Flagstaff School of Music classes, workshops, and events are priced to cater to all budgets. We want our students to get the best value and enjoyment out of learning music!
Music class tuition (private & group) is paid directly to your instructor. Please do not make any tuition payments to the music school. We get monies for the guitar books, accessories, apparel, and instrument rental.
We prefer using the Bill Pay system. This is a free service through your personal banking institution set up by you to be mailed to us, and paying without taking class time, or making a special trip. Please ask your private instructor for this form, and follow the instructions on it, making sure to ask us if you have any questions.
We are now offering online “Membership” to make it easier for you to pay for your monthly tuition. This is done via PayPal through our website. By paying online, you will be able to choose the best option for yourself and can easily choose a method that automatically processes things so you don’t have to ever think about it.
(Please note that we do also take payments at the Music School by both Check and Cash.)
(All class scheduling must be done via phone, email or at the Music School.)
We believe everyone can learn how to play. Private Classes can be for anyone age 4 & up. This is your special time with a private instructor. We have plenty of ‘purposes to your practice’ by performing in one of our many events and recitals.
30 Minute Classes: $100 per month
60 Minute Classes: $180 per month
Group Guitar Program
What happens in a group guitar classroom? Students experience the following:
Strumming patterns and guitar chords in five keys
How to play classic folk songs with timeless appeal
Important for current instrument, and equally valuable for learning future instruments
Understand the language of guitar players
How to develop the simplest of music reading skills and ear training
Stimulating neurons like no other activity
Learning the songs enjoyed by all
Making new friendships
Having fun! One of our main goals. This program is just right for students ages 6-9, and has three semesters to progress through before enrolling in private classes.
The Band Program
The FSM Student Band Program provides an education in playing various styles of music with other musicians in a band rehearsal setting. The purpose is to make the students ‘performance ready’, and to take the band out into the community for various events to display their accomplishments. We believe in the values required to maintain a healthy, and successful band environment. This special program is ideal for students between the ages of 13-17, and whom has some musical experience.
Cost: $50 per month
The FSM student band will be limited to 5 members. When more students sign up, we will begin an ‘under study program.’ Observing is a great way to learn. The band will not be limited to any certain genre of music, as we are educating the students about the basics of many styles. We encourage the students to bring in their song suggestions. Understand, however, we may not choose that particular song for a variety of reasons.
Joining the band means you are committing to this group. It is important for the students to be practicing not only their individual lessons, but also the material for the band as well. If we notice a student not practicing, we may approach that student to find out how serious they are, and see if they’d still like to be included in the band. It is extremely important to practice daily, and each student needs to realize their role in knowing their material to make the best use of band class time.
The student band needs to rely on each other. It is important not to miss a scheduled class. Because this is a group effort, there will not be any make up sessions. Each student is committing to the band, and emulating the concept of being in a real band.
excellence takes practice, a flexible spirit, a willingness to help the other members, faithfulness to each other, good communication, self confidence, and humility, among other things.
- practice individual & group assignments
- an audition to demonstrate abilities
- be a current student of FSM
- pay $50 a month regardless of attendance
- attends as many events presented to the band as possible
Students Learn About:
tempo & pocket, dynamics & endings, solos & fills, stage presence & etiquette, vocals, confidence, focus, relaxing, musicality & language, getting comfortable with student’s musical tendencies, more performance opportunities, and entertaining the audience
becoming a better musician.
(Please note that you must be a FSM Student already to join The Band Program)
Student learns about:
- Sound system
- Embellishing within the song
- Stage presence
- Special curriculum
- Individual composition
- Putting a set list together
- Polishing songs
- Picking the right songs
Cost: $200 per month
Meets weekly for one hour