Private lessons are offered during the school day (virtual to start the school year). Forms are available for students to sign-up and be placed with a private teacher. The district regulates the cost of one-on-one private lessons at $20.00 per ½ hour. Private teachers are paid directly by students and may discontinue lessons at their discretion if unpaid. Most participants take one- ½ hour lesson once a week. All private teachers have been screened by the district personnel office and backgrounds have been thoroughly checked for your child’s safety. The private lesson staff is comprised of well-qualified professionals and college students throughout the DFW area. Students who take private lessons tend to gain a greater mastery of the music and material. One-on-one instruction is very beneficial and can help students achieve greater goals in orchestra.
The Aiming Higher Program includes funds that are designated to help out students who may need assistance in paying for private lessons. There is a scholarship form that needs to be completed to qualify for these funds. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please complete the application above and email to Mr. Chui (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Partial scholarships are available from the Orchestra Booster Club to help cover the cost of private lessons. The more successful the booster club is with its fundraising and membership, the more scholarship money it can offer. If you are interested in private lessons but have concerns about the cost, please contact Mr. Chui.