FALL 2018: 12 Lessons - $420 FULL YEAR: 28 Lessons (12/Fall 16/Winter-Spring) $980
WINTER/SPRING 2019: 16 LESSONS* - $560 *BRASS INSTRUMENTS - 14 Lessons, $490
FALL Lessons will the week of September 17 or the week of September 24 (depending on instrument/instructor)
WINTER/SPRING - 16 weeks - Lessons will begin the week of January 7 (Brass Instruments will begin January 24, 14 week session)
Former Bromfield School Music Department Leader, Tom Reynolds together with Harvard Community Education created the Artist-in-Residence program to provide the opportunity for students in grades 5-12 to take individual music lessons to help achieve a higher level of mastery on their individual instrument. The program is patterned after very successful programs at schools such as Wachusett Regional High School in Holden, MA and Algonquin Regional, in Northborough/Southborough, MA.
The Fall session is 12 weeks, the Winter-Spring session 16 weeks. If you prefer, you may register for the year. Teachers participating in this program have come from such places as: The New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Berklee School of Music, Boston University, University of Massachusetts at Lowell and Amherst and the Hartt School of Music, Hartford, Connecticut, as well as teachers who live in this area.
Some instructors are at Bromfield one day per week, some are here two or three. Although subject to change, the current plan is for Piano (M-TH), Brass (TH 14 weeks), Guitar (TU), Flute (W & F), Woodwind (TBD may be M or W).
Lessons will be scheduled every half hour, every weekday starting at 2:30 p.m. (after 3:30 for grade 5) as long as space/instructor schedule allows. Many of our instructors teach at several school; some drive quite a distance. The available day/times for lessons for a particular instrument will depend on the schedule of the instructor. We will do our best to accommodate scheduling needs but cannot guarantee specific days and/or times. The program is open to all students in grades 5-12 from The Bromfield School and Hildreth Elementary.
Re-scheduling day and time of lesson must be done the first week.
ATTENDANCE POLICY:Tuition must be paid in full prior to the start of lessons. Students are required to sign in on the instructors attendance sheet at each lesson.Make Up Lessons: Students are allowed ONE make-up lesson per term provided the student has given our office 24 hours notice or has had a sudden illness. Instructors reserve the time in their schedule for YOU. Making up more than one missed lesson is at the discretion of the Instructor. If you miss lessons due to scheduling conflicts with other activities, the instructor is not required to make them up.If a student is going to be absent, he/she must notify our office in advance, and may do so by calling 978-456-4118. If a teacher is absent, the lesson will be made up or the student will receive a credit. If a student misses a make-up lesson, there will be no credit/refund and no additional make-up.
Withdrawals and Refunds:Students who start private lessons with a new teacher are given a trial period of two lessons to ensure a good match, during which time student/parents should raise any concerns with the teacher and/or the office. After the second lesson, the placement becomes a commitment for the remainder of the term and there are no refunds. Harvard Community Education reserves the right to discontinue any student who consistently miss lessons, no refund will be given.
TO REGISTER: Complete the information below or use the printable form. Payment can be made by check, payable to: Town of Harvard, and mailed or delivered to Harvard Community Educatrion, 39 Massachusetts Avenue electronic check through the town Online Payment Center (link on the Community Ed page, use Community Education, Artist in Residence) or by check, payable to: Town of Harvard and mailed or delivered to Harvard Community Education, 39 Massachusetts Avenue, Harvard, MA 01451
Questions? Please contact the Community Education office, firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-456-4118.
Please know that it is the policy of the Harvard Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Chapter 199, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The district compliance coordinator is Marie Harrington, Director of Pupil Services, 978-456-4143.