Welcome to the Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program (IVEP)!
If you know what teacher you would like to study with you can go ahead and reach out to them to schedule your lesson time. Otherwise, please use this link so we can connect you with a teacher: https://forms.gle/xBZiPGcrkSa95ndT7. Make sure you go all the way through and click Submit. Look for an auto-generated email with your responses to confirm your form went through. We will connect students with teachers in the order that we receive your information.
Elementary Students – In the first two weeks of school in music class, your child will be introduced to all the instruments that we offer in the Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program. Private lessons prepare your child for band or orchestra and support them while they are in an ensemble, in addition to helping students develop a life-long appreciation for music.
Middle School and High School Students – students in band and orchestra, we want to encourage you to take private lessons if you are not already currently enrolled. For students not currently studying an instrument, we would like to encourage you to think about taking one up. It’s never too late!
Through lessons you will learn music literacy and musicianship, work on public performance (which is a lot like speaking in public), and learn to express yourself through creativity and interpretation.
Voice lessons can benefit ALL students. Lessons are available in classical music, musical theater, and vocal jazz for the beginning, intermediate, and advanced students.
Lessons are available to all K-12 aged students living in Wellesley or attending Wellesley Public Schools. For your reference, this chart lists the minimum grade level for each instrument.
You can see a list of the IVEP teachers at wellesleyps.org/performingarts/ivep/teachers/. Students in an ensemble can also reach out to their ensemble teachers for recommendations.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have so please feel free to contact the IVEP Secretary, Russell Wilson (MusicLessons@wellesleyps.org), via email. We look forward to starting our program soon and thank you for your continued support of our IVEP program!
Click the link below to read through our Performing Arts Safety Guideline from Dr. Kevin J. McDonald, Interim K-12 Performing Arts Director.