Our music program at the School of Saints Faith Hope and Charity is very robust–allowing students of all ages to show their appreciation of music!
PK through third graders can study the violin with Ms. Teresa Dube. A Winnetka resident, Ms. Dube comes to us with many years of teaching and performing experiences. We welcome back experienced musicians as well as new students wishing to learn to play the violin.
Students in fourth through eighth grades may participate in our instrumental band program, led by Mr. Jon Comstock. We are excited to share Mr. Comstock with Sacred Heart School, where he teaches band and general music. Band lessons will be offered before school on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 7:30 am – 8:15 am by instrument family. On Tuesday, he will teach all woodwinds (flute, sax, clarinet). On Thursday, he will teach all brass (trumpet, trombone, baritone, french horn) and on Friday he will teach all percussion (snare drum and xylophone). On Mondays from 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm, Mr. Comstock will teach full band. Two Mondays a month, we will combine with Sacred Heart’s band and we will alternate meeting at both schools.
Students of all ages are eligible to study piano with Mr. Dan Rosa. “Teacher Dan”, as he is known to many families, will teach private piano lessons during the school day, three days a week, from 10:00 am through the lunch periods. We will work with students and teachers to find the least disruptive time for your student. Additionally, he is also offering small group guitar lessons as part of our After School Enrichment (ASE) classes on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. Teacher Dan comes to us with a wealth of musical teaching and performance experiences.
Additionally, Dr. Cinnamon is available to teach private flute lessons this year during lunch or after school. Any students currently taking flute or students enrolled in the band program playing flute this year are welcome to partake.
While historically, our FHC choir has consisted of mostly third graders, this year, we are inviting all singers, grades third through eighth to join our choir! Choir meets on Wednesdays at 7:30 am in the music room. Choir will continue to be directed by Dr. Cinnamon!
During music class, FHC students will have other musical opportunities to learn instruments, perform, sing and more! Third graders will continue to learn the recorder. New this year, fourth graders will learn to play the ukulele. Sixth and seventh graders will learn to play the handbells or “chimettes”, and in grades fourth and fifth, students will be exposed to drama instruction during music classes. Eighth graders will also learn about drama this year in music class, culminating in the Eighth Grade Play. Dr. Cinnamon is excited to return for her third year as the FHC Music teacher!
Music will also expand to After School Enrichment this year! Watch for guitar class, violin lessons, bulldog bellringers, ukulele ensemble and piano!