Instrumental Program

Princeton Junior School is pleased to offer private music lessons with local musicians and music educators. Lessons take place after school. This session students may choose from piano, guitar, drums, ukulele and violin.

Instrumental Program Registration

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FALL INSTRUMENTAL SESSION is 8 Weeks from the week of September 27th through the week of Nov 15th.

Lessons are offered after school on Mondays-Thursdays In-person. 

The fee is $35 per lesson. $280 for the 8 week session.

Submit payment by credit card on the website.  

Please NOTE: Make-up classes (by teacher request only) will be held the week of Nov 29, 2021.  School is closed Monday 10/11 for Indiginous People’s Day.

If your child will be absent from a lesson, please contact the instructor directly via email with at least 24 hours notice, if possible.  A maximum of one student absence will be made up.  Any instructor absence will be rescheduled and instructors will provide as much advance notice as possible.  Any lessons missed due to snow days or instructor absence will be rescheduled.  

Please indicate day preference below. If you are interested in your child beginning music lessons for the first time please state your interest above and/or email Ms Swartley at sswartley@princetonjuniorschool.org. She will notify you with availability for your child’s lesson time. If your child is continuing to take music lessons from last year, they will have a new time slot TBD. 

We ask that you support your child in consistent practice, bringing their materials to lessons, and being prepared.

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Music Lesson Make-Up Policy

If your child will be absent from a lesson, please contact the instructor directly via email with at least 24 hours notice, if possible.  A maximum of one student absence will be made up.  Any instructor absence will be rescheduled and instructors will provide as much advance notice as possible.  Any lessons missed due to snow days or instructor absence will be rescheduled.

 

 

 

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DANTE CIMINO

Dante is the Music Director at the Princeton School of Rock.  A professional drummer, Dante toured internationally with Dandelion as well as other bands including Radiohead, Goo Goo Dolls, the Ramones and Alanis Morrisette.  Dante is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, and even the banjo. Following the School of Rock approach, Dante believes that “the best way to learn music is to play music.”  Students develop confidence and skills while listening to and learning real rock songs through ear training and responsive modeling.

SHARIS SWARTLEY

Sharis is the Performing Arts teacher at PJS and has been teaching guitar to young children for over 10 years.  She is a singer-songwriter and professional musician with years of performance experience. She encourages her students to sing as they learn to play guitar. “It makes for an even more enjoyable experience when you sing along!” she says. Sharis currently has an 8 piece Bluegrass Americana Band and plays professionally in the surrounding area.