benefit from lessons by receiving the extra attention that is needed to build confidence and continue to progress at a pace that is comfortable for them without the added pressure of keeping up with the class. Private lesson teachers are able to spend time on the specific needs of each individual.
We are very fortunate to offer an outstanding private lesson program through our Community School, both during the day and after school. Please visit the following web address for all information on our applied private lesson program: http://www.roxbury.org/domain/114
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact any of the RHS band staff. We want to offer your children the best musical experience possible and will gladly answer any questions or concerns you may have. We hope that you will consider enrolling your child in private lessons.
All Best Wishes,
Todd Nichols Director of Bands, Roxbury HS
973-584-1200 x 1251