Twin Cities Homeschool Band
 

FAQs

Q:

Does my child need lessons before signing up for the Twin Cities Homeschool Band?

 

A:

No! In this program, you child is taught the basics of an instrument and placed in the Beginning Band.  They may progress through an incremental learning program at their own pace to the most advanced levels.

Q:

Are there opportunities for advanced students if they have taken lessons elsewhere?

A:

Yes! A student may enter the program at any musical level and will be placed according to their ability as determined by the band director.

Q:

Do you provide instruments?

A:

No. There are many music stores that offer rental programs or a trial period.  Please refer to the Instrument Rental section of this website for a list of available instrument options.

Q:

What if my child does not know what instrument he/she wants to learn?

A:

Our band director can help. You can send us an email on the “Contact” tab and we will be happy to get you in contact with the band director.

Q:

Do you teach violin as well?

A:

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide orchestral string opportunities at this time.

Q:

When is band and lessons?

A:

All bands and lessons take place every Thursday from September through May.

Q:

Where does band and lessons take place?

A:

For the 2020-2021 season, lessons and rehearsals are held at Antioch Community Church, 1121 NE Jackson St, Minneapolis, MN 55413.

Q:

What are the tuition and fees?

A:

Each student is responsible for a monthly tuition that cover weekly band rehearsals and group lessons.  This fee is generally about $50-$60 per month and payable with a few payment options.

There is also a one-time annual fee per family payable upon sign-up which is $100.

Q:

Can my student play multiple instruments? 

A:

Yes! Many of our students play several instruments. However, if your child wants a group lesson for multiple instruments, he/she must pay the monthly tuition for each instrument associated with a group lesson. You must also register your child for the second instrument.

(Example #1: A student plays percussion in Concert Band and the trumpet in the Symphonic band and has a group lesson for both instruments = that student pays tuition for two instruments each month)

(Example #2: A student plays the flute in the beginning band and the alto saxophone in the concert band, but only has a group lesson with the flute = that student pays tuition for one instrument)

Q:

Can my child be in more than one band?

A:

Yes! He/She can be in as many bands/ensembles as they would like – as long as they meet the requirements to participate in each band and has the approval of the band director.

Q:

Does it cost more to be in more than one band? 

A:

No! The amount of bands/ensembles a student participates in does not affect the tuition amount.