Banks Bridgewater Lewis Fine Arts Academy
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BBL Fine Arts Academy

  • The BBL Fine Arts Academy provides small group lessons and ensemble rehearsals to supplement the local middle and high school band programs.
  • We currently offer lessons for voice, brass (trumpet, trombone), reeds (clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone), and percussion (drums, piano, guitar, bass guitar)
  • For those interested in lessons for strings students, we recommend that you check out the programs at the Community Center for the Arts.


*Financial scholarships available on a first come, first served basis and dependent on need as determined by free or reduced public school lunch status

FALL 2015 SCHEDULE AND FEES

Saturday September 5

Informational meeting for parents and students 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

 

Tuesday September 8

 Instruction week begins

 

Saturday September 12 

Ensemble rehearsals begin

     

 

DETAILS OF INSTRUCTION:

 

Monday-Thursday 

 

Individual and small group instruction beginners through advanced.  Instruction includes one 30 minute lesson per week for beginning/intermediate students, and a 30-50 minute session for advanced students. Students will schedule their lessons directly with the instructor.  We are in the process of identifying a jazz piano instructor for intermediate and advanced students. In general, instructor availability is as follows:

 

Instructor Name       Instrument(s)                          Available Days/Times

Deborah  Banks

Reeds │Piano│Vocals

Mon-Thurs 3:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Nathaniel Banks

Brass  │Guitar(Beggining)

Tues-Thurs 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Ron Bridgewater

Reeds │Improvisation

Wed 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

Abby Heras

Piano  │Reeds

Thurs 3:30-6:00

Robert Lewis

Percussion

Tues-Thurs 4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

 

SATURDAYS

 

This year, we will have three Saturday rehearsal activities one for students playing one year or less, intermediate for students playing 2-3 years, and advanced for high school students wishing to be in the performing ensemble.  The performing ensemble members will be chosen by audition. We will also offer vocal instruction on Saturdays.

 

 

Beginners/vocalists  

11:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

Intermediate  

2:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

Performing group      

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Make your music        

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGISTRATION AND FEE STRUCTURE:  

 

This year, there is a separate cost for private/small group instruction and the Ensemble rehearsals on Saturdays.  As in past years, there is a vibrant scholarship program available for families with financial need so that there will be no barrier to participation due to financial constraints. The fee structure is listed below.

 

PRIVATE/SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION –WEEKDAYS

 

·$15 per sesssion

 

ENSEMBLE INSTRUCTION-SATURDAYS

·  Beginners 11:00 a.m. -11:45 a.m. 

·  Intermediate Band  (2-3 years)  12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.

·  Advanced small ensemble (3 plus years)  1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

 

ENSEMBLE FEES

 

·  Yearly Rate $250

·  Semester $150

·  Weekly rate $15


 * Students registered for the ensemble will receive a 30 minute lesson each week at no extra charge.