Padre Pio Academy accepts beginning band students and students with playing experience in grades three to high school. We provide brass, woodwind, and string instruction during and after school on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by scheduled appointment. Younger students will be accepted on an individual basis.
Band rehearsals take place Monday afternoons, at 3:30 pm. A string ensemble will be offered, participation permitting.
"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul
for the education of its virtue." - Plato
The cost of a 30 minute weekly lesson and a band or string class is $25. Lessons must be paid for in advance, monthly. Amounts vary depending on the month and day of the week your lesson is scheduled. If you know in advance that your student will be unavailable on a certain date, you are not obligated to pay for that day's lesson; however, you may opt to reschedule a make-up lesson on another mutually agreeable date. If the student is sick, a make up lesson can be arranged.
Instrumental lessons are also available to home-eduction students.
Nikola Nikolovski, Director of Instrumental Music