All NHS band students are highly encouraged to enroll in private lessons. The NISD band staff has assembled a fantastic staff of private lesson instructors for this school year. Private lessons offer your child a unique experience that he or she cannot receive in a regular classroom setting. If you choose to participate in the program, your son or daughter will meet with a private instrumental specialist once a week at an arranged time. During this time, your student will have 100% of the instructor’s attention. These lessons will be geared toward helping your son or daughter become a truly great musician by teaching them how to improve their musical skills. While we as a band staff strive to work with each student regularly, we are limited because of class size and time. We feel that private lessons are a wonderful resource and that it contributes a great amount to the student’s musical success. Students can get help with difficult music such as solo & ensemble parts, audition music, UIL and All Region contest music, class assignments, etc. Any student enrolled in the private lesson program may achieve more on his or her instrument and have a more meaningful experience in band. Participation in this program is voluntary but is highly recommended to any seriously minded student.