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Band and Instrumental Music

Instrumental Music is an important part of CLS.  All students in 3rd-8th grade are invited to participate.  Lessons will be 30 minutes, once a week, on a rotating schedule, during the school day. Students will not same miss the class twice in a month.

The instruments offered are as follows:  flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet, trombone, baritone, snare drum, violin, cello, and beginning piano.  Classes will be no more than 5 students, grouped in like instruments and ability.  Students who have played at another school can continue at CLS and will be placed according to ability.

All students who participate will perform two times a year, at the winter and spring programs.  All beginning band students will join the school band by February.

The cost of the program is a set monthly fee: $65 for one child, $120 for two children.  This fee is to be sent in the first of each month.  Please make checks payable to Theresa Wire.  There will be 28 guaranteed lessons, with two scheduled make-up days to be used, if needed, for teacher absence or weather-related closings.  There will be a make-up day once a month at recess for any student who forgets their instrument within that month’s period.

Instruments can be rented on a monthly basis from area music stores.  CLS also has a limited number of instruments to borrow.  If you have an instrument already, you are set to go!  If you have an older instrument or are borrowing from a friend and would like me to check it for you, I’d be happy to.

Students are encouraged to participate for the whole year.  I feel it takes that long to truly get the feel for the instrument.  Music should be FUN, and I will do everything I can to see that you child enjoys this experience.

Please call Theresa Wire directly with any questions.  She can be reached at 443-929-8390 or by email at twire@carrolllutheranschool.org .  You may also leave a message in her school mailbox.  Lessons should begin the first week of October.

Ms. Theresa Wire- Vocal & Instrumental Music
B.S. Music Education, Towson University

Ms. Wire has many years of experience teaching music in private schools throughout the region. She performs with Carroll County’s musical theater and the Chesapeake Concert Band.

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