6. Private Instruction and Communication


Private instruction is highly recommended in order to increase advancement of performance skills on a musical instrument. The one-to-one approach allows the student to benefit from the undivided attention of the private teacher, unlike the traditional band class where the teacher is monitoring a class with several students. WE ENCOURAGE ALL STUDENTS TO TAKE PRIVATE LESSONS.


Private lessons are a valuable aid in preparation for ALL REGION AUDITIONS AND SOLO/ENSEMBLE CONTEST.  If you need assistance in securing a private lesson instructor, please see one of the directors.  We can provide a list of outstanding and professional private lesson teachers in the El Paso area.  Keep in mind that private instruction is not affiliated with the school or district and parent/student make arrangements directly with the instructor.


Communication between teacher, student and parent is extremely important.  We will communicate with parents by posting pertinent information on the band website at www.hornedoband.com , sending information home with the students and emailing both students and parents.  Please check your child’s band binder often and the website in order that you, the parent can stay informed about the band and its activities.   Mass e-mail works best for us.  You will need to adjust your SPAM filters to allow communication from either rallen@episd.org or eionitve@episd.org.  It is vital that we have email contact with you, the parent. If you change email during the year, please send us a new address via email.  You can also call the school at 236-3300.