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Please email/call on or before Thursday evening.  We do not answer questions on Fridays.  There is no time.  Not even a minute. 

Also:  Please do not wait until Friday to tell us your child's instrument isn't working: 

email ahead of time and/or take it to the shop.  If we know ahead of time, we might be able to loan them another instrument, but we won't have time to get it ready during class, so please let us know ahead of time.  Thank You for your understanding.  Yes, your student will need to attend even if their instrument is broken -- they can practice the week's lesson at home after their instrument is fixed. 

Bathrooms:  Use the bathroom before you come to FMS. 

Bathrooms are not available to students/parents/siblings at FMS. 

It's a 1/2 hour class -- go before you come!  In an emergency, please visit one of the shops in our vicinity. 

If you feel that this is unreasonable, please do not join our program.  I'm a music teacher, not a janitor. 

Current Student Updates:

New students who are borrowing an instrument from us will not be taking it home for the first few weeks.  A check out form will be sent home in October.  

All students should now have their books and music stands.

Band Students:  Standards of Excellence Book 1 by Bruce Pearson,

for their instrument.  (The enhanced version has a play-along cd for practicing --

you can buy that if they will use it but it is not required.)

Violin Students:  Strictly Strings Book 1:  violin.

Class Schedule:

Theory (reading music):  4-4:30pm, mandatory for all NEW students.   If a student can already read music, they will be able to "test-out" of this session during the first meeting.

Beginning Band/ Beginning Violin:  4:30-5pm

Intermediate Band/ Intermediate Violin:  5-5:30 pm

Music mentors will determine the placement of your student.  Most students will be in intermediate for 1-3 years.....some less, some more, depending on how much they practice on their own, at home, during the week. 

Advanced Band/ Advanced Violin:  5:30-6pm

Advanced class is reserved for students who can sight-read more difficult music.  It is run more as a "community concert band" session, where students play more challenging music, without as much focus on instruction.  This is a great group for students who are already playing with their jr high/ high school band and orchestra, and want to jam with friends.

For younger students, your mentors will invite you when they feel that you are ready to participate in the group. 


If your personal schedule does not work with the above schedule, please do not enroll in Free Music School.  Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts is Mandatory -- the price of admission is commitment!