• Frequently Asked Questions:   

    When will the classes be offered? 

    Orchestral Classes will be during the school day.   

    Lower School: 

    Two days a week, Lower School students will have the opportunity to spend a portion of their lunch and activity time to attend either a beginners or intermediate class.  Each level of the class will meet twice per week. 

    Middle School: 

    A beginner and intermediate class will also be offered in the rotating block schedule of the Middle School.  Each class will be offered every other day within the rotation of the new block schedule. 

    Upper School:

    Classes will be available as an Enrichment course during FLEX.

    Who is eligible to take the classes? 

    4th-12th graders  – 3rd graders and below will be admitted at Mr. Seiler’s discretion based on previous playing experience and overall readiness.  All Middle School students are eligible, subject to scheduling and class availability. 

    What will the classes cost us as a family? 

    These orchestral classes will be covered under tuition.  Additional purchase or rental fees may apply depending on instrument and availability. 

    What if I have a 1st grader or I’m looking for private lessons? 

    Families who are looking orchestral or other instrumental lessons with students who are either too young for this program or seeking additional instruction should connect with Mr. Seiler directly.  He will be offering one-on-one lessons on campus for both string instruments and piano to increase convenience and strengthen abilities of those seeking this level of instruction. 

    Will off-campus music instruction still be available? 

    Yes, we will continue our accommodation of Stubbs Music pickup for those families who choose to utilize that option. 

    For more information, or to express an interest in the Orchestra program, please contact orchestra@maclay.org.