So many of our students are part of a school band, orchestra, or choir, but more often than not a student may not get the full musical experience just from these groups. We have been offering private lessons to school musicians since 2012 and have consistently seen a marked improvement in their education, and parents notice too! Here are some of the amazing benefits your child can glean from adding private lessons to their after school schedule:

 

  • Master Band/Orchestra Material
    • It’s impossible for every student to keep up with the pace of a school rehearsal, and often times a student will have lingering questions about their part. Private lessons provide the perfect opportunity for students to focus on their band/orchestra music with their Valotta teacher.
  • Personalized Attention
    • While some schools do offer “lessons”, these are often in a small group setting and can be tough to differentiate instruction to each student. With private lessons, our students work one-on-one with their Valotta teacher to ensure a personalized experience where the student is the #1 focus.
  • Give Beginners a Head Start
    • If your third or fourth grader is starting this school year, private lessons are a great way to help them get ahead! Establishing the fundamentals of a new instrument is SO IMPORTANT, and private lessons outside of school give students more opportunity to learn and retain these essential skills!
  • Help Less-Confident Students Improve
    • Does your child already feel behind in band or orchestra after a summer off? Try adding private lessons to your schedule! Working with one of our amazing instructors can help them catch up with the pack and regain their confidence in school rehearsals.
  • Help Confident Students Excel
    • If you find that your child is already doing well in band/orchestra, they might benefit from private lessons to keep them interested. Their music in school might appear easy to them, but private lessons can help them develop a deeper understanding of the repertoire and give them the chance to excel!
  • Go Beyond School Music
    • Students in school bands or orchestras often focus exclusively on the pieces they learn as a group. If they truly show an interest in their instrument, private lessons will give them plenty of opportunity to excel beyond the school curriculum and learn new, more complex music!
  • Develop Comprehension of their Instrument
    • School music programs are designed to teach students to learn and perform together, but private lessons are an absolute necessity to give a student the opportunity to truly master their instrument. Working with a Valotta teacher allows time to focus on the specifics of their instrument and new music.
  • Advance Placement in Band/Orchestra
    • Conductors and directors of school music programs notice which students stand out above the rest, and more often than not private lessons make all the difference! Give your child the chance to move ahead and make their voice (or instrument) heard in band or orchestra!