Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) Band Program
at Saint Mary’s Catholic School
Detailed information on all programs including tuition, fees and instrument rental can be found on the GRSM @ Saint Mary’s webpage.
Starting in mid-September, the Greater Richmond School of Music (GRSM) will provide music instruction through private, semi-private and group lessons for students of all ages at Saint Mary’s Catholic School for the 2021-2022 school year, as well as through the GRSM Band Program for students in grades 4-8.
Registration forms are due ASAP for Lessons (scheduling this week!) and Monday, August 30th for Band programs.
The GRSM Band Program is a year long program which begins the second (full) week of September and culminates with the Spring Concert in May. There are a minimum of 30 teaching sessions provided during the academic year, consisting of lessons, rehearsals, school performances and concerts.
Sectional lessons for Beginning and Concert Band students will be held during the school day in 30-minute blocks in a rotating schedule (different time each week of the month as registration numbers allow), unless otherwise requested by your school administration. For 2021-2022, the Symphonic Band students will meet after the Concert & Symphonic rehearsal, in order to avoid missing academic classes during the day.
Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm Concert & Symphonic Bands rehearsal
Thursdays 4:00-4:30pm Symphonic Band only
Music Lessons for students K-8 are currently available. Instruments include keyboard, piano, guitar, ukulele, banjo, violin, cello, brass, woodwinds and band percussion as listed below. Recitals (and for Band students, concerts) are included in GRSM tuition rates and will be held at the end of each semester for all registered students who are interested. Lesson schedules will be emailed the week before each student’s first lesson.
Mondays – 3:00-4:00 pm from Sept 13– Jan 24: Keyboard Musician A (grades 1-4)
Mondays – 4:00-6:00 pm (possibly earlier): Piano, Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Violin, Cello with Nathan Aldhizer
Wednesdays – 3:00-6:00 pm: Piano, Guitar, Ukulele with Robert Rosenbrook
Thursdays – 4:30-6:00 pm: Brass, Woodwinds, Band Percussion with Bob Ellithorpe