Happy New Year!
We hope that you have had a successful first semester of lessons. We know this continues to be a challenging year and are so appreciative of our staff for adapting to the circumstances.
Many students will be reaching the end of their semester in the next week or so, however, some students depending on when you started and the day of the week will go into February. Your teacher can confirm for you when you need to register for the second semester of lessons. You can go to https://webtrac.
New students are always welcome to join IVEP at any time and start taking lessons. Please see the information below about the instruments we offer. Our 3rd graders can now sign-up to take lessons on woodwinds, brass and percussion instruments.
We had hoped that conditions would improve to the point where we could have in-person lessons. Lessons will continue to be taught remotely for the time being. We continue to monitor the data and guidelines and will consider moving to in-person lessons once it is safe for our students and staff.
If you have any questions, please direct them to the IVEP Secretary, Mr. Russell Wilson, at musiclessons@wellesleyps.
About the Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program (IVEP)
As part of the K-12 Wellesley Public Schools Music Education curriculum, the Wellesley Public School District offers students the opportunity to take private voice and instrumental music lessons. Lessons are taught after school by highly qualified professional musicians, who have demonstrated excellence in their performing and teaching.
The mission of the Instrumental and Vocal Extension Program of the Wellesley Public Schools is three-fold:
- To help students develop a life-long love of music and joyful confidence in music-making through high-quality instruction on band and orchestra instruments and voice
- To teach a body of core musical performance skills and techniques to a mastery level, through quality vocal and instrumental repertoire
- To prepare all students for entry into and successful participation in school ensembles, and to support continued participation in these ensembles from elementary through high school.
Lessons are scheduled after-school, Monday through Friday. Schedules are arranged with the teachers in person, by phone, or by email. Scheduling will depend on the availability of each teacher at a mutually agreed upon time. Please see the Teacher Directory for contact information.