The Keller Independent School District has traditionally offered students the opportunity to study privately through an organized private lesson program through the Fine Arts Private Lesson Program. Private lessons are offered as a supplement to classroom instruction. The lessons are designed to utilize the characteristic literature of the instrument, voice, or audition, not to rehearse the literature which a student will be performing in the fine arts classroom.
Participation in the supplemental lesson program is optional and highly encouraged. All students will have access to supplemental lessons based upon the private instructor’s availability of time.
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY TO THE PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR
1. Be fully prepared for each lesson.
2. Supply the method books and other materials as required by private study.
3. Participate in all activities required as a condition of private study.
4. Notify the instructor within 24 hours if a lesson is to be canceled unless there is an emergency.
LESSON LOCATION AND SCHEDULING
Lessons will be taught at the school the student attends, except as arrangements needing modifications for summer lessons. Lessons will be scheduled by the private instructor and fine arts teacher. Lessons can be scheduled during the student’s fine arts class, during lunch, and before/after school. No lessons will be scheduled during academic time. Should the instructor be unable to teach a lesson, missed lessons will be made up.
The fine arts teacher will aid the student by advising the private lesson instructor of concerts, programs, holidays, testing, etc., which would result in any interruption of the regular lesson schedule.
Instructors will be paid $20 per lesson. Lessons run between twenty-two minutes and thirty minutes long depending on the student’s passing period. Instructors will be paid directly by the student at the time of the lesson or monthly. Checks should be made payable to the private lesson instructor. Limited lesson scholarships may be available. Check with the campus teacher for eligibility requirements.
Should you have specific questions about any part of the program, please contact
your student’s choir director.
The enrollment form MUST be given to your Choir Director if you want to participate in the private lesson program. This form is part of the Parent Consent paperwork.