Band Classes

M.U.S.E. offers group instruction on the following instruments

  1. Flute

  1. Clarinet

  1. Saxophone

  1. Trumpet

  1. Trombone

  1. Percussion (Snare drum and Xylophone)

Band Karate Belts

Beginning Band Students earn colored “belts” (Ribbons) for passing bench marks throughout the book. Black belt being the final challenge.



Students can earn “Band Bucks” for practicing, receive certificates for “Student of the Month” and general improvement.  Beginning Band students can also earn Band Karate Belts as they progress through their book.

  1. For Info on our New Offering as of Fall 2018 Guitar/Ukulele Classes and Piano Classes click on link.

Band Classes:

  1. For Band, we offer classes for Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Instrumental Band.

• Grades 3-8 in bay area and 4-8 in Portland and Southern California

  1. Classes meet once a week at school or Homeschooling location. (see schedules for class times and class start up date)

• Class Size:  Average Beginning Band class 6-12 students  Intermediate and Advanced Classes can be larger.

• No previous experience necessary

• M.U.S.E. supplies all materials

• Teachers are trained to teach multiple instruments in group setting

• Students are asked to practice a minimum of 3-4 days for an average of 15-20 minutes a day

• Students are asked to keep track of their practice minutes in their Practice Log in book

  1. Parents are asked to help support student by encouraging home practice on a regular basis

  and to bring them to our free band workshops, concerts, and other performance opportunities.

• Students learn to read music right away.

  1. No private lessons necessary

  1. We HIGHLY recommend that parents purchase a music stand for their child for proper home

   practice. To purchase music stand use this link: Music Stands

Performance Opportunities and Workshops

• M.U.S.E. offers 2 Multi-school concerts each year (Winter and Spring Concerts)

  1. Students also have the opportunity to perform at school for school functions(for example: talent

   show, grandparents day, school assemblies)

  1. M.U.S.E. offers students the opportunity to participate in our annual solo and ensemble festival

  in the spring

  1. M.U.S.E. offers the opportunity for students to participate in several parades (click link):

        St. Patricks Day parade for bay area

        Portland Junior Rose Parade or the St. Johns Parade

  1. Director Bryant Allard offers several free band workshops during the year. Parents are

   encouraged to stay and observe. These workshops are also used as Band Make Up Days

Click here for the History of M.U.S.E  now in its 32nd year!