How Do I Join???
WHEN CAN I START?
If you already play an instrument or are returning to an instrument you used to play, you may join at any time during the year (see calendar for when we are rehearsing).
OR... if you are an experienced player on an instrument but want to start something new; we may be able to spin off one of the teachers to give you some instruction and you'll be ready to jump in to the novice group in just a couple of weeks.
Beginners start only in the fall (but there are also lots of private teachers around if you want to get started on your own). Here is a link to private teachers in the Wayland area (also includes some music schools in closer to the city). Then talk to Diane about when you can come play with the group. Usually you will be ready by the time you can understand playing eighth notes and have a range of around an octave and a half (over the break in clarinets). Or you may be able to jump in with our beginner group and have the fun of playing with others while reinforcing what you are learning in your private lessons.
GET AN INSTRUMENT
You may already have an instrument. If it is an old one that hasn't been played in years, be sure to get it repaired (I mean, would you buy a car that hasn't been driven in 20 years and not take it in for a tune up???). If you need to purchase an instrument, here is a list of local music stores.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Email or call Diane (see contact us page)
Stop in at our next rehearsal
I recommend that new members come for a few rehearsals and try it out before registering. Once registered, we can not give refunds. Let me know if you are coming!
In order to provide a quality time with quality instructors there is a tuition charge. There are scholarships available for those who can not afford the tuition, but still want to play in the group. Call or email Diane.
WHAT IF I DON'T LIKE IT???
Don't stay! If you are unsure, I urge you to come for a couple weeks and try it out before you register and pay for the semester.
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