Private Lesson Information
The Plano ISD Supplemental Music Lesson Program provides students with the most effective opportunity to improve their musical ability through private study with an instructor specializing in their instrument. Unlike the larger band classes, which are designed to teach fundamental skills to multiple students, private lessons allow each student to receive custom-tailored instruction to develop his or her specific needs. Lessons last approximately 25 minutes and cost only $20 per lesson (outside the schools, lesson costs can range from $25-$150 per lesson!). Our senior high directors audition private instructors in order to maintain high lesson quality, and private instructors must undergo regular criminal background checks in the interest of safety.
Private music lessons are certainly not required for your child to be successful in band, but are highly encouraged. Most advanced students do study privately. Lessons are intended to be enrichment activities and will actually become the focus of each student’s individual practice and development. The earlier students start lessons, the more effective they are. Private lessons are not a part of your child’s grade.
Every effort is made to place any student desiring supplemental music lessons with an approved teacher. If a teacher is not available, the student’s request for lessons will be kept on file until an approved instructor is available.
Private teachers maintain their own schedules and handle their own financial records. Some lessons may be scheduled during your child’s band class or before or after school depending on the instructor’s schedule. Once a student is signed up for private lessons, they are expected to continue with lessons. If the student wishes to discontinue lessons, the student’s parents must provide two weeks notice to the private instructor. Each private teacher will provide more information about scheduling and payment.
Please complete and return this form to your child’s director indicating your receipt of the information and your intentions regarding private lessons through Plano ISD. Please contact the directors if you have any questions.
Student First Name
Student Last Name
Parent First Name
Parent Last Name
Parent Phone Number (###-###-####)
Saxophone (Alto, Tenor, Baritone)
Please select one.
I am already taking private lessons. PLEASE ENTER INSTRUCTOR BELOW.
I wish for my child to take private lessons. Please have an approved private teacher contact me.
I am not interested in private lessons at this time. I understand that I may contact the Band staff at any time should I wish to take advantage of private lessons.
I am already taking private lessons with (Please enter instructor name below):
I am interested in a scholarship to help with lesson costs.
YES! Please contact me about scholarship options.
List 3 musical goals you have this year.
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