Much of the individual success in the North Richland Band program is attributed to our private lesson program. Private lessons are one-on-one lessons offered before school, after school, and during band class by a private lesson teacher.
Our private lesson teachers are selected by the directors and have completed BISD required background checks. Private lesson staff are degreed educators and professional instrumentalists who work closely with the directors to help each student progress. Private lessons are $18 per lesson and are payable to the individual private teacher. Scholarships may be available.
Private lessons are not just for those who may be struggling. Private lessons are for every band student. Due to time and the number of students we are not able to give each student as much individual instruction as we would like. Private lesson instructors are able to meet with your student and design a program that meets their needs, allowing them to progress at their own rate of ability. Students who may be struggling will receive additional instruction to help improve, and intermediate to advanced ability players will receive additional instruction to further advance and remain challenged outside of class.
We understand that there may be a need for financial assistance for your student to participate in the private lesson program. Financial assistance is reserved for the families/students with extenuating circumstances (personal/financial) that participating in private lessons would cause undue hardship. This program does not provide free lessons, but shares costs with the family. Financial assistance is not guaranteed. Please speak to a band director about financial assistance.