Private Lessons

Students in the Concord Bands do not receive individual instrumental instruction as part of our curriculum. It is strongly encouraged that students study privately with a music teacher outside of school on a weekly basis in order to continue progressing as a musician. There are many highly qualified private music teachers in the area.

The focus of band rehearsal is to develop the student’s ensemble skills that students use to perform together. The focus of private lessons is to develop the student’s individual instrumental skills that they use to play their instrument. This is increasingly important after the student’s second year on their instrument when group lessons are no longer offered.

Some benefits of private lessons:

  • Development of Individual Musicianship
  • Audition Preparation (Jr. Districts, CMS Honors Ensembles, Solo and Ensemble Festivals)
  • Tone Development
  • Advanced Technical Skills
  • Varied Repertoire/Deeper Understanding of Repertoire
  • Stronger Contribution to Curricular Ensembles

Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord

The Instrumental Music School of Carlisle and Concord (IMSCC) at CCHS offers private lessons for students of all ages on a wide variety of instruments. IMSCC operates within Concord Public Schools/Concord-Carlisle Regional School District as a part of the Adult and Continuing Education department. Lessons occur at CCHS, Carlisle School and the Concord Middle School (Sanborn only).

For more information about the private lesson program at IMSCC, please visit their website.

If you have any questions you may contact Debbie Levine, Program Coordinator, via email at or by phone at (978) 341-2490 x 7653.

Additional Resources

Concord families are free to seek private instruction anywhere they wish. Below, please find a list of local music schools that families have used in the past. This list is informational; placement on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the Concord Public Schools.