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FAQs

Can my child begin instrumental lessons in the 6th, 7th, or 8th grade?

 Yes, a student may begin in these grades although it will have to fit into the teacher's schedule which might be on a different day than his/her given grade lesson schedule. In this case, teachers must give permission.

Could 6th grade chorus, band and orchestra be part of the school day rather than at 7:00 AM?

 Yes, a student may begin in these grades although it will have to fit into the teacher's schedule which might be on a different day than his/her given grade lesson schedule. In this case, teachers must give permission.

Is there a safe place for instruments to be kept in school?

 The music rooms are locked at night but instruments should go home for daily practice. They should never be left in school over the week ends or vacations

Will my child be missing too much of his/her academics when taking lessons?

 Because lessons occur on a rotating schedule, students should miss each academic class only once every six weeks. Teachers do not give tests or quizes on lesson days.

What are the requirements for becoming a member of jazz band, chamber singers and chamber orchestra?

 To become a member of jazz band, chamber singers, or chamber orchestra, students must pass an audition. Requirements for these auditions may be obtained from our music teachers.

What instruments are offered at the MS?

The instruments offered at the MS are woodwind, brass, percussion, violin, viola, cello and bass.

When do the 6th grade performing ensembles meet?

-Can my child participate in an extracurricular performing ensemble afterschool if he/she is not involved with the music program during school?

-What is the difference between the Tuesday and Thursday Jazz Ensembles?

-How much should by child be practicing each week?

-What is the concert attire?

-Should my child take private lessons outside of school?

-How much class time does my child miss for lessons?

-What musical opportunities exist at WMS for my child who plays guitar or piano?

 

 


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Phone: 203-221-6550     Fax: 203-221-1253
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