Private Lessons


Why does the band program highly encourage private lessons?

Private lessons are strongly encouraged for all band students, as they provide consistent one-on-one instruction for students, which is crucial at all times in a student’s development as a young musician.

Private lessons allow students to reinforce and receive personal insight on the fundamentals that will help them be successful as a musician, as well as allow them to move at an accelerated pace beyond that of the normal band class. Private lessons also help our students to prepare for additional band events, such as the Region Band audition process, Solo and Ensemble contest, chair tests, and additional auditions.

At Canyon Vista, 90% of our band students are enrolled in our Private Lesson program.

How can I enroll my student in private lessons?

Click on the enrollment tab in the drop down menu. 

How often do lessons occur?

Lessons typically occur once a week.

When will my student have their private lesson?

Once enrolled in our program, you will work with your lesson teacher to schedule weekly lesson times based on your child’s schedule and the availability of the faculty member. In general, lesson times are offered during your child’s band class and before or after school hours.  Depending on when you schedule your lesson with your teacher, lesson lengths can vary between 23 minutes and 1 hour. Lessons generally take place on campus at Canyon Vista, but currently due to COVID-19 all lessons will be offered virtually for the foreseeable future. 

When will lessons start?

Lessons usually begin the 2nd week of school, depending on private lesson teacher availability.

How do I pay the lesson teacher?

You will pay the lesson teacher directly through whatever method works for you and them. They will communicate their rates with you. You will need to pay them in a timely fashion, and each teacher has their own system for invoicing.

How do missed lessons work?

Students must communicate at least 24-hours in advance if they will miss a lesson to avoid being charged for that lesson. We will make exceptions in the event of sudden illness or emergency. The same policies apply to the lesson teacher needing to miss a lesson. They will try to make up that lesson, if their schedule allows.