Frederiksen Elementary School offers instrumental music lessons on woodwind, brass, beginning violin, and percussion instruments in order to meet the Music Standards of the State of California. Every fourth and fifth grade student in the Dublin Unified School District is encouraged to learn to play an instrument. Each student will attend a thirty minute individualized lesson on his/her instrument during the week (a pull-out from class). In addition, during the weeks approaching a concert, band students will attend 30-minute mixed ensemble rehearsals of band concert music, also during the school day. **You must have an instrument and a Yamaha Advantage Band book or a Suzuki violin book by the third week.** Students acquire their own books and instruments.Your child will be given the most basic instruction from instrument assembly, care, and maintenance, to advanced techniques as he/she progresses during in-school instruction and at-home practice. There will be ample opportunity for students to advance at their own pace in reasonably sized like-instrument grouping.Your child needs a book, an instrument, a music stand (optional), and 15 minutes if practice time 5 times per week. In the beginning, assembling the instrument properly, and cleaning and disassembling the instruments counts in the practice time. Repetition is key. Suggested music stores are Jams in Dublin, Ingram and Brauns Musik Shoppe in Pleasanton, and House of Woodwinds in San Ramon.
Sign-ups are held during Registration and the first few weeks of school. Information regarding instrument rental and retail stores will be provided to interested students.
More band information can be found here.