Private Lessons

Bellingham Music Private Lesson Registration:

Private lessons are an important part of a young musician’s development.  As a student progresses through middle school and into high school band, the demands on the student musician become greater as the music becomes more complex.  Having a private teacher to turn to with questions and to closely monitor the continued growth of the young musician is highly beneficial and important.

We ask that ALL students interested in taking private lessons, or currently taking lessons, register online. This helps us track how many students are taking lessons and with what teachers.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS September 17, 2021. (See link below to register)

Private Lessons Available:

We currently have teachers who will come to Bellingham to teach the following instruments:

  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Double Reeds (oboe, bassoon)
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Horn
  • Low Brass (trombone, euphonium, tuba)
  • Percussion
  • Guitar & Bass Guitar

The Bellingham Friends of Music (BFOM) is offering scholarships to music students at Bellingham Memorial School (BMS) and Bellingham High School (BHS) to help defray the costs of private or small group lesson instruction. 

Students may take lessons in the district (coordinated through the Bellingham music staff) or through a teacher outside of the district (coordinated by the individual student/family). Both options are eligible for a BFOM scholarship. STUDENTS MUST REGISTER REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY TAKE LESSONS OR IF THEY NEED A SCHOLARSHIP OR NOT. Lesson rates typically vary between $18 and $25 per half-hour lesson depending on the teacher.

** Students are welcome to take lessons on multiple instruments, but scholarships will only be awarded for lessons on the primary instrument that is played in a Bellingham Music ensemble. (ex: student gets a scholarship for their primary instrument on flute, but decides to take guitar lessons and pays for them separately).

To register for lessons and apply for a private lesson scholarship, click HERE

2021-2022 Private Lesson Schedule:

For more information, see the

Please contact Ms. Forte at if you have any additional questions.