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homeschool students learn trumpet

Beginning Band

Age:  10+

Time:  Mondays, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Annual class fee:  $180*

Instructor:  Stephanie Daige

Beginning Band is an exciting course designed for students with little to no prior music experience. Students will start their musical education in small group sessions, allowing for personalized attention and tailored instruction with other students learning their same instrument. This setting ensures that each student can gain confidence and competence on their chosen instrument before being placed in a large ensemble. As they advance, students will come together in the full band, experiencing the joy and camaraderie of making music as part of a larger ensemble.


Throughout the course, students will work towards two performance opportunities–the GCHFA Winter and Spring Concerts–where they can showcase their newly acquired skills. These performances are designed to be supportive and encouraging, offering students a chance to celebrate their progress and share their achievements with family and friends.

*Classes would be 3x this price without the generosity of our annual donors!

A yearly, non-refundable enrollment fee of $100 per student is due at time of registration;

this fee will increase to $125 on July 29, and to $135 on August 31.

Class Highlights

  • Introduction to Music/Concert Band

  • Small, Focused Group Settings

  • Full Ensemble Experience

  • Weekly Accountability

  • Performance Opportunities


No prior music experience required!​

Required Materials:

  • Instrument

  • black music stand

  • Essential Elements 2000 - Book 1

  • Pencil

  • account on Essential Elements Interactive

  • Concert black attire

  • optional subscription to Smart Music (highly recommended)

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