Group lesson

We believe knowing Music Lesson Prices and Information is important. FMI keeps the tuition to the lowest point possible while providing the highest quality faculty and program anywhere. The teachers at FMI all have degrees and licenses, may have advanced degrees and a couple have Doctorate degrees.

Lessons and Band
  • Fundamental Music guarantees that a minimum of 30 lessons will be offered during the school year. Holidays, snow days and teacher illness are built in to the normal schedule. (In 40 years of teaching experience, there has never been a year where this goal has not been reached; in fact, it is most often surpassed).
  •  Students may supplement with Online Private lessons as needed (Extra Discounted Tuition Fee) 
  • In person, at school lessons are usually during regular school hours (Some schools have their program after school, visit your schools band page to see lesson times).
  • Online Lessons can be scheduled afternoons or early evening Monday – Friday (Saturday mornings may also be available)
  • Beginners are grouped by like instruments. Advanced students may be grouped in ensembles of different instruments based on their ability.
  • Students will also receive a band rehearsal either Online or at school, when qualified. (These will be before or after school).
Concerts

Students will be invited to participate in school concerts, Online “Talent Showcases” school assemblies and when ready, our award winning Honor Band (This special band travels to exciting concert venues like Disney, Washington DC, NYC, Dorney Park and Hershey Park)

Tuition
  • The Music Lesson Prices are extremely simple;
  • The “Basic Tuition” for Small Group Music Lesson prices is $20 per class.  This is Billed Monthly in advance of lessons and there are discounts available for choosing to make one payment for 30 lessons.
  • Private Music Lessons prices are $30 per session. This is Billed Monthly in advance of lessons.
  • Visit the FAQ page for more details on enrollment.  Please note: Tuition is for lessons and band only – it does not cover the cost of a rental instrument.
Student Assessment

FMI uses a “MyMusicStaff.com” to give you the ability to track attendance, schedules, lesson assignments, notes from the teacher and more. A login invitation will be sent once you enroll so you can set your password. If you have questions or need more feedback regarding your student’s progress, please call or e-mail for an appointment with the teacher. More about MyMusicStaff

  • Instruments and Supplies

    Fundamental Music recommends that you rent an instrument from a reputable dealer (usually a local music store). A list of recommended stores is available on this site: Rental / Purchase Info Page Click herePlease use a source that offers quality instruments, as this will have an overall impact on a students ability to perform. If you are not sure, call or e-mail your teacher for advice. (Note; most online sources of instruments are not high quality like the rental sources offered on this site – please seek guidance from your teacher before investing in an instrument that will not serve your child well)
Having the instrument is class
  • Your child must bring the instrument to school on his/her lesson day and must remember to bring it home the same day. Do not leave the instrument at school• Do not store books or music stand in the instrument case – this may damage the instrument.
  • For Online students; tuning of string instruments presents a unique problem. Your child may be asked to bring their instrument into school for tuning once per week on designated days. We will also offer webinars on tuning at home.
  • Instruments should be kept in their cases unless they are being played. Repairs can be costly – we strongly advise that you never leave the instrument unattended on the floor or a chair.
  • Your child will be taught how to clean the instrument after each use. Most instruments come with some simple care instructions or special swabs or cloths.
Reeds, Oil and Rosin
  • Be sure your child has an adequate supply of reeds or oil and a soft cloth in the case.
  • For sanitary and safety reasons, instruments should never be played by anyone except the student who owns or rents that instrument.

If you have a problem with your instrument, do not try to fix it yourself! Check with your child’s teacher or call your rental dealer as soon as possible.

  • In addition to the instrument, reeds (clarinets and saxophones) and valve oil (brass players), students will need a foldable wire music stand. These can  be purchased at any music store or ordered on sites like Amazon or Musician’s Friend…. For Beginners and 2nd-year players we will use First Songs for Band, all available on this site.
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