Saint Brendan School

2022-2023 School Year

Music Program Details

Grades: K-8

Course Description:

Welcome Back to After-School Music!

All levels welcome and no experience required!

Students will be grouped in classes of similar instruments and ages, where they will learn how to play their desired instrument. This program is designed to keep music FUN, so students should expect to play many familiar songs throughout the program, in addition to learning the fundamentals of rhythm, harmony and traditional note reading.

Smaller group classes will come together as one larger ensemble in the spring, culminating in a final year-end concert!


  • Kindergarteners and 1st graders may choose the String Ensemble (violin) or Piano/Keyboard
  • 2nd and 3rd graders may choose the String Ensemble (violin or cello), Piano/Keyboard, Ukulele, or Band Ensemble (Flute, Clarinet, or Trumpet)
  • 4th through 8th graders may choose the String Ensemble (violin or cello), Piano/Keyboard, Ukulele, or Band Ensemble (Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, or Trumpet)


Instruction begins on Mondays in September and classes are offered through the end of May 2023, culminating in a school concert.

Small group classes are offered in both Session One (September-January) and Session Two (February-June). Enrolling in both sessions ensures that your class will advance in session two.

Students waiting to take a later lesson may attend after school care without charge while waiting for their lesson, but must be picked up at the end of their lesson time in order to avoid fees for the time they attend after the conclusion of their class.  If you are already enrolled in after school care your child can attend before and after their music class.

Program costs

A program fee is requested from each participant to cover the entire 25+ week school year spanning September, 2022 through May, 2023.

  • One discounted payment of $595 – due with registration
    • covers both sessions with a discounted rate
    • guarantees a spot in the advancing class for session two
    • advancing students will have an opportunity to perform in the spring orchestra concert!
  • Session One Only- $325– due with registration.
    • Session one is from September – January
    • To continue with the same class in second session, you will need to re-enroll in January.

Additional Resources

The program fee covers instructional costs, as well as all music, books and basic supplies given to your child throughout the year.

The following additional resources are also included with your program fee:

  1. Class Portal Page- weekly class recaps, practice suggestions, sheet music downloads, helpful video tutorials, and much more!
  2. Interactive video- get extra help by submitting a video for feedback from one of our teachers!

The only other expense will be the rental or purchase of the instrument (see below).

Private Online Lessons - *Optional*

We HIGHLY RECOMMEND supplementing your music classes with online private lessons! 

Add one-on-one private online lessons once per week or once every two weeks for additional online instruction. The lessons are scheduled at mutually convenient times with one of our professional instructors. Private lessons are charged on a recurring basis, once the number of lessons in your block have been completed.

Duration: Ongoing – Charged automatically as your pre-paid lesson blocks are completed.

Private Lesson Fee:

30-minute lessons – scheduled weekly: $192 per block of 4 lessons

30-minute lessons – scheduled every other week: $96 per block of 2 lessons

Getting your instrument

Discounted rental and purchase prices have been arranged for participating music students through our official instrument supplier. All prices from our supplier include FREE DELIVERY to school at the first lesson and pick up at the end of the program following the year-end concert. Visit The Instrument Place to place your order.

Need a Piano?

If you’re enrolling in the piano class it is important to select a keyboard that is lightweight for easy transport to and from school. We’ve selected some portable keyboard options below that are even lighter than a trumpet or violin!  Click the images below to order on Amazon with fast Prime delivery. 32, 37, and 44 key models are sufficient for class, but no fewer than 32 keys.

(Please select a keyboard that has battery power in addition to a power cord for independent use in class.)

Casio 44 Key
Casio 32 Key
Yamaha 37 Key
M Sanmersen 37 Key