Our after-school elementary music program is open to all 4th and 5th grade students in the Volusia County area. All classes/rehearsals will be held at Indian River Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm. The cost for the program is $50 a month per student which covers instruction as well as a polo for concerts.
Our first meeting will take place on October 1st. Students will try out instruments for the first week before deciding what instrument they would like to play. We will then schedule a instrument rental night where a representative from Music & Arts will be present for parents to discuss instrument rentals.
Once the students have brand new instruments in their hands, that’s when the real fun begins! Your child will have the opportunity to continue their fundamental music education starting with a review of the basic music theory they learn in school, followed by learning how to apply these concepts on their instruments to create music!
Parents/Guardians are encouraged to come in during these first few weeks to learn about their child’s chosen instrument: how to put it together/take it apart properly, instrument maintenance, proper positioning/technique, etc. We believe that by educating both the parents as well as the students about instrument care and playing methods from the beginning, students are more likely to have a positive practice experience at home and parents feel more confident about assisting their growing musician during the start of this exciting journey!
The remaining meetings will consist of learning basic fundamentals on their instruments. Students will be separated into a woodwind or brass class at first to learn their first notes. Eventually the whole band will be brought together as they begin learning their first tunes. Concert dates and location are TBD, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or subscribe to our email newsletter for updates. You can also check our event calendar for the official schedule.
To reserve a spot, please fill out the registration form below. Registration is free and only serves to let us know you’re planning to attend! If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call, email, or message us. Thank you for your interest in our program, we look forward to sharing our love of music with the community!