Mentoring your middle school instrumentalist
In Young Winds, we provide small-group lessons and full band experience to Middle school-age students who have already begun playing woodwind, brass, electric bass, or percussion instruments. We supplement the instruction your child receives in school band programs, strengthening their musicianship in a safe and positive environment.
Our students are generally separated into two ensembles—a beginner band and an advanced band, according to ability and/or years of playing experience. Each ensemble performs several full band pieces as well as a section feature on the last day of the program.
Younger players who are already studying one of the traditional concert band instruments but may not have the opportunity to participate in a formal ensemble at their school are also welcome to participate. (Note: Young Winds does not start students on instruments.)