About Fundamental Music Instruction

Fundamental Music provides high quality music classes and has been doing so for over four decades.  As a result, our amazing faculty represents over two hundred years of combined teaching experience and every teacher has a music degree. Many have post graduate musical studies including doctoral degrees. With so much experience, FMI teachers are all accomplished musicians. We have choir directors, performers, composers, arrangers, band directors and music curriculum authors! Because of this, you will be hard pressed to find a more accomplished music faculty anywhere.  Meet our teachers (About our Teachers).

Our Philosophy

Musicality is first and foremost in our approach. Therefore, students will work to produce a pleasing tone with a sense of timing and style right from the very start. This is why our ensembles are also based on the musicality first approach. Above all, FMI performances are known for their tone quality, tuning, musical balance, phrasing and style. With our focus on musicality, it is no wonder that our Award winning Honor Band has achieved 27 outstanding and superior ratings at music festivals.

We believe the best way to learn music at school is in small groups and we schedule these by compatible age, instrument and experience. For this reason, we schedule ensemble rehearsals for students who are ready to have this experience. Most importantly, each lesson is tailored for the way the class learns best. For this reason, performances reflect the careful planning we take ensuring every student has the best opportunity to grow and learn.

 

Students who take music lessons online usually choose private lessons (online small groups can be arranged if you have a friend(s) that want to pair up with you). In this setting, students are able to learn the type of music they are most interested in.  Subsequently, our teachers can focus 100% of their attention on that one student to ensure that hand positioning, posture or the understanding of a particular concept are correct.  As a result, a student who has a particular difficulty in one area can work on it more easily. In addition, a student who is excelling in one area can study music that interests that student. For this reason, we offer 30 minute and 1-hour lessons.

Above all , our program is equipped to offer music lessons for students of all ages and abilities.  Classes are at select schools and even more flexible scheduling with Online music lessons.

FMI Staff

Mr. Ed Kelly

Mr. Ed Kelly

Director of Bands

Mr. Brian Franca

Mr. Brian Franca

Saxophonist

Mr. Della Pello

Mr. Della Pello

Guitarist, Singer & Songwriter