Private lessons, while not required, are highly recommended. Our time in orchestra includes
some instruction on the techniques of playing, but orchestra is not a group lesson class. Most of the time is spent working
on the music that we perform. The demands of this music, and the level of playing required, mean that every student needs
the technical help that is only available through private lessons.
Please see your orchestra director for names of
private teachers of your instrument. Any name you are given does not
constitute certification or recommendation by either the Issaquah School
District or the orchestra program.
For music vendors that sell and rent sheet music, instruments, and other music supplies, please consult the Useful Website Links. We have had experience with the stores listed
there, and with how they relate to students and parents. If a store
does not appear on the list, it is because it is too far away for the
services it offers, we have had numerous complaints about its service,
or it is new and we have not heard about it. Nonetheless, the inclusion
of a store in the list is not to be taken as a recommendation of any kind, either by the Issaquah School District or by the orchestra program.