About Studying Music
CCO Affiliated Private Music Teachers
Recommendation to Parents
It's Never Too Late
The study of a musical instrument is enormously satisfying at any age. There are people at all levels of accomplishment who enjoy making music with others with similar skill levels. As well as the enjoyment of the music itself, the greater understanding and appreciation of the difficulties involved bring a greater enjoyment of the performance of others.
Several members of the orchestra are active instrumental teachers and all members are able to provide helpful advice to parents seeking to start their child on private lessons. In order to make rapid progress it is usually necessary to augment public school teaching with a private instructor, even if the instructor supplied by the public schoot is a specialist in the instrument of choice. This is true because public school lessons are generally of a group nature and don't offer the teacher enough time to fully satisfy the needs of each student.
We also recommend that parents start the process by first finding that teacher - before purchasing an instrument. Renting an instrument for a short term to allow a student to get acquainted is not necessarily a bad idea but a teacher has the knowledge and experience to evaluate and appraise an instrument before it is purchased. This is especially true of used instruments which, if previously used by a student, are likely to have been abused.
Beth Abbate violin/viola email@example.com
Sheryl Lafayette violin/viola firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Birdsall violin email@example.com
Angel Valchinov violin/viola firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Jackson flute email@example.com
Jennifer Chiapella flute firstname.lastname@example.org
David Chick oboe email@example.com
Margaret Romero trumpet firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Minor email@example.com
Robin Farnsley firstname.lastname@example.org
Zachary Ballard email@example.com
Ray Bauwens firstname.lastname@example.org
Judy Ross harp Jrossharp@aol.com
Former CCO Guest Artists who also Teach
Shaylor Lindsay email@example.com
Kathleen Forgac firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Larget-Caplan guitar info@ALCGuitar.com
Local Resources for the study of Music Performance
Concord Conservatory of Music concordconservatory.org
The Concord Conservatory of Music offers instruction in a wide variety of musical instruments, including stringed, woodwind, brass, and percussion. It also includes courses focusing on a variety of musical genres.