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Music Lessons Registration

Policy and Contract (pdf)

Spring 2020 Registration is open as of December 10, 2019. Registration for Spring lessons will close on January 24, 2020. Lessons will begin on January 27, 2020.

two students learning the timpani

 

Private lessons at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School are provided in the following areas: Piano, Voice, Guitar, Strings, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Harp.

Lessons are given during the school day with rotation of time each week to avoid missing the same classes. There are a total of 24 ½-hour lessons per year (12 per semester); the lesson tuition price for 2019-2020 is $400 per semester. Students may enroll on a semester basis but may not drop or add lessons in the course of a semester.

Instrumental lessons (excluding piano, voice and guitar) are offered at ½ price to students who participate in the school orchestra. Attendance at all school rehearsals and performances is required.

After registering, parents will be contacted by the individual music instructors to provide them with all necessary information.

Please click on the Registration link above.
 


 

Performance Ensembles Open to Freshmen

Glee Club

Our largest music activity open to any girl in grades 9-12 who enjoys singing. Membership in this group is mandatory for acceptance into any of our selective vocal organizations. Glee Club performs for our annual Candlelight and Arts Festival concerts.

Liturgical Music Group

Liturgical Music, open to all interested students, provides singing and instrumental accompaniment to enhance our liturgies and prayer services. Members must be willing to assist with special masses on weekends.

Orchestra

Our larger instrumental ensemble open to all students who have had at least one year of study on their instrument and are currently taking lessons in or outside of school.

Performances include Candlelight and Arts Festival Concerts.

GMAHS String Ensemble

Our smaller chamber ensemble open to violinists, violists, cellists and harpists capable of playing at an intermediate or higher level. Students must also be members of Orchestra. Performances include Candlelight and Arts Festival Concerts.

Girls with Guitars

GMA’s select “rock band” open to guitarists, keyboard players, drummers and vocalists who are selected through audition.

* Please note that Chorale, our select concert choir, and The Mercy Melismatics, our 'a cappella' group are exclusive to grades 10 through 12 (with some exceptions) and require a minimum of 1 semester of participation in Glee Club, as well as a successful vocal audition at the end of freshman year.

members of the chorale at the arts festival

 

Music Instructors