BRASS | The Music Garden


(Ages 10 - Adult)

Free Demo

What to Expect

The Brass section adds many different sounds and colors to the band or orchestra.  Low brass (trombone and tuba) is the "soul",  french horn the mellow harmony, euphonium the depth and contrast, and trumpet the melody. 

Our students will master all the techniques necessary to become a great brass musician.  On the way, students learn basic music theory, (including how to read music), and musicianship skills.  Students will build strong technique through scales and various exercises.

Students are given the opportunity to perform solos in The Music Garden recitals, which typically are held in December and May.  

About Private Lessons

The student must have a well-maintained, fully functional instrument on which to practice. They should have the appropriate items on hand to maintain the instrument.   Our instructors can advise about the proper care to keep the instrument in good working order. Practice is mandatory for private lessons. Parents must commit to assisting the child with daily practice.

Suggested Daily Practice:

  • Ages 6-8: 15-20 min
  • Ages 9-13: 30 - 40 min
  • Ages 14 and above: 45 - 60 min

The students are invited to participate in two recitals each year: winter (late November or early December)
and spring, (late April or early May).
There is a recital fee of $25 due in November and April.


Dr. Michelle Thomas


1How much do private lessons cost?

$50.00 Registration Fee

30 minutes: $36 per lesson/$144.00 monthly

45 minutes: $54 per lesson/$216.00 monthly

60 minutes: $72.00 per lesson/$288.00 monthly

2What days of the week are brass lessons offered?
Please contact our office to inquire about available days for brass lessons
3Do I need to have my own instrument?
Yes. Your instructor can advise you about the correct instrument to rent or purchase.
4 Do you teach adults?
Absolutely! We have a number of adult students at all skill levels.
5What if I miss a lesson?
As much advance notice as possible will help us to schedule makeup lessons. Make-ups for missed lessons are at the discretion of the instructor and cannot be guaranteed.
6Can I request a specific instructor?
Yes. When our office contacts you to set up a demo lesson, just let us know if you prefer a particular instructor.