Bellingham Friends of Music Private Lesson Application 2018-2019
Private lessons are an important part of a young musician's development. As a student progresses through middle school and into high school band, the demands on the student musician become greater as the music becomes more complex. Having a private teacher to turn to with questions and to closely monitor the continued growth of the young musician is highly beneficial and important.

The Bellingham Friends of Music (BFOM) is offering scholarships to music students at Bellingham Memorial School (BMS) and Bellingham High School (BHS) to help defray the costs of private or small group lesson instruction.

Students may take lessons in the district (coordinated through the Bellingham music staff) or through a teacher outside of the district (coordinated by the individual student/family). Both options are eligible for a BFOM scholarship. Lesson rates typically vary between $18 and $25 per half-hour lesson depending on the teacher.

Example lesson cost breakdown:
6 lessons (30 minutes each) per quarter = 12 lessons per term (Fall and Spring) for a total of 24 lessons in one school year.
At $25 per lesson, 24 lessons would total $600 for the year.
30 minutes = 1 lesson. 60 minutes = 2 lessons.

Scholarship details:
* BFOM half-scholarships awarded up to $300 toward private lessons
* BFOM quarter-scholarships awarded up to $150 toward private lessons
* Scholarship amounts will be adjusted to reflect the teacher’s rate
* Scholarship applications are due by Sept. 7, 2018
* Scholarship amounts, lesson schedules, and payment amounts will be announced during the first week of school, with the anticipation that lessons will start during the week of Sept. 17, 2018

In return, the student and his/her family is expected to:
* Pay the BFOM up-front for 24 lessons, either Paid in Full by Oct. 10, 2018, or the Installment Plan of 4 equal payments, due before each quarter.
* Be fully enrolled in the band/chorus program and have regular attendance at all in-school lessons and rehearsals.
* Students and/or a family member assist at two events throughout the school year, or serve a position on the board of the Friends of Music.
* Be prepared for and attend weekly private lessons on a regular basis
* Demonstrate a willingness to attend all private lesson sessions for the semester. There is one make-up lesson for each semester. Unexcused/No-Show lessons will NOT be supplemented (Recipients agree to pay the full price for unexcused absences).
* Be in good academic standing.

If you are interested in a BFOM private lesson scholarship, please complete the application below. Most lessons will occur at BMMS or BHS, but other arrangements can be made to have lessons at an alternate location (the instructor's home, a music store, etc.) Please contact Mrs. Blakely, bblakely@bpsdk12.org if you have any questions.

Family Information
Student's First Name *
Your answer
Student's Last Name *
Your answer
Student's Grade (for Fall 2018) *
Student's Cellphone (if applicable)
Your answer
Student's Instrument *
Ensembles student plans to participate in *
Required
Parent/Guardian First Name *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Last Name *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Email *
Your answer
Parent/Guardian Phone Number *
Your answer
Background Information
Have your student taken private lessons in previous years?
If yes, please tell us the instrument(s)/voice studied in private lessons.
Your answer
If yes, please tell us the name of the teacher.
Your answer
If known, please put your teacher's private lesson rate PER 30-MINUTE LESSON.
ex: $25
Your answer
Scheduling Information
Do you plan on taking lessons outside of the district? *
If so, and if you are selected for a scholarship, you will need to provide the BFOM with proof of lesson attendance. Lesson log, email from parents, etc.
Please indicate DAYS (Monday-Friday) and TIMES when your student CANNOT take private lessons. *
Lessons will be scheduled with both teacher and student availability in mind.
Your answer
I am able to attend regular, weekly music lessons. *
I am able to walk or get a ride to BHS or BMS for my lesson on a weekly basis. Some lessons would be early enough for late buses, but those are limited to certain teachers/instruments. *
My family and I will be responsible for notifying my private lesson teacher when I am sick or unable to attend my lesson. *
Financial Information
Private lessons for the school year costs approximately $600 (averaging six lessons per quarter). If your student is awarded a scholarship, lesson payments will be adjusted accordingly.
Please indicate your prefered payment schedule. *
Is your registration for private lessons dependent on a BFOM scholarship? *
In other words, if your student does not receive a half scholarship, you would not be able to register for lessons.
Scholarship Application
STUDENT RESPONSE: Briefly explain why you are interested in private music lessons. *
Your answer
I am an excellent candidate for a lesson scholarship because I want to take music lessons in addition to my regular band/chorus ensemble class. *
Are you interested in trying out or switching to any of the following instruments? *
Required
Agreement
By checking this box below, I agree to help out at at least two Bellingham Music events or participate in the Bellingham Friends of Music during the 2018-2019 school year, if my student is selected for a scholarship. *
Required
Please select your contribution option: *
Required
If you said that you would help out at two Bellingham music events, please select which events you are able to support.
By checking this box below, I confirm that I am aware my student would like to enroll in private music lessons. I understand that some scholarship funds are available through the BFOM but are not guaranteed to all families. I understand that private lessons are a commitment of time and resources and that I will help my student be respectful of lesson teacher's schedule and time. *
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