Benefits of private instruction
We strongly encourage our band members to take private lessons on their instrument, as this is a great way to set and achieve measurable goals with a Professional Musician or Specialist on ones’ specific instrument.
Each instrument has special needs and tendencies. As a result, we partner with some of the finest trained professionals in their fields. There is no substitute for taking lessons with an individual who performs or specializes on a specific instrument, and we work to find the best fit for each of our band members.
Many think that “private lessons” or “tutoring” are only needed for kids who are struggling with their instrument… while it is great for “extra help” as it suggests, those students who are excelling on their instruments benefit equally and usually excel to a whole new level of performance with the addition of private lessons.
It is virtually impossible to achieve high levels of success in the VBODA All-Virginia Band process without coaching from a private lesson instructor.
Even if your band member will not pursue music as a career, taking lessons teaches responsibility, goal setting, and commitment to a craft or process. The art of learning to commit and work towards excellence applies far beyond learning to play an instrument.