Band For Today has been providing Chicago area schools with band and piano programs for twenty five years. Band For Today teachers have instructed more than twenty thousand students during that time. They offer schools a full range of music education services including band lessons, concerts, solo contests.

Band for Today are members of the Music Educators National Conference and support the American Music Conference.



Kindergarten through Third grades:

This is a positive and fun approach to the first steps of learning to play the piano. The class is a great compliment to the band program. Students participating in the piano classes learn rhythms, pitches, note reading, and more.

All classroom materials including keyboards, student method and theory books are provided.



Fourth through Eighth Grades:

Group band lessons are taught using “Sound Innovations.” This method book comes with a DVD giving the student a visual guide to help in the early stages of development. This book also comes with a Play along CD. Using this CD to practice with will enable a student to improve aspects of their playing such as rhythm, pitch, range, and overall musicianship. Plus, it’s just fun to play along with a band at home. As students progress, music (full band arrangements) is added to further the development and to prepare for performances.

Instruments that are offered:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Percussion
  • Piano


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