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INSTRUMENT AND VOICE LESSONS PROGRAM
(Credit and Non-credit options)
 
The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit, full-credit, or non-credit lessons. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
 
Lessons are offered in all band and orchestral instruments as well as voice, piano (classical and jazz), guitar (classical and electric), banjo, electric bass, bagpipes, piano, organ and harpsichord.
  • Bassoon (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Cello (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Clarinet (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Classical Piano (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Composition (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Electric Bass (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Electric Guitar (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit, full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Flute (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • French Horn (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Guitar (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Harp (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Harpsichord (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Jazz Piano (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Oboe (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Organ (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Percussion/Drums (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Saxophone (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • SPA- Bagpipes (Y)

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Bassoon

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Cello

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Composition (Y)

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Electric Guitar

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Flute

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- French Horn

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Harp

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Harsichord

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Jazz Piano

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Oboe

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Organ

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Percussion/Drums

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Saxophone

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Spring Bass

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Trombone

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Trumpet

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Tuba

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA- Viola

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA-Clarinet (Y)

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA-Classical Piano (Y)

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA-Electric Bass (Y)

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA-Guitar (Y)

    Requires persmisson from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA-Violin (Y)

    Requires permission from the department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • SPA-Voice (Y)

    Requires permission fromthe department head.
    Open to Sixth, Fifth, and Fourth Formers. Prerequisite: audition or permission of Ms. Lanier. Solo Performing Arts (SPA) is a year-long course offered to students who demonstrate an intermediate to advanced level of proficiency as an instrumentalist or singer. Students who are interested in having longer practice sessions and approaching their overall training more comprehensively match well with the objectives of this course. Students meet two periods per week with their instructors and maintain journals of daily practice. During the year, students will participate in two juries and two community or workshop performances. In September, students take a music theory placement test. Their instructor uses the results of this music theory evaluation to develop a course of study for music theory to complement their applied lessons. Students who do not qualify for the SPA option may enroll in either Non-Credit Music Lessons or Half-Credit Music Lessons for further training. In addition to performance and practice, students attend the five concerts on the annual Gammons Concert Series.
  • String Bass (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Trombone (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Trumpet (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Tuba (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Viola (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Violin (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Voice (Y)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit or full-credit. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
  • Banjo (F)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit, full-credit, or non-credit lessons. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
     
    Lessons are offered in all band and orchestral instruments as well as voice, piano (classical and jazz), guitar (classical and electric), banjo, electric bass, bagpipes, piano, organ and harpsichord. A fee of $47 is applied to each period lesson.
  • Violin (non-credit)

    The design of the Instrument and Voice Lessons Program provides opportunities for students of varied levels of skill and interest and is complementary to any student’s course load. A student may elect to register for half-credit, full-credit, or non-credit lessons. Electing full-credit music lessons places a student in the Solo Performing Arts course. Study of a musical instrument or voice is a commitment that should not be entered into lightly. Lesson preparation requires self-discipline, motivation, and well-structured independent work. All students are expected to attend a weekly class period with their instructors and maintain daily practice routines.
     
    Lessons are offered in all band and orchestral instruments as well as voice, piano (classical and jazz), guitar (classical and electric), banjo, electric bass, bagpipes, piano, organ and harpsichord. A fee of $47 is applied to each period lesson.

Our Faculty

  • Photo of Mary Ann Lanier
    Mary Ann Lanier
    Music Department Head, Director of Instrumental Music
    978-448-7551
    Bio
  • Eric Baldwin
    Music Lessons
  • Hans Bohn
    Music instructor
  • Samuel Bozeman
    Music Lessons
  • Anthony D'Amico
    Music Instructor: Double bass and electric bass
  • Photo of Abe Finch
    Abe Finch
    Steel Drum Ensemble Conductor (part-time)
  • Vladimir Gurin
    Music Instructor: Piano
  • Photo of Kenji Kikuchi
    Kenji Kikuchi
    Director of Jazz Ensembles
    Bio
  • Photo of Soo Lee-Martone
    Soo Lee-Martone
    Music Instructor: Piano, Head of Piano Studies and Piano Ensembles
  • Jazimina MacNeil
    Music Lessons
  • Paige McGrath
    Music Lessons
  • Mark Michaels
    Music Lessons
  • Aaron Packard
    Music Instructor: Violin and chamber music
  • Photo of Margaret Phillips
    Margaret Phillips
    Music Instructor: Bassoon
  • Andrew Price
    Music Instructor: Oboe and chamber music
  • Maria Rindenello-Parker
    Music Lessons
  • Mark St. Laurent
    Music Instructor: Voice
  • Berit Strong
    Music Lessons
  • Photo of Timothy Terranella
    Timothy Terranella
    Chamber Orchestra Conductor (part-time) Select Chamber Music
    Bio
  • Photo of Kevin Tracy
    Kevin Tracy
    Music Instructor: Trumpet
  • Pamela White
    Music Instructor: Viola and chamber music