The study of music increases higher order thinking skills, builds self-esteem, and encourages self-discipline and commitment. Brimmer’s After-School Music Program provides quality musical instruction and seeks to strengthen music appreciation and literacy. Students in Pre-K through grade 12 have the opportunity to take private instrumental and voice lessons on the campus. Students receive a music education tailored to their individual needs based on their interest, age, and personal goals. In addition, lessons are designed to support students who are committed to participating in our band ensembles.
At the end of the school year all musicians are encouraged to share their talents with their families at a recital on campus. Each program highlights the accomplishments of emerging Lower School musicians playing on stage with accomplished Upper School musicians. It is an opportunity for families to celebrate the hard work of their own musician and to support the growth of all the enthusiastic musicians in our community.
The After-School Music staff, of more than a dozen highly qualified musicians and educators, is hand-selected based on recommendations from the professional music community. Many hold graduate degrees in music performance or music education. Most importantly, all of the instructors have experience working with children.